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Something was out there, hanging over them as inexorably as the towering masses of ice that marked the tundra itself. Something circling the camp, stalking them in the endless night. Preying upon his people. And there again, cutting through the greatMoreSomething was out there, hanging over them as inexorably as the towering masses of ice that marked the tundra itself. Something circling the camp, stalking them in the endless night. Preying upon his people. And there again, cutting through the great silence of the North. Another howl, and this one asserted a chilling note of triumph. An uncontrollable shudder rattled Ulruk to the core. It was the shaman?s duty to protect them. Ulruk, an inexperienced young shaman of the Anatatook people, faces arctic werewolves, bloodthirsty raiders, soul-stealing demons, and the vengeful ghost of a massive polar bear as he uncovers dark secrets left behind by his teacher Old Manatook. Was his teacher a man pretending to be a bear or a polar bear in the guise of an old man? The mystery unfolds, leading Ulruk on an electrifying journey among the polar bears of the Ice Mountain, to the terrifying Underworld, to the bottom of the sea and even the Moon itself. As he seeks answers to the riddles of his supernatural power, he must undertake the greatest challenge of all ? competing for the love of a mysterious young woman. Last night, she said, I felt it. The power, the rage. Whatever it was that killed those dogs. I felt it. Ulruk was suddenly afraid for her. Her fingers dug into his arm. How will you kill it, Ulruk, she asked. You cant kill something thats already dead. Her eyes met his. Its a ghost, then? Everythings a ghost. Ken Altabefs short fiction has twice appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, most recently with the novelette The Lost Elephants of Kenyisha in the July 2010 issue. Described as cutting-edge fantasy at the top of the world, Discovering the Way is the second of an epic 5-part fantasy series that takes a grand tour of Inuit mythology and sees Ulruk fulfilling a destiny that ultimately involves the fate of the entire world beyond the Arctic Circle. This book will be enjoyed by both teens and adults, with the exotic setting and Inuit mythology offering something new for even the most jaded fantasy reader.