|“||I have no choice but to die... NO! I have jumped for a tree, jumped for a raven, jumped for a cougar. I shall jump for the sun!||”|
–Faolan when he jumps over the wall of fire in Lone Wolf, page 211
|族群||Pack of the Eastern Scree|
Faolan MacDuncan is a young male dire wolf (Canis dirus) and is the main protagonist of the Wolves of the Beyond series, as the books follow his life. He is the son of Morag and Kinnaird. Faolan was born as a outcast, malcadh because of his splayed paw and left on ice to drown, but was rescued by Thunderheart, a female grizzly. He soon joins the MacDuncan pack of the Eastern Scree and becomes a gnaw wolf, and later becomes part of the Watch. He is also the one who "jumped for the sun".
Later, he along with Edme are sent by the Watch to help the Blood Watch and stop the Skaars Dancing. Faolan leads the pack of survivors to the Distant Blue. Faolan is the fourth incarnation of the first Fengo.
Fao means both River and Wolf, and Lan means Gift. So his name means "Gift of the River", "River Gift", "Wolf Gift from the River", "Wolf Gift", ect. In actual reality, Faolan is an Irish name which means "Little Wolf".