'the sort of book you dream of reading ... ' TIMES '... the story grips you like a wolf's jaws and won't let go ... taut, elegant prose. Children, who are often very close to these animist beliefs, will find this imagined world as thrilling as Tolkien's or Pullman's ... The climax is superb. With Wolf fighting demons by Torak's side for another four books, wolves have never looked more like a boy's best friend.' Amanda Craig, TIMES Second brilliant instalment in the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series, contains first chapter of book three, Soul-Eater. WOLF BROTHER & SPIRIT WALKER have sold over 300,000 copies since publication. Huge media and publicity coverage including Richard and Judy and Blue Peter TV appearances. Rights in series sold in 34 languages. Film rights optioned to Ridley Scott's production company, Scott Free, with 20th Century Fox.
Michelle Paver was born in central Africa, but came to England as a child. After gaining a degree in Biochemistry from Oxford University, she became a partner in a City law firm, but eventually gave that up to write full-time.
Gr 5-9-Torak, Renn, and Wolf are reunited in this eerie, fast-paced "Outbreak meets X-Files" sequel to Paver's Wolf Brother (HarperCollins, 2005). Torak has settled in with the Raven Clan, more or less happily, although he still misses Wolf. This changes when a hideous disease starts attacking not only the Ravens, but the Forest clans as well. Torak is convinced that he has something to do with it and heads out to look for the Seal Clan, who might have a cure. After a terrifying run-in with a boar and the "True Forest People," who tell him about the tokoroth, children stolen to become hosts to demons, he is kidnapped by three Seal Clan boys. Renn also knows about the tokoroth and goes in search of Torak. She first meets up with Wolf, and they join forces. On Seal Island, the mage Tenris, who claims to know the cure for the disease, sends Torak and his three kidnappers off on a dangerous expedition to find the secret ingredient. Near death, Torak discovers the ability to "Spirit Walk"-leave his body and become another creature. He, Renn, and Wolf also learn the truth about the "Soul-Eater." Knowledge of events in the first book isn't required to make this a fun read, but newcomers will be clamoring for it, and all will eagerly await the next installment.-Mara Alpert, Los Angeles Public Library Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
'This is easily the greatest book I've ever read. Wolf Brother, the first book in the series, was just brill and I coiuldn't see this book being any better but it was, I couldn't believe it! I read it in two days I was so addicted. The adventure is brilliant and the run of events that happen throughout are breathtaking. I can't wait til the next book Soul Eater is out!' -- Sam Norton, aged 11 NOTTINGHAM EVENING POST
Torak, the 12-year-old first introduced in Wolf Brother (PW called this launch title in the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series "part riveting nature story, part rite of passage saga"), must find a cure for a deadly sickness that plagues the primeval forest in Spirit Walker by Michelle Paver, a quest that takes him to the islands of the Seal Clan and brings some disturbing truth to light. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.