At the moment I am reading Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver. Wolf brother is book 1 in the chronicles of ancient darkness series. Torak is a young hunter boy living in the forest with his father. Tragically at the begging of the book his father is slaughtered by a daemon bear.
Forced to run away into the woods alone with no parents, he runs into a young wolf cub who’s pack was drowned in the fast water, Wolf becomes a key character in the the story,as he accompanies Torak on his way to the high mountains of the world spirit because he swore an oath to his father that he would get to the mountains or die on the journey. After a couple of days alone with wolf in a feeble shelter, Torak is captured by Raven clan, one of the groups of hunters. He is forced to fight the clan leader’s nephew, Hord. He escapes from Raven clan with Hord’s sister, Renn and has to collect 3 objects, all 3 part of the Nanuak before he gets to the mountains.