New Release Books by Michelle Paver

Michelle Paver is the author of Skin Taker (2021), Viper's Daughter (2020), Wakenhyrst (2019), Warrior Bronze (2017), The Crocodile Tomb (2016) and other 92 books.

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Skin Taker

release date: Apr 01, 2021
Skin Taker
In a new Wolf Brother adventure, Torak, Renn and Wolf face a devastating Dark Time that threatens everything they know. Something is coming that will test the Clans as never before, as they forge new ways to live and thrive in their beloved Forest.

Viper's Daughter

release date: Apr 02, 2020
Viper's Daughter
A boy. A wolf. The legend lives on. Viper''s Daughter is the seventh book in the award-winning series that began with Wolf Brother, selling over 3 million copies in 36 territories. Like them it can be read as a standalone story. For two summers Torak and Renn have been living in the Forest with their faithful pack-brother, Wolf. But their happiness is shattered when Renn realizes Torak is in danger – and she''s the threat. When she mysteriously disappears, Torak and Wolf brave the Far North to find her. At the mercy of the Sea Mother and haunted by ravenous ice bears, their quest leads them to the Edge of the World. There they must face an enemy more evil than any they''ve encountered. Viper''s Daughter plunges you back into the Stone-Age world of Torak, Renn and Wolf: a world of demons, Hidden People and exhilarating adventure which has entranced millions of readers. PRAISE FOR VIPER''S DAUGHTER: ''What rich, dazzling, immersive storytelling ... The best book I have read this year by a country mile. (By a wild arctic length of many wolf lopes, I suppose I should say)'' Hilary McKay, author of The Skylarks'' War. ''Michelle is in a league of her own with this series and what luck for us all that she hasn''t finished with Torak, Renn and Wolf''s world yet'' Abi Elphinstone, author of Rumblestar. ''Viper''s Daughter is sharp, striking, and loaded with the wisdom of the deep past. I am in awe of Paver''s accomplishment'' Sophie Anderson, author of The House with Chicken Legs. ''Skillful, satisfying, and minutely researched, this powerful evocation of an ancient world is vivid in its imagery and captivating in its excitement'' Adrienne Byrne, Muswell Hill Children''s Bookshop. ''Paver''s love for the natural world comes across so strongly in her writing and her imagination takes you on a twisting, fantastic journey all the way to the Edge of the World'' Grace Barrett, Waterstones Norwich.

Wakenhyrst

release date: Apr 04, 2019
Wakenhyrst
A Times Best Book of 2019. "Something has been let loose..." In Edwardian Suffolk, a manor house stands alone in a lost corner of the Fens: a glinting wilderness of water whose whispering reeds guard ancient secrets. Maud is a lonely child growing up without a mother, ruled by her repressive father. When he finds a painted medieval devil in a graveyard, unhallowed forces are awakened. Maud''s battle has begun. She must survive a world haunted by witchcraft, the age-old legends of her beloved fen – and the even more nightmarish demons of her father''s past. Spanning five centuries, Wakenhyrst is a darkly gothic thriller about murderous obsession and one girl''s longing to fly free by the bestselling author of Dark Matter and Thin Air. Wakenhyrst is an outstanding new piece of story-telling, a tale of mystery and imagination laced with terror. It is a masterwork in the modern gothic tradition that ranges from Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker to Neil Gaiman and Sarah Perry.

Warrior Bronze

release date: Jan 31, 2017
Warrior Bronze
International bestseller Michelle Paver sets the stage for an epic final battle in this riveting conclusion to Gods and Warriors, the Bronze Age adventure series Hylas has returned to his homeland, and the fate of the world rests on his shoulders: He must find the prophesized dagger of Koronos and keep the Crows from wielding it in battle, or they will rule the land forever. But he must also locate Issi, his lost sister, to keep her safe from the impending war. Torn between his duty and his family, Hylas and Pirra split up to conquer their tasks. But fate has many surprises for them, and neither challenge is as straightforward as it seems. Aided by Havoc the lioness, Echo the falcon, and many old friends, Hylas and Pirra must defeat the Crows once and for all—or lose everything trying.

The Crocodile Tomb

release date: Jan 26, 2016
The Crocodile Tomb
Readers of Peter Lerangis’s Seven Wonders and Brandon Mull’s Five Kingdoms will love the mesmerizing Egyptian setting in the fourth installment of this epic survival story series Hylas and Pirra finally arrive in Egypt, only to find that the dagger Userref guarded is missing. Even worse, Telamon and the Crows are also in Egypt to hunt for the dagger, and they''ll stop at nothing until they get what they''ve come for. But when Hylas realizes where the dagger is hidden—in Egypt’s ancient tombs, buried with the restless souls of the dead—it''s going to take all of his courage to slip inside. And as his otherworldly visions grow stronger, Hylas isn''t confident that he''ll have the strength to make it out alive. With Havoc the lioness and Echo the falcon at their sides, Hylas and Pirra must rescue the dagger and make a daring escape...before the gods of Egypt consume them all.

