Ghost Hunter

“Thrilling, beautifully written, strongly characterised… a pleasure for generations to come… To have maintained a consistent quality of writing, storytelling and suspense over six books without missing a beat is extraordinary”

Amanda Craig, The Times


“With Ghost Hunter, Michelle Paver’s six-part series comes full circle. Torak, the boy orphaned in the first book, Wolf Brother, is drawn by a tantalising glimpse of the ghost of his adored father into the clutches of the most powerful of the Soul-Eaters, the Eagle Owl Mage. If this is all Greek to you, start at the beginning; I guarantee you won’t stop until you get to the end.”

Christina Hardyment, The Independent


“Your emotions will be taken on a roller-coaster – heartbreak, fear, relief, happiness… I was moved to tears of sadness and joy. I’m exhausted!”



“The treat of the year for me was Ghost Hunter… meticulously researched, the scholarship is lightly worn”

Melanie McDonough, The Evening Standard


“A wonderful ending to an epic series”

The Scottish Book Trust


“Heartstoppingly real – the finale is as intense as Tolkien’s fall of Mordor”

The Independent


Ghost Hunter

“A pleasure for generations to come” The Times

Ghost Hunter is the final book in Michelle’s Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series – and the book that won her Britain’s most prestigious children’s writing prize, the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize.

As winter approaches and Souls’ Night draws near, the Eagle Owl Mage holds the clans in the grip of terror. To fulfil his destiny, Torak must seek his lair in the Mountain of Ghosts.  He must defy demons and tokoroths, and find his way through the Gorge of the Hidden People.  Wolf must overcome terrible grief.  Renn must make an agonizing decision.  And in the final battle against the Soul-Eater, Torak must face the most heart-rending choice of all.

Michelle's Notes

“During the finishing stages of GHOST HUNTER, I kept planning all sorts of holidays I’d take when I’d finished; a hot favourite was two months driving around Arctic Canada. But once I’d actually written “THE END”, I didn’t feel like it. Instead I took a week off to catch up on my sleep, then started on DARK MATTER. Looking back, I think I was in denial about saying goodbye to Torak, Renn and Wolf. I kept telling myself I was fine, but the reaction only set in once I’d finished DARK MATTER. Then, for a while, I felt like howling.”