Book Review: Warrior Bronze by Michelle Paver

29th August 2016 No Comments

warrior bronzeI cannot speak more highly of Michelle Paver’s books for the KS2 9+ age group and above. I’ve personally read the entire Wolf Brother series (The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness) and have really loved them. This year I was fortunate enough to actually meet Michelle Paver at the Chiltern Open Air Museum where the staff have created a brilliant schools literacy workshop based upon the book. She was an engaging speaker and clearly researches her themes very carefully to make sure that they are historically accurate.

Warrior Bronze is the fifth novel and conclusion of her Bronze Age series. In the story Hylas and Pirra return to Akea for their final confrontation with the Crows, their arch enemies.

This is an engaging read, as are all of her books. Its an exciting and dramatic read and the setting really feels like the Bronze Age. These books have all the elements of great adventure story and in many ways remind me of the Rosemary Sutcliff, Roger Lancelyn Green and Enid Blyton books I read when I was a child. They seem to combine the best elements of these classic books with themes of friendship and adventure, history and mystery.

If I was to recommend a series of books to this age group Michelle Paver’s books would be my first suggestion. They are absolutely brilliant and I know that many of my Young Archaeologists Club members love them.

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Claire Walsh

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