Secrets of the Wolves (Wolf Chronicles Series #2)

Secrets of the Wolves (Wolf Chronicles Series #2)

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by Dorothy Hearst
     
 

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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

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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 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.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416570011
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
07/24/2012
Series:
Wolf Chronicles Series, #2
Pages:
371
Sales rank:
303,337
Product dimensions:
5.68(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.92(d)

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