Read by Ian McKellen

Outcast, fourth in the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series, read by Ian McKellen, is now available for download from

Michelle Paver's series of books, The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, began in 2004 with publication of Wolf Brother. Set 6,000 years ago, the stories focus on Torak, a young member of the Wolf Clan who suddenly must fend for himself when his father is killed by a demon bear. In Wolf Brother, Torak undertakes a quest to the Mountain of the World Spirit. Read by Ian McKellen, Wolf Brother was released on audio tapes and CD on 16 September 2004.

The second book of the series, Spirit Walker, was published in 2005. Torak's adventures continue as he crosses the sea to the mysterious islands of the Seal Clan. Torak battles an unseen menace and uncovers a betrayal that will change his life forever. Read by Ian McKellen, Spirit Walker was released on audio tapes and CD on 7 September 2005.

Soul Eater, third in the series, read by Ian McKellen, was released on 7 September 2006.

Words from Ian McKellen about Soul Eater


Audio Extracts at Orion Books

Michelle Paver

The Clan