HarperTrophy, Paperback, 9780060728304, 360pp.
Publication Date: February 20, 2007
As the Moon of No Dark waxes large, the clans fall prey to a horrifying sickness. Fear stalks the Forest. 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.
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.
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.
“Paver incorporates vivid descriptions [and] details that enrich her complex tale without impeding its quick pace.”
“Infused with an inexorable sense of menace.”
“Will whet readers’ appetites for the sequel.”
“Torak’s bravery against insurmountable dangers makes him an engaging and memorable hero.”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
“Paver has crafted an elegant and effective standalone novel whose fast pace will quickly engage readers.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“An eerie, fast–paced ‘Outbreak meets X–files’ sequel to Wolf Brother.”
-School Library Journal