The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness is a series of fantasy books by Michelle Paver. The books are the