And Torak's quest is far from over. A strange, creeping sickness, silent and deadly, is threatening the Ravens, whose leader Finn Kedinn has told Torak something of his history. Word arrives that the Seal Clan have the cure and Torak must face a lonely journey across treacherous terrain alive with menace and danger to find it. He must search for the rare herb which is part of the cure and find it by Midsummer. On the Seal's Island he stumbles into a world utterly unlike his own. And here Torak is welcomed by the kindly Seal Mage, Teneris, and kinsman, Bale. But all is not as it seems, Torak must keep his wits about him to judge who might be friend or foe, to face the dark art of the Soul Eaters, who haunt him even in his dreams, and to master his fears.
"The story grips you like a wolf's jaws and won't let go." (Saturday Times)
"Another gripping, taut adventure in the ancient world." (The Herald)
Both Michelle Paver and Ian McKellen are transporting us again in Today's world and what a journey ! Wether you're 7, 20 or 80 years old, please do listen to this fabulous audio book !
Now I enjoyed the first book in this series, it was well written, well read and engaging. It did however feel a bit predictable, something that this book makes up for. It keeps the revelations coming right up to the end and while the plot progression is slower I think the story benefits from this, especially as you see relationships forming and breaking.
If you liked the first book I'd definately give this one a read.
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This is the second book in the series. In this story, Torak comes into contact with the first of the Soul Eaters, an evil group of rennagades thirsty for power and domination over all and whom it is Torak's destiny to destroy. We're also introduced to Bale, a relation of Torak's and a key figure in the series. Michelle Paver moves away from her forest setting of Wolf Brother and explores the world of the sea clans. She does so with her usual skill for description. This is a more than worthy sequel to Wolf Brother.
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A good audiobook. I loved 'Wolf Brother' and would highly recommend it. I feel 'Spirit Walker' did not quite live up to the charm, magic, atmosphere, relationship and character of 'Wolf Brother', but still good.
Ian McKellan's narration was excellent in 'Wolf Brother'. He is still good in 'Spirit Walker', but I felt his heart was not in it quite so much. I felt he went a little fast this time, as if perhaps he had other projects to be busy with - as if not quite so engrossed in the story. Still good. Love Ian McKellan as an actor and narrator.
I respect Michelle Paver greatly as a writer from reading Wolf Brother. This one was a little gruesome in places, especially for children. I hope Michelle will not rely on shock to hold the reader, rather than the excellent story-telling of the first book. A good story. I will buy the next book.
Thank you, Michelle! Thank you Ian! Please keep up the good work!
Once again Ian McKellen brings to life the characters and the scenery of this great story. His love for the material and his passion for the job really make things click. If ever these books are made into films, and in my opinion they should, we can only hope that the same quality will be reached.
Can't wait to start the third one!
Although the series of books sounds rather childish, I disagree with this entirely! Appropriate for all ages this book is tense and heartwarming in places. I suggest this for all people who want to listen for hours without seeing the time pass!
What isn't there to love with this immaculately performed, superbly written audio book. Although intended for younger readers, this book is of a standard which people of all ages can appreciate.
Just finished this one and the kiddies are clamouring for the next one. Wonderful stories.
The second book, and I must say even better than the first.
When you first look at the title of the book I think that everyone says to themselves, " Demons ", well in a way yes, but not how we expect it...
In this thrilling adventure Wolf, Torak and Ren, find themselves thrown into a unexpected journey, one that will take them to new places, meet new friends and enemies.
In summary, the name " Spirit Walker " is a truly fitting title to this book, and in this new world that Torak has entered nothing is as it seems...
I recommend this book to all users and hope that they enjoy it as much as I did.
Every book every thing is amasing so I love yore books manly the conicals of ancient darkness
this book was amazing i love michelle paver. It grips you from start to finish and you dont want to put it down