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Spirit Walker

Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, Book 2
Narrated by: Sir Ian McKellen
Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
Categories: Children, Fiction
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Publisher's Summary

Thousands of years ago an orphan boy and his wolf cub companion challenge a demon bear that threatens to destroy their world forever. With the help of the World Spirit, Torak destroys the bear, but his beloved Wolf is lost in the ensuing avalanche.

And Torak's quest is far from over. A strange, creeping sickness, silent and deadly, is threatening the Ravens, whose leader Finn Kedinn has told Torak something of his history. Word arrives that the Seal Clan have the cure and Torak must face a lonely journey across treacherous terrain alive with menace and danger to find it. He must search for the rare herb which is part of the cure and find it by Midsummer. On the Seal's Island he stumbles into a world utterly unlike his own. And here Torak is welcomed by the kindly Seal Mage, Teneris, and kinsman, Bale. But all is not as it seems, Torak must keep his wits about him to judge who might be friend or foe, to face the dark art of the Soul Eaters, who haunt him even in his dreams, and to master his fears.

©2005 Michelle Paver (P)2005 Orion Publishing Group Ltd.

Critic Reviews

"The story grips you like a wolf's jaws and won't let go." ( Saturday Times)
"Another gripping, taut adventure in the ancient world." ( The Herald)

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10/10 would recommend for anyone!

This has been a staple series in my family ever since each book came out, and it's so amazing to re enter Torak's world every time.
Michelle Paver has such a knack for how it could have been 6000 years ago, and Ian McKellan does an amazing job narrating this! Wolf is my favourite character and he does so well with him.

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Beautiful

This book really feels as though it's setting up for the next ones which I can't wait to read

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  • Signe othelie
  • 12-10-2019

Old magick

Its just a Magical world Michelle has created.
It is a must to read!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-08-2017

Marvellous <3

Both Michelle Paver and Ian McKellen are transporting us again in Today's world and what a journey ! Wether you're 7, 20 or 80 years old, please do listen to this fabulous audio book !

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  • Andrew
  • 04-08-2009

Better than the first book

Now I enjoyed the first book in this series, it was well written, well read and engaging. It did however feel a bit predictable, something that this book makes up for. It keeps the revelations coming right up to the end and while the plot progression is slower I think the story benefits from this, especially as you see relationships forming and breaking.
If you liked the first book I'd definately give this one a read.

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  • Nadia
  • 30-05-2009

Spirit Walker

This is the second book in the series. In this story, Torak comes into contact with the first of the Soul Eaters, an evil group of rennagades thirsty for power and domination over all and whom it is Torak's destiny to destroy. We're also introduced to Bale, a relation of Torak's and a key figure in the series. Michelle Paver moves away from her forest setting of Wolf Brother and explores the world of the sea clans. She does so with her usual skill for description. This is a more than worthy sequel to Wolf Brother.

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  • Martin and Sofia Carter
  • 28-10-2019

Fantastic

I love this series of books and am looking forward to the third instalment of the series

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  • Lukasz
  • 11-08-2019

The best series ever

I listened to this book after my class listened to the first book. We didn’t finish it but I still wanted to do so. I read the rest of the first book and got hooked. I’m going to listen to the 3rd book soon and I want the world to know the chronicles of ancient darkness is the best book series ever!

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  • Mia
  • 16-06-2019

GRIPPING!!

it usually takes me a month or more to read a book, picking it up and putting it down again but with this book I couldn't put it down it too me 2 day and I loved every second of it. I found myself talking to the audio book like I was really in the story ot was so gripping.

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  • q
  • 11-02-2019

The soul eater review

A very good book it tomorrow could use some more expression in sir Ian McLellan's voice. All in all its awesome!

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  • Douglas Mackay
  • 29-12-2018

My daughter & I both love this series

such good stories throughout this series & expert narration from Ian Mckellan. only challenge is not listening without my daughter as I enjoy it so much

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  • J. Carter
  • 21-09-2018

Could listen to this for hours

This was such a compelling story. As this is the second book in the series, I wasn’t sure where that was going to grip me with the same passion, I shouldn’t have been worried. Ian McKelles narration makes the book so easy to listen to, and you feel like you’re right there in the middle of the story.

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  • Roel Vinckens
  • 16-09-2017

Great!

Once again Ian McKellen brings to life the characters and the scenery of this great story. His love for the material and his passion for the job really make things click. If ever these books are made into films, and in my opinion they should, we can only hope that the same quality will be reached.
Can't wait to start the third one!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-04-2017

Stunning

Although the series of books sounds rather childish, I disagree with this entirely! Appropriate for all ages this book is tense and heartwarming in places. I suggest this for all people who want to listen for hours without seeing the time pass!