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Treasure Hunt with Swapit!

We’re running a treasure hunt with from now until the 6th January 2013! There will be an image linking to the Swapit treasure hunt somewhere in the front page – right now it’s embedded somewhere a little hidden in the past…can you find it? You’ll need to be registered with Swapit before you can follow the link in the picture – get hunting!

The Survival Challenge Pt. II is coming…

Dear Clanners,

In case you missed Part I of the Survival Challenge a few months ago, you can find it at the link below, and still test your skills at surviving a day in a hostile new world! In case you’ve been wondering where on earth Part II has been, well wonder no more – it is currently being written and we are aiming to have it released by 25 November. We’re intending for it to be over double the length of the previous Challenge, with much heftier – and more difficult – decisions to make based on the situation you found yourself in at the end of Part I.

In the meantime, don’t forget to drop by the forums and let us know what you thought of Part I – praise, criticism, comments are all welcome!

You can find Part I here.

The Fall 2012 Clancast with Michelle is now live!

This Sunday past, Michelle Paver took part in the Fall 2012 Clancast here on! If you missed out on this great opportunity to be able to speak directly to Michelle herself, don’t worry – you can now access a recording of the event on the ‘Clancast Live’ tab on the far right of the menu bar above. This Clancast proved to be a really fun event – a lot of Clanners phoned in to discuss Gods and Warriors, the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, and even one or two questions about Dark Matter! So if you’re at all keen to hear some (rather big) hints about the future of Gods and Warriors, head to the ‘Clancast Live’ tab right now to start listening!


Michelle Paver on virtuallyLIVE!


Dear Clanners,

Quick heads-up for everyone – on the 5th of November Michelle Paver, author of Gods and Warriors and the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, will be speaking on Puffin virtuallyLIVE about Gods and Warriors and her experiences researching and writing the second book in the series. Additionally, you’ll be able to hear her give some behind-the-scenes info on the first book, Gods and Warriors, and some insight as to how she recreated the Bronze Age world in which the story takes place, particularly with regards to some of the book’s less human characters! As if that’s not enough to convince you to watch the event, if you log in and watch the event live on the Puffin website you’ll be in with a chance of winning 30 copies of Gods and Warriors for your school! Interested? Then tune in to the following website on Nov 5th 2012 at 14:00 GMT – just click here!

Quarterly Competitions have returned!

Hi all,

Just a quick notice to let you know that the art and writing competitions held on The Clan since its beginning have returned this autumn in the form of the new Quarterly Competitions! Check out the announcement in the Quarterly Competitions forum by MidnightSWolf for more details, but in a nutshell, the new competitions combine the best of both the artistic and writing competitions with a new, totally open format – you can choose whatever medium you wish (whether painting, writing, sketching, sculpting, singing or anything else you can think of – we dare somebody to enter through the medium of interpretative dance!) as long as your entry fits the theme of this quarter’s competition. This time, the theme is Gods and Goddesses. For more info check out the announcement in the Quarterly Competitions forum!

The Survival Challenge Part I has begun!

Gather round, brave Clanners, to try your hand at survival in one of the most desperate and dangerous situations you can think of. Washed up on a beach alone, starving, with nothing but rags to your name, you face a struggle that will challenge you and force you to keep all your wits about you as you contend with starvation, the elements, and even the wild beasts of a forest simply to stay alive. You’re not alone, though – you’ll be able to compare notes with your fellow Clanners in the GODS AND WARRIORS forum and see who is doomed to death, who is struggling for survival and who is a born Survivor!

PLEASE NOTE! The Survival Challenge uses a different format to the vBulletin forums we use here on The Clan. You will need to re-register when it asks you to login; you can use the same username and email you’ve used for The Clan forums (in fact it’s easier if you do).

If you think you have what it takes to be a Survivor – take on the first part of the Survival Challenge and do your best to stay alive!

Michelle visiting Gothenburg!

As you may have seen on the Clan Events page, Michelle Paver, author of Gods and Warriors, will be visiting Gothenburg from the 27th until the 29th September at the Gothenburg Book Fair! Any Swedish readers – or anybody in Gothenburg around that time – if you’re a fan of Gods and Warriors, the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness or Dark Matter, get in touch for more details about Michelle’s visit! It’s Michelle’s last overseas trip before the end of October so if you’re in the area, be sure to get in touch!

Win tickets to Michelle Paver’s event at Cheltenham!

