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Skin Taker
01 Apr 2021 * HARDBACK * £12.99 * 9781789542417

In a new Wolf Brother adventure, Torak, Renn and Wolf face a devastating Dark Time that threatens everything they know. Something is coming that will test the Clans as never before, as they forge new ways to live and thrive in their beloved Forest.

Fiction / YFC (Children’s Fiction)
Extent: 304 pages  Format: 215 x 135 mm
Exclusive: GB AU NZ IN ZA SG   Not for sale: CA US
Viper's Daughter
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Skin TakerWolf Brother, 8by Michelle Paver

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. The Clans will be tested as never before, as they battle to find ways to survive and thrive in their beloved Forest.

In the Dark Time of midwinter, disaster strikes the Forest. Chaos rules. Bears woken from their dens prowl the shadowy valleys. Desperate clans battle for survival. Only demons thrive.

With their world in turmoil, Torak, Renn and Wolf are tested as never before. And as a new evil haunts the devastated land, Torak must risk his sanity, his life and even his souls to save everything he loves...

SKIN TAKER: read it as a standalone or part of the series and be carried back to the Stone Age, to nature, drawing you deeper into an astonishing environment and adventure which began with WOLF BROTHER and has captivated millions of readers.

'Can easily be read as a standalone novel, so skilful is the storytelling... Paver powerfully presents a world view that's magical but never primitive' Financial Times

'It transports us a long way from the here and now' Sunday Times, Children's Book of the Week

'This book is a novel to be cherished, treasured and loved by every young generation to come' LoveReading4Kids

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. Wolfbane is the final book in the series. Like the others it can be read as a standalone story. Twitter: @MichellePaver

Global bestselling and prizewinning author continues to her most successful series: 3 million copies sold in 36 territories.

Rich, dazzling, immersive storytelling which can be read as a standalone adventure.

Pure entertainment and escape back to the natural world.

CBMC code: D3N79

MARKET: Philip Pullman; Abi Elphinstone; David Almond; J.K. Rowling.

'Top-class storytelling in the eighth book in the stormingly good Wolf Brother series' Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

'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

'Fascinating insights into the characters' understanding of the world they live in. The story is one of adventure, mystery and suspense' Books for Topics

'Rich with descriptions of the natural world and imaginary kingdoms, a must for all Wolf Brother fans' Daily Mail

'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

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

This book gives the real meaning of friendship, love, teamwork and diligence, making you happy and sad at all the right times... I was thoroughly engrossed throughout this adventure and I felt as if I was living every moment with the clans. I enjoyed seeing the situation from different characters' viewpoints' First News (Lexie, aged 10)

There's no better time-travelling guide than Michelle Paver... Action, clever character development and glorious descriptions of nature 6,000 years ago' Hive

'I really liked this book! ... I wasn't able to read book seven in the series, but it didn't matter because you can see what's going on because Michelle Paver is really good at writing in an interesting way. People who either like fantasy or who are animal lovers will really enjoy this' Teen Titles

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