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Significant marketing and publicity campaign planned for OATH BREAKER. 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 840,000 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.


Gr 5-9-Torak is living with his foster father Fin-Kedinn and the Seal Clan when his friend Bale is murdered. Vowing revenge against the soul-eater who killed him, Torak and Renn discover that there is a bigger plot at work, one that threatens all of the clans of the forests. Torak must see past his hatred and vengeful quest to stop the evil that has taken root. Once again Paver blends her knowledge of animals and the ancient European landscape with magic and legend to add a new chapter to this story. Fans of the series will not be disappointed.-Genevieve Gallagher, Buford Middle School, Charlottesville, VA Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

...another triumph for Paver... * THE INDEPENDENT *
Fiction for children really doesn't get any better than this. * THE BOOKBAG *
Each and every page will have the reader on a knife edge of life and death,... If you've not been introduced to this series yet then we do urge you to dip in for it has everything a reader could wish for whether they're 9 or 109. * LOVEREADING4KIDS *

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