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Das Versprechen der Wölfe: Die…
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Das Versprechen der Wölfe: Die Wolfs-Chroniken (original 2008; udgave 2008)

af Dorothy Hearst, Dorothy Hearst (Forfatter), Ane Dahm (Übersetzer)

Serier: Wolf Chronicles (1)

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"Set 40,000 years in the past and narrated by a she-wolf, this epic journey into a rich and mythical world was inspired by the scientific theory of co-evolution - the idea that wolves, and later dogs, taught humans how to be the dominant species on the planet."--Provided by publisher."What is the promise of the wolf? Never consort with humans. Never kill a human unprovoked. Never allow a mixed-blood wolf to live." "At least that's what the wolves of the Wide Valley believe. Until a young wolf dares to break the rules - and forever alters the relationship between wolves and the humans who share their world." "This is the story of such a wolf. Born of a forbidden mixed-blood litter and an outcast after her mother is banished, Kaala is determined to earn a place in the Swift River pack. But her world is turned upside down when she saves a human girl from drowning. Risking expulsion from their pack and exile from the Wide Valley, Kaala and her young packmates begin to hunt with the humans and thus discover the long-hidden bond between the two clans. But when war between wolves and humans threatens, Kaala learns the lies behind the wolf's promise. Lies that force her to choose between safety for herself and her friends and the survival of her pack - and perhaps of all wolf- and humankind."--BOOK JACKET.… (mere)
Medlem:Engerthstrasse
Titel:Das Versprechen der Wölfe: Die Wolfs-Chroniken
Forfattere:Dorothy Hearst
Andre forfattere:Dorothy Hearst (Forfatter), Ane Dahm (Übersetzer)
Info:Fischer (Tb.), Frankfurt (2008), Edition: 1, Broschiert, 448 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
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Promise of the Wolves af Dorothy Hearst (2008)

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So I'm going to side with several people here(and Goodreads), if just because I was young when I bought this book and for awhile there was no sign of another book online or anywhere else. I've not checked if it took years or if it was my own young incompetence, as I checked the new book area and stores that sold the first so surely I was not stupid. I asked about the next book, etc. I will say the experience this book gave me was infuriating. It was good, sure, not a bad read, but now holds a bit of resentment like some really badly done sequels hold.

I read this book assuming it was stand alone, a book that didn't end vague and confusing. For all the good this book does, it sure does stab you with an ending that goes lolnope, read the second book to see how this wraps up. There are more than two books that I've heard now, and I do desire to know how it "ends", but have so little desire to truly read the next two or so books.

My experience with seeking book #2 was a fruitless search, and yielded me anger, a reread of this book only further pissed me off and made me mad. Pardon my language, but the cliffhanger-natured ending was one of the worst I have ever experienced.

I just checked and if I am reading right, this one came out in 2008, while book two was 2011, maybe I'm crazy but this book was meant to hitch and pull in younger readers to teenagers, while I cannot fault the writer if rl stuff interfered, I will say that is way too long to hold a teenager's breath in your hands and then drag out releases. I waited and searched for two years and then quit. I hated the first book so much I wore the last few pages out rereading it in anger.

I have never had such an experience with a book. I've never had a book cop out on me and crap on me like this one has. I've had bad disappointments, I've had dead characters resurrected by love tropes, I've had cliche romances and unhealthy Fifty Shades bull all shoved down my throat, but this is the one that was so bad to me, it wasn't good.

Maybe I could recommend this book now, now that the next two books are out, but in 2008, not 2011 and 2013, I'd have told you to put it back down. It's not a good book unless the other two are out, and I've not read the other two, so this could be a slide downward instead of a fun ride into another book of fun. It feels to me like if I ever do read the Wolf Chronicles #2 and #3, I might feel less resentment, but if the dates are really that far apart, I understand why so many years ago I had anger at this series that has only barely faded. ( )
  Yolken | Nov 6, 2019 |
As someone who isn't of the millions of dog-lovers in the world, I had less of an affection for this book and more of an understanding of it. To love this book I think you must be more than just indifferent to dogs.

