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Ghost Hunter

Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, Book 6
Narrated by: Ian McKellen
Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
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As winter approaches and Souls' Night draws near, the Eagle Owl Mage holds the clans in the grip of terror.

To fulfill his destiny, Torak must seek his lair in the Mountain of Ghosts. He must defy demons and tokoroths, and find his way through the Gorge of the Hidden People. Wolf must overcome terrible grief. Renn must make an agonizing decision. And in the final battle against the Soul-Eater, Torak must face the most heartrending choice of all.

©2009 Michelle Paver (P)2009 Orion Publishing Group
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An enthralling conclusion to a great saga.

We held our breath and waited to see if this book could match the high standards of those which preceded it. It was worth the wait, and yes it does come up to standard! As beautifully crafted as before, and impeccably read by Ian McKellen, this is an extremely fitting conclusion to the series.
Torak, Renn, & Wolf find themselves in terrible danger from the remaining Soul-Eater. his tokoroths and the deep magic which the Eagle Owl mage commands. All the clans are threatened, and Torak finds himself fearful to even enter his beloved forest. Dark Fur and Pebble too play their parts and in the end all must make a decision, for as Wolf knows 'No wolf can belong to two packs'.
The final outcome is not without sacrifice on all sides but provides perhaps the most rewarding conclusion to what has become a truly classical piece of writing. The six books stand shoulder to shoulder with other recent classics, including Philip Pullman's much lauded 'Dark Materials' trilogy.
Generations of children will read this series, or listen to Ian's spectacular readings and will be drawn into Torak's world.For this is a world which we can believe, smell and touch, and serves as a reminder to all of us that if we kill our forests, mountains, rivers and lakes, our world too will be consumed by demons.
Thank-you Michelle. Your switch from lawyer to story teller was well worth it!

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Best series EVER

The whole family enjoyed this series. Brilliantly read by Gandalf. Strong characters. Great plots. Lots of excitement and action with loads of twists and turns along the way. We particularly liked the way all elements in the stories come together - the landscape, the people and, of course, the wonderful cast of animal characters, like wolf and the ravens.

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Fabulous end to the series

I have loved all of the books in the series and honestly didn't want it to come to an end. But this concluding storyline made getting to
the end of the book a pleasure

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brilliant

I loved each and every book in the series, I remember reading the books about 15 years ago and loved listening to Ian McKellen telling the stories. I would definitely recommend this series to any one who likes the old ways and my kids who are 8 and 6 loved them as well thank you Michelle Paver for a really good read/listen

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Wow what a book

This is quite honestly the best book I have ever ever read! And I’ve read thousands! I love this author. What a talent.

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great series

I have absolutely loved this series of books, and sad to finish them. So well written and good story.

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Amazing finale

An absolutely stunning ending to this amazing series. Hands down my favourite collection of books, brought to life by a fantastic performance by Ian Mckellen.

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Tales of ancient darkness

Amazing story beautifully written by Michelle paver. Cried and enjoy laughed and wished I could be part of the story. Wonderful history of the far past. Thank you

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Wonderful thank you again

Having read these books myself I thought it was great to listen to them with my boys!
Thank you

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Just brilliant

One of the best book series I have read and just a perfect ending. Loved it