Promise of the Wolves: Wolf Chronicles Book One [Dorothy Hearst] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Fantasy of wolves. A young wolf. Brilliantly weaving together original research, lovable characters and a dynamic, thoroughly engaging plot, The Wolf Chronicles is an adventure story in the. Summary: An absorbing and fascinating creation myth novel along the lines of Watership Down, but set among wolves and early humans.

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Her bond with them is formed when she rescues a young girl from drowning. And the beginning of the book was also intriguing. An absorbing and fascinating creation myth novel along the lines of Watership Down, but set among wolves and early humans 14, years ago. Jun 04, Patrick Oden rated it liked it. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? These wolves live, think, and feel like wolves. Truthfully, had I not been listening to it as an audiobook, I wouldn’t have finished it.

And yay for promse characterization! Return dorothyy Book Page. I found myself becoming lost in the writing itself many qolves. If a wolf had any contact with a human, they are sent away from their pack.

What is the promise of the wolf? The ending had me biting my nails, but for the most part, this book was spent introducing Kaala and what it means to be rorothy wolf. I won’t get into the details involving her predicament so as not to spoil it, but if you aren’t seeing and feeling things from her perspective after the first chapter, you might as well put down the book. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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But as war looms on the horizon, Kaala learns that she’s not the only wolf keeping secrets, and without the help of those more powerful than her, everyone in the valley may face dire consequences. Ruuqo, the leader of her pack, does everything possible to keep her from becoming pack, and there’s something pulling her to the humans that she just doesn’t underst Reviewed by Harmony for TeensReadToo. I wasn’t sure if I hfarst Hearst’s writing; this is her first book, and it shows.

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It is then that Kaala learns the truth behind the three promises. Sep heaarst, Dale White rated it liked it. Kaala Smallteeth was born of a forbidden litter of mixed-blood wolves.

Dorothy Hearst is the author of the Wolf Chronicles trilogy. And yet wolves, the animals from which dogs evolved, inspire such mixed emotions. She is guided in the direction of the humans by a spirit-wolf whom only she can see. Promise of the Wolves is written in a first-person point of view from Kaala’s perspective. When Kaala comes upon a human girl about to drown in the river, however, she cannot abandon her. I eat a lot more meat than I used to, and I have an unfortunate tendency to growl at inappropriate moments.

In another scene, during a battle between Kaala and two pups that want to kill her, she throws both of them off in a critical moment. I’ll admit I was skimming the last 75 pages or so. It had its potential but it wasn’t for me.

This book is set 14, years ago, where everything has to hunt for their own food and stuff. Open Preview See a Problem? Oddly enough, though, I felt that Hearst’s wolf characters were more authentic and real than her human characters, but that could just be due to the fact that we are introduced promide the humans much later in the story.

Promise of the Wolves

Until a young wolf dares to break the rules–and forever alters the relationship between wolves and the humans who share their world. Hearst created her own wolf culture, making them seem not unlike a primitive human tribe, albeit with particular wolf characteristics.

I am not sure how accurate Hearst is in her description of wolf behaviour but having Kaala, a mixed blood wolf, be allowed to remain with a pack while her mother is exiled immediately puts us on the side of Kaala as she tries to survive not just as a pup in the wild, but as an outsider in a pack.


There seems to be a subtle environmental message about overpopulation in the book. Hearst has definitely done her research on how wolves live and the pack dynamics, and it showed beautifully in this book. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

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Looking for beautiful books? Oc of the Wolves 19 10 Oct 13, So I asked, what if the changes happened because these humans-to-be met some wolves who taught them a thing or two? Obviously, there is more development in some characters, like Kaala or Azzuen, than others, wolvez as a wolvea, you still get a good sense of each character.

This was a really great read. But somehow the book still dragged on. Every visit to the library for almost a month, I looked at books two and three of the Wolf Chronicles Series that were on display.

Even before it has appeared, the publishing rights to your Wolf Chronicles have been sold to a number of publishers around the world. Promise of the Wolves is the first in a trilogy. See all 4 questions about Promise of the Wolves…. Accompanied by Azzuen, a male pup who Ruuqo initially thought too weak to live, Kaala struggles to overcome three challenges every pup in the pack must face.

It is read from the point of view of Kaala, a young wolf trying to fit in with her pack mates but marked with a difference she can’t hide from. I made use of artistic license to take the idea further than any current research supports to place the wolves at key points in human evolution.