The Quest Begins

These notes are brief, noting major events and minor events that will be of consequence later. They are intended to be used as a reference for those looking for specific events for re-reading and the likes.

Chapter 1

  • Kallik's point of view
    • Nisa tells Kallik and Taqqiq about the legend of Silaluk, while they are unable to leave their shelter due to a severe storm
    • Nisa teaches Kallik and Taqqiq how to hunt
    • Nisa successfully kills a seal as it emerges from the ice hole
    • A male polar bear steals their prey
    • Kallik, Nisa, and Taqqiq find a dead gray whale and eat it
    • The ice begins to break away

Chapter 2

  • Lusa's point of view
    • Lusa receives a pear from the flat-faces
    • Yogi fights her for the pear
    • Lusa and Yogi startle King who yells at them
    • Ashia tells them to play something else
    • Yogi and Lusa try to see who can go they longest without moving
    • Lusa loses and they ask Stella to tell them the story of the Bear Tree
    • At night, Stella tells Lusa and Yogi of the cub with a star in his tail

Chapter 3

  • Toklo's point of view
    • Toklo almost gets crushed by a firebeast
    • Toklo and Oka find Tobi some dandelions to eat
    • Oka finds a dead deer
    • When they finish, Toklo leads them to a grain spill and a larger bear chases them away
    • Oka tells them that they must go to the Great Salmon River

Chapter 4

  • Kallik's point of view
    • Nisa catches a seal and they share it
    • The ice breaks and Taqqiq falls into the water and Kallik separates onto an island of ice
    • Nisa saves them
    • Nisa, Kallik, and Taqqiq cross a channel one by one, but orcas attack
    • An orca kills Nisa just as she pushes Kallik onto the ice

Chapter 5

  • Lusa's point of view
    • Lusa races Yogi up a tree
    • King teaches Lusa how to climb trees
    • Lusa climbs to the top of the tree and sees many animals
    • Lusa asks Stella them but she says to ask King
    • Ashia and Lusa play a game pretending to be in the wild

Chapter 6

  • Toklo's point of view
    • Oka tells Toklo how to catch a salmon
    • Toklo wakes up to Tobi dead
    • Oka yells at Toklo and stays the rest of the day with Tobi

Chapter 7

  • Kallik's point of view
    • Kalliks sets off to find Taqqiq
    • Kallik tries to catch a seal but misses
    • Kallik finally makes it to land

Chapter 8

  • Lusa's point of view
    • Lusa finds Ashia sick and tries to feed her fruit
    • Lusa show flat-faces that Ashia is sick and they take Ashia away

Chapter 9

  • Toklo's point of view
    • Oka tells Toklo they must do the death ritual and bury Tobi
    • Toklo and Oka arrive at the Gret Salmon River
    • Shoteka attacks Toklo but Oka fights him off
    • Toklo tries to fish but gets swept away by the current
    • Shoteka tries to drown him
    • Oka leaves Toklo to die

Chapter 10

  • Kallik's point of view

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

  • Toklo's point of view
    • Toklo lays down on a rock and watches Oka
    • A mother bear tells Toklo to go back to Oka
    • Toklo lays down by his mother and falls asleep
    • Toklo awakes to find Oka burying him
    • Oka claws at Toklo and he runs away

Chapter 13

  • Kallik's point of view
    • Kallik finds a dead rabbit
    • Kallik catches a plover
    • Kallik reaches a river and crosses it
    • Belugas arrive and swim with Kallik to the other side
    • Kallik finds walruses and they case her away

Chapter 14

  • Lusa's point of view
    • Oka arrives at the Bear Bowl
    • Lusa talks to Oka
    • King tells Lusa to stay away from Oka
    • Ashia explains to Lusa why she must stay away from Oka

Chapter 15

  • Toklo's point of view
    • Toklo finds two squirrels, a stoat, and many other animals
    • Toklo climbs the mountain and finds the bear he stole food from
    • Toklo finds wild onions and eats them
    • Toklo digs a den and dreams of being the lonely bear

Chapter 16

  • Kallik's point of view
    • Kallik meets Purnaq and they go to the Burn-Sky Gathering Place, where Kallik tries to find Taqqiq

Chapter 17

  • Lusa's point of view
    • Oka claws one of the feeders, injuring him
    • Lusa promises Oka that she will go into the wild and find Toklo

Chapter 18

  • Toklo's point of view
    • Toklo tries to catch some salmon, but isn't able to
    • Toklo finds a mother bear with her two cubs, Fochik and Aylen.
    • When Fochik catches a salmon, Toklo steals it and the mother bear chases him away.

