Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #2

Spirit Walker

By Michelle Paver; Geoff Taylor (Illustrator)
(Katherine Tegen Books, Library Binding, 9780060728298, 368pp.)

Publication Date: March 2006

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Mass Market Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Library Binding, Paperback, Hardcover, , Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback

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Description

A cry echoed through the Forest.
He froze.
It was not the yowl of a vixen, or
a lynx seeking a mate. It was a man.
Or something that had once been a man.
With a creeping sense of dread,
Torak watched the light between the
trees begin to fail. . . .

Torak is a boy apart. A boy who can talk to wolves. A boy who must vanquish the Soul-Eaters . . . or die trying.

As the Moon of No Dark waxes large, the clans fall prey to a horrifying sickness. Fear stalks the Forest. The very breath of spring seems poisoned. No one knows the cause—and only Torak can find the cure.

His quest takes him across the sea to the mysterious islands of the Seal Clan. Here Torak battles an unseen menace and uncovers a betrayal that will change his life—forever.

Spirit Walker is a spellbinding story of fellowship, treachery, and self-sacrifice that takes the reader further on the journey that began in Wolf Brother.




About the Author

Michelle Paver was born in central Africa, but moved to England as a child. After earning a degree in biochemistry from Oxford University, she became a partner in a London law firm, but eventually gave that up to write full-time.

Chronicles of Ancient Darkness arises from her lifelong passions for animals, anthropology, and the distant past. It was also inspired by her travels in Norway, Lapland, Iceland, and the Carpathian Mountains—and particularly by an encounter with a large bear in a remote valley in Southern California.




Praise For Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #2

“Paver has crafted an elegant and effective standalone novel whose fast pace will quickly engage readers.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Infused with an inexorable sense of menace.”
-Booklist

“Will whet readers’ appetites for the sequel.”
-KLIATT

“An eerie, fast–paced ‘Outbreak meets X–files’ sequel to Wolf Brother.”
-School Library Journal

“Paver incorporates vivid descriptions [and] details that enrich her complex tale without impeding its quick pace.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“Torak’s bravery against insurmountable dangers makes him an engaging and memorable hero.”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

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