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As winter approaches and Souls' Night draws near, the Eagle Owl Mage holds the clans in the grip of terror.

To fulfill his destiny, Torak must seek his lair in the Mountain of Ghosts. He must defy demons and tokoroths, and find his way through the Gorge of the Hidden People. Wolf must overcome terrible grief. Renn must make an agonizing decision. And in the final battle against the Soul-Eater, Torak must face the most heartrending choice of all.

©2009 Michelle Paver (P)2009 Orion Publishing Group

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  • Jay Dunlop
  • 08-21-09

An enthralling conclusion to a great saga.

We held our breath and waited to see if this book could match the high standards of those which preceded it. It was worth the wait, and yes it does come up to standard! As beautifully crafted as before, and impeccably read by Ian McKellen, this is an extremely fitting conclusion to the series.
Torak, Renn, & Wolf find themselves in terrible danger from the remaining Soul-Eater. his tokoroths and the deep magic which the Eagle Owl mage commands. All the clans are threatened, and Torak finds himself fearful to even enter his beloved forest. Dark Fur and Pebble too play their parts and in the end all must make a decision, for as Wolf knows 'No wolf can belong to two packs'.
The final outcome is not without sacrifice on all sides but provides perhaps the most rewarding conclusion to what has become a truly classical piece of writing. The six books stand shoulder to shoulder with other recent classics, including Philip Pullman's much lauded 'Dark Materials' trilogy.
Generations of children will read this series, or listen to Ian's spectacular readings and will be drawn into Torak's world.For this is a world which we can believe, smell and touch, and serves as a reminder to all of us that if we kill our forests, mountains, rivers and lakes, our world too will be consumed by demons.
Thank-you Michelle. Your switch from lawyer to story teller was well worth it!

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  • Hudson
  • 04-16-18

Best series EVER

The whole family enjoyed this series. Brilliantly read by Gandalf. Strong characters. Great plots. Lots of excitement and action with loads of twists and turns along the way. We particularly liked the way all elements in the stories come together - the landscape, the people and, of course, the wonderful cast of animal characters, like wolf and the ravens.

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  • Kaitie
  • 02-13-21

I would die for Dark

Wholesome. Good. Yes. I loved it. I don't really know what else to say. Can't wait to listen to the next one

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  • Kathy
  • 04-24-21

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The end of the original Chronicles of Ancient Darkness and it was good of a little underwhelming.

The Good:
- A satisfying resolution to the overarching storyline.
- The ambience is done really well and the book has a lots of suspense and tension.
- There were some twists that I really hadn't expected (or remembered) and thoroughly enjoyed.

What could have been better?
- The ending was nice, in that everything worked out in a reasonably predictable way. Possibly the new books address this but the ending felt super neat with all the ends tied up in a bow.

I've really enjoyed revisiting this series and am going to try out the new books very soon.

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  • R-the Relentless
  • 02-28-21

Beautiful

Another amazing addition to the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness! I loved each chapter, and hung on every word spoken by Ian McKellen. Paver creates a beautiful story

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  • Bethany F.
  • 10-27-20

amazing

Absolutely amazing! Love the passion that Ian McKellen has throughout the book. The story was engulfing and I hated when I had to stop listening.

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  • Chester 2003
  • 06-12-20

Fabulous end to the series

I have loved all of the books in the series and honestly didn't want it to come to an end. But this concluding storyline made getting to
the end of the book a pleasure

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-21-20

brilliant

I loved each and every book in the series, I remember reading the books about 15 years ago and loved listening to Ian McKellen telling the stories. I would definitely recommend this series to any one who likes the old ways and my kids who are 8 and 6 loved them as well thank you Michelle Paver for a really good read/listen

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  • Rebecca S
  • 02-24-20

Wow what a book

This is quite honestly the best book I have ever ever read! And I’ve read thousands! I love this author. What a talent.

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  • beck
  • 09-06-19

great series

I have absolutely loved this series of books, and sad to finish them. So well written and good story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-15-18

wonderful

I have enjoyed following this series. Wonderful story and wonderfully presented. Couldn't stop listening. Thanks

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  • Bethany
  • 07-02-17

sad it's over!

What a wonderful series of books by Michelle Paver, and a wonderful series of performances by Sir Ian McKellen.

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  • Skye
  • 05-09-16

Great Book

great book All In All I think it needs some description and the most important part.
I also think that the most memorable part is when Torak is with the Soul Eater