Chasing Ice Wolves that killed his mother and sister, Feyt finds a frozen City of Ice that turns back to flesh one day a month.
When Ice Wolves kill his mother and sister. Feyt blames himself. Vowing revenge, he joins the Hunters sent to kill the wolves. Taking refuge from a storm in a cave, Feyt discovers a City of Ice, full of people, animals, buildings… all carved ice. Falling asleep, they’re awoken, arrested by living guards. The City of Ice has turned real.
Hauled before the throne to explain their presence, Feyt meets Princess Persei, who’s just days short of her 16th birthday, when she’ll become Queen. Night falls, and they sleep again, awakening to a refrozen city.
Feyt learns the City is frozen except for one day a month, at the full moon. He discovers the warlock who ensorcelled the city, is the Lead Ice Wolf and murderer of his mother. He must free the Princess and City, before she turns 16, and is forced to marry, giving the sorcerer permanent control of the ancient city. The northern ice-sheet is expanding, driving people south and Caernall, Feyt's village, is beset by enemies allied with the sorcerer. He wants an Ice War to crush resistance before he resurrects the long lost Kingdom of the North, as its new king.