Years of research into the world of wolves combines with mythical tale-telling to present a fantastical adventure set in a world filled with lore. 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. But they were rules destined to be broken.
Now, in the second riveting installment of The Wolf Chronicles, the stakes are higher than ever. Young Kaala of the Swift River pack shattered the rules of the valley and exposed the lies hidden beneath them. Now, responsibility for the consequences rests with her. Along with her young packmates and the humans they have befriended, she must find a way for the wolves and humans of the Wide Valley to live in harmony. If they succeed, Kaala will finally prove herself worthy of her pack. But if she fails, the Greatwolves who rule wolf-kind will kill every wolf and human in the valley.
Told from the wolf's point-of-view and set 14,000 years ago in a time when the cultures of wolves and humans were not so different, Secrets of the Wolves transports us to a world where instincts are our only compass and cooperation between potential enemies could mean the difference between life and death.
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©2011 Dorothy Hearst (P)2011 Random House
2nd out of 3. Just because the narrator of The Hobbit is amazing!
Everything but the end
No. But I don't read that much.
Staying true to the original formula that worked so well in "Promise Of The Wolves", Dorothy Hearst's second installment in this planned trilogy of books follows very closely in the proverbial paw prings of its predecessor. If you enjoyed the first novel in this series, you'll love this one as well. The storyline is progressed, character development is deepened, and the plot thickens throughout the entirety of this enthralling tale. Even with the major cliffhanger of an ending that leaves you wanting oh so much more, "Secrets Of The Wolves" does a marvelous job when it comes to addressing some of the unanswered questions that the first novel left behind, but perhaps does an even better job when it comes to raising new ones at the end of this epic work. Guess we'll all have to wait until the third installment of this series comes out, whenever that might be, to have all the remaining loose ends of this fascinating story arc tied up completely. Until then, don't miss this worthy sequel! Justine Eyre does a nice job, once again, as narrator, aside from a few falters with character names, but nothing major.
*gives the Paws Up approval*
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