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Secrets of the Wolves (Wolf Chronicles #2)

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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28  ·  rating details  ·  655 ratings  ·  72 reviews
A gripping adventure set in ancient times. The second wolf-narrated novel in "The Wolf Chronicles" brings wolves and humans together--for better or for worse.The rules of the Wide Valley wolves were clear: Never consort with humans; never kill a human unprovoked; never allow a mixed-blood wolf to live. But they were destined to be broken.

Young Kaala of the Swift River pack
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Simon & Schuster
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Kasia Hubbard
I won this on Goodreads. This is the second book in The Wolf Chronicles, and it is told from Kaala's perspective, who happens to be a wolf. An attempt to bring wolves and humans together, living in harmony, has not worked out in the past, but Kaala finds herself in the position to try, along with the help of a select few wolves as well as Tlitoo, a raven who is more than he seems. But there is a problem. A Greatwolf named Milsindra is out to destroy any hope Kaala has of succeeding as well as vy ...more
Karin Gastreich
My rating: 3.5

I came across Dorothy Hearst's Secrets of the Wolves without having read the previous book in the trilogy, and found a lot to like in this engaging tale that fictionalizes that elusive period in prehistory where the domestication of dogs began.

Hearst tells this story from a wolf's point of view, which is just wonderful. She postulates an active effort on the part of wolves to become 'friends' of humans, while weaving a larger web of conflicting interests, both human and wolfish, a
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I love books
La narrazione riprende tre mesi dopo l’episodio della Piana dell’Erba Alta, in cui lupi e umani hanno rischiato di annientarsi a vicenda; allora solo l’intervento di Kaala era riuscito a scongiurare una fine ormai certa per entrambi gli schieramenti. Adesso lupi e umani continuano a vivere separati, anche se il disprezzo che i lupi nutrivano per i bipedi sembra essere diminuito; Kaala continua ad incontrarsi con TaLi e la sua vecchia nonna, eppure i Grandi Lupi non hanno ancora finito con loro. ...more
Shelly
Secrets of the Wolves is a great read for lovers of fantasy and paranormal stories. I read the first book in this series, but the author provides enough background in Book 2 (without being cumbersome) that you can jump on into the series.

The author did a wonderful job portraying the wolves "talking" in the story, but you don't lose the fact that they are wolves. Kaala is a wonderfully flawed character. She's not perfect, but it makes her more endearing. The action picks up in Book 2 and I can't
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Altivo Overo
May 17, 2014 Altivo Overo rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: furry fans, wolf lovers, dog lovers
Recommended to Altivo by: Amazon
Mandatory follow up to the author's Promise of the Wolves and the story is not complete yet. There is undoubtedly a third novel in the works. Enough is now unfolded so we can see the overall shadow of the plan, but I'll not spoil anything. Hearst has done major research into the evolution of wolves as well as their behaviors and social structures. Protagonist Kaala, who narrowly missed being killed at the beginning of the first book and is still treated as a sort of pariah by many of her peers, ...more
Marie
In Secrets of the Wolves, Kaala and her pack mates have to find a way to live in harmony with the humans in the valley. Her worthiness to her pack as well as the lives of both the wolves and the humans are at stake. However, not everyone sees it that way and she encounters many obstacles and distractions on her journey. "Told from the wolf's point-of-view and set 14,000 years ago in a time when the cultures of wolves and humans were not so different", the book takes the reader on a unique journe ...more
Aura Nizharu

Where to start? This books have too many problems.

