White Fang (Paperback)
Jack London continues his exploration of the savagery inherent in men and beasts alike in this companion novel to his earlier The Call of the Wild. White Fang provides a complementary narrative of a wild wolf-dog's ability to adapt to a domesticated existence. London's descriptions of the mindless brutality of nature are overshadowed only by his vivid depictions of the conscious brutality of human beings. White Fang explores the multitude of reasons that human beings might choose to justify their brutality and the redemption possible when they do not.
Zivah is a healer forced to use her knowledge to hurt others and Dineas is a fighter who must now make friends with the enemy. Together, the two teens suffering at the hands of an empire are forced to set aside their differences in order to fight the enemy that surrounds them. A deep look at the ways war changes both individuals and culture. Livia is able to show a fantasy world that is sure to capture teen readers who are willing to engage in tough questions. These characters are rich with detail and complexity that will draw in fans of An Ember in the Ashes. - Jessica