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Wolf Brother: Book 1 Chronicles of Ancient Darkness

Written by Michelle Paver

Part of the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness Series

Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 9+ readers Recommended Children's eBooks

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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

2. Spirit Walker

3. Soul-eater

4. Outcast

5. Oathbreaker

6. Ghost Hunter

Wolf Brother: Book 1 Chronicles of Ancient Darkness Synopsis

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 the burden that is his. He must lead the bear to the mountain of the World Spirit and beg that spirit's help to overcome it.

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.

Wolf Brother: Book 1 Chronicles of Ancient Darkness Press Reviews

'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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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781842551318
Publication date: 27/05/2005
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781444006605
Publication date: 02/09/2004
Publisher: Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781842551318
Publication date: 27th May 2005
Author: Michelle Paver
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Suitable for: 9+ readers
Genres: Fantasy / Magical
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Bookshelf Essentials

About Michelle Paver

Born in Malawi in 1960 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. She is the author of the brilliantly successful children's series, THE CHRONICLES OF ANCIENT DARKNESS, the final book of which won the 2010 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. An Interview with Michelle PaverWhat’s the ...

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