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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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A gripping adventure set in ancient times. The second wolf-narrated novel in The Wolf Chronicles brings wolves and humans together—for better or for worse.

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

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A gripping adventure set in ancient times. The second wolf-narrated novel in The Wolf Chronicles brings wolves and humans together—for better or for worse.

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.

Editorial Reviews

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:
308,441
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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Secrets of the Wolves 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 86 reviews.
DRBk More than 1 year ago
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!)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It teaches us life lessons, and how courage always works best. Highly Recommend for young teens and nature/wolf lovers!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Suiven More than 1 year ago
Awesome read, if your a dog lover, its getting to know then and inside their head a little. The suspense was incredible.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was good!
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Secrets of the Wolves - Wolf Chronicles Book 2 Author: Dorothy Hearst Published: 8-2-2011 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 384 Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy Sub Genre: Shifters, Wolves ISBN: 13-978-1416570226 ASIN: B003UYUP76 Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars I received a copy of Secrets of the Wolves in exchange for my honest review. . This is the second book in the Wolf Chronicles Trilogy if you have not read the first book as of yet I recommend that you do so before starting Secrets of the Wolves. This is an intense read that shows the wide scope of Dorothy Hearst's talents. She has evolved the wold of Kayla and the Wide Valley inhabitants, wolves, humans and others. Their fight against the lies and threats of the Greatwolves. You will quickly find yourself vested in the search for answers and her mother. Reading this book only once will not be enough. Repeat the experience and you will find new layers of the story you may have missed with the first reading. Luckily for us book three is available for your reading pleasure. Filled with a well developed plot and fast paced story line. Character that develop with the story and will make you desire to finish the trilogy and discover their fates. My rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I reily like the way you made the story in a wolfe's pount of vew.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Same review as Promise of the Wolves.
sunnynurse More than 1 year ago
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 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Well worth reading
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Bev1121 More than 1 year ago
Very well written
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever easy read