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'A golden thread of loyalty and friendship'

17 February 2020

Modern children have ‘a yearning for a world without screens. Yes it's rough and Torak and Renn go through some difficult times, but it's this amazing world where there's no climate change, lots of animals, no pollution. It doesn't matter what you look like. What matters is you don't make any noise when you're hunting...

I very much want to make sure that any child reader doesn't feel worse about the world when they've read my books. I visualise a golden thread of loyalty and friendship, and love personified in the friendship of Wolf and Torak. Hope is so important. Everything you do can make a difference.'

Michelle Paver, author of Wolf Brother, Dark Matter and Spirit Walker, talking about her new book Viper's Daughter, published next month, in the Bookseller.