There is a calling that must be answered. Animals of every species have to travel to an unknown location to be picked for a special task, but only a certain amount of animals will be taken.
This has caused a war within each species, knowing that if they survive the journey, they will be selected. A small, rag-tag group of animals, which are normally foes, travel together for protection and friendship.
She narrowly escaped her insane father who wants to take her to the calling, so he killed the rest of her family so they can survive together.
Aren's friend since they were kittens, he vows to protect her at all costs, even if he has to sacrifice himself, so at least she can make the calling.
A warrior fox attacked and left for dead by the rest of her skulk. She joined up with the others, even though she doesn't trust them.
A bear who lost his family to other hunters, and now has joined up with the others for companionship. Gentle to a fault, but will attack if anyone messes with his new family.
A tiger warrior who joined the group because he is the biggest and strongest and they won't be able to hurt him. He didn't realize that he would grow dependent on them.
Aren's father, a skilled fighter, who will stop at nothing to become part of the calling, and he will make it with his daughter if it's the last thing he does.