John Fordham Design

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Wolf Brother

2004 The first volume of Michelle Paver’s celebrated series, Chronicles of Ancient Darkness. Wolf Brother is the tale of a Neolithic boy left alone in the forest, who meets an orphaned wolf cub. The relationship between boy and wolf is the heart of the series, which takes place in a dark and threatening world of […]

Spirit Walker

2005 The second book in Michelle Paver’s series Chronicles of Ancient Darkness. In this book Torak travels to an island tribe and has a close encounter an orca …    

Soul Eater

2006 The third book in Michelle Paver’s series Chronicles of Ancient Darkness. In this story Torak travels to the frozen north to rescue Wolf, who has been kidnapped by an evil group of Mages …  I was pretty pleased with how my polar bear drawing came out – all bloody fangs … !

Outcast

2024 The fourth book in Michelle Paver’s series, Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, about Torak and his Wolf Brother. In this book, Torak is banished from his tribe and must face the evil Viper Mage – which gave me a nice excuse to draw a big snake.  My second favourite cover of the series!

Oath Breaker

2008 The fifth of Michelle Paver’s series, Chronicles of Ancient Darkness. In this story Torak travels to the deep forest, where strange tribes and wild horses live. This is probably my favourite of the whole series… I stole the horse pose from Napoleon Crossing the Alps painted by Jacques-Louis David  which I think works rather well!