This non-fiction book is about a great mountain wilderness where wolves and their prey continue to live in a delicate, natural balance. Using a combination of narrative non-fiction and easy-to-follow essays, this book explores the natural history of the Yukon and the role wolves have played during the last 20,000 years, chronicling Bob's 20 years of research as Yukon wolf biologist.
14,000 years ago, after a series of tragedies that decimate their people, three children find themselves alone on the Arctic tundra with no hope of survival. Kazan is a boy on the verge of becoming a hunter. Naali is a girl with special powers who can dream-travel and see the future. Barik, living in his sister?s shadow, wrestles with a secret demon. In their quest to survive, they find Zhòh, a wolf pup, and their fate will hinge upon her. Together they must struggle to unite in the face of dangerous beasts, growing jealously and distrust.
To live, Kazan and Naali must make a choice and confront a betrayal and the wrath of One-Eye, a brutal bushman who has enslaved Kazan's family.
Naali and Kazan are reunited with Kazan's mother, Assan, and his sister, So'tsal. Now Wolf Band, with the help of Zhòh, must continue their quest to find other humans or perish. As Naali becomes a woman, her growing spirit powers threaten to destroy her and put the band's survival at risk. Wolf Band must defeat a gigantic short-faced bear and face One-Eye and the Skin Stealers, a band of dangerous men who have murdered Naali's relatives and kidnapped Jidii, her young cousin.
In pursuit of the Skin Stealers is Naali's uncle, Kural, a young hunter who has no hope of freeing Jidii alone. Woven through this human saga is the story of Grey-Eye, Zhòh's wolf mother, and her pack, who play a key role in Wolf Band's struggles.
BOOK 3 of the Zhòh Trilogy
So’tsal and Assan have been kidnapped by a murderous band of Skin Stealers, and Wolf Band are now embarking on a near-impossible winter search for the two women across the wind-blown, frozen tundra-steppe. But Wolf Band are facing their own troubles. Naali, the dreamer, is falling deeper into the grip of the Spirit World and may never return to normal life. Kazan is in a desperate struggle to hold onto her while the search for his mother and sister, and the survival of their people, becomes more hopeless each day.
The Skin Stealers are facing their own struggles. Laughing Man, their chief, has an unexpected reunion and must face revenge for crimes he committed in the past.
Intertwined among the human lives are the animals that share the prehistoric landscape. Zhòh, the wolf taken as a pup, is an adult now and is being slowly drawn away from Naali’s spirit by her need to mate. Grey-Eye, her mother, faces an injury that will suddenly shorten her life and threaten the survival of her mate, Torn-Ear and their pups. And moving darkly through all their lives is a great killing beast bent on seeking vengeance.
Zhòh: der Wolfsclan is German translation of Book One of the Zhòh Trilogy: The Clan of the Wolf. Unabridged audiobook published by Langenmueller, Munich, Germany.
Zhòh: der Wolfsclan is German translation of Book One of the Zhòh Trilogy: The Clan of the Wolf. E-BOOK Published by Langenmueller, Munich, Germany.
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