Chapter 19

  • Kallik's point of view
    • Kallik tries to find Taqqiq at the Burn-Sky Gathering Place
    • Kallik leaves on the Claw Path with the other bears to a no-claw area in hope of finding Taqqiq there

Chapter 20

  • Lusa's point of view
    • Lusa tells Yogi, King, Stella, and Ashia that she want to go to the wild.
    • Lusa tries to escape
    • Lusa pretends to be sick
    • The feeders take Lusa to the treatment room in a cage
    • Lusa escapes from the cage and starts traveling toward the forest

Chapter 21

  • Toklo's point of view
    • Toklo follows the river to the valley
    • In the valley, Toklo hears gun shots and flat-faces screaming
    • Toklo awakes to find a flat-face point a metal stick at him
    • Toklo flees and another cub follows him
    • The cub gets shot in the leg and Toklo helps him escape
    • They stop for the night to rest, but when Toklo awakes, the cub is gone

Chapter 22

  • Kallik's point of view
    • Kallik follows Purnaq on the Claw Path
    • Kallik stops for the night and when she awakes, Purnaq had already left
    • Kallik follows his scent toward a row of houses, where she hears gunfire
    • Kallik smells food and goes into a flat-face den
    • Before Kallik can take the meat, a flat-face tranqulizes her

Chapter 23

  • Lusa's point of view
    • Lusa travels through the flat-face denning area
    • Lusa climbs a fence to enter a backyard where she meets a cat
    • Lusa stops at a house to check the metal cans for food
    • Lusa opens the first bin and finds potato sticks and other foods
    • When Lusa opens the second can, the lid pops off, making a loud crash that alerts the flat-face
    • The flat-face lets his dog out, which chases Lusa away.

Chapter 24

  • Toklo's point of view
    • Toklo awakes to see a flat-face cub standing over him
    • The flat-face cub introduces himself
    • Toklo agrees to let Ujurak travel with him

Chapter 25

  • Kallik's point of view
    • Kallik awakes in an enclosure with another bear named Nanuk
    • Nanuk tells Kallik the purpose they were at the enclosure

Chapter 26

  • Lusa's point of view
    • Lusa looks at the trees to find bear spirits
    • Lusa climbs a tree, where she stay for the night
    • When Lusa awakes, she finds a buzzy tree and eats the honey from inside.
    • The bees that live in the buzzy tree sting Lusa away.
    • Lusa comes across some blackberries.
    • A brown bear comes along and snarls that Lusa is in his territory.
    • The brown bear pins Lusa down and tells her that she's his prey.

Chapter 27

  • Toklo's point of view
    • Toklo and Ujurak are climbing up a mountain
    • Ujurak explains how he is following a star, as if he is drawn to it
    • The bears go to sleep
    • When Toklo wakes up, Ujurak is looking for worms
    • Ujurak asks Toklo about his mother, but he is reluctant to answer
    • Ujurak continues to ask lots of questions, annoying Toklo
    • Ujurak accidentally morphs into a bird, but quickly morphs back
    • Toklo and Ujurak attempt to catch salmon at a river, but Ujurak keeps messing up, accidentally morphing into a salmon
    • Toklo, trying to save Ujurak, tells a group of nearby bears not to eat the salmon, saying that they are poisoned
    • After Ujurak morphs back, Toklo says he cannot travel with him anymore and goes on by himself
    • Toklo cannot manage to go by himself and goes to take care of Ujurak to make sure he doesn't get hurt

Chapter 28

  • Kallik's point of view
    • Nanuk wakes up Kallik, saying it is time to go
    • Nanuk tells Kallik the no-claws will put them to sleep and put them back on the ice
    • Kallik wakes up again to find she and Nanuk are on a metal bird high in the air
    • The bird passes through a cloud, and Nanuk tries to calm Kallik down
    • The bird crashes into the ice with flames and everything goes black
    • Kallik awakes to find Nanuk hurt
    • As the white she-bear dies, she tells Kallik to go to the place where the spirits dance
    • Kallik thanks her for taking care of her and sets off to the Endless Ice

Chapter 29

  • Lusa's point of view
    • Lusa wrenches herself free and climbs a tree
    • The grizzly leaves and Lusa decides to travel at night
    • Trying to avoid grizzly territory, Lusa reflects on how she'll never see the Bear Bowl again
    • Lusa reaches a lake and wallows in the water
    • She stays by the three lakes for five sunrises, feasting on berries
    • Lusa reaches the dead forest at the end of the lakes
    • Eventually buds reappear on the trees and Lusa recognizes it as a living forest
    • She settles down in a hollow by some tree roots, which look oddly like Stella
    • Saying goodnight to "Stella", Lusa wonders how she will ever be able to find the lost cub if the wild is so big

Chapter 30

  • Toklo's point of view
    • Toklo, with help from Ujurak as an eagle, kill and eat a mountain goat
    • They travel into the dead forest, where Ujurak accidentally turns into a hare
    • Toklo chases after him to find a small black bear had caught him
    • Ujurak transforms back into a bear, confusing the black bear
    • Toklo wants to scare her away, but Ujurak stops her
    • The black bear cub reveals herself to be Lusa, and that she has been looking for Toklo
Seekers Cliffnotes
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 Horizon
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