Michelle will be at Cheltenham Festival on Saturday 13th October to introduce her new series, Gods and Warriors, and we’ve got four tickets to give away to one lucky person! So if you want to hear Michelle talk about what inspired her to write the series and where her research for these books has taken her simply email Puffin on with the subject line Prize draw: Cheltenham Festival. You’ll need to include your name, address and email address in the email. Entries must be received by 30th September 2012 and please be aware that travel and expenses must be covered by the winner, and will not be part of the prize.

But that’s not all! Ten runners up will also be chosen and they will receive a special Puffin goody bag which will include a Gods and Warriors poster and three other Puffin books which you might also like! Good luck!


It’s the 27th August and that means one thing – GODS AND WARRIORS has been released in the UK! We hope you’re as excited as we are – we can’t wait to hear what you think about the first in Michelle’s brand new series set in the Bronze Age. If you haven’t already got a copy of Gods and Warriors, you can pick up a copy through Amazon (which will ship tomorrow) or your local bookstore. Don’t forget, you can also hear the entire first chapter FREE, here on The Clan.

Once you’ve started reading Gods and Warriors do swing by The Clan’s forums and tell everyone what you thought – we’d be very interested in hearing your opinions! Also, once you’re up to Chapter Four, you may be interested in a week-long competition we’re going to run here on The Clan – a multiple choice quiz on the events of the first four chapters which will be going live here tonight (UK time), the Gods and Warriors Wisdom Contest!

So check back tonight for the inaugural Gods and Warriors competition, and make sure to enter – the top eight entrants will be receiving signed copies of GODS AND WARRIORS from Michelle, making them highly valuable collector’s items!

A review of GODS AND WARRIORS to whet your appetite!

Ryan over at has uploaded a review of Michelle’s upcoming first book in her new series, Gods and Warriors! Get over there now and check it out – it’s a fairly in-depth review that doesn’t go too far into spoiler territory and should give you a great idea of what Gods and Warriors is all about! Let us know what you thought of Ryan’s review (and of Gods and Warriors, if you’re lucky enough to have it already) here in the Gods and Warriors forum on The Clan here.

And the winner is…

Dear Clanners,

The winner of the audio blog tour competition is none other than ScarWolf! Congrats Scar! We’re sure you’ll enjoy your prizes – a signed copy of GODS AND WARRIORS, soon to be released (27th August) and a special poster also signed by Michelle Paver herself!

In case you’ve missed it, you can still listen to the entire first chapter of GODS AND WARRIORS on The Clan at the following link:

We hope you’ve enjoyed the last week – as the release date for GODS AND WARRIORS grows ever closer the excitement here on The Clan will continue to mount – we can’t wait!

And the audio blog tour comes home to The Clan!

Hi Clanners!

It’s the seventh and final day of the Audio Blog Tour, and we hope you’ve been keeping up with the instalments of GODS AND WARRIORS’ first chapter over the last six days. Today we’ve got the ENTIRE  first chapter here, on The Clan, for you to listen to! Just open this post up to listen.

Enjoy listening – check back today at 17:00GMT for the announcement of the lucky winner of the Audio Competition, who’s going to be receiving a signed copy of GODS AND WARRIORS and a signed poster in the post very shortly!

Day #6 of the audio blog, and a correction to yesterday’s extract!

We regret that the wrong blog entry was posted yesterday – you can find extract #5 here at the Overflowing Library:

And today’s entry (Day #6) can be found at . Apologies for the confusion!

Day #5 of the tour, and another extract from GODS AND WARRIORS!

Check out the next audio clip HERE:

And if you haven’t already, check out Day #1 for a cool competition to enter with some awesome prizes!

Audio Blog Day #4 and another extract!

Check out today’s extract from GODS AND WARRIORS at ! And if you haven’t already, check out Day #1 for info on a fantastic competition we’re running alongside the tour!

Check back tomorrow for the fifth instalment in the audio blog series…

Day #3 of the blog tour!

And as Day #3 of the audio blog tour dawns upon us, the next audio extract of GODS AND WARRIORS is up at!

Check it out and have a listen – and if you haven’t already, go back to Day #2 and Day #1 of the tour to catch up on the previous extracts! Also, there’s a competition to be entered to be in with a chance of winning a signed copy of GODS AND WARRIORS and a signed poster too – go check out the Day #1 entry here on the front page for more!

Day #2 of the Audio Blog Tour!

