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The first episode in Michelle Paver’s riveting saga of suspense and primal magic, set 6000 years ago. In Torak’s shadow-world of snow, forests, bears and shamanic rituals, life is harsh and fragile. When his father, Fa the mage, dies of mortal wounds from a spirit-possessed bear, his dying words bind Torak to a quest. He must seek and find the mythical Mountain of the World Spirit, who will give him the strength to defeat the demonic beast… From extensive research about how the people of Northern Europe may have lived thousands of years ago, Michelle Paver has fashioned a truly remarkable portrait of life and belief in a dawning world.

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Catalogue number

2697 in Schools Catalogue 2024–25 and 1505 in Education Catalogue 2023–24






Orion Children's Books

Date published

April 7th, 2011

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.5; Middle years; 8.0 points

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  • 240 pages



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  1. Shano
    on 5 December 2018

    at first i did not understand BUT THAN I loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5out of 5
  2. LightningBolt42
    on 7 December 2014

    This book is a magical, adventurous type. So much description it makes your mind build up the picture.

    5out of 5
  3. Sportsgal
    on 13 March 2014

    I guess this book isn’t to bad. Although it does drag along a bit. I’ve almost finished it and it still hasn’t got to main part. Would not recomend because it might waste your time. but good descriptions and you have a clear picture in your head on what everything looks like. :\

  4. AngelofDeath
    on 9 March 2014

    I thought this book was a bit boring, there was too much detail.

  5. nastyboots
    on 20 February 2014

    I think this book waffled on a bit so I couldn’t really enjoy it.

  6. pegasus1999
    on 5 September 2013

    wonderful, amazing, magical just right for me. well done Michelle!!!!!!! * *xxxxxx

    5out of 5
  7. princessglamxx1
    on 8 June 2013

    this book is so capturing

  8. bugzy72
    on 7 March 2013

    its a good book

  9. isabel1456
    on 24 June 2012

    Wow, I love this book so much! Im going to read the other ones in the series, as my aunt/teacher has all the books and she says that the other books are better so i cant wait to read them!

    5out of 5
  10. raspberrybecky
    on 29 January 2012

    since school made us read this book i have read it about 100000 times! i have read all the books by her, my Favorite character is Renn, she is smart and pretty a bit like me… 5000 stars i loveeeed it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. daisy882
    on 4 December 2011

    This is probably one of the most awsome books ever if I haden´t read it wolves might not be my favourite animal (pleas note that wolves are beyond awsome , just like this book!!)

  12. stardustbell
    on 9 July 2011

    THIS has to be one of my ALL time favourite books! I haven’t read it for a year now and when i saw it I still remembering my heart beating when I was reading it and wanting to scream at the characters to do I wanted them to. It made me laugh, and cry and jump with joy. I’ve already three times, but i really need to read it again! Read this if you kove adventure and fantasy, romance and just good old heart ache!

    5out of 5
  13. Cleosly
    on 6 December 2010

    This book is great!!!! I found the story quite scary and the reason why I couldn’t put it down is because it’s like there is a cliff hanger going all the way through I also like the way they made the story fit into the tribal style. They also didn’t make too fictiony (I know it isn’t a proper word) also is it a series?

    4out of 5
  14. pianostar412
    on 3 December 2010

    amazing, great description, couldnt put it down p.s Torak is NOT a wolf

    5out of 5
  15. BookxLoverx11
    on 7 November 2010

    This is a very fast-paced neanderthal adventure. Perfect for anyone who loves a good thrill!

    5out of 5
  16. strawberryshake999
    on 26 September 2010

    i am reading this book at the moment and am on page 25. but i am confused whether the boy is a wolf a human or half and half.

  17. rikeetikee
    on 20 June 2008

    Oh, wow. Wolf Brother has to be one of the most brilliant books I have ever read. It’s gripping at the beginning and shocking throughout the story. If you love a good action-ish sort of book, this book is for you!

    5out of 5