Emma's life has been hell since she moved from sunny California to a remote Alaskan town. Abandoned by her father and living with the guilt of causing her mother's death, she makes a desperate dash for freedom from her abusive stepfather. But when her car skids off the icy road, her planned escape leads to further captivity in a world beyond her imagination. Dragged across the tundra by an evil mountain man and his enormous black wolf, she learns that love can be found even in the most unexpected places.
Amarok, Emma's nickname for the wolf, is a young man from the gold-rush era who was enslaved by an ancient shaman. Emma's gentle touch and kind heart win his love and devotion.
When a vicious madman - trapped in bear form by the same Shaman - attacks the travelers and injures Amarok, Emma must find the strength to face her fears and free the wolf she's come to love. But that means she must face down the evil shaman, a Siberian mammoth hunter from the ice age, who has no intention of giving up his power to her...
As an audiobook, I was totally transported to Alaska in Angela J Townsend's Amarok. I knew I would enjoy it as I already love this author's work, but I was unprepared for how startlingly unique this storyline is. I can honestly say I've never read a book like it before and I relished every moment of this tale of love, hardship, magic and faith. Simply breathtaking.