Secrets of the Wolves (Wolf Chronicles Series #2)

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14,000 years ago, wolves and humans shared a destiny.

The rules of the Wide Valley wolves were clear: Never consort with humans; never kill a human unprovoked; never allow a mixed-blood wolf to live.

When she was little more than a pup, Kaala, born of mixed blood and nearly killed for it, found herself irresistibly drawn to the forbidden humans. She shattered the rules of the valley, exposing the lies hidden beneath. Now, responsibility for the...

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Overview

14,000 years ago, wolves and humans shared a destiny.

The rules of the Wide Valley wolves were clear: Never consort with humans; never kill a human unprovoked; never allow a mixed-blood wolf to live.

When she was little more than a pup, Kaala, born of mixed blood and nearly killed for it, found herself irresistibly drawn to the forbidden humans. She shattered the rules of the valley, exposing the lies hidden beneath. Now, responsibility for the consequences rests with her. In part two of The Wolf Chronicles, Kaala and the human girl she has befriended must find a way for the wolves and humans of the valley to live in harmony. If they succeed, Kaala will finally prove herself worthy of her pack. If they fail, every wolf and human in the valley will die.

Then Kaala learns that much more than the Wide Valley is at stake. Humans—and their relationship to the world around them—are changing. Kaala’s choices may affect not only her pack, but the survival of all wolfkind.

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Publishers Weekly
In the second of The Wolf Chronicles, set 14,000 years ago, the relationship between a pack of wolves and a tribe of primitive humans continues to evolve. Under the edict of the secretive Greatwolves (who rule Wide Valley), young wolf Kaala and her chosen human TaLi—with the help of the irreverent raven Tlitoo—must prove that humans and wolves can cooperate by keeping peace between them for one year, under pain of death for all in the valley. Factions among both the different wolfpacks and the Greatwolves themselves put the experiment at risk. Meanwhile, TaLi's tribe is tempted to reject their traditional harmony with nature and her intended shamanistic role as krianan. Despite the heavy-handed supernatural elements and environmental message, Hearst (Promise of the Wolves) writes convincingly and engagingly of lupine behavior, and the interactions among wolves and wolfpacks never fail to captivate. Though the backstory is well integrated with the ongoing saga, the trilogy's middle installment includes much tortuous interspecies mysticism devoted to Kaala and TaLi's destined roles, while leaving their immediate situation irritatingly unresolved. (Aug.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416570011
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date: 7/24/2012
  • Series: Wolf Chronicles Series , #2
  • Pages: 371
  • Sales rank: 213,046
  • Product dimensions: 5.68 (w) x 8.56 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Dorothy Hearst was previously a senior editor at Jossey-Bass, where she published books for nonprofit, public, and social change leaders. She currently lives and writes in Berkeley, California. Visit her at DorothyHearst.com.

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  • Posted August 9, 2011

    Aptly Titled Book

    A satisfying continuation of Kaala's story. The author takes you deeper into the Valley to expand Kaala's world, and the young animal and human characters continue to grow and their personalities deepen. In this aptly titled second installment of the series, everyone seems to have secrets, from Kaala to the Greatwolves to Tlitoo. The book introduces an intriguing new wolf from outside the Valley and solves a mystery from the first book. There are some surprising alliances formed, as well. I highly recommend this for fans of the first book. (Warning: There are some heartbreaking losses in this book, too!)

    13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2012

    A masterpiece.

    It was fate that brought me to the first book. And sheer obsession that brought me to the next! :) i cant help but admire the storyline, characters, and plots, not to mention the fact that im squealing in excitment for the next book. I am truely looking forward to it and feel it will be a great one, just like the past two of her masterpieces! Shes an absolutely incredible author and this book will have you flipping the pages in anticipation. I highly recommend this book. Not reading this book is the biggest mistake, and failed opportunity, you can make. Trust me.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2011

    THIS BOOK WILL NOT DISAPPOINT YOU! GREAT, HEARTWARMING BOOK.

    It teaches us life lessons, and how courage always works best.
    Highly Recommend for young teens and nature/wolf lovers!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2014

    Very good...Please don't disappoint us on #3. I can wait till De

    Very good...Please don't disappoint us on #3. I can wait till December. I waited 5 years for one of Jean Auel's "Clan of the Cave Bear" series when she was writing them. I was not disappointed.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2014

    Second is more captivating than the first.

    Awesome read, if your a dog lover, its getting to know then and inside their head a little. The suspense was incredible.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2014

    Rosefang

    Padded in " may i join "

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2014

    Disappointing

    Book had some good moments, but was repetitive, and ending just a set up to make you buy the third book. Very disappointed.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    To: willowstar

    What exactly does it mean to be foxkit or a cat in general on here?

    1 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2014

    Yellowstone pack

    Please join we are very active and we will accept new commers and the ranks are undescided other than the alphas Azim and Scarlet its at " west yellowstone " result one we mainly use the first five but you may use all of them

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2014

    DONT OPEN THIS

    Geez stupid i told u not to open this. When will u listen to me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2014

    Sunpelt to Goldenheart

    ((Look at the date of the post...))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2014

    Goldenheart

    Steps in front of Blackstatr,"I dare. Tell me where Crystalkit has gone!" shje snarled claws unsheathed

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2014

    Blackstar

    Who dares appraoch me?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2014

    Blizzardstar

    Godbye hawkstar i know you never got to find rps for the kits but i will stilll always love you my time in starclan is up now may blizzardclan live on forever and in peace.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    Blazing

    Pads there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    I love this seres!

    I reily like the way you made the story in a wolfe's pount of vew.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2014

    A MUST READ

    Same review as Promise of the Wolves.

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  • Posted March 28, 2014

    Fairly good follow-up to the first book, not as well written.

    The first book seemed to promise more interesting things to come, but mostly the second book was a repeat of the first, with a most predictable ending after all. Made a lot of sense, since once wolves were domesticated, they were, indeed, dependent upon man. A few new twists in this volume, a couple of surprises, which I enjoyed. Could have been much more filled with tension and suspense than it was. Book 1 had a lot more suspense and interest, but glad I continued through the story after all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2014

    Pity Party For Wolves - But Still a Good Story

    Being from the Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming area; most of us are sick and tired of the billions of dollars spent on protecting, promoting, and pitying the wolf population. To me, that's what this series is about. HOWEVER, Ms. Hearst is a very good story teller, so for that alone, her books deserve a four-star rating.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2014

    Every young person should read this book.

    The writing was well done from the view point and mouths of the wolves themselves. The writer had a good understanding of canines. Very enjoyable.

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