Setting people freezing fear in the population northwest Russia 1941
some of the main characters are Ivan a 12 year old boy who has joined a militia group to help fight the invading Germans . Axel Recht who is the German commander in the area where Ivan is and is hunting down Ivan for stealing his two German shepherds
scene one Ivan's mother sends him across Lake Ladoga with a friend who he calls Aunti, since the German siege of Leningrad is getting much worse. To the point where an apple is worth more then gold.
Ivan has joined the partisans and has infiltrated the German HQ in the occupied town hes staying in. Ivan plans to steal the commanders dogs.
Ivan is being hunted down by the German officer Axel Recht who vowed to kill him for stealing his dogs
will Ivan new allies protect him and the dogs? or will Axel Recht keep his promise kill Ivan?