The Wolf of Allendale, by Hannah Spencer
The fates of two men living centuries apart are connected by one mythical creature in this compelling supernatural tale that imaginatively retells the historical legend of the Wolf of Allendale.
In a Druid village in Northumberland, England, Bran, the village leader, must face two dangerous opponents: an otherworldly wolf-like beast – the cysgod-cerddwr or shadow-walker – and formidable invaders from the south.
Two thousand years later, at the dawn of the Industrial Age, the beast is disturbed and again prowls the lonely hills. Bert, an old shepherd, is the only person who understands what is happening. And only he knows the ancient ritual which can destroy it.
Separated by centuries, Bran and Bert must battle this fearsome wolf and confront the approaching end of their way of life.