Anyone interested in Warriors should REALLY try out the series of books I just finished.
'The Chronicals of Ancient Darkeness' by Michelle Paver. The first book is called 'Wolf Brother'. I first read them when I was a teenager (like warriors haha) but got back into it when I was an adult and finished off all 6 books. They are very well written books (unlike some other repetitive series I still like, cough-WARRIORS-cough) I actually listened to them on audible which I HIGHLY recommend because its read by Ian McKellen. LISTEN to his beautiful voice in the audio sample: www.audible.com.au/pd/Children…
The books are about a boy named Torak and a wolf cub he finds orphaned in the forest. Torak, 12 years old, is left alone in the wilderness after his father is killed by a demon bear. He and his wolf cub are set on a mission to survive and reach a mountain that his dying father made Torak swear he had to find, before the full moon.
Its one of those stories where I want to spew out information at you guys to convince you to read it, but I can't! There are so many plot spoilers that I can't go into it at all. Trust me. You've got to read them. And it just gets better as the books go on.
The story is steeped in a whole culture based around spirit animals, rituals and ancient lore and magic. Its fantastic. For example, in the book every human has 3 souls. their name soul which is their physical self, clan soul which is their clan creature they are born into and their world soul which is the essence of themselves that is connected to every living thing. When someone dies it is forbidden to speak their name for 5 years in case their spirit comes back to haunt the living and is turned into a demon. Torak can fluently talk to wolf, but he doesn't know why.
So you guys need to pick up a copy of Wolf Brother and start on the series, okay? I need people to talk about this with!
Brb, off to restart the series on wolf brother again.
(yes, I love it that much!)