The Wolves of the Beyond (Sometimes informally shortened to WotB) is a fantasy-fiction series written by Kathryn Lasky as a spin-off to the Guardians of Ga'Hoole (Sometimes informally shortened to GoG) series.
Release Date: January 1st, 2010
A wolf mother has given birth, but the warm bundle snuffling next to her brings only anguish. The pup, otherwise healthy, has a twisted paw, and the mother knows what the harsh code of the pack demands. Her pup will be taken from her and abandoned on the edge of a river bank where an upcoming storm will take place. The pack cannot have weakness - the wolf mother knows that her pup is condemned to die.
But alone in the wilderness, the pup, Faolan, does not perish. This is his story - a story of survival, of courage, and of love triumphant. This is Faolan's story, the wolf pup who rose up to change forever the Wolves of the Beyond.
Release Date: October 1st, 2010
The wolf pup Faolan was born with a twisted paw, a slight defect that caused his wolf clan to abandon him in the forest to die. But Faolan, with the help of a grizzly bear who raised him as her own, survived. Now, he's made it back to his clan as a gnaw wolf, the lowest ranking pack member. And the hardships are just beginning. Faolan is framed for the murder of a wolf pup. Faolan must hunt down the true culprit, while his own pack hunts him.
Release Date: June 1st, 2011
Born with a twisted paw, Faolan was abandoned as a wolf pup and left to die. But not only did he survive and make it back to the wolf clan, he proved himself to be one of the most worthy wolves of all.
But just as Faolan is about to take his place as one of the revered Wolves of the Watch, a bear cub is snatched by the MacHeath clan. Now the bears want revenge. Only Faolan can stop the war that is coming.
Release Date: December 1st, 2011
The winds have shifted in the Beyond. It's summer, and that should mean warmth, fish, and meat, but blizzards rake the land, and the caribou and moose the wolf hunts are vanishing. Famine has raised in the Beyond, and the strict order of the wolf clans is starting to break down.
Worse, there's one wolf thriving in the chaos. He wears a stolen owl battle mask and calls himself the Prophet. There's a horrible rumor going around that, instead of helping them survive, he's sending hundreds of wolves to their deaths. The elite wolves of the Watch are sending young Faolan and Edme on a desperate mission to bring down the Prophet. But how can two wolves stop an enemy they can't even find?
Release Date: May 1st, 2012
No one ever saw Faolan as a leader. Banished as a young pup, he miraculously survived and returned as a gnaw wolf-the lowest member of the wolf pack. But Faolan wasn't meant to be a gnaw wolf. It's not just his strange, splayed paw, or his uncanny connection with the bears. There's something about Faolan that inspires certain wolves . . . and leaves others deeply suspicious. Now, with a dangerous threat on the horizon, the pack must make a choice. Will they trust the silver outsider with the task of leading? If Faolan can't fulfill his destiny, it could be the end of the wolves of the Beyond.
Release date: January 1st, 2013
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? Find out.
- There are two books released each year, Lone Wolf and Shadow Wolf released in 2010, and Watch Wolf and Frost Wolf each released in 2011.
- Each book was released on the first day of a month (example: Lone Wolf came out January 1, Shadow Wolf came out October 1, and so on).
- The official page for the series at Scholastic.com falsely summarized the third book in the series, Watch Wolf.
- Kathryn Lasky said that she hopes there will be a movie made out of the series.