The Wolves of Winter

The Wolves of Winter

A Novel

Book - 2018
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The old world has been ravaged by war and disease, and as far as Lynn McBride is concerned, her family could be the last one left on earth. For seven years, the McBrides have eked out a meagre existence in the still, white wilderness of the Yukon. But this is not living. This is survival on the brink. Into this fragile community walk new threats, including the enigmatic fugitive, Jax, who holds secrets about the past and, possibly, keys to a better future. And then there's Immunity, the pre?war organization that was supposed to save humankind from the flu. They're still out there, enforcing order and conducting experiments--but is their work for the good of humankind or is something much more sinister at play? In the face of almost certain extinction, Lynn and her family must learn to hunt as a pack or die alone in the cold.
Publisher: Toronto : Simon & Schuster Canada, ©2018.
ISBN: 9781501155734
Characteristics: 312 pages ;,23 cm.


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"Compelling and suspenseful, this book is the perfect mid-Winter read."

Station Eleven meets The Hunger Games in this ruthless, captivating story of a young woman’s survival in the frozen wilderness of the Yukon after the rest of the world has collapsed.

As the old world dies, we all must choose to become predators. Or become prey.

The old world has been ravaged by... Read More »

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Jun 15, 2020

I really enjoyed this book. There was tension and the characters were engaging, as well as the story. I like the writing style. It never felt clunky or forced or overwrought with stylistic examinations. The story progressed smoothly. I never got bored and looked forward to reading it in the evening. I also look forward to a sequel!

Sep 26, 2019

I loved this book! Lynn is a great heroine, with an inner monologue that’s easy to relate to. There are a lot of memories -not quite flashbacks - that really enhance the story and it was a great way to develop backstory without changing time periods.

Aug 26, 2019

A well written, thought provoking novel set in an unforgiving climate... would love to see a sequel written!

Sep 17, 2018

very well written. high interest and adventure, well developed characters, a very quick and easy read. The novel is first time Canadian author Tyrell Johnson. I cannot wait for his next book. This book was a high interest, easy read. It is one of those books that you want to read in one sitting.

Sep 12, 2018

Read it loved it. Can't wait for the next book. Anyone know when that will be?

Apr 09, 2018

Best book I've read in a long time. I couldn't put it down. Hope there are more to follow.

Feb 18, 2018

This book was introduced to me as "a mix of 'Station Eleven' and 'The Hunger Games'..." ; and while the writing is not nearly as sophisticated as that in 'Station Eleven' (my absolute 100% FAVOURITE novel of the past 5 years - PLEASE GO READ IT!!!!), I found Wolves of Winter to be an entirely engaging and fun read. Yes, there's a fairly predictable story arc, but you kind of know what you're getting into reading this genre of book, no? Also don't forget to go read Station Eleven. You'll thank me for it later.

Feb 06, 2018

This book is full of action, but it was fairly predictable. The characters are relatable, but the storyline is redundant (i.e. the divergent series, the hunger games, etc.): 1) ordinary girl steps up in the face of adversity 2) girl finds strength she never knew she had 3) she saves the day.

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