The Palace of the High Ones is threatened by a ruthless human warlord, and Cutter makes the difficult decision for survival’s sake to split the Wolfrider tribe in two. Hidden Years follows the adventures of his daughter Ember, now grown and learning the many and difficult skills of leadership herself.

(The story lines of Hidden Years and Shards weave between the two titles. You can bounce back and forth, but it’s easier to read each in turn. Imagine you are bingeing two related TV series – it will all come together.)