Star Wolf (Wolves of the Beyond, Book 6)
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The latest in Kathryn Lasky's hit series - a stunning spin-off set among the wolves of Ga'hoole.
A great cold has seized the Beyond. The warmth of summer, the smell of sweet grass and the great caribou migrations are distant memories. Now the wolves know only ice, dark, snow and endless cold. The order that kept the wolf clans strong for thousands of years has broken down completely.
The wolves have only one chance for survival. They must find their way to a new land, a land of warmth and summer. But the journey will take them over a frozen sea and through thousands of miles of perilous territory. Will the wolves trust young Faolan to lead them?
stopped abruptly. “What else?” Edme asked. The green in Faolan’s eyes deepened. “Abban said, The fool goes down. Comes back a clown, but from wondrous depths Old Tooth does sound. Can’t you see, Edme, that between the narwhale in the sky and the one who swims in the deep we might find our way safely across the ice to the Distant Blue?” “Faolan … Faolan …” She was at a loss for how to respond. Faolan was her dearest friend. They had gone together into the Gaddergnaw Games as gnaw wolves and
Sark, a strange name. Of course, once he got to the Outermost, the vision of her raggedy pelt swirling with burrs did not seem so odd. None of the outclanners were groomed. They always appeared wild and savage, and the stink of blood was high on them since there was scarcely a shallow creek to bathe in and they were so fearful of water. But, nevertheless, despite her unkempt ways, the Sark had differed in a very significant way from the outclanners. She was kind and spoke the language of wolves
Katria and Airmead exchanged glances. “I suppose you could think of it as that,” Katria said. “Not really.” Airmead shook her head. “In truth, it’s an assassination squad, and we often swim. That was how it was done during the War of the Ember.” “Swim?” The other wolves were flabbergasted. “I’ll explain quickly, for we mustn’t lose any time,” Airmead said. “As you know, the MacNamaras lived the closest to water, the Bittersea, of any of the clans. In the time of the War of the Ember, the
Caila resuming her position as turning guard, Mhairie as outflanker, and Dearlea passing signals between her mum and sister. Caila was running full out when from the corner of her eye she saw another wolf slide into the byrrgis position. Rags! But he was working with them. He had bitten into the hindquarters of an outclanner wolf, and they wrestled him to the ground. “I’m running with you!” Rags growled. And the byrrgis of three was now four. Then Edme gave a terrible howl. Two wolves led by
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