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Spirit Walker

(Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #2)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  12,405 ratings  ·  392 reviews
A cry echoed through the Forest. He froze. It was not the yowl of a vixen, or a lynx seeking a mate. It was a man. Or something that had once been a man. With a creeping sense of dread, Torak watched the light between the trees begin to fail. . . .

Torak is a boy apart. A boy who can talk to wolves. A boy who must vanquish the Soul-Eaters . . . or die trying.

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Paperback, 356 pages
Published February 20th 2007 by Katherine Tegen Books (first published 2005)
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Michael Finocchiaro
My son and I loved the second book of Chronicles of Ancient Darkness and were incredibly jealous of the author's real-life experience of swimming with wild killer whales in Norway to research the book! The adventures of Torak, Renn, and Wolf with the Seal Clan along with the revelation of the spirit walker kept us breathless and sleepless. The perspective of Wolf is always fascinating, and of course Renn and Torak are fun to see growing and learning.
We are impatient to read the next book.
Jul 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: middle-grade
I definitely preferred the first book in the series over this one, but I still found it incredibly fast-paced and interesting. I think the plot was a bit more compelling the first for me. I really enjoyed the exploration of more nautical native populations and how their cultures would have been different than the ones we've seen before. Definitely going to be continuing with the series soon as I already have the third book in my possession.
Dec 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
Once again, I cannot fully express the magnificence of this book, or the whole Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series in fact.
It was a great follow up to Wolf Brother. The change in setting really allowed Paver to showcase her superior ability to describe everything in immaculate detail without being boring.

I loved the introduction of new characters, and the unexpected twists. I loved the development of Torak as a character, and the true meaning of his 'power'. I loved how Torak and Wolf's relati
Jan 15, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Jackie by: Lara P.
In Spirit Walker, Book 2 of the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, Torak, is among Renn and Fin-Kedinn and their clan when a strange, horrifying sickness comes over them and other clans. Desperate to find a cure, Torak sets off west to the sea to find a remedy among the Seal Clan. He intentionally sets off alone, but secretly wishes Wolf was by his side once again, instead of with his wolf-pack. At the shores of the sea, he is taken captive by Bale, Asrif, and Detlan. His captors take him to an iso ...more
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVE this book. I'm obsessed. More even than Wolf Brother. This is my second reading, I'd forgotten most of it since it had been years and I fell in love with it all over again.
Torak is looking for the cure to a strange illness, but there are some turns of events that make it all interesting. There's intense buildup, there is suspense; unlike Wolf Brother, this time you're never really sure who the enemy is, or if there is one, and what they want, until the end. And then, there's plot twists,
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
This is the second book in the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series and the story continues with Torak and his Wolf Brother on a quest to solve a mysterious plague that is spreading across the land. The evil that possessed the bear that killed his father seems to be a constant demonic presence that is hunting and haunting him. Torak starts to gradually build an understanding of what happened to his father and the forces he faces. Friendships are hard to find in this supernatural land a
Jul 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book continues the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness. It is number two of the series. This series is supposed to be aimed at children. I would argue that there are some segments that are too violent and upsetting for children and that it is for adults. With that caution in mind, it is an enjoyable read, fast paced and intriguing. As with the first volume, I appreciate Michelle Paver's research into Indian culture. There were some myths in this book that I had not heard of before and their desc ...more
Mar 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Setelah beruang setan berhasil dimusnahkan, Torak masih belum dapat hidup dengan tenang. Ia tahu kelompok Pemakan Arwah masih berkeliaran di luar sana. Pada sekuel kedua dari Chronicles of Ancient Darkness ini, masalah yang harus Torak hadapi adalah penyakit misterius yang menimpa klan-klan di daratan. Mereka berjuang untuk mencaritahu penyebab penyakit yang sukar disembuhkan itu. Dan Torak berusaha untuk mencari obatnya karena ia tahu hanya ia yang mampu melakukan itu.

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Feb 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Spirit Walker was a fantastic sequel, I really enjoyed it!

I am seriously in love with this series. The mysteries surrounding Torak’s powers were just wonderful. I need to know more about his abilities okay? Because they are just awesome. The poor boy just can’t have a break can he? I love how he went off to find the cure of the sickness all by himself. That was really brave. I also adore Renn and Wolf’s tentative friendship. So cute. I have a hunch that there’s more to Fin-Keddin’s character tha
found the second book to be a much better read. I think the mixing of the seal clan led to more adventure.
I love the wolf , an amazing loyal guardian.
Mar 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really don't know how to describe these books.
I love Michelle Pavers attention to detail and how she obviously researched these things. It's really brilliant.
I honestly can't say anything about this book that'll really do it justice.
Michelle Paver is on par with my favourite author, Darren Shan right now.
Watch out Darren, Michelle's coming.
Dec 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Kendra Clark
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A teen-hood favourite that is still amazing even reading it at 21.
With little time the easy reading is appreciated, but the story still sucks you in as you keep wondering what is going to be revealed next. I found myself getting emotional at certain parts, so it still makes you feel even though it is not as technical in writing style.

