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This article contains plot details from one or more of the books.
|"I was the weak link."|
|— Dearlea criticizing her performance in Spirit Wolf, page 126|
Dearlea is a dark brown she-wolf, although she might have once been tawny like her sister,Mhairie. She has green eyes like all the true wolves of the Beyond, and a black nose. She is a young female dire wolf, about Faolan's age.
Mhairie - Birth Sister
Morag- Birth Mother
Kinnaird- Birth Father
Faolan- Birth Brother
Brangwen- Step Father
Brecco- Step Brother
Caila- Adoptive Mother
Eiric- Adoptive Father
Taddeus- Adoptive BrotherFive Unnamed Wolves- Adoptive Siblings
Abban - Adoptive Half- Brother
Edme- Sister in-law
HistoryMhairie and Faolan, are born to Morag and Kinnard of the MacDuncan Clan. Her name and identity were unknown at the time. Faolan identifies them as wiggling soft things.
In Shadow Wolf, Dearlea is introduced to Faolan by Mhairie. She also helps Faolan during the gaddergnaw by giving him advice and instructions for the byrrgis. She also has feelings for Faolan, like her sister which makes no sense to them at the time.
Dearlea and Mhairie, along with Alastrine, are the only wolves in the MacDuncan clan. After the gadderheal meeting is over, Dearlea and Mhairie then travel with Faolan and Edme in hopes of finding their mother, Calia at the Blood Watch.
The group stumbles upon the "Whistler" and Dearlea, with Mhairie, instruct the other wolves on how to slash the life-pumping artery that all living things need to live. Dearlea and Mhairie then find their mother, Caila, and plead to her, but like many others, Caila is trapped in the trance of the Skaars Dancers and denies them as her daughters.
Dearlea falls into the sea after the earthquake strikes and is pulled onto the ice raft that Faolan and Mhairie were also on. Later, she travels along with the other survivors to the Distant Blue.
- Dearlea is Faolan's birth sister. And although it said there were two tawny females, Dearlea is a deep brown, but could have once been tawny like Mhairie. And because Mhairie is Faolan's age, she is also the same age as him.
- She, along with Mhairie, were confirmed to be Faolan's littermates in Frost Wolf.
- It was revealed in Star Wolf that The Whistler has a crush on her.
- Dearlea has a gift for singing.