I was only 11 years old when I was asked to pick a book in the airport before going abroad with my family. I was immediately drawn to one book in particular, Spirit Walker, it was almost as if it was calling me to it. That was when I first fell in love with the captivating world that Michelle Paver had created.
Despite this book being the 2nd in the series, I was introduced carefully to the characters and didn’t feel that something was missing, but I was hooked and did some research to find that this story had a true beginning. I told my parents and they got me Wolf Brother as soon as we arrived back home! And what a beginning it was. Still now, the first chapter sends chills through my spine.
Reading The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness strengthened the ever growing passion I had for the natural world, history and the thought that everything has a spirit, wether it be a tree, rock, mountain or river.
Michelle’s writing is so immersive and intimate that you can’t help but feel like it’s being read to you, sat around a campfire, hearing the crackling of the wood, smelling the smoke and feeling the stars in the night sky watching over you, you really do fall into the world she has created.
The series is a part of me, and I’m certain that I wouldn’t be the woman I am today without it (now 26 years old).
I watch Michelle LIVE every time and eagerly await for the opportunity to meet her again.
I am forever grateful to Michelle for her endless talents as a writer and everyone who made it possible for me and others to share Torak, Renn and Wolf’s adventures!
Thank you so much Peter for this opportunity to share with you how The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness has impacted my life.
Beth Williams, an OG Clan Member.