Promise of the Wolves

Promise of the Wolves

Book - 2008
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The first in The Wolf Chronicles trilogy, brilliantly weaving together original research, lovable characters and a dynamic, thoroughly engaging plot, Promise of the Wolves is a historical adventure story in the tradition of Clan of the Cave Bear and Watership Down .

Set 14,000 years ago in what is now Southern Europe, Promise of the Wolves is told from the point of view of Kaala, a young wolf born of a forbidden, mixed-blood litter. An outcast after her mother is exiled, Kaala struggles to earn her place in her pack. But her world is turned upside down when she rescues a human girl from drowning. Kaala and her young packmates begin hunting and playing with humans--risking expulsion from their pack and banishment from their home in the Wide Valley.

When war between humans and wolves threatens, Kaala learns that she is the last in a long line of wolves charged with keeping watch over humans in order to prevent them from losing touch with nature and thus destroying the world. But to do so she must solve the great paradox of wolfkind: though wolves must always be with humans, humans cannot abide the presence of wolves, and every time the two come together, war ensues. Kaala must choose between safety for herself, her friends, and their human companions and the survival of her pack--and perhaps all of wolf and humankind.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2008.
ISBN: 9781416569992
Branch Call Number: FICTION HEA


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JewelMcLatchy Jun 24, 2012

Not having read many other "real animal" books (on pack dynamics, etc. as opposed to werewolf books), I found this to be a really intriguing read and very much enjoyed the plot. I found the pacing to be just right, enough conflict and action to keep my attention and cliffhangers in the right places. If there is a follow-up book (and I hope there is) I will definitely read it.

readingmomma Feb 27, 2012

I really enjoyed this book, the author did a good job of describing pack dynamics. The store was compelling, I will definitely read the second.

Yami Bakura
Oct 21, 2009

This is one of the most awesome books that I have ever read!!!

If you like the book series Warriors by Erin Hunter, then you should definitly read this.

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