Wolf Brother: Book 1 Chronicles of Ancient Darkness
Written by Michelle Paver
Part of the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness Series
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Rich in detail which brings the past to life and makes the forest background vivid to all readers, Wolf Brother tells how orphaned Torak must set out on a terrible mission. Tricked, trapped and betrayed at almost every turn, it’s a lonely quest but Torak finds comfort in the support of a wolf cub. Relying on their quick wits, the two journey through danger until Torak must make the final sacrifice.
Titles in the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series:
1. Wolf Brother
6. Ghost Hunter
Wolf Brother: Book 1 Chronicles of Ancient Darkness by 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.
Torak is an unwilling hero. He is scared and trusts no one. His only companion is a wolf cub only three moons old, whom he seems to understand better than any human.
Theirs is a terrifying quest in a world of wolves, tree spirits and Hidden People, a world in which trusting a friend means risking your life.
'a remarkable novel, but in many ways the story behind it is even more phantasmagoric.' - Catherine O'Brien, The Times
'Well researched and beautifully written... a winner with boys and girls alike' -
Wendy Cooling, Child Education Magazine
'a gripping tale that rings true to our understanding of that distant time.' -
Julian Richards, BBC History Magazine
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