I Am Wolf


I Am Wolf is set in a future dystopian world where humans live aboard huge bio-mechanical ‘constructs’. Col lives aboard a construct called WOLF, but because he has a disability and 2 mechanical limbs, the other crew resent him - in this world of 'Survival of the Fittest' they suspect he is only allowed on board because his mother is the 'Alpha'.

After Wolf is attacked by a dangerous new construct, Col is thrown off Wolf and left behind. He hooks up with some other lost kids, including shrewd Rieka - one of the expert engineers known as 'Tocks' -  and they build their own 'Cub’ construct from broken bits of Wolf. Col realises he has found a new family in this raggle-taggle bunch of kids ... but what are the rumours about a new super-construct, can Rieka really be trusted, and why is she so insistent that they head into the unknown North?

Like a kid's version of Mad Max, with echoes of Philip Reeves Mortal Engines, this is an action-packed yet tender story which is the start of an exciting new series. Themes of disability, found family, identity and survival make this a good class read for Year 5 & 6 children.