Dion, the healer and Wolfwalker, is back home with her friends, and they are preparing for war against Longear. There's trouble with the wolves in the enemy counties. Many of them are fleeing in droves. The rest appear to have broken their generations-long pact with the humans, and are hunting down refugees for the enemy. Dion can no longer communicate with their packsong, and must find out why they have fled and turned.
But that means her venturing into dangerous enemy territory without the help of Gray Hishn. The only possible hope is her learning and mastering an ancient ceremony: The Calling of the Wolves.
As with Tara Harper's other Tales of the Wolves books, there is a whirlwind of combat and survival from page one.