The Eye of the Falcon

release date: Jan 22, 2015
The Eye of the Falcon
Fans of epic adventure will love the life-or-death stakes in the third Gods and Warriors book The eruption of the volcano has shrouded the sun in ash, and the harsh winter is never-ending. With no trace of his lost sister to be found, Hylas takes ship for Keftiu, to find Pirra and free her from captivity. But the Crows are also coming to Keftiu, led by the power-hungry Telamon. And Telamon knows what Hylas doesn’t: that in the chaos of the volcanic eruption, Pirra took the Crows’ prophesized dagger. Aided by Havoc, the lion cub, and Echo, a falcon of the Goddess, Hylas and Pirra will face the Crows once again, in a terrifying epic battle to save the land—or destroy it. Readers of Rick Riordan, T.A. Barron, and John Flanagan will love this exciting Bronze Age series.

Thin Air

release date: Oct 05, 2017
Thin Air
The Himalayas, 1935. Kangchenjunga. The sacred mountain. Biggest killer of them all. Five Englishmen set out to conquer it. But courage can only take them so far. And the higher they climb, the darker it gets.

The Burning Shadow

release date: Jan 16, 2014
The Burning Shadow
For fans of Nancy Farmer and Lloyd Alexander comes international bestselling author Michelle Paver’s second novel in the Bronze Age adventure series. While searching for his kidnapped sister, Outsider Hylas takes a dangerous detour when he’s captured as a slave and sent to the copper mines of Thalakrea. Hylas faces brutal overseers and lethal cave-ins while evading his enemies, the Crows. With the aid of an orphaned lion cub and his friend Pirra, Hylas must escape the mines and shatter the power of the Crows for good. But the prophecy is still at work and Hylas cannot escape its grasp, especially when the anger of the oldest god is awakened.

Gods and Warriors

release date: Sep 04, 2012
Gods and Warriors
An action-packed new series set in the mysterious, dangerous Bronze Age Young Hylas--goatherd, Outsider, thief--is hunted by powerful warriors who want him dead and have kidnapped his sister. Hylas is forced to flee his home, but not before a mysterious stranger gives him a bronze dagger. While on the run, Hylas must use his skill and wits to survive a shipwreck and a great white shark attack, befriend a dolphin, and help Pirra, the runaway daughter of a High Priestess. Together with Pirra, the dolphin, and the valuable bronze sword, Hylas fights to discover why he''s being hunted and find his sister before the warriors find them.

Wolf Brother

release date: Sep 01, 2012
Wolf Brother
Thousands of years ago the land is one dark forest. Its people are hunter-gatherers. They know every tree and herb and they know how to survive in a time of enchantment and powerful magic. Until an ambitious and malevolent force conjures a demon: a demon so evil that it can be contained only in the body of a ferocious bear that will slay everything it sees, a demon determined to destroy the world. Only one boy can stop it - 12 year old Torak, who has seen his father murdered by the bear. With his dying breath, Torak''s father tells his son of the burden that is his. He must lead the bear to the mountain of the World Spirit and beg that spirit''s help to overcome it. Torak is an unwilling hero. He is scared and trusts no one. His only companion is a wolf cub only three moons old, whom he seems to understand better than any human. Theirs is a terrifying quest in a world of wolves, tree spirits and Hidden People, a world in which trusting a friend means risking your life. Launched at the height of the Harry Potter phenomenon, the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness is the ultimate magical adventure. This edition contains brand new interviews with Michelle Paver. Audio edition also available, read by Ian McKellen.

Outcast

release date: Sep 01, 2012
Outcast
Torak is alone and on the run. Rejected by the clans and hunted by all who cross his path, he hides out in the haunted reedbeds of Lake Axehead - where he falls prey to an even greater menace.

Warrior Bronze (Gods and Warriors Book 5)

release date: Aug 04, 2016
Warrior Bronze (Gods and Warriors Book 5)
Michelle Paver''s superb Bronze Age epic reaches its dramatic, spine-tingling conclusion. Hylas and Pirra return to Akea for their final confrontation with their arch-enemies, the Crows. They must recover the dagger of Koronos if they are to end the warriors'' brutal rule. Only if old and new friends join forces can they hope to triumph - but the price of victory may be higher than either Hylas or Pirra has dreamed . . .

Soul Eater

release date: Sep 01, 2012
Soul Eater
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... Launched at the height of the Harry Potter phenomenon, the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness is the ultimate magical adventure. This edition contains brand new interviews with Michelle Paver. Audio edition also available, read by Ian McKellen.

