Chronicles of Ancient Darkness: Wolf Brother Book 1 Michelle Paver

Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Paperback / softback 256 pages

ISBN:
9781842551318
Size:
197 x 129 x 19mm
Published:
15th June 2005
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Series:
Chronicles of Ancient Darkness
Interest age: from c 10 years


Overview

The first, bestselling novel in the million-copy-selling CHRONICLES OF ANCIENT DARKNESS series, WOLF BROTHER is a compelling page-turner like no other written by renowned author Michelle Paver.Thousands of years ago, the land is one dark forest. Its people are hunter-gatherers. They know every tree and herb and they know how to survive in a time of enchantment and powerful magic. Until an ambitious and malevolent force conjures a demon: a demon so evil that it can be contained only in the body of a ferocious bear that will slay everything it sees, a demon determined to destroy the world.Only one boy can stop it - 12-year-old Torak, who has seen his father murdered by the bear. With his dying breath, Torak's father tells his son of his burden. He must lead the bear to the mountain of the World Spirit and beg that spirit's help to overcome it.A terrifying quest in a world of wolves, tree spirits and Hidden People, a world in which trusting a friend means risking your life.Audio edition also available, read by Ian McKellen.

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. She gave up the City to follow her long-held dream of becoming a writer. Successfully published as an adult author, the CHRONICLES OF ANCIENT DARKNESS are her first books for children.

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