First and foremost is the focus on politics.
Too much centered on in that to be funny.

the second point is the romance subplots.
it have two of them and both are bad; one of them is of dominance and the other unfinished because the boy have to go to his mission.
And the girl is... I know where to start, the problem is in there is no end to that stupidity.

the third point is all the talking to go outside the valley and that goes to no nowhere. That was
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Tia
I just couldn't put this book down, it's almost five in the morning and I have to be up soon to see my child off to school but it couldn't be helped. I was pissed how it ended and really can't wait for the third book to make it's way to me. Gah, one of the best series I've read ever!
Chelsea
I loved this book. I am glad I won it from a goodreads giveaway. I really enjoyed this book. Its a book that I will read time and again. I was drawn to this bookk from the very first page. I highly suggest this book. It was better then the first book, which I also enjoyed.
Lynnzl
Dec 08, 2014 Lynnzl rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fantasy fans, wolf lovers, dog lovers, animal lovers, jean m auel fans, warriors fans
Recommended to Lynnzl by: Amazon
Shelves: best-of-the-best
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The journey of Kaala, Àzzuen, Marra and Tlitoo continues in this second book of the Wolf Chronicles. Kaala now has to make sure that the wolves and humans in the valley live in peace for a year, otherwise the devious Greatwolves will kill them all. But as Kaala continues on her quest for peace, she starts to find out more and more mysterious things about the Greatwolves and the paradox. Will she manage to keep peace between the human tribe and the wolves, to prevent them from a
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Ewo
I really can't wait to get the 3rd book!!!
Jeanne
I HATE CLIFHANGERS!!
Tate
Before this book, I never really liked wolves. I thought wolves were dangerous and kind of uncontrollable, I guess. When I first found this book,about three years ago, I was at the Denver Public Library. I was with my summer camp, and me and my friend could finally look at the adult section of the library. I thought this book would be a boring, sad love story like a lot of the books around there. I pulled it out to read the summary on the back, and didn't expect it to actually be about wolves. I ...more
Paul Pessolano
“Secrets of the Wolves” by Dorothy Hearst, published by Simon & Schuster.

Category – Fiction/Literature

This is the second in the trilogy “The Wolf Chronicles”.

Kaala, the young female wolf, has been entrusted with bringing together wolves and humans so that they can live in harmony. However, as we know from the first book, Kaala is being opposed not only by other wolves in the territory but also humans who do not want to see this happen.

Kaala’s has found help in a young Indian girl, TaLi, and
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Sarah Castillo
Secrets of the Wolves by Dorothy Hearst is not worth 10.99$ for Kindle.

The story starts off plodding along and continues from there. Considering how often the wolves are racing here and racing there, it's confusing that the story failed to get anywhere quicker than an amble.

Kaala, the main wolf character, is not particularly likable. Not because she has any bad qualities, but because I don't identify with her very well. She doesn't emote very much, and when she does she changes her moods back to
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Purpleholic
I was able to read this lovely book because I won it through the GoodReads First Reads program. I enjoyed the viewpoint from the wolves. I think the story line is very nice and doesn't drag. I didn't really like that the main wolf character had 3 different names, I liked Kaala but I also understood that it would've affected the story if all the humans had known her name when they couldn't speak ot each other. Kaala is somewhat idealistic and yet she has enough courage and guts to stand up for wh ...more
zjakkelien
I liked this book a little less than the previous one, but it was still good. The reason I liked it less is a cumulation of little things, not because of anything big. I always get a little annoyed when characters keep secrets and then blame another character later on for not blindly obeying them and thereby ruining the secret-keeper's plans. There was quite a bit of that going on, particularly on the part of the Greatwolves. Also, I didn't like Kaala's submissiveness towards the humans. The hum ...more
FantasyWereld
Een link naar de volledige recensie: http://www.fantasywereld.nl/recensies...

Kaala en haar vrienden Ázzuen, Marra en de raaf Tlitoo zetten in dit tweede deel hun avontuur voort. Nu de vrede in het Brede Dal teruggekeerd is, lijkt er niets meer mis te kunnen gaan. Totdat Kaala de schijnbaar onmogelijke opdracht krijgt om ervoor te zorgen dat de wolven samen met de mensen kunnen wonen. De raad van de Grootwolven stuurt haar met een klein groepje vrienden op verkenningstocht om vriendschap te sluit
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Ashley
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Jean V. Naggar Literary
“Hearst writes convincingly and engagingly of lupine behavior, and the interactions among wolves and wolfpacks never fail to captivate.” --Publishers Weekly

“A vivid, enchanting tale of friendship, trust and adventure.” --Kirkus, on Promise of the Wolves

“Clearly, Hearst has done prodigious research, and her story is infused with a great depth of understanding...Her lupine cast [is] both captivating and believable...With its engaging blend of animal science and mythology, and a strong environmenta
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David Fournier
Rated 3.5*

The second installment in the “Wolf Chronicles” trilogy by Dorothy Hearst, follows the continuing struggles of a young wolf named Kaala, in her attempt to have wolves work with humans.

