Welcome from Michelle

Hello Clanners —

I’m delighted to welcome you to the new-look Clan!

As you know, I don’t have internet access — but I’ve been watching the new site take shape over the past few weeks as and when my travels have brought me into contact with computers. I do hope that you like it as much as I do — and my main reason for liking it is that it still does superbly what it always did, namely to help my readers talk to each other and share their enthusiasm for my books.

It occurs to me that to some of you, any changes to The Clan come as a shock, and I do understand that. It may help to bare in mind what Fin-Kedinn said: “Everything changes, all the time… The thing to remember is that not every change is bad.”

The Clan has had a number of homes over the years, each one bigger and better than the previous one. And of course, each transition has had its early teething troubles, which soon get sorted out. So if something appears to be missing, or isn’t working yet, do let Admin and Andrea know via the Beta Testing and Bug Reports forum.

Speaking of the people behind the scenes — I’d like to publically pay tribute to the Clan Guardians, some of whom have been with us since the year dot. They work hard to ensure that this is a safe and happy place for all Clanners, and it simply wouldn’t be The Clan without them. I’d like to thank you for all your energy, enthusiasm and dedication, especially for your feedback over the past few weeks. You are stars!

You will see a host of new features coming online in the new Clan soon. I won’t steal anybody’s thunder by pre-empting them, but let me just draw your attention to the wonderful new Wiki that’s now up and running. The old wiki contained some valuable information, but the new one is better. Wikis are, of course, open for all Clanners to contribute to — the more you put in to it, the better it will be and the more we’ll all benefit from it. So please do take part and add whatever you can. As it gets bigger, it will become the definitive point of reference for all kinds of information about CoAD — apart from, of course, the books themselves!

In fact, I think I’d better stop now, before I’m tempted to spend even more time here. So for me, it’s back to writing GODS & WARRIORS and for all of you I really hope you enjoy your new home!



  1. […] do remember to read Michelle’s latest note to Clanners the world over. She’s been watching the re-design and update and has lots to say about […]

  2. Lyke Thorpe on July 12, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    I bought the Chronicles for my 12 year old grandson Owen who is an avid reader. Before sending them to him I just thought I might as well read one of the book and i was hooked. They are just magical and I am hoping he will like them as much as I did. I wish there were more books!

  3. Charlie Wolf on July 13, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    The new Clan looks AWESOME! I hope GODS AND WARRIORS is as godd as the chronicles of ancient darkness

  4. NatureSpirit on July 15, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    The New Clan looks much better… I can’t wait until GODS AND WARRIORS comes out!!! I hope it will be just as good as the chronicles of ancient darkness! I love all of your books they are AMAZING!!!!!!!

  5. levi ryan on August 21, 2011 at 10:11 am

    keep up the good work. i can’t wait to read it.

  6. HamzaWolf on August 22, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    I want to say to Michelle Paver that she should keep on writing cuz she really inspired me to start writing. Special thanks to Michelle Paver

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