Promise of the Wolves: A Novel (The Wolf Chronicles) [Bargain Price] [Paperback]
A book by Dorothy Hearst
The debut of former Jossey-Bass senior editor Hayes is a crackling foray into a dangerous past, the first of a projected trilogy. On Wide Valley plain 14,000 years ago, wolf Kaala is born into the Swift River pack—a half-breed outcast with Outsider … see full wiki
To start with, I absolutely loved this book. I thought the premise of a story written from a wolf's perspective to be an interesting view. It made me think of other novels like White Fang and Call of the Wild, which I also enjoyed.
Upon starting the book, I found that I was instantly drawn into the world of Kaala and her pack. The more I learned about the traditions and customs and history of the wolves, the more I wanted to learn. The interactions between the different levels of power in the packs as well as within the spiritual world were interesting.
I enjoyed having a strong female (albeit, canine) lead who had to use her strength and wit to make tough decisions. She often considered the other members of her pack as well as the other creatures living in her valley.
The connection between the humans and wolves was both touching and alarming at points. You were rooting for their bonds because instinctively you know that is what's "right" and that these wolves led to our modern day dogs.
This book ended well, but it leaves the reader wanting more. You want to know what happens next with the wolf pack and the humans. And what happens generations later. The book did have the subtitle mention of "The Wolf Chronicles" which causes me to believe (and hope for!) more books to follow.
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