The Quest Begins (Seekers, Book 1)

Book 1 of 8 in the Seekers Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 6n/a5.474929

The first book in a thrilling animal fantasy series following the epic journey of three bears, from the #1 nationally bestselling author of Warriors.

When three young bears from different species—black, polar, and grizzly—are separated from their families, fate brings them together on a path that will change their lives forever. Along the way, they will face great danger, terrible tragedies, new landscapes, and situations that require all their ingenuity to survive.

For fans of Warriors, Survivors, and animal fantasy series like Wings of Fire and Foxcraft, Seekers is a sweeping and incredible journey through the beautiful, dangerous world of wild bears.

Hardcover, 320 pages
Published on May 27, 2008 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0060871229
ISBN-13: 9780060871222
24 Book Reviews
  • weirdisgood2023
    weirdisgood2023over 2 years44 stars
    Three future. This amazing book is told from different points of view, and depicts the world of three bears. I think there are many things both we and the main characters can learn from this book! Lusa: Ever since she was born, Lusa has lived in captivity. The young black bear doesn’t know what the world outside her cage looks like—but she doesn’t mind...most of the time. With family, friends, and all the food she could eat, her life is good. Except for one thing: She has often wondered what it would be like to live in the wild, fending for herself...and there is something inside her that tells her to leave everything she has ever known, and go into the wilderness. Then, Lusa meets a brown bear named Oka, who tells her to escape and deliver a message to her son, Toklo. But how will she do it? Escaping seems impossible. And she must have what it takes to leave. Toklo: Toklo’s cubhood has always been turbulent—but it gets even harder now. Alone, lost, and wandering, his only companion is a shape-shifting brown bear named Ujurak, who knows where they should go next. His mother left him a long time ago, but Toklo doesn’t know where she went. His brother had also died, and he has been grieving ever since. Moving on from the past is hard—and facing the future is even harder! Can he do it? The answer is closer than he thought. But then, his life is changed. He must travel through the distant, snow-covered land, all in search of a place where he will find answers to his biggest questions. Kallik: A young polar bear cub named Kallik and her brother, Taquiq, live in a cozy den with their mother. They have always been happy and safe, with a place that’s all to themselves. But both of them want to explore the world outside their den...and when they sneak out one day, Kallik is separated from Taquiq and thrust into a fight for survival. And when her mother goes missing, she doesn’t know what to do. Her life is at stake. She must survive. Can the bears follow their destiny? Read this book to find out!
    • aaa57
      aaa57almost 4 years55 stars
      I just got this book and all I can say is, I LOVE THIS BOOK.
      • starfish112
        starfish112over 4 years55 stars
        for the people who love polar bears, and grizzlies
        • demonheart
          demonheartabout 5 years55 stars
          I wish to read this after Wings of fire and when I'm finished with Warriors. I have heard it is ok. But I have also heard that survivors are terrible. I think I will read the first book to see if it is good in spare time...😸
          • aaa57
            aaa57almost 4 years55 stars
            I have read survivors. But I like this book way way way more.
          • talelisuzymija
            talelisuzymijaabout 5 yearsFeatured
            There are many lessons that each and every character learned in Seekers The Quest Begins. Kalik the bear lesson was to keep pushing through life even though it is hard. Lusa the bear lesson was that is easier to live with the humans than living out in the wild.Toklo the bear lesson was that it is hard to live without having a brother that Toklo used to play with. It also affects his life because he is sad all the time cause his brother is dead. Toklo`s brother is dead because when Toklo, his brother and mom were going to the “Great Bear Lake” Toklo`s brother was not feeling good and his eyes were foggy. The next day Toklo`s brother did not wake up. I would give this book a "8 out of 10" because it is a book about bears and it is funny, a little bit scary and it makes your adrenaline rise.I would would recommend this book to people who like animals and the circle of life. If there was one unanswered question it will be "How long did burn sky last and how hot did it get during burn sky." marvelous
            • emmylove444over 5 years
              and warriors is not that good at all I think that it is confusing but that only my opinion I rate warriors one star
              • emmylove444over 5 years
                I don't care what haters say this is a great book
                • traboss123
                  traboss123about 6 years
                  meh, I like warriors a lot better
                  • tuttletots123
                    tuttletots123about 6 years
                    This book really inspires the human confidence to encourage the manner of reading.
                    • imsuperboy
                      imsuperboyover 7 years44 stars
                      It's an awesome fun adventure of what different bears think.