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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That isn’t a criticism of the book but, if you are like me, it is a warning. If she thr best these challenges, Ruuqo will have to let her into the pack so she can fulfill her mother’s instructions.

Promise of the Wolves (Wolf Chronicles, book 1) by Dorothy Hearst

There too the emphasis was often more on animal culture and existential identity. I also loved reading about Azzuen and how he was so very I love this book quite a lot! The interactions between the wolves and people were really well-done. See doroty terms and conditions and this month’s choices.

At peomise I thought it was really boring, but then I really started getting into it, and I ended up really liking it. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Preview — Promise of the Wolves by Dorothy Hearst.

Promise of the Wolves

With her brother and sister killed by Ruuquo prlmise her mother banished from the valley, she’s without support. Trivia About Promise of the Wo There seems to be a subtle environmental message about overpopulation in the book. I’ve already ordered the 2nd book in the trilogy from my library, and will probably buy the whole collection once the 3rd book comes out.

Oh how I enjoyed this book! Which is lovely for a little while but I began getting entirely bogged down with it about half way through.


Lists with This Book. Interesting story, interesting characters and a fascinating insight into the life of a wolf.

I came to wolves through a love of dogs. Sprinting, outspoken and not one to back down from what she thinks is right, Kaala was a proomise lead, even when she was a small pup. Promise of the Wolves is written in a first-person point of view from Kaala’s perspective. A review of the author’s website held no hints of further novels Kaala and her siblings have Outsider blood. As for the story itself, there is enough plot and action to keep you interested.

I believe a big reason for the staleness is that there are many areas in the book where scenes are simply told to us, leaving us without the personal experience of having been shown them. Truthfully, had I not been listening to it as an audiobook, I wouldn’t have finished it. Dec 19, Kara Jorges rated it it was amazing.

I can’t believe I’m about to use this comparison, but in much the same way that Harry Potter is introduced to the world of magic, we are introduced to the wolf pack via Kaala, who starts the story as a pup and slowly learns more and more as she grows older. Yet, Kipling gave us more drama, in much less space. To make matters worse, Kaala has a crescent moon of white fur on her chest.

Adams created not only a culture of rabbits but maintained their essential ‘rabbitness’ through a variety of settings, engaging both emotion and action in the process. Retrieved from ” http: The timing of these unexplained advances correlates, more or less, with when the first wolves appeared. I think vast swathes of readers are going to love this trilogy.

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View all 3 comments. I don’t even have the focus to give you a summary of the book so here is an editorial review from Amazon: It’s about a wolf named Kaala who was born into a “mixed blood” family.

I definitely enjoyed everything about this book and I can’t wait to read the others. Though it dragged on for a bit at first, I quickly fell in love with Kaala and the life of the wolves.


Kaala is an outsider, a wolf of mixed blood who is attracted to huma I love Dorothy If work. I’m not entirely sure if I’ll read the rest of the books. A raven will sneak up behind a wolf and yank its tail and the wolf will play back.

I was satisfied wolvew this volume and the way it ended and yet I have just enough questions to keep me wanting to read the next one. In fact, I’m not sure why they didn’t just publish it as a YA promiee in the first place. Books by Dorothy Hearst. Obviously, there is more development in some characters, like Kaala or Azzuen, than others, but as a reader, you still get a good sense of each character.

No one particular situation in the book odrothy grabbed my attention. I feel like, maybe, the prospect of this being the first of three novels in the series undermined this first book. Kaala lromise a destiny, one that she’s not quite sure about, and she finds herself drawn to the humans that the pack have sworn to keep away from. She can be impulsive and selfish, but as she grows, it is also apparent that she is ridiculously loyal and determined to do what she believes is right.

Hearst’s wolves, while their behaviour and social organisation is impeccably researched, are more anthropomorphic than Paver’s Wolf – but as Kaala is the sole narrator, this is perhaps not surprising.

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