The assault from dark spirits on Anya and Rune is merciless. The young guardians have stayed long in the fight, but the enemy is gaining. The murderous Golem is winning the war of ghosts he's waged against them and their huskies. The demon has crushed their human spirit and already killed some of their dogs. The dogs left are dispirited. It won't be long until they're dead, too. Unless Anya and Rune prevail, the fast, strong, and enduring Chukchi dog will disappear from Native Earth, wiped from history-their call to the wild silenced for all time.