Synopses & Reviews
For fans of Nancy Farmer and Lloyd Alexander comes international bestselling author Michelle Pavers second novel in the Bronze Age adventure series.
While searching for his kidnapped sister, Outsider Hylas takes a dangerous detour when hes captured as a slave and sent to the copper mines of Thalakrea. Hylas faces brutal overseers and lethal cave-ins while evading his enemies, the Crows. With the aid of an orphaned lion cub and his friend Pirra, Hylas must escape the mines and shatter the power of the Crows for good. But the prophecy is still at work and Hylas cannot escape its grasp, especially when the anger of the oldest god is awakened.
Taran, The Assistant Pig-Keeper
, longs to be a hero.
He begins his journey with a strange assortment of companions on a dangerous mission to save his beloved land, Prydain. Packed with action, humor, romance, and gallantry, Taran's adventures chronicle his beloved Prydain and his battle with the forces of evil.
"A very funny adventure tale set in an imaginary kingdom. . . . The writing is sophisticated."--"Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books."
About the Author
Michelle Paver is the international bestselling author of the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series and winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. Ms. Paver lives in the UK.