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Chronicles of Ancient Darkness


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Significant marketing and publicity campaign planned for OATH BREAKER. Super proofs available. Rights in series sold in 36 languages. OUTCAST hardback sold over 25,000 copies in its first month of publication! The CHRONICLES OF ANCIENT DARKNESS series has now sold over 800,000 copies since publication. Film rights optioned to Ridley Scott's production company, Scott Free, with 20th Century Fox. Previous title, OUTCAST, published to stellar reviews: 'His [Torak's] adventures in The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series have been thrilling from the first page, and he has become a great hero for the new generation' (The Times). 'Gripping... action-packed' (Observer). 'A triumph' (Independent). 'Impossible to put down... packed with action, mystery and strong friendship' (The Sunday Herald).

About the Author

Born in Malawi to a Belgian mother and a father who ran the tiny 'Nyasaland Times', Michelle Paver moved to the UK when she was three. She was brought up in Wimbledon and, following a Biochemistry Degree from Oxford, she became a partner in a big City law firm. Eventually, though, having submerged herself in myth and folklore (not at the office) and having been chased by a bear (again, not at work), she gave up the lawyer life to follow her long-held dream of becoming a writer. Successfully published as an adult author, the CHRONICLES OF ANCIENT DARKNESS are her first - brilliant - books for children.


'Michelle Paver's consistently splendid Chronicles of Ancient Darkness is an example of how gripping and life-enhancing the (children's book) genre can be.' -- Amanda Craig THE TIMES 'Another triumph for Paver, a former London lawyer who has meticulously researched natural and ancient history to create this enthralling saga of the clansment who hunted the forests of northern Europe 6000 years ago. It outclasses Call of the Wild and The Jungle Book in the pace of its plot, its sympathetically imagined characters, and it's details of doings.' -- Christina Hardyment THE INDEPENDENT 'Fiction for children really doesn't get much better than this' BOOKBAG.COM 'Oath Breaker will keep you on the edge of your seat' RED HOUSE 'Paver brings to life a world of 6,000 years ago, with fascinating descriptions of the food, the weapons and medicines forest dwellers might have used' PRESS ASSOCIATION

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