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Shadow Wolf (Wolves of the Beyond #2)

4.29  ·  Rating Details ·  3,616 Ratings  ·  153 Reviews
The second installment in bestselling author Kathryn Lasky's staggering WOLVES OF THE BEYOND series, a spinoff of the legendary Guardians of Ga'Hoole books.
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.
Now he'
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Scholastic Press
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Wendy ~M/M Junkie~
Nov 21, 2011 Wendy ~M/M Junkie~ rated it it was amazing
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
Steven R. McEvoy
May 04, 2012 Steven R. McEvoy rated it it was amazing
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
Brandon Thomas
May 31, 2015 Brandon Thomas rated it really liked it
The book Shadow Wolf by Kathryn Lansky is about a wolf Faolan who was born. With a twisted paw and is rejected from the pack. Continuing from the first book Faolan has to try and fit into his new pack ands a low ranking gnaw wolf. As he encounters many obstacles along his way in the pack he finds solutions and ways to make life as a gnaw wolf easier.

Overall I thought this was a great book just like the first one. I would recommend this book and series to people of all ages and people who are
May 26, 2012 Kahlan rated it it was ok
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
Lori Schiele
Mar 08, 2012 Lori Schiele rated it liked it
Shelves: wolf-books, fiction

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
Feb 11, 2011 John Parvin rated it really liked it
Shelves: series, youth, unowned, fantasy
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Dec 24, 2014 Raegan rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-in-2014
I am no longer going to read any more of Kathryn s books.
Oct 07, 2015 Abby rated it it was amazing
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Lynn B.
Dec 04, 2014 Lynn B. rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: wolf lovers, fantasy fans
Recommended to Lynn 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
Tyler Neuhaus
Sep 02, 2015 Tyler Neuhaus rated it it was amazing
The book is called wolves of the beyond and the authors name is Katherin Laskey. The genre it is a fiction because wolves can't talk. Also the is dramatic because They always have to let there messed up pups died and they cry as they have to leave the village of wolves. The setting takes place in the the beyond with the five sacred volcanos. It took place when he was a adult wolf and when he was pup and in the preset time line. (The characters are fouolin there is only one main character). The b ...more
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
Jan 14, 2013 Erin Tessel rated it it was amazing

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
 2 Asha E
Sep 09, 2012 2 Asha E rated it liked it
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May 12, 2013 Ashley rated it liked it
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Mar 27, 2013 Dolly rated it liked it
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
Oct 15, 2014 Teri Keas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jan 22, 2016 Shadow rated it it was amazing
I found this book at a second hand store, so I didn't read the first one. That didn't stop me from understanding and thoroughly enjoying this book. I found the style to be lyrical and I loved the tidbits of animal mythology and culture found throughout the book. Faolan was fairly well-developed; I would expect more character development as the series unfolds. Can't wait to read more in the series!
Sep 04, 2015 Vanessa rated it it was amazing
This book has to be one of my favorite books of all times. It was so well detailed and there are so many secrets to uncover. It is an amazing story about a wolf with a splayed paw that survived being left out to die as a pup. He is now the gnaw wolf and is abused by his pack.Now he faces danger that can end his life. Once i picked this book up i couldn't put it down. i recomend you read the first book.
Luna Pacheco
May 04, 2016 Luna Pacheco rated it it was amazing
Terrific continuation of the first book, with some tasty clues about what's to come on the next book. Can't wait to move for the 3rd book!

There was something bad, though, I haven't been appreciating the amount of made up words on this book. There isn't a list to check them on the book, although I've found this glossary.
Robert Murray
Nov 05, 2013 Robert Murray rated it really liked it
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
Jan 20, 2011 Sebastian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 31, 2011 Andrew rated it really liked it
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
Apr 03, 2016 Kaitie added it
This book tells me the hardships of being lost and alone in the big world. This also tells that the character may feel like a rejected person, and accused of false crimes. This books also teaches a lesson that if you are something little, work hard, and you can become something greater.
Jan 15, 2015 Nancy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Stepped out of the Shadow

I gave the rating a high mark because this book brings out courage and faith in ones self in the very worst of times. It held my attention with the suspenseful it portrayed. I recommend this book to all ages of people.
Sep 12, 2014 Faith rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, animals, meh, okay
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
Jardzia Reihana
i love this book i got it out from the ocal library and i completely loved it, i knew it was that wolf with the crack in its tooth and it is amazing how smart foulan was how he proved his innocence and how everyone else stood up for him aswell
James T
Nov 26, 2012 James T rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 29, 2012 Ana rated it really liked it
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
Iris Carroll
Mar 15, 2015 Iris Carroll rated it really liked it
The book "Shadow Wolf" is the third book in the "Wolves of the Beyond" series which is about a wolf called Faolan who was left to die because he was different. After spending a moon as a lone wolf, he finally decides to join the MacDuncan clan. There he is treated with great disrespect because he mast join as a gnaw wolf, basically a slave. He is not used to being in a clan, he messed up a Bryggis and was punished by almost being bitten. Heep is scared of the strange spiral mark on Faolan's paw. ...more
Kim Gontarz
Feb 08, 2016 Kim Gontarz added it
Shelves: adventure
Faolan has returned to his clan but is a lowly "gnaw wolf" so is still on the outside of things. A jealous rival threatens every thing that he is work toward when he accuses his of a terrible crime.
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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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Other Books in the Series

Wolves of the Beyond (6 books)
  • Lone Wolf (Wolves of the Beyond, #1)
  • Watch Wolf (Wolves of the Beyond, #3)
  • Frost Wolf (Wolves of the Beyond, #4)
  • Spirit Wolf (Wolves of the Beyond, #5)
  • Star Wolf (Wolves of the Beyond, #6)

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