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Chronicles of Ancient Darkness: Spirit Walker By Michelle Paver

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Dazzling entertainment, seamless storytelling - the second adventure in Torak's quest to vanquish the terrifying Soul-Eaters.

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Chronicles of Ancient Darkness: Spirit Walker: Book 2 by Michelle Paver

Thousands of years ago an orphan boy and his wolf cub companion challenge a demon bear that threatens to destroy their world forever. With the help of the World Spirit, Torak destroys the bear, but his beloved Wolf is lost in the ensuing avalanche. And Torak's quest is far from over. A strange, creeping sickness, silent and deadly, is threatening the Ravens. Word arrives that the Seal Clan have the cure and Torak must face a lonely journey to find it. On the Seal's Island he stumbles into a world utterly unlike his own. Here life moves to the rhythms of the sea, the Seals build shelters from whale bones and skim the waves in fast, beautiful kayaks. And here Torak is welcomed by the kindly Seal Mage, Teneris, and kinsman, Bale. But all is not as it seems - Torak must keep his wits about him to judge who might be friend or foe. As in 'Wolf Brother' Michelle Paver's sheer passion for her story set in a world of myth and natural magic, shines through in this skilfully woven, exciting and brilliantly satisfying second instalment of the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness.

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'...the momentum for this should be considerable' -- Jennifer Taylor CHILDREN'S BOOKSELLER '...Wolves are more than just her [Michelle's] friends - they've helped to make her a millionaire and a global publishing phenomenon' -- Sally Williams DAILY TELEGRAPH '...the perfect concoction of action and narrative is what makes the book so attractive. ...Paver has succeeded in producing a first-class story supported by substantial moral messages... unclouded by the present day' -- Edward Malnick DAILY TELEGRAPH (Books) 27/8/05 '...another gripping, taut adventure in the ancient world' -- Anne Johnstone THE HERALD, 3/9/05 'This book looks set to outdo the massive success of its predecessor' -- Julian Exposito BOOKSELLER CHILDREN'S BUYER'S GUIDE: HIGHLIGHTS '...the story grips you like a wolf's jaws and won't let go...Her [Paver's] account of their spiritual beliefs suggests deep anthropological research but feels new-minted when described in her 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 SATURDAY TIMES 10.09.05 '...compelling sequel to Wolf Brother' FUNDAY TIMES 'It's a classic plus - boy journeys and sturggles towards truth with faithful animal friend - but so well done, so fully visualised in so few brush strokes and cliche-free.' -- Gay Hicyilmaz TES 'very well researched... and the stunning revelation at the end of the story will leave you unable to wait for the next instalment.' -- Fred Heffer (Age 12) UNDERCOVER 'the author manages to make you feel like you are part of this ancient world. The next installment is out soon. I can't wait.' -- Jessica Dyer SUNDAY HERALD 'spell-binding... The second adventure in Torak's quest to vanquish the terrifying Soul-Eaters dazzles, as Michelle Paver's passion for her story, set in a world of myth and natural magic, shines through in this skilfully woven tale.' -- Staff of Waterstone's Middlesbrough TEESIDE EVENING GAZETTE 'a must read... I adore this series, which packs as much punch as Harry Potter in its feel for Bronze Age hunting and survival.' -- Amanda Craig SATURDAY TIMES 'themes of evil and power are strongly realised and the charming front of evil deepens the authenticity of characterisation. The plot is tightly crafted and the pace of the novel never slackens, escalating towards a dramatic crescendo... Spirit Walker offers profound insights into the human condition... highly recommended.' -- Aine Nic Gabhann INIS (CHILDREN'S BOOKS IRELAND) 'This powerful story about the bond between a boy and a wolf and the battle between good and evil transports the reader not only to Stone Age Northen Europe by the minds of those who lived there.' -- Anne Johnstone THE HERALD 10.12.05 'guaranteed to have you totally hooked!' DISNEY BIG TIME 'Spirit Walker is a thoroughly entertaining read. Fans will not be disapointed.' SUNDAY JOURNAL (DERRY) 27.11.05 'I loved this book because it's really exciting and you always want to read on. It is unputdownable and there's a cliffhanger at the end of every chapter. Every bit as good as Wolf Brother but it's much scarier!' -- Sebastian Johnson (age 10) SUNDAY EXPRESS 5.2.06 'There are scenes of high tension and excitement, especially towards teh end, and what remains in the memory are the strong human bonds and physicality of the lives they lead.' BOOKS FOR KEEPS 'Fans of Wolf Brother cannot fail to be equally captivated by this second title in the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness...Paver's prose is rich and evocative. The reader is transported to a fictional context which is wholly convincing, and the depth of her research has paid huge dividends here.' -- Rachel Bowler SCHOOL LIBRARIAN

About Michelle Paver


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 - brilliant - books for children.

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Chronicles of Ancient Darkness: Spirit Walker: Book 2 by Michelle Paver
Michelle Paver
Chronicles of Ancient Da
Used - Like New
Hardback
Hachette Children's Group
2005-09-07
288
184255171X
9781842551714
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.