Chronicles of Ancient Darkness: Chronicles of Ancient Darkness Complete 6x EBook Collection

release date: Sep 05, 2013
Chronicles of Ancient Darkness: Chronicles of Ancient Darkness Complete 6x EBook Collection
The complete six adventures in Torak''s quest to vanquish the terrifying Soul-Eaters - Wolf Brother, Spirit Walker, Soul Eater, Outcast, Oath Breaker and the award-winning final volume, Ghost Hunter.

Chronicles of Ancient Darkness Complete 6 EBook Collection

release date: Sep 05, 2013
Chronicles of Ancient Darkness Complete 6 EBook Collection
The complete six adventures in Torak''s quest to vanquish the terrifying Soul-Eaters - Wolf Brother, Spirit Walker, Soul Eater, Outcast, Oath Breaker and the award-winning final volume, Ghost Hunter.

The Crocodile Tomb (Gods and Warriors Book 4)

release date: Aug 06, 2015
The Crocodile Tomb (Gods and Warriors Book 4)
''If an Outsider wields the blade, the House of Koronos burns . . .'' A country at the edge of the world. A hidden tomb. A buried secret. Hylas and Pirra have found their way to the mysterious land of Egypt in pursuit of the dagger of Koronos, only to find that the Crows have got there first. Led by Hylas''s deadly enemy, Telamon, they are determined to recover the legendary blade, by any means necessary. But the dagger now lies buried beyond the reach of mortals. If Hylas and Pirra want it back, they will have to make the most dangerous journey of all - into the realms of death itself . . . ''Spellbinding'' Telegraph The fourth novel in the bestselling Gods and Warriors series by Michelle Paver.

Dark Matter

release date: Oct 21, 2010
Dark Matter
January 1937. Clouds of war are gathering over a fogbound London. Twenty-eight year old Jack is poor, lonely and desperate to change his life. So when he''s offered the chance to be the wireless operator on an Arctic expedition, he jumps at it. Spirits are high as the ship leaves Norway: five men and eight huskies, crossing the Barents Sea by the light of the midnight sun. At last they reach the remote, uninhabited bay where they will camp for the next year. Gruhuken. But the Arctic summer is brief. As night returns to claim the land, Jack feels a creeping unease. One by one, his companions are forced to leave. He faces a stark choice. Stay or go. Soon he will see the last of the sun, as the polar night engulfs the camp in months of darkness. Soon he will reach the point of no return - when the sea will freeze, making escape impossible. And Gruhuken is not uninhabited. Jack is not alone. Something walks there in the dark. This Special Edition Ebook will feature exclusive material: AUTHOR EXTRAS: Dark Matter ¿ An exclusive interview with Michelle Paver and an extended author biography with integrated photos of the landscape of Spitsbergen. COVER DESIGN: Dark Matter ¿ the jacket designer¿s take and cover design progression (5 x visuals). DARK MATTER - A SHORT FILM: Dark Matter ¿ Turning the novel into a short promotional film and Dark Matter - The Film Director''s Cut, the rejected film scripts, the final film script and behind the scenes at filming (3 x visuals).

Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #6: Ghost Hunter

release date: Jun 01, 2010
Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #6: Ghost Hunter
Her cry rips the souls from your marrow. With her spear she snares them. She devours them. Eostra truly is an eater of souls. Winter is coming. Souls'' Night draws near. Eostra, the Eagle Owl Mage, holds the clans in the grip of terror. Torak must leave the Forest and seek her lair in the Mountain of Ghosts, while Renn faces an agonizing decision. Wolf, their faithful pack-brother, must overcome wrenching grief. And in the final battle against the forces of darkness, Torak will make the most shattering choice of all. Ghost Hunter, the final book in the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series, draws the reader for the last time into the shadowy world of the deep past and brings Torak to the end of his incredible journey.

Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #5: Oath Breaker

release date: Jan 26, 2010
Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #5: Oath Breaker
A thrilling story about friendship, loyalty, and revenge 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.

The Eye of the Falcon (Gods and Warriors Book 3)

release date: Aug 07, 2014
The Eye of the Falcon (Gods and Warriors Book 3)
Winter was colder than anyone can remember, and there is no spring. The eruption of Thalakrea has shrouded the sky in ash, and blotted out the Sun. Fate brings Hylas to the island of Keftiu. He is desperate to find his friends: Pirra, the daughter of the High Priestess, and Havoc the lion cub. But Keftiu has suffered more than anywhere from the fury of the gods, and the once-prosperous island has been ravaged by cold, famine and plague. As Hylas sets off alone, he is tormented by the fear that Pirra and Havoc may not have survived the winter...

Wolfbane

release date: Sep 01, 2022
Wolfbane
The grand finale of the Wolf Brother series by Michelle Paver. Wolf is swept out to Sea and hunted by an ice demon bent on eating his souls.

Chronicles of Ancient Darkness X6 *TBP*

release date: Apr 01, 2011
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