Secrets of the Wolves
14,000 years ago, wolves and humans shared a destiny.
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.
When she was little more than a pup, Kaala, born of mixed blood and nearly killed for it, found herself irresistibly drawn to the forbidden humans. She shattered the rules of the valley, exposing the lies hidden beneath. Now, responsibility for the consequences rests with her. In part two of The Wolf Chronicles, Kaala and the human girl she has befriended must find a way for the wolves and humans of the valley to live in harmony. If they succeed, Kaala will finally prove herself worthy of her pack. If they fail, every wolf and human in the valley will die.
Then Kaala learns that much more than the Wide Valley is at stake. Humans—and their relationship to the world around them—are changing. Kaala’s choices may affect not only her pack, but the survival of all wolfkind.
Reading Group Guide
Three months after preventing a bloody war in the Wide Valley and swearing to the Greatwolf Council that she can prove wolves and humans can live together peacefully, Kaala must figure out how to make good on her promise. Joining the wolves and the humans is a daunting task, and for Kaala, it is further complicated by a message from her long-missing mother and the growing need to protect TaLi from quarrels between and within the human tribes. As Kaala struggles to maintain the respect and trust of her own pack, she slowly realizes that her destiny—and the destiny of the valley—is much more complicated than she ever suspected. With the help of TaLi, Tlitoo, Azzuen, and Marra—as well as some new, unexpected allies—Kaala discovers the Greatwolf Council has their own secret, and certain members of the Council have their own reasons for wanting her to fail, no matter the price. Kaala’s only chance at succeeding is to uncover the truth, but every move she makes could easily cost her, and her l see more