Liam MacDuncan
Liam macduncan
Liam is a young gray male wolf.

General Info

Species: Dire Wolf

Gender: Male


Duncan MacDuncan- Father

Cathmor MacDuncan- Mother


Fur: Gray

Eyes: Green


Clan: MacDuncan Clan

Pack: Carreg Gaer


Shadow Wolf, Frost Wolf, Spirit Wolf

Current and Previous Status

Current: Deceased

Past: MacDuncan chieftain, MacDuncan wolf


Deceased (crushed by boulder)



Spoiler warning!
This article contains plot details from one or more of the books.
He's probably not even a bad wolf at all. Just a dumb wolf with some idiot idea.
— Mhairie as she unknowingly regards Liam in Frost Wolf

Liam was the son of Cathmor and Duncan MacDuncan. While a minor character in Shadow Wolf, he later became a main character in Frost Wolf.


Spoiler warning!
This article contains plot details from one or more of the books.
Like his mother and father, Liam was most likely a gray wolf, and his gray pelt wasn't changing color like his parents, because he was still young. He had green eyes and a black or brown nose.

In Frost Wolf, he took a mask from the grave of Gwyndor (Gwynneth's father). Liam wore it and claimed to be a Prophet sent from Skaarsgard.


Duncan MacDuncan - Birth Father

Cathmor - Birth Mother

Dunforth MacDuncan - Grandfather

Liam MacDuncan (the first) - Great-Grandfather


Shadow Wolf

After his father dies, Liam succeeds him and becomes the chieftain of the MacDuncan Clan, although there are rumors that Cathmor, his mother, is the true power.

Later in the book, he holds a "trial" where Faolan is accused of the murder of a malcadh pup. The Sark, Gwynneth, Faolan, Mhairie, and Dearlea reveal the truth and Liam organizes a byrrgis to go after Heep, although Heep runs out of the Beyond and into the Outermost.

Frost Wolf

After the death of his mother, Cathmor, Liam begins to go by-lang for long periods of time, worrying the Fengo, Finbar, so he sends Faolan and Edme to see him. An owl messenger had been sent before to inform them of
Skaars Dancers

Skaars Dancing.

their coming, which make Liam think that word of a disastrous two-pack byrrgis must have reached the Fengo. He calls a raghnaid to tell them the news. He calls for Alastrine, (so he can delay the bad news) to consult with her and the Wind Scouts. Some of the higher-ranking wolves talk to him with disrespect, and fighting breaks out. It is reavealed by Mhairie and Dearlea that fighting breaks out a lot, and that Lord Adair is bamboozling Liam. Later, the Sark remembers that when she was hunting with a byrrgis, Liam seemed to hesitate and couldn't make up his mind, resulting in a fight among the wolves

Liam McDuncan as the Prophet

in the byrrgis, and he slinks away, humiliated. It is then revealed that Liam is the Prophet when Faolan, Edme, and the Sark try to find out who stole Gwyndor's mask, and Faolan is chasing the "Prophet". The Prophet hesitates, much like how Liam had hesitated in the byrrgis, they find out that Liam was behind the madness of the dancing wolves, who danced to their deaths, and that he, Liam MacDuncan, is the Prophet. Liam says that he was trying to put the
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wolves out of their pain. He is then taken to a group of Skaars Dancers by Faolan and Edme so that they can unmask him in front of all those who dance for him, and a she-wolf stops dancing after he is unmasked, but starts to dance again after her mate tells her to do so, despite her pup begging her not to.

Spirit Wolf

As Gwynneth, the Sark and Liam return Gwyndor's mask, the earthquake erupts. It is mentioned the chieftain seems to have sunken into a permanent submission posture. When the Sark says she smell something, he adds that he does too. As a boulder is loosened, it lands on Liam, which kills him immediately. He isn't mentioned anytime in the book afterwards.


In Spirit Wolf, Liam was crushed by a boulder. The Sark and Gwynneth heard him yelp when it happened.


-The name Liam is Irish, it means 'resolute protector'

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