Easily my favourite series of all time, and I can't wait to continue on with it!
Inma Pérez
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Como el primer libro impresionante y preciosa historia!!!!
Ryan Patrick
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
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May 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great little series is starting here. As good as The first one. Lots of little mysteries solved and more questions to be answered. Looking forward to the next one.
Therese Sedin
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lika bra som när jag läste den första gången, för flera år sedan.
Sarah Routledge
Jan 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
I think this one was better than the first. I feel like she really got into her stride here
Entretenido. Como la primera parte, deja con ganas de empezar la siguiente, con un misterio abierto al final.
Ajay Venkat
Jan 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Spirit Walker is the second book in the best selling series “Chronicles of Ancient Darkness” by Michelle Paver. This book is, in the author’s words, “is the world six thousand years ago: a time after the Ice Age and before farming, when the whole of northwest Europe was covered by Forest and Trees. The people in that time looked just like you and me, but their way of life was different”. This was unquestionably a time of survival, Clans/Groups of people, and where the rushing fast waters of the ...more
Emily Entringer
very moving about teaching yourself how to survive alone.
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Penyakit aneh mengancam Klan Gagak dan klan lainnya. Ketakutan menyerang seantero Hutan. Udara seakan telah teracuni. Tak seorang pun tahu sebabnya dan hanya Torak yang dapat menemukan obatnya.

Pencarian ini membawa Torak mengarungi Laut ke tempat Klan Anjing Laut yang misterius. Di sini Torak bertarung melawan ancaman yang tak terlihat, dan menyibakkan pe
Anne Hamilton
Nov 29, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, ya
"You must read this, miss - it's fantastic."

Hmmm. It was a bit of a slow start compounded by the failure of Kirstin, who recommended it, to tell me it was the second book in the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness. I was baffled, to put it mildly.

It's the story of a boy of neolithic times who can communicate with a wolf. This ability is strange enough to make the tribe he lives with after his father's death quite wary of him. A strange sickness, causing madness and death, comes to the Forest and th
This is the second installment in this series and it’s also the first book in this series that I read many years ago. As it involved a wolf, I told my brother - who's obsessed with wolves and werewolves - about it. My brother continuously pestered me to check in bookshops and the library for the entire series until he got all six of them. The funny thing is that I could scarcely remember reading this, but I remembered that it had to be good for me to even recommend it.

And I was right. Spirit Wa
Oct 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"Faint and far away, voices floated on the wind. Torak sat up. It was a wolf pack. Howling to celebrate a kill. Torak forgot his dizziness - forgot everything - as the wolf song flowed over him like a river."

The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness…definitely a hidden gem. Paver's first book in the series "Wolf Brother" was absolutely awesome. This, the second in the series, is equally fantastic. I so enjoyed spending time once again with Torak, Wolf and Renn. The forest comes alive as Torak heads out
Dec 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading this one, a few hours ago. TBh, I`ve been waiting to read this since I`ve finished with the first book in the series, the wolf brother.

In this book, we get to know more about Torak and his ability. IT wasn`t a big surprise when the real him was revealed at the end part of this book, cause reading from Wolf brother, I can sense how special this guy was. His character can be compared to Harry Potter in some way. Seeing his interaction with Renn only make me eager to read
I like the interesting way Torak and Wolf think of things. e.g. Great Wet = Ocean, Great Up = Sky, Tall Tailless (Wolf) Pack Brother = Torak. The language is awkward at first, but the story is worth it!

Clan cultures, beliefs and people were fascinating. Torak is taken in a seal skin boat to the Seal Island by Bale, Asrif, and Detlan to meet his mother's seal clan kin.

Torak learns more about his power and finds answers to some Wolf Brother mysteries.

I liked the shifting point of view between Tora
Dec 08, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The kids and I are still listening to this together, but I went ahead and finished it while I was working. It is more of the same excellent reading by Ian McKellan and a new adventure for Torac, Renn and Wolf. Only, this time they start out traveling separately with dangers at every turn. I love the perspective of Wolf and how he uses words like "the fast wet" for a river or "the bright beast that bites hot" for fire. Renn is her usual observant self with a strong sense of following her gutt. It ...more
Amanda Northrup
Jan 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Some other reviewers have said that this 2nd book in the series started off slowly. I disagree. In this installment Torak, Wolf, and Renn continue to battle the Soul Eaters. This time they have set a terrible sickness upon the clans and Torak is desperate to find the cure. His search leads him out of the Forest and across the Sea to the Seal Clan where he learns a devastating truth about himself and his kin.

I loved this book almost as much as the first. It's full of action, intrigue, and despera
Jan 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"Spirit Walker" by Michelle Paver
I read this book for 15 points for the challenge called "Fight Procrastination". I love this book because in the beginning it starts to almost review and refresh your mind about the last book in the series and not very many book do that. This book is about a young man named Torak and his friends trying to fight himself? it's hard to ex[plain -hes trying to figure out whats wrong with him and get whatever it is out of him without hurting himself. I also like this
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Michelle Paver was born in Central Africa, but came to England as a child. After gaining a degree in Biochemistry from Oxford University, she became a partner in a City law firm, but eventually gave that up to write full-time.

The hugely successful Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series arose from Michelle's lifelong passion for animals, anthropology and the distant past - as as well as an encounter

Other books in the series

Chronicles of Ancient Darkness (6 books)
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“You cannot go and warn him," Saeunn said sternly. "It is too late. You would never find him."
"I know," said Renn without turning her head.
To herself she added, But I've still got to try.”
“Het komt eraan... Zie je het niet?... Het komt eraan! En het zal ons allemaal krijgen!” 0 likes
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