The Wolf Chronicles tell the story of how the wolf became the dog -- from the wolf’s point of view. Set 14,000 years ago, the trilogy follows the life of Kaala, a young wolf who discovers that she is destined to bring wolves and humans together in order to keep humans from feeling too distant from nature and thus destroying the world.
The story is told in three parts: Book One, Promise of the Wolves tells the story of Kaala as she discovers that she is responsible for bringing wolves and humans together and overcoming a great paradox that seems to make this impossible. Book Two, Journey of the Wolves follows Kaala and her combined wolf-human pack as they try to find a way to keep wolves and humans together, and as they discover that the solution is for wolves to give up their wildness and become dogs. Spirit of the Wolves reveals that while dogs are our last chance to love something other than ourselves and once again become part of nature, we must make the final choice to accept their sacrifice and their message.
Book One: Promise of the Wolves
Born of a forbidden, mixed blood litter and with the unlucky mark of the crescent moon on her chest, Kaala struggles to earn her place in her pack. But her world is turned upside down when she rescues a human girl from drowning. Kaala and her young packmates begin hunting and playing with humans -- risking expulsion from their pack and banishment from their home in the Wide Valley. When war between humans and wolves threatens, Kaala learns that she is the last in a long line of wolves charged with keeping watch over humans in order to prevent them from losing touch with nature and thus destroying the world. But to do so she must solve the great paradox of wolfkind: though wolves must always be with humans, humans cannot abide the presence of wolves, and every time the two come together, war ensues. Kaala must choose between safety for herself, her friends, and their human companions and the survival of her pack -- and perhaps all of wolf and humankind.
Kaala’s story is told in parallel with that of Lydda, a legendary wolf who -- in a time long past -- brought humans and wolves together with dire results.
This is an Advance Reading Copy, also known as an Advance Reader's Edition, Uncorrected Proof or Unbound Manuscript. ARCs may differ from the final book in some of the text, and if there are pictures or illustrations, they generally are not included.
Its release date is June, 2008. It retails for $25. This softcover advance edition is 341 pages and measures approximately 6" x 9.25". It has "staff" written on the bottom and outer edges, but is otherwise unread and in new condition. Many people consider these pre-release books to be first editions.