Run wild with Wolf Brother in a Stone Age world we all want to be a part of with million-copy-selling author, Michelle Paver. Danger, magic and non stop adventure await Torak, Renn and Wolf in a devastating Dark Time that threatens everything they know. The Clans will be tested as never before, as they battle to find ways to survive and thrive in their beloved Forest.
Michelle Paver was born in central Africa but came to England as a child. After gaining a degree in Biochemistry at Oxford University, she was a partner at a City law firm, until she gave that up to write full time. She is the author of the bestselling, award-winning series that began with Wolf Brother. The series has sold over 3 million copies in 36 territories, with acclaimed audio editions read by Ian McKellen. Skin Taker is the eighth book in the series. Like the others it can be read as a standalone story.
'Top-class storytelling in the eighth book in the stormingly good
Wolf Brother series' * Fiona Noble, The Bookseller *
'Seeing the world through the eyes of ancient hunter-gatherers is made effortless by incredible language and spectacular world-building by Michelle Paver, and readers will quickly be drawn into lives full of myth and mage craft. An outstanding fantasy adventure that is complex, exciting and absolutely unputdownable' * BookTrust *
'Paver writes with flair to thrust you deep into the heart of the forest; narratives from clans, bears and wolves provide an immersive read' * ReadingZone *
'The eighth and penultimate book in the Wolf Brother series and a compelling standalone, Skin Taker, is a story of survival, despite the capricious nature and fragility of Stone Age life' * Armadillo Magazine *
'Once again, Michelle Paver's writing instantly immerses the reader in Torak's world, her meticulous research adding layers of detail and atmosphere ... The characterisation is as strong as ever, making the reader instantly invested in their lives and the choices each has to make on their journey ... Another outstanding story, Skin Taker, like its fellows, deserves more than one reading to truly appreciate the detail and care with which it has been written. I cannot wait for the final instalment' * ReadingZone *
'I am completely in love with this world and reading any of the books in this series just puts an instant smile on my face. The author's writing style makes the smallest detail so fascinating and I could happily just read pages and pages about the characters' way of life ... An excellent series, so I would recommend it to readers aged 10+ who enjoy fantasy books involving legends, ancient magic, animals and adventure' * Toppsta *
'Such an excellent book set in the stone age! My favourite character is Torak because he seems so mysterious' * Toppsta *
'Another masterpiece: powerful, riveting, and breath-taking' * Toppsta *
'This can easily be read as a standalone novel, so skilful is the storytelling ... Paver powerfully presents a worldview that's magical but never primitive' * Financial Times *