Forest of Wolves

Forest of Wolves

Book No.
Cherith Baldry[2]
Date Released
January 7th, 2014[3]
Preceded By
Succeeded By
Additional Information

Forest of Wolves is the fourth book of the Return to the Wild series.[4] It is unknown who the bear on the cover is, but it could be Toklo, Aiyanna or Chogan. The title refers to the fact that the setting is in a forest, with the bears are pursued by a pack of wolves throughout the book.

The Blurb

In the mountains at last...
After a harrowing journey toward Toklo's home in the mountains, the four bears finally arrive. Toklo is thrilled to be surrounded by familiar sights and warm memories of his cubhood.
Yet Toklo's homecoming has come at a price. Yakone is dangerously ill, having lost part of his paw in a flat-face trap, and Kallik is wracked with guilt that Yakone's decision to join her on this quest might cost him his life.
As the struggling polar bears feel the pull to return to the ice and Toklo begins thinking about a life in the mountains, Lusa is left to wonder where she belongs. Is she ready to find her own way if it means leaving her friends — the only family she has left?

The Praise

Coming Soon

Detailed Plot Summary

The book begins immediately after the events of River of Lost Bears, where the Seekers have just narrowly escaped a pack of coyotes where they are on a firesnake full of `pebbles`, possibly coal. Yakone is still terribly weak and injured from the bear trap, with two toes missing and the wound still bleeding and carrying infection. Lusa and Kallik are the most concerned about him, but Toklo is too focused on the fact that the firesnake is heading the direction of his birthplace. After the firesnake stops, the bears have to rush to hide from flat-faces, who are examining the snakebeast. The four hastily get on, Yakone struggling to keep up due to his injury. On the next stop, they get off the firesnake as it is close enough to Toklo's birthplace for them to get off. Yakone begins to get progressively worse, and the bears learn from a grizzly called Maniitok of a pack of wolves and an old grizzly who are both terrorizing the woods. Lusa worries about Yakone and is also afraid that Kallik will make herself sick if she doesn't get rest.
Toklo goes and meets a secretive she-bear who tells him to stay off her territory. Toklo is upset that he cant see Tobi's burial mound which is on the she-bears territory. That night Kallik dreams of her mother and Nanuk. They tell her they can end Yakones suffering. When Kallik realizes what they mean she tells them she will fight them for Yakone. In the morning Lusa wonders if she could find something stronger than the forest herbs for Yakone. She climbs a tree and sees a flat-face denning area; she thinks that their medicine will work much more then herbs, and cure Yakone. Lusa runs to Toklo and Kallik and tells them she saw a patch of herbs some way off and that she will be back in two days. Toklo and Kallik reluctantly let her go while she starts off toward a healing den, to find out more.
More Coming Soon


Polar Bears

Grizzly Bears

Black Bears


  • It is rumored that the figure from Toklo's past mentioned in the blurb may be Shoteka, because he promised Toklo revenge in Great Bear Lake.[5]
    • This was later revealed untrue; the figure is really Chogan, Toklo's father.[6]
  • Toklo might have a crush on Aiyanna since his last sentence in The Forest of Wolves is , " And Aiyanna will be waiting for me."
  • Lusa mentions that she remembers when coyotes tried to drag her out of a tree, when in fact they were wolverines, not coyotes.


  1. Revealed at
  2. Revealed in Forest of Wolves Dedication
  3. Revealed at
  4. Revealed at
  5. Revealed in Great Bear Lake, page 273
  6. Revealed in Forest of Wolves, page 153

Seekers Books
The Original Series The Quest BeginsGreat Bear LakeSmoke MountainThe Last WildernessFire in the SkySpirits in the Stars
Return to the Wild Island of ShadowsThe Melting SeaRiver of Lost BearsForest of WolvesThe Burning HorizonThe Longest Day
Mangas Toklo's StoryKallik's AdventureLusa's Tale

Forest of Wolves Chapters
Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 15Chapter 16Chapter 17Chapter 18Chapter 19Chapter 20Chapter 21Chapter 22Chapter 23Chapter 24Chapter 25