The Moonlight Wolf
The Moonlight WolfElvira Birgitta Holm
“Flee, Ylva Ulvsdotter, if you wish to go on living’ hissed Death. Since then I have been fleeing for my life.”
The year is 1342, and the plague is ravaging the land. Ylva, a girl who used to tend the cattle, returns to her village to find that everyone is dead. Alone and afraid, with only her dog for protection, she has to learn to survive on her own. Until one day she meets Mikael, a merchant’s son from Visby, who is fleeing from hell.
Badly damaged, they come to rely on each other, and begin a journey together in order to survive. Slowly a special but not uncomplicated love grows between them.
In the background are the wolves and Ylva’s trust in them, particularly the one she calls “The Moonlight Wolf”.
“The Moonlight Wolf” is a powerful, atmospheric and epic novel about love and survival in historical times.