August 10, 2010

Prehistoric life

Chronicles of Ancient Darkness by Michelle Paver

Highly recommended for
Gr 5-9 a series delving in Mysticism, Magic, spirits and demons - tipped to be the biggest sensation in children's publishing since Harry Potter.

About the Author.
Michelle Paver was born in central Africa but went 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.
The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series came from Michelle's lifelong passion for animals, anthropology, and the distant past—as well as an encounter with a large bear in a remote valley in Southern California. To research the books, Michelle has traveled to Finland, Greenland, Sweden, Norway, Arctic Canada, and the Carpathian Mountains. She has slept on reindeer skins, swum with wild killer whales, and gotten nose-to-nose with polar bears—and, of course, wolves.

  1. Wolf Brother (First Edition) 6,000 years in the past, twelve-year-old Tarak and his guide, a wolf cub, set out on a dangerous journey to fulfill an oath the boy made to his dying father--to travel to the Mountain of the World Spirit seeking a way to destroy a demon-possessed bear that threatens all the clans.
  2. Spirit Walker (First Edition) When a deadly illness begins to afflict the clans, twelve-year-old Torak, with help from Renn and Wolf, embarks on a journey to find a cure, in the follow-up adventure to Wolf Brother. Reader's Guide available.
  3. Soul Eater (First Edition) When Wolf is taken by the Soul-Eaters, Torak must infiltrate their clan to bring him back.
  4. Outcast Cast out of the clans because his mark as a Soul-Eater has been revealed, Torak finds refuge on a distant island, but when he discovers that Seshru the Viper Mage has discovered his whereabouts, Torak has no choice but to stand and fight.
  5. Oath Breaker (First Edition) When he was outcast, Torak was the hunted one. Nine moons later he becomes the hunter when he vows to avenge the killing of one of his closest friends. Racked by guilt and grief, he follows the killer into the Deep Forest, where the World Spirit stalks the hidden valleys as a tall man with the antlers of a stag. But there is a rottenness at the heart of the Forest, for its clans have succumbed to the lies of the Soul-Eaters. Here, Torak must face fire, war, and overwhelming evil. Oath Breaker is a story about keeping promises and the true cost of vengeance.
There has been some talk of a movie but I could find not information on any casting or release dates. Until then I recommend the following link for all those who want to be clanners! Yes, the ALL-NEW CLAN is here! Welcome to your new home of the net, the place to meet fellow Clanners from all over the world - all of them passionate about Chronicles of Ancient Darkness.

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