Author(s): Michelle Paver
When he was outcast, Torak was the hunted one. The following spring, he becomes the hunter when he swears to avenge the killing of one of his closest friends. To fulfil his oath he must brave the hidden valleys of the Deep Forest, where the clans have reverted to the savagery of an earlier time. Here, Torak finally learns why he is the Sprit Walker and discovers the true cost of revenge.
Significant marketing and publicity campaign planned for OATH BREAKER. Rights in series sold in 36 languages. OUTCAST hardback sold over 25,000 copies in its first month of publication! The CHRONICLES OF ANCIENT DARKNESS series has now sold over 840,000 copies since publication. Film rights optioned to Ridley Scott's production company, Scott Free, with 20th Century Fox. Previous title, OUTCAST, published to stellar reviews: '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). 'Gripping... action-packed' (Observer). 'A triumph' (Independent). 'Impossible to put down... packed with action, mystery and strong friendship' (The Sunday Herald).
'Dazzling entertainment...seamless storytelling' -- Julia Eccleshare LOVE READING.CO.UK 'Michelle Paver just gets better and better' SHOUT MAGAZINE
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 was brought up in Wimbledon and, following a Biochemistry Degree from Oxford, she became a partner in a big City law firm. Eventually, though, having submerged herself in myth and folklore (not at the office) and having been chased by a bear (again, not at work), she gave up the lawyer life to follow her long-held dream of becoming a writer. Successfully published as an adult author, the CHRONICLES OF ANCIENT DARKNESS are her first - brilliant - books for children.