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.
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.
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A must read for adventure book lovers
This book is amazing I could not stop reading! Can't wait for the next one!
There needs to be another telling if she wins or not