Ranger, a story of compassion and empathy contrasted with the all too common feelings of animosity and loathing, takes place in the wilderness of Montana's Bitterroot Mountains.
Ranger is a young wolf, the only survivor of a murderous attack on his family. He must deal with the tragic loss of his pack while learning to harness his newly-discovered magical powers. The desire to be readily accepted by his peers and using his unusual abilities to help protect their wilderness home from human encroachment, provides complications and unintended consequences.
Author Michael Hoyt, a dedicated long-time wilderness mountaineer, hopes that by telling this story from a viewpoint that is not entirely human that we all may see the importance that wilderness and all wild things play in our survival on this planet, and how all living things have their own role in the biodiversity on Earth.
Issued in 5.5x8.5-inch softcover softcover format, 219 pages, with a beautifully illustrated cover by Swedish artist, Elvira Hammarstedt.
ISBN: 978-1-938707-14-8 -- Ranger -- $13.95