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Book Thoughts: The Wolf Chronicles #1 – Promise of the Wolves (Dorothy Hearst)

Hearst, Dorothy - The Wolf Chronicles 1 Promise of the Wolves


Title:The Wolf Chronicles #1 – Promise of the Wolves
Author: Dorothy Hearst
Genre: Fiction / Animal Fiction / Animal Perspective
First published: 2008
Edition: Paperback, published by Pocket Books in 2010

This is the story of a young wolf called Kaala finding her place in a world in which alpha male does not really want her in his pack. Kaala feels a pull towards the humans who live nearby, who are forbidden to her.

I have special kind of fondness for animal perspective stories. It can take you to a different world like no other genre can. I guess it has become a genre in its own right for me, as I have read so many of them. I liked this one, but compared to some others I have read, it lags behind a little. I just wanted a bit more from it. I liked Kaala’s character and the way her uncertain place in the pack was portrayed. I connected with her as she made ancient connections anew, but the pacing felt slow in some places and rushed in others. Some characters could do with fleshing out a bit more, but the next book(s) might do exactly that.

This is definitely the kind of book I like and the ending made me curious enough to want to read the rest of the series. It feels like there is much story still to be told.

5 out of 7 stars

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