Right from the start things change for Kaala as once again it appears as the Great Wolves are withholding information or some are working against her. On top of that she gets some information about here exiled mother, in the form of a request to meet her outside the valley so that she can give here daught
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Lunamoth
Secrets of the Wolves left off where the last book ended. Kaala is till trying to unite the humans with the wolves and the Great Wolves are still trying to thwart her. This time though, there are many secrets the Great Wolves have hidden and its up to to Kaala to find them and keep the humans and wolves from warring with each other and destroying all that is in the Wide Valley.

Kaala and her pack are back and really not much has changed. Kaala is still regarded as Drelshik (unlucky) and is shunne
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Kate
This story certainly lived up to its title. So many secrets were told and many truths were revealed. This book is the second in The Wolf Chronicles. A lot of what happened in the first was explained, but I don't believe it's a stand-alone book; the first book, Promise of the Wolves, should be read first.

The story continues with the youngwolf, Kaala, believed by many to be the prophesied savior or destroyer of all wolfkind, is trying to find a way to live with her human friend, TaLi, and bring h
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Sam
*Copy was provided for honest review*

Absolutely loved this book, after getting a paperback arc copy of book one I really couldn't wait to sink my teeth into this one.
This was one of those books that you couldn't put down. I read this in two sittings and even then I did not want it to finish.
The plot line is fast moving and the characters are well developed and you cant help but fall in love with the leads, this really is a must read novel.

J.H.
I can't believe I didn't read this sooner. And now I'm stuck without the next one - and on such an ending too!

Can't wait until I get my hands on it. As always Hearst had such a beautiful way of delving into the lives of wolves, of describing their world, ways and culture in such a believable and authentic manner. I am forever fascinated with the customs and interactions of the wolves she writes so well about.
Nyajime Jangjuol
I think "Secrets of the Wolves" is a very interesting book. It the kind of book that would urge you to kept reading it because it create a lots of suspense for the readers. But it was kind of confusing for me because I didn't read the wolf chronicles #1 ("Promise of the wolves").
J.T.
This is a terrific second installment in the series. I read it in a single sitting on a rainy Sunday - I couldn't put it down. It's even better than "Promise of the Wolves," which I also thoroughly enjoyed. It's packed with swift, exciting action, and the fight sequences had me on the edge of my seat. The dialogue is witty and natural, and the characters are vivid and unforgettable. It's enormously fun (and sometimes heart-breaking) to follow Kaala's travails into maturity; her victories and str ...more
Alyssa
First off: Yeah. I read wolf books.

It's been a long time since I read a book where I become super involved with the characters lives, and where I physically felt actual emotions. In this second book of the trilogy, the emotions were mostly unpleasant ones like anxiety, sadness, anger, and more anxiety. I was irritated that a book was making me feel so distressed. However, in a world where we are constantly seeking whatever makes us feel just alright, I am now glad Hearst has written this series
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Janelle
I LOVED the first installment of this series. I have loved wolves since I can remember and the first book validated every wonderful feeling I had. The problem is that I read the first book about 3 years and 200 books ago. So, getting into this story was slightly difficult for me because I did not remember the supporting characters names (which are not normal) or their relation to the main character. The action and characterization are good, but don't wait too long between the first and this inst ...more
Camilla
Why...did...you...leave...her...in...the...pit. It was the worst cliffhanger ever >.< IT WAS A PIT-DWELLER... :P
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