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Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver

Wolf Brother (2004)

by Michelle Paver

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Series: Chronicles of Ancient Darkness (book 1)

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Listened to this one on audio. Great narrator (obviously; it's Ian McKellan). It's a setting I love (prehistoric Britain). This is Rosemary Sutcliff territory, and she's a hard one to catch. Sutcliff was a master at language; Pavel is certainly competent but she can't convey the magic and myth of the era quite as well. Still, a good story that moved along a predictable route - but that's from my perspective as an adult -- I think I would loved this as a kid.
  wintersdoor | Jul 2, 2017 |
4.5/5 stars
I enjoyed this book just as much as I did when I read it for the first time a few years ago. This is definitely more a middle grade novel, but that made it no less enjoyable. Definitely going to continue to re-read the rest of the series! ( )
  ACascadeofBooks | Oct 5, 2016 |
  johnrid11 | Feb 14, 2016 |
I read this when I was a kid and wondered how it would hold up now that I'm older. I still love it. It's still brilliant ( )
  emmyreads | Jan 4, 2016 |
Thus far, I have minimal motivation to really get into this book. It's starting very slowly and usurping many outmoded (i.e. racist) Native American stereotypes for the fake society in this book.

Update: This book took a LONG time to get started. It wasn't until Renn and Torak leave the village that things become endurable and at that point things start becoming far better than the beginning. The obnoxious stylization of fake Native American speak ("fast water" as the word for river and likewise) never becomes anything less than insulting and really ruined the voice of the story for me. That being said, for such a cliche on the "chosen one" trope, the story itself isn't too bad. ( )
  benuathanasia | May 22, 2015 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Michelle Paverprimary authorall editionscalculated
Ferrier, BertrandTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fordham, JohnCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Garthon, BirgittaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McKellen, IanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Omland, StianTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Orcese, AlessandraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Post Uiterweer, EllisTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Taylor, GeoffIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Torak woke with a jolt from a sleep he'd never meant to have.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060728272, Paperback)

The epic journey of boy and wolf begins

Six thousand years ago. Evil stalks the land. According to legend, 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. Torak and Wolf are terrified of their mission. But if they do not battle to save their world, who will?

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6,000 years ago, twelve-year-old Torak and his guide, a wolf cub, set out on a dangerous journey to fulfill an oath the boy made to his dying father--to travel to the Mountain of the World Spirit to destroy a demon-possessed bear that threatens all the clans.… (more)

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