It is a time of trouble in the Northern Kingdoms because a group of power-hungry polar bears called Roguers has been snatching cubs from their mothers and killing those who resist; but Svenna is not about to relinquish her two cubs to that fate, so she agrees to go with the Roguers and serve Mystress of the Hands if her cubs, who have special powers, are allowed to stay with her cousin--but nobody is truly safe when a way of life is collapsing around them.
Bears of the ice ; book one
Bears -- Fiction.
Kidnapping -- Fiction.
Kidnapping -- Juvenile fiction.
Polar bear -- Fiction.
Polar bear -- Infancy -- Juvenile fiction.
Polar bear -- Juvenile fiction.
Quests (Expeditions) -- Juvenile fiction.
Self-sacrifice -- Fiction.
Self-sacrifice -- Juvenile fiction.