Publication Date: 02/04/2020 ISBN: 9781789540550 Category:

Viper’s Daughter

Michelle Paver

Publisher: Head of Zeus
Publication Date: 02/04/2020 ISBN: 9781789540550 Category:
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Run Wild with Wolf Brother. Million-copy-selling author, Michelle Paver immerses you in ice-cold magic and non-stop adventure, as Torak, Renn and Wolf battle for their lives and use all their skills and knowledge of nature to survive.

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.

Also available as an audiobook, read by Sir Ian Mckellen

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

Publisher Review

'Well-written and alive with authentic details' Time & Leisure. 'Readers learn a tremendous amount about Stone Age life from the depth of authentic detail that Paver weaves effortlessly into her story, whilst never sacrificing fast pace and page-turning gusto' Book Trust. 'A world of exhilarating adventure where nature is honoured, where demons thrive, and where the bond of friendship are all' Parent Talk. 'It was such a thrill to revisit Torak, Wolf and Renn's world. I was enthralled from start to finish. 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. 'Paver's journeys permeate her work with rich detail, bringing not only the landscape to life by the human existence too' The Bookseller. 'I grew up reading the Wolf Brother series ... Viper's Daughter both quenches a thirst and reignites my hunger for more' Ollie Campbell, 17, reader. '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. 'Michelle Paver is a writer of extraordinary talent. I was enthralled, from start to finish. The storytelling was every bit as vivid and immersive as I remembered ... 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. 'A triumph of storytelling ... The sense of adventure and human spirit is exhilarating, and Paver's passion for nature, for wildlife, for the world's wondrous wilds is an immersive joy ... The sense of demonic danger is powerfully palpable, the writing rich, yet exquisitely sparse and smoothly readable, and the entirety of this enthralling adventure is laced with an uplifting sense of camaraderie, love and legend' LoveReading4Kids. 'What rich, dazzling, immersive storytelling. The landscape was so bright the light left me blinking, the details as sharp as a carved bone needle. To journey with Torak and Renn, and Wolf, whose ears were so keen he could hear the clouds pass, was an absolute privilege. 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. 'Meticulously researched, atmospheric [...] and relentless, this instalment deservedly introduces Paver to a new generation of readers' Guardian. 'Children trapped at home now have at least one reason to celebrate - the long-awaited return of the Wolf Brother series ... This is immersive and gripping, with richly evocative descriptions of the natural world and Paver's total control of her imaginary kingdom maintains the tension to the very end. Welcome back!' Daily Mail. 'This is a story of demons, mammoths and the hostile landscape of the north ... Both love story and supernatural adventure, underpinned by research into (and experience of) survival skills and the practices of ancient clans. It transports us a long way from here' Sunday Times, Book of the Week.

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