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Skin Taker

Skin Taker

Author(s): Michelle Paver

Location(s): Scandinavia

Genre(s): Children, Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Stone Age

Queen of the Stone Age, Michelle Paver takes us back to the wild Stone Age forests of the Wolf Brother series in SKIN TAKER, an epic, magical and exhilarating adventure whose themes of survival, resilience and friendship, will resonate with children far and wide.

‘Paver does for the Stone Age what Hilary Mantel does for the Tudors’ THE TIMES

In the Dark Time of midwinter, disaster strikes the Forest. Chaos rules. Bears woken from their dens prowl the shadowy valleys. Desperate clans battle for survival. Only demons thrive.

With their world in turmoil, Torak, Renn and Wolf are tested as never before and as a new evil haunts the devastated land, Torak must risk his sanity, his life and even his souls to save everything he loves…

With threats wherever they turn, Torak, Renn and Wolf embark on a dangerous, magical and heart-stopping adventure that will test them like never before. Will they find ways to survive and thrive in their beloved Forest, or will evil prevail…?

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A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

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Entries close 6th November 2021