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on June 24, 2016
I ordered all the books in the series for my son. He read these in middle school and loved them so much that even now that he has graduated high School he wanted to own them. So i bought the series for his graduation. The books were in excellent condition and delivered quickly.
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on January 7, 2009
In the time of hunter-gatherers when ancient forest covered the land, a boy loses his father to an evil in the shape of a monstrous bear that threatens their entire world. Possibly the father is partially culpable for this evil, but before he dies he makes his soon-to-be orphaned son promise to destroy the bear. The boy will be helped in this seemingly impossible task by a prophecy, a riddle, three lost artifiacts, an orphaned wolf cub, and a young girl from another clan.

A boy who must make right the errors of his elders by successfully appealing to the Mountain of the World Spirit is a classic tale of renewal. The spirit of life will overcome the powers of destruction through the courage, fortitude, and intelligence of the newest generation. Many perils stand between the boy and his goal; the constant challenge to survival and the pressing need of the mission keep this story moving at a breakneck pace.

A similarly intrepid look on the faces of the many boys in my classes who kept asking for the next book in this series, Chronicle of Ancient Darkness, prompted me to find out what was appealing to them and to read the book. Danger never abates, courage must constantly be renewed, and purpose is unrelenting. This book has appealed equally to well-seasoned readers and to reluctant readers, so far only boys though girls who like animals and wilderness survival stories should enjoy it as well. Ninth graders as well as middle school students have enjoyed this book, but it is not a complex plot and enthusiastic readers as young as fourth grade will probably like it.

Gaby Chapman
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on January 28, 2016
Just what I expected and delivered in a timely manner.
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on January 23, 2017
Not exactly what I expected. I am kinda disappointed about otherkin vibes not being extended, and with overall ending.
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on August 18, 2016
This is the first novel that I ever read. It was several years ago now but I just found it again. But very good novel for new readers.
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on December 3, 2016
Words cannot describe how good this book is. One of the best book series ever written.
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on July 9, 2013
My son(12yrs) was assigned this for Summer reading, to date he likes it ok. Which I guess is good for an assigned book.
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on October 24, 2016
This book had us captivated all the way through!
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on July 14, 2011
We have almost finished the series. I chose this book as a homeschool mom looking for fictional stories which take place before civilization. My 11 year old son and I are thoroughly enjoying the series. I was a little disappointed that the "magic" in the book was supposed to be true. I had hoped it would turn out to be superstitions so that my son and I could examine how religions and myths get started. But it is still a wonderful series for children. I love the way the clans honor the earth and living things. We find the spirit walking very interesting and discuss whether we think the descriptions of the animals and trees that Torak "walks in" are believable (yes we think so). There are enough examples of human foibles to learn lessons about loyalty, honor, compassion, etc. My son has been making bow and arrows, axes, and carves our lava rock into shapes (we live in Hawaii). I have already loaned some of the series out to other friends.
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on December 5, 2016
Love this book!
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