Six Thousand Years Ago. Evil Stalks the land. Only twelve-year-old Torak and his wolf-cub companion can defeat it. Their journey together takes them through deep forests, across giant glaciers, and into dangers they never imagined.
In this page-turning, original, and spectacularly told adventure story, Torak and Wolf are joined by an incredible cast of characters as they battle to save their world, in this first book in The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness.
Since the age of ten, Michelle Paver has dreamed about running with the wild wolves in the prehistoric forest. Writing The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series has been a way for her to fulfill this dream. To research Wolf Brother, Michelle traveled through the forests of northern Finland and Lapland; slept on reindeer skins; ate lichens, forest berries, and pine resin (Stone Age chewing gum); and peered into the mouth of a very large brown bear. Born in Malawi, she moved to England as a young girl. She is the author of several adult novels, and this is her first children's book.
Ian McKellen is internationally renowned for his distinguished work on the stage and screen over four decades. He has won over 40 acting awards. He plays Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and Magneto in the X-Men films. Throughout his career, he has enjoyed working regularly for radio. His solo reading of The Odyssey for Penguin Books won an Audie in 1997.