I could not find my suspension of disbelief for how intelligent these wolves are; I don't think animals' minds process in the same way as ours do and cannot appreciate when a human makes it seem so. If this writer, who has a lovely story and good ideas, were to make the narration and actions closer to how a wolf might think, I could get behind it. As it stands in the canon of YA fantasy works, I am less than impressed and feel there are many issues that should have been resolved and ideas that might have been more carefully planned and developed. ( )
  cemagoc | Aug 8, 2016 |
Had I read this 10, 8, even a few years ago, I might have rated it higher...then again, since I'm sure I'd found Tamora Pierce, at least, quite some time ago, maybe not. Not bad, but nothing special in the realm of human-animal magical communication/friendship/whatever, not all that original or well-written, but again not terribly-written and while it shares many common elements of this sort of book, it at least isn't too much like any one book in particular, as far as I can tell. Probably good for younger readers though, and for teens I'd sooner recommend Tamora Pierce's Immortals series (of which Wild Magic and Wolf-Speaker would have most in common with this series). Or, actually, a closer match is Michelle Paver's Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series, which is better-written, more inventive, and has an altogether more complete world, plot, and cast of characters. Paver's books also feature a human-wolf pair, a prehistoric world, magic, etc--but, as I've said, better. I know this is a review for Hearst's book, but I don't plan to read the next in the series, and anyway, whether you keep on with this series or not, you'd best take a look at Palmer's series if you haven't yet.

Oh, and though it features cheetahs rather than wolves, Tomorrow's Sphinx, by Clare Bell, is another YA book of a similar breed, and well worth the reading (as are her other books). ( )
  -sunny- | Jul 15, 2014 |
Had I read this 10, 8, even a few years ago, I might have rated it higher...then again, since I'm sure I'd found Tamora Pierce, at least, quite some time ago, maybe not. Not bad, but nothing special in the realm of human-animal magical communication/friendship/whatever, not all that original or well-written, but again not terribly-written and while it shares many common elements of this sort of book, it at least isn't too much like any one book in particular, as far as I can tell. Probably good for younger readers though, and for teens I'd sooner recommend Tamora Pierce's Immortals series (of which Wild Magic and Wolf-Speaker would have most in common with this series). Or, actually, a closer match is Michelle Paver's Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series, which is better-written, more inventive, and has an altogether more complete world, plot, and cast of characters. Paver's books also feature a human-wolf pair, a prehistoric world, magic, etc--but, as I've said, better. I know this is a review for Hearst's book, but I don't plan to read the next in the series, and anyway, whether you keep on with this series or not, you'd best take a look at Palmer's series if you haven't yet.

Oh, and though it features cheetahs rather than wolves, Tomorrow's Sphinx, by Clare Bell, is another YA book of a similar breed, and well worth the reading (as are her other books). ( )
  -sunny- | Jul 15, 2014 |
You know, I didn't actually hate this. When I got it in the mail to review, I kind of went "oh god, not some damn book about talking animals," but it was really pretty interesting. Definitely an easy read*, and clearly sets up a sequel, but a lot better than I expected.

If you're going to read one anthropomorphic-wolf novel this year, it should probably be [book:A Companion to Wolves] by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear, but if you have it in you to read another one, this wouldn't be a complete waste of time.

Oh and also, it has a blurb from [author:Temple Grandin], so she must have gotten the wolf pack behavior stuff right.

*Also, for my teen librarian friends out there, this would be a great crossover book for YA readers. In fact, I'm not sure why they didn't just publish it as a YA novel in the first place.
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  JenneB | Apr 2, 2013 |
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"Set 40,000 years in the past and narrated by a she-wolf, this epic journey into a rich and mythical world was inspired by the scientific theory of co-evolution - the idea that wolves, and later dogs, taught humans how to be the dominant species on the planet."--Provided by publisher."What is the promise of the wolf? Never consort with humans. Never kill a human unprovoked. Never allow a mixed-blood wolf to live." "At least that's what the wolves of the Wide Valley believe. Until a young wolf dares to break the rules - and forever alters the relationship between wolves and the humans who share their world." "This is the story of such a wolf. Born of a forbidden mixed-blood litter and an outcast after her mother is banished, Kaala is determined to earn a place in the Swift River pack. But her world is turned upside down when she saves a human girl from drowning. Risking expulsion from their pack and exile from the Wide Valley, Kaala and her young packmates begin to hunt with the humans and thus discover the long-hidden bond between the two clans. But when war between wolves and humans threatens, Kaala learns the lies behind the wolf's promise. Lies that force her to choose between safety for herself and her friends and the survival of her pack - and perhaps of all wolf- and humankind."--BOOK JACKET.

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