Soul Eater (Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #3)
|Series:||Chronicles of Ancient Darkness|
Torak has survived the summer and his heart-stopping adventure in the Seal Islands. He and Wolf are together again. But their reunion is all too short-lived. As mid winter approaches Torak learns the worst from the White Fox clan - Wolf has been snatched. In a desperate bid to rescue him, Torak and Renn must brave the frozen wilderness of the Far North. They tread a deadly dangerous path as they step into a world of deceit, treachery and lies and come face to face with the the most powerful and feared mages alive. Cruel Thiazzi, the Oak Tree Mage, Seshru the Viper Mage, beautiful and manipulative, and Nef the gruff Bat Mage - here too is Eostra, the mysterious Masked One - all of them bound by their desire for all creatures to bow before them. Under the dark wings of night Torak confronts vengeful ice bears, mistrust, broken promises and a terrifying evil. Another step is taken on his quest to destroy the Soul-Eaters, but with it comes the burden of an utterly chilling secret of his own...
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)
'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
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.