Author(s): Michelle Paver
The dreadful secret that Torak carries with him at the close of 'Soul Eater' is revealed and he is cast out from the clans. It's his fourteenth summer. He's alone, cut off even from Wolf and Renn. Hunted and on the run he takes refuge in unknown territory - the haunted reedbeds of Lake Axehead, where he is menaced by the Hidden People. Other threats lurk nearby and his battle with the Soul-Eaters is far from over ...As he fights for his life, Torak uncovers a deception too awful to contemplate, one that shakes him to the core and shatters his world.
Sales of CHRONICLES OF ANCIENT DARKNESS series now stand at over 700,000 copies. Sales of OUTCAST hb over 70,000 copies. Rights in series sold in 36 languages. Film rights optioned to Ridley Scott's production company, Scott Free, with 20th Century Fox. '...continues to make gripping reading' (The Bookseller). 'His [Torak's] adventures in The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series have been thrilling from the first page, and he has become a great hero for the new generation' (The Times). 'A triumph' (Independent). 'Paver's skillful storytelling leads the reader off on a compelling journey' (Scotland on Sunday). 'Impossible to put down ... packed with action, mystery and strong friendship' (Sunday Herald).
'Detailed, intelligent fantasy doesn't come much better than this' INIS
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.