Michelle Paver's books, including the acclaimed Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series, have sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide and are published in over 35 languages. Her new series is set in the turbulent world of the Mediterranean Bronze Age, where a boy and a girl battle for survival with the help of three animal allies…
Set long before the Greek Myths and before the Trojan War, Gods and Warriors tells the tale of a young boy called Hylas and a young girl called Pirra who get thrown into battle. Hylas is a lowly 12-year-old goatherd, thief and outsider. His story starts in the mountains of Greece where in a single night, his world is overturned – his camp is attacked, his dog is dead and his sister is missing – setting Hylas on a journey that will take him far from the mountains and across the seas as far afield as Crete and Egypt.
Through Hylas’ adventures bonds will be formed and allies will be made with animals – including a lion, a falcon and a dolphin – against a backdrop of chariots, ocean-going ships, slaves, warriors, myths and magic. Can Hylas and Pirra defeat tyranny and withstand the elemental powers of the gods of land and sea?
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For more about Michelle Paver's fiction for children visit her website, http://jointheclan.com/