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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In what literary tradition woles you place Promise of the Wolves? It didn’t totally knock me out, but I also feel like there’s tthe so much that can be done when it comes to keeping animal characters realistic. That led me to a number of very thf researchers who were incredibly willing to share with me their knowledge about wolves and about dogs.

The plot was very flat and the only excitement if you can all it that was the almost-war that never came to be. Her wolf pack is vehemently against mixed blood wolves and kills the rest of her litter. 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.

Ravens have also been observed circling a sick elk or moose and calling out, possibly alerting wolves to an easy kill, and they also respond to the howls of wolves preparing to thr and, for that matter, to human hunters shooting guns. Return to top of page. Promise of the Wolves takes place in a fully imagined world. I think vast promkse of readers are going to love this trilogy. It was VERY slow.

Were you inspired by any books or writers that came before you?

I wasn’t sure if I liked Hearst’s writing; this is her first book, and it shows. I seem to change my answer anytime dorothhy asks me this, because there are so many writers who inspired me, and I can never make up my mind which to talk about. Risking expulsion from their pack and banishment from the Wide Valley, Kaala and her young packmates begin to hunt with the humans and thus discover the long-hidden bond between the two clans. A favorite character, however, may be the raven Tlitoo, who plays the part of a Sancho Panza sidekick and provides some comic relief.


But her world is turned upside down when she saves a human girl from drowning. Kaala is determined to be a dorithy of dorotgy Swift River Pack, the last promise she made to her mother.

His rabbits never saw themselves as cute, furry creatures—they had their own lives and concerns and dreams, and I was in awe of how Adams told a complex, multi-layered story from wolve point of view. I won’t get into the details involving her predicament so as not to spoil it, but if you aren’t seeing and As someone who lf a soft spot for animals, it’s no surprise that I enjoyed this book. Finally, as Kaala recounts her life, the narration paints her too clean for my liking.

I thought this is my prmise of book! Open Preview See a Problem? Mar 29, Megan rated it really liked it. Seriously, I loved the Swift River wolf pack. Promise of the Wolves is a lovely book. But when the pull to ancient humans becomes too strong, everything Kaala has worked so hard for may be put in jeopardy. This is a story of hearsst, and social connections, and acceptance. Then, at his recommendation, I went to Yellowstone on a wolf watching trip where I got to observe wolves in the wild.

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Lists with This Book. There seems to be a subtle environmental message about overpopulation in the book. Books by Dorothy Hearst. What is the promise of the wolf? It’s rare to find a book that tells the tale from the point of view of an animal, and even rarer to find one that pulls it off this well.

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

Description Born of a forbidden, mixed-blood litter and an outcast after her mother is exiled, spirited young she-wolf Kaala is grudgingly permitted to join the Swift River wolf pack where she must fight to prove herself and survive against the odds.


Feb 17, Jessy crazyinlovewithbooks IG rated it it was amazing. I just felt absolutely no connection to the characters and really didn’t care what happened to any of them. I would have been happy enough with this as a stand alone. This is a not a very tightly plotted book, and there is a large chunk of this book that is uneventful.

Just send us an email and we’ll put the best up on the site. Overall, I wouldn’t say this was the best thing I’ve ever read and I can see why some people might not enjoy it, but I really liked it and I can’t wait to pick up the second book! Jun 06, Nozomi rated it liked it Shelves: She struggles to keep her secret from her pack, and ends up discovering many secrets about the legends and traditions of wolves.

Hearst is a good writer, but overall I’m left with the fact that outside of those particularly interested in seeing a version of ‘wolf ot and maybe those interested in the story of adolescent belonging there isn’t much in Promise of the Wolves.

It is the story of a pack of wolves living long ago when the world was a wilder place.

Promise of the Wolves

Just as they all make friends with human companions, however, war is about to break out between the wolves and humans, hhearst Kaala finds out there is a lot more to the covenant than the greatwolves have let on. Will Kaala be at the center of the next book as well? Ruuqo lacks the dignified grace you expect most leaders To have, and while I did like Rissa quite a bit more due to her outspokenness whenever she thought Ruuqo was being a fool, she became much more unlikable the older the pups got.

Set 14, years ago in what is today Southern Europe, Promise of the Wolves is the first in a planned trilogy. Sep 20, Ashley rated it really prpmise it. Prromise 02, Jenne rated it liked it Shelves: