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Shadow Wolf (Wolves of the Beyond #2)

4.3 of 5 stars 4.30  ·  rating details  ·  2,476 ratings  ·  119 reviews
From bestselling author Kathryn Lasky comes the second book in WOLVES OF THE BEYOND, a stunning new spinoff from her legendary owl series, Guardians of Ga'hoole.

The wolf pup Faolan was born with a twisted paw, a slight defect that caused his wolf clan to abandon him in the forest to die. But Faolan, with the help of the grizzly bear who raised him as her own, survived.

Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Scholastic Press (first published October 1st 2010)
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Dans l'ombre de la meute est dans la continuité directe du premier tome de la nouvelle saga pour les 9-12 ans de Kathryn Lasky, Le royaume des loups. On y suit les aventures d'un jeune loup abandonné à la naissance à cause d'une malformation, et élevé par une ours. Dans ce second opus, Faolan a rejoint la meute, mais qu'il est difficile de s'intégrer, et de prouver que l'on vaut parfois mieux que ce que les autres peuvent attendre de nous !

Encore une fois, cette histoire manque de profondeur. Fa
Wendy ~M/M Junkie~
Faolan the wolf pup has found the clan wolves and has been trying to gain acceptance. He has been admitted to the clan but only as a lowly gnaw wolf. A wolf who eats last if they are even permitted to eat. A wolf who gnaws storys on the bones of kills made by the pack.
During the first hunt since his joining Faolan learns the gnaw wolves to not get to hunt, their job is to scout the perimiter for scat and urine and report findings back to the leader. He makes a horrible mistake and breaks pack la
Lori Schiele

The Wolves of the Beyond trilogy is a spin-off by the author of the Guardians of the Ga'Hoole -- the YA series, and also a motion picture, about owls of the Beyond. Shadow Wolf is Book Two of this newer series: Wolves of the Beyond.
Although written for a young adult audience, I still enjoyed most of it (although my vast knowledge of wolves kept pointing out the wrongs and rights about the book). I found the series interesting tales as long a
John Parvin
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Steven R. McEvoy
Kathryn Lasky, in the forward wrote: "I have always thought that writing is not a solitary performance, but a collaborative - one between an author and the past-what she has read, listened to, and absorbed. The shoulders of giants are not just reserved for scientists as Newton suggested, but writers and artists perch there as well. If I have overlooked in my acknowledgments any giants, I apologize." She might be standing on the shoulders of giants but I am sure generations to come will consider ...more
Raegan   Ralls
I am no longer going to read any more of Kathryn s books.
Dec 04, 2014 Lynnzl rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: wolf lovers, fantasy fans
Recommended to Lynnzl by: Amazon
Faolan's journey continues in the second installment of the series. Faolan now has the lowest ranking among his pack. He has the chance to go to the "gnaddergaw", games for low ranked wolves. The winners will get to go to the sacred Watch, where they are treated with respect. Faolan has a big chance of winning, until a wolf pup gets killed and everyone seems to blame him.

While not as bland as the first book, still a very boring book. The character doesn't get much development here either, and, a
The beginning mistake was pathetic. Otherwise it would have been 5 stars, but that first little bit is pathetic, absolutely stupid. Especially compared to how smart he was in the first book, that just made no sense. However, aside from that, it's a pretty good book and is definitely worth your time if you don't mind skipping to the second or third chapter. It is relatively unique - not many books take a wolf's perspective, excellent writing, excellent congruity (matches up with the first book al ...more
Erin Tessel

This is a great book about the lone wolf Faolon who was born with a twisted paw and now has made it back to his own pack of the Mcduncen clan, but life as the lowest ranking wolf of the pack as a knaw wolf is a hard life, and all knaw wolves must eat last and along the way he meets new wolves as knaw wolves of his own pack and other clans can faolon survive as a knaw wolf of the Mcdncen clan. Knaw wolf heep is jealous of Faolon, Heep sets Faolon up for a murder of a wolf pup, he may just be the
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Mar 27, 2013 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children starting to read longer chapter books
This is the second book in the Wolves of the Beyond series by Kathryn Lasky.

Our oldest picked up Lone Wolf, the first book of the series, at our local library and thought she'd check it out. I'm sure she selected it because she really likes wolves.

She really liked the first two stories and is excited to read more of the books in the series. It's a quick read, and while the drama is a bit predictable, it's still entertaining. We are introduced to more characters in this story and I'm interested
Teri Keas
I love this

I love the wolves and beyond but I'm confused about heep.Could you maby write a back story about him?It is kinda like Erin Hunter's books.Kathryn,I love your books but could you maby write some other people's back story's because it kinda gets confusing about how the characters got to be that way.I'll name a few that I have questions about,Mac Duncan,heep,Morgan,Sark,and gywinth.sorry if I spelled any names wrong.ttwl maby <3.
Robert Murray
In this sequel to the first one, Lone Wolf, the protagonist, Faolan returns to his clan as a gnaw wolf, a wolf who gnaws on bones to create a design, and also the lowest member of society in the clans. Faolan has become a very good gnaw wolf, and probably the best gnaw wolf of his generation, but some grow suspicious of Faolan and his competitor, Heep becomes wary of Faolan, because he sees him as his biggest obstacle in getting into the watch of the sacred volcanoes, one of the most respected o ...more
Wolves of the Beyond” is a thrilling book that anyone can be sucked into. Kathryn Lasky is a amazing author. At first I read it slowly and got sucked into it immediately. This book is a book poeple of all ages will enjoy, this is a book about friendship, loneliness ,truth, and understanding. Kathryn Lasky has an amazing way of putting the reader in the situation. I have read this book and enjoyed it in so many ways that I have trouble expressing. I hope that you will enjoy this thrilling adventu ...more
Kathryn Lasky continues her tale of wolves in the world of the Guardians of Ga'hoole. While I've only read the first Ga'hoole book, this series feels less like a big fantasy epic. Instead, it focuses on the deformed gnaw wolf, Faolan, as he learns to fit into wolf society despite having been raised by a grizzly bear. Towards the end, we get hints of things opening out into a larger storyline, but for the most part, this is a smaller, more personal story.

Lasky does a fantastic job showing the com
I have to give props to Lasky for creating such a world - I don't know if I could ever pull something like that off.

However . . . it was really confusing. The owls have different words and traditions. The bears have different words and traditions. The wolves are the most complicated of them all. And it's hard to keep track of what things mean!

Not only that, but it was so predictable and . . . a bit repetitive from the first book. Faolan is different because of his paw. The clans don't trust him
James T
Could Kathryn Lasky do any better?! I don't belive it possible! Her words tied knots within my head, searing nothing more than a title that deserves the name classic into the side of my brain! I am incapable of describing the pure satisfaction that she deserves. I feel as if the characters stand in the very room with me and I stroke the course fur upon thier backs. Plus I could feel the emotional tention that resighned throughout the story.(view spoiler) ...more
This is a adventuresome book you can sink your teeth in. Faolan tries again and again to have acceptance. He learns to fit into wolf society despite having been raised by a grizzly bear.There is a lot of drama and tragedy. I liked the part that when Faolan had went on the journey to kill moose and store it for the winter. It was surprising When Faolan was brave enough to go in the front of the line in the pack and hunt down the moose,but he was punished because he did that.

If you like to get awa
Chu Chuan  Wu
The second book of the wolves of the beyond, the story continues and the main wolf faces challenges that he thinks he can't solve. The wolf finally finds the clans and the story continues...
Dragon of the Timelord's
An amazing wolf story if you think the first one was bad just go on to the next one. K.L.K has done an amazing job for this book lots of detail and just overall.... Great!
This book is just wonderful in every way, the mystical order of the land surrounding ga`houl bring more exiting, thrilling adventures for readers.
This series covers the dynamics of pack culture wolf clans and what it means to be on the fringes of a pack. Wolf pups born with a deformity are left to die soon after their birth. The gnaw wolves in this series survive being left to die and are made the outcasts of their packs due to birth defects. Ms. Lasky has a winner in her character fallon. Fallon is a gnaw wolf who's character is a interesting mix of vulnerability clothed in dignity. He struggles with his position in the pack and with kno ...more
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This story was even wilder than the last one.
The emotions it invokes make this so much more enjoyable than first expected. I look forward to the next book.
This is a REALLY good book. I loved it and recommend it!
Holly Simonson
This book was fantastic! But, sad, too. The sad part is when Thunderheart gets thought about by Foalan, and Thunderheart was a grizzly bear who found Foalan on a ice shaft in a river because he had a splayed paw. Packs get rid of pups when they have bad things that happened. Like, they died, they have no legs, they have no eyes, because they would be bad for the pack, so this grizzly was charmful enough to take Foalan as a cub/pup. This was Foalan's Second Milk Giver. I love this book because Fo ...more
as good if not better than the first book
Anisah Hamilton
the book was amazing! same with the plot. i cried whenever faolan was getting punished
Faolan has now found his home. But it still doesn't feel right. As a gnaw wolf he is not accepted in the pack, he is the lowest ranking wolf there is. Faolan is not allowed to hunt with the other wolves, he can't sleep with them, and he eats last. Faolan still feel that he was meant to be somewhere else. But, were?

On Faolan's path to finding out where he belongs, he meets new friends, and enemies.... Will Faolan be strong enough to deal with both his past and present troubles?

Great book can'
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Kathryn Lasky is the American author of many critically acclaimed books, including several Dear America books, several Royal Diaries books, 1984 Newbery Honor winning Sugaring Time, The Night Journey, and the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her latest book, Guardians of Ga'Hoole Book 15: The War of the Ember, was released on November 1, 2008. Guardians of Gahoo ...more
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