Author(s): Michelle Paver
As winter approaches and Souls' Night draws near, the Eagle Owl Mage holds the clans in the grip of terror. To fulfill his destiny, Torak must seek his lair in the Mountain of Ghosts. He must defy demons and tokoroths, and find his way through the Gorge of the Hidden People. Wolf must overcome terrible grief. Renn must make an agonizing decision. And in the final battle against the Soul-Eater, Torak must face the most heart-rending choice of all.
Dazzling entertainment, seamless storytelling - Torak must defy demons and tokoroths and make a shattering choice in this epic, prize-winning finale to his quest to vanquish the terrifying Soul-Eaters.
Winner of Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2010.
"...the themes of friendship and sacrifice are strong, and the descriptions of hunting, tracking and living in the world of six thousand years ago are as vivid and interesting as ever... I'm going to miss the Forest and the clans now that the series is over. The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness are aimed at younger teens but I still love them aged nearly-sixteen, and I don't think I'll outgrow them any time soon." -- Kitty (young reviewer) SCOTTISHBOOKTRUST.COM "The final part of the brilliant Chronicles of Ancient Darkness... The saga of dark versus light is told with Paver's rigourous pace and brilliant attention to the detail of Torak's World" -- Fiona Noble THE BOOKSELLER "A literary treat for any young reader looking for something slightly different from the mass of children's releases" HACKWRITERS.COM "These books are wonderful examples of how children's books at their best are motored by brilliant, seamless plotting. There is no waste - everything is taut, clean, efficient... There is a beautifully realised sense of an organic culture depicted in these books, and good and evil is measured in relation to how much these characters respect their environment" -- David Mohan DAVID MOHAN WORDPRESS BLOG
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 grew up in Wimbledon and, following a Biochemistry Degree from Oxford, she became a partner in a City law firm. Eventually, she gave up her career in law to follow her long-held dream of becoming a writer. Successfully published as an adult author of historical fiction, CHRONICLES OF ANCIENT DARKNESS are her first - brilliant - books for children.