Reader Reviewed A Whisper of Wolves by Kris Humphrey

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March 2015 Debut of the Month Rich in atmosphere, this is a powerful story set in a timeless world. Alice has a gift; she is a Whisperer with a special understanding of the wild and therefore a duty to protect everything that lives in it. Alice and her faithful wolf companion Storm can sense threats to their kingdom Medina that no one else believe in. They know there is something evil deep in the forest – they can feel it’s presence. Will they have the power to see off the threat to nature and to save everything they care about?

Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Rachel Ilsley, age 11 - 'this is a very good book and I can’t wait till the next one comes out.'
  • Daisy Pritchard-Williams, age 10 - 'I highly recommend this book for girls who like outdoors, magic and adventure!'
  • Rebecca, age 10 - 'This was a really exciting fantasy tale with some very strong female characters. I enjoyed the way animals and humans worked together to defeat evil.'
  • William Longlands, age 11 - 'I would read the sequel as it ends on a slight cliffhanger.' 
  • Louise Whalley - 'A really lovely and a heartfelt story.'
  • Sophie Bridges, age 12 - 'I think that the whisper of wolves by Kris Humprey is a really good book and that it would be good for an 10-12 year old that like adventure books.'
  • Alice East, age 10 - 'This is a really exciting tale about a girl called Alice who has an extraordinary power to speak to wolves.'
  • Alex Hall, age 9 - 'The story was about a person who is trying to save a kingdom from shape shifters. The main character Alice could speak to wolves by thought and whispering. This story captured my imagination.'


A Whisper of Wolves by Kris Humphrey

When a raven drops a white feather at the doorstep on the day of your birth, it is a symbol of your destiny. You are a Whisperer - a guardian of the wild. After many years of peace in the kingdom of Meridina, rumours are spreading of a planned invasion - could the demonic Narlaw be returning from the darklands? It is up to the Whisperers and their animal companions to defend Meridina, protect Princess Ona and stop the Narlaw from destroying their world. When hunters from her village disappear without a trace, Alice suspects that something sinister is at work. With the help of Storm, her wolf companion, Alice fights to save her village. The Narlaw are on the attack and it's up to the Whisperers to stop them...


Plenty of action and a well-constructed plot will keep the reader's attention - and have them waiting eagerly for the next book in the quartet. Parents in Touch -- A wonderful tale filled with enchanting characters. Kate O'Hearn -- A mysterious and gripping read. Steve Voake -- The world is original and the novel fast paced with the reader hooked until the end on both storylines and left eager to the next instalment in the four-part series. Children's Books Ireland -- Rich in atmosphere, this is a powerful story set in a timeless world. Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids --

About the Author

Kris grew up in Plymouth, where he spent most of his time reading books, riding around on his bike and daydreaming about writing a book himself one day. Since then, Kris has had more jobs than he cares to think about. He has been a cinema projectionist, a blood factory technician and worked at an animal sanctuary in the Guatemalan jungle. Kris has recently completed the MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University. He graduated with Distinction and was awarded the prize for Most Promising Writer.

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224 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Stripes Publishing an imprint of Little Tiger Press Group

Publication date

2nd March 2015




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