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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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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.

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"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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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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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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this book is good

this book is great for sleep from the immersive narration to the shocking story thank you, Ian McKellen, and Michelle Paver for this great book and narration.

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Amazing

Amazing story, exceptional writing and description of detail. It truly inspires my imagination. Thank you

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Fantastic

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

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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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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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  • 11-02-19

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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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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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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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  • 02-02-20

Awesome book

I loved this book with story full of details, that had taken me into the Torak's world.

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  • Signe othelie
  • 12-10-19

Old magick

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

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  • 25-08-17

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 !