Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Summer Reading Suggestion #2

Newly released Ghost Hunter is the sixth and last book of the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series. Torak encounters Eostra, the Eagle Owl Mage for a final confrontation with the last Soul Eater. Will Torak fulfill his destiny? Will he die as prophesied?

You really need to read the books in order to get a sense and feel of the settings and character development. The setting is in prehistoric times where people live in clans and are very superstitious. Each clan has a Mage, similar to a medicine man of the Native Americans. The Mage, male or female, not only heal, but have the ability to read signs and to reveal prophesy.

The first book, Wolf Brother, is a bit confusing as you try to understand the vocabulary. Because it is set in prehistoric times, the author has the characters describe things in nature, without actually giving the common names we use today. The first book also sets the stage for the quest that Torak must undertake, that of killing the Soul Eaters who plan on taking over the world.

Other books in the series include Spirit Walker, Soul Eater, Outcast, and Oath Breaker.
Read one, read them all!