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The halfway point in the series! Significant marketing and publicity campaign to build on hb success. Rights sold in 36 territories. SOUL EATER hardback has sold over 80,000 copies. The CHRONICLES OF ANCIENT DARKNESS series has sold over half a million copies since publication. Film rights optioned to Ridley Scott's production company, Scott Free, with 20th Century Fox. 'Paver is a master storyteller, whose clear, taut prose overlies complex research... The thrill of this remarkable series is that it makes readers percieve the world differently' (Times) 'consistently superb... meticulously realised...' (Times) 'exceptional storytelling... Paver...creates [a] fully realised fictional world... far removed from our own but utterly relevant and convincing' (Bookseller) 'A wonderfully imagined adventure... left me enlightened, moved and optimistic' (TES) 'SOUL EATER crackles with atmosphere' (Guardian) 'a triumph of the imagination' (Books for Keeps)
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.
Gr 5 Up-Michelle Paver's novel (Katherine Tegen Books, 2007) opens with the stillness of three friends' hunt for prey in the snowy woods, and very shortly one of them is captured. In a lovingly described post-Ice Age world, Torak and Renn set out to recover Wolf, Torak's pack-brother. Boy, girl, and wolf have faced physical hardship, human evil, and the darkness of otherworldly demons before, but this time they're in a race for Wolf's life, as Soul-Eaters plot to break down the barrier with the Otherworld. On the blinding white fields of the far north, the friends face killing blizzards, treacherous ice, tests of friendship and trust, and ravenous ice bears, and Torak is finally forced to confront his powers as a spirit walker. The third volume in the six-book series delivers convincing shifts from quiet reflection to heart-stopping action, strong characters, deft writing, and a well-researched prehistoric world in which dark magic is based on myth. Ian McKellen masterfully narrates with pacing that savors the quiet moments and heightens the drama. With each book the series darkens and deepens, as Torak learns more about himself and his heritage. The novel will appeal to both younger and older YA readers as it seamlessly weaves together adventure, survival, anthropology, the wild, and a young man struggling to find his place in the world.-Alicia Conklin, High School of Economics & Finance, NY Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
'continues to make gripping reading' -- Jennifer Taylor THE BOOKSELLER 'a great read; Paver's talent to create worlds brings the novel to life and is coupled with a tight plot which carries the reader along a breakneck speed and never allows the action to flag... once you pick it up, you will not want to put it down.' -- Margaret Brown, Waterstone's Kirkcaldy WATERSTONE'S BOOKS QUARTERLY 'Through her clever storytelling you feel as though you are journeying with Torak to rescue Wolf.' -- Hannah, Age 12 AQUILA
In Soul Eater by Michelle Paver, the third of the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness (PW said of the first, Wolf Brother, "Torak's coming-of-age tale will keep the pages turning"), readers return to the ancient forest setting of the first two books at wintertime. Torak and Renn head to the Far North to rescue Wolf, threatened by blizzards and the great white bear. (HarperCollins/Tegen, $16.99 336p ages 10-up ISBN 978-0-06-072831-1; Mar.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.