They were a team the young Eskimo girl and the white dog, part husky but mostly wolf a team, yes, but in some ways Black Star was the leader.
Bright Dawn never expected to compete in the Iditarod, the dogsled race that covers more than a thousand miles between Anchorage and Nome. But now she s here, watching the trail skim by and her dogs running with their ears laid back, and she can t imagine being anywhere else. But the perils are numerous: the blinding whiteouts, the moose who bars her path, and the ice always the ice. From time to time Bright Dawn shares a camp with the veteran Oteg, who tells her how to run the race. But slowly Bright Dawn realizes she must run her race, not Oteg s and that means relying on her lead dog, Black Star, not just for the race but for her life."