The second installment in The Wolf Chronicles finds Kaala struggling with the consequences of forming the first mixed wolf-human pack.
Secrets of the Wolves finds the youngwolf Kaala entrusted with ensuring that the wolves and humans of the Wide Valley live together peacefully. If she succeeds, she'll finally prove she's worthy of her pack. If she fails, the Greatwolves who rule wolfkind will kill every wolf and human in the valley.
To prove peace is possible, Kaala must lead a group of wolves to live amongst humans—without anyone winding up dead. But the secret agenda of the Greatwolves, a rebellion planned by a rival pack, and threats to the human girl under Kaala's protection make her task nearly impossible. And when Kaala's long-missing mother calls to her with an urgent message, the choices Kaala makes may determine not only the fate of those in the Wide Valley, but of all wolf and humankind.
Set 14,000 years ago, The Wolf Chronicles trilogy is based on the scientific theory of wolf-human coevolution (the idea that wolves, and later dogs, helped make us the dominant species on the planet) and on the premise that if we can learn to love a creature other than ourselves, our species may yet have a chance to survive.