It’s the second day of the pre-publication audio blog tour for GODS AND WARRIORS – and today the blog to visit is Writing from the Tub, which you can access at the following link:

Check out the second audio extract at the blog above, and if you haven’t already, check out Day #1 of the audio blog tour at with the first audio extract! Don’t forget to enter our competition in yesterday’s post – answer a simple question to be in with a chance of winning a signed copy of GODS AND WARRIORS and a signed poster!

Audio Blog Tour Day #1!

Good morning everyone! Today begins the Audio Blog Tour for book one of Michelle Paver’s forthcoming series, GODS AND WARRIORS! Every day this week (from today until Friday 10th August) you will be able to hear an excerpt from Chapter One of GODS AND WARRIORS on one of six blogs chosen to host an extract. Today you can listen to the first extract on . Make sure to tell us what you think!

On the final day (Fri 10th) we’ll be making the entire first chapter available to be listened to here on The Clan – and we’ll be choosing a winner for our competition! In order to be in with a chance of winning a signed poster and a signed copy of GODS AND WARRIORS, simply answer the following question and send the answer to nanuak at with the subject heading ‘Audio Competition’.


Gods and Warriors begins with Hylas, a 12 year old goatherd, running for his life. What name is given to the group hunting Hylas?

a)       The Black Warriors

b)       The Shadow Warriors

c)       The Dark Warriors

Check back tomorrow for the next blog on our tour, and the second extract from GODS AND WARRIORS!

Audio Blog Tour coming…

Dear all,

Keep an eye on The Clan’s front page over the next two weeks – starting August 4th there will be audio snippets of the first chapter of GODS AND WARRIORS released over a week through a lucky few literary blogs across the internet! We’ll be publishing the exact details of the blogs closer to the time, but get excited now – you’ll be getting a chance to hear the first chapter of GODS AND WARRIORS very soon indeed!

The Clan Twitter now live!

Check out the fantastic Clan Twitter that’s just gone live HERE:

Run by one of our fantastic Clan Guardians – Wolfbrother – it’s going to be receiving some exclusive updates on the build-up to the release of Gods and Warriors on August 27th! Keep checking back on the Twitter page for more (and if you haven’t already, check out and ‘like’ our Facebook page for pictures, info and updates on Michelle’s upcoming events leading up to the big day at the following link – just click here)

The Clan is now on Facebook!

For those of you keen on social networks, there’s now an official Clan page going live on Facebook! Check out the following link for more…

Be sure to visit, ‘like’ the page, get your friends to do so too, and have a look at some of the Facebook-exclusive photos we have of Michelle and her journeys over the last few years.

We’re also looking to release some exclusive Gods and Warriors artwork over the next few days on the Facebook page, so keep an eye out…

You can check out the page HERE!

GODS AND WARRIORS TRAILER – Exclusive to The Clan!

Those of you who attended the Michelle Paver Superfan Event last Saturday will have been the first in the world to see the brand new GODS AND WARRIORS Trailer – and the first website to host it in all its glory is The Clan! For those of you who weren’t at the event – start watching now – it’s sure to get you excited for what promises to be an earthshaking new series!


Dear Clanners,

It’s my pleasure to announce to you an exciting new competition being run here on The Clan to start the countdown to the fantastic new series by Michelle Paver, Gods and Warriors!  Thanks to Puffin (the publishers of Gods and Warriors) we have some fantastic prizes to give away to those who pre-order their copy of Gods and Warriors.

The premise of this event is simple – we’re looking to reward Clanners for pre-ordering Gods and Warriors from 16th July until August 27th. All you have to do is pre-order your copy of Gods and Warriors through, and send the confirmation code you receive as part of the pre-ordering process to Puffin at the following email address, and you will:

  • receive a  FREE poster of Gods and Warriors, signed by Michelle, which will be mailed to you the week following publication;
  • be entered into a draw for four (4) tickets to Michelle’s event at the Bath festival on 7th October 2012 (note that travel and all other expenses will be the responsibility of the winner)
  • be entered into a second draw for an exclusive sneak peek of the first chapter of Gods and Warriors!

There’s absolutely no catch – all you need to do is pre-order your copy of Gods and Warriors through before the 27th August and send the confirmation code to Puffin will be monitoring the pre-orders very closely, so get cracking – these exclusive bonuses will only be available to members of The Clan until the 27th August!

If you have any queries regarding this event please send me a private message through The Clan’s interface and I’ll get back to you straight away. Gods and Warriors is on the horizon – the countdown begins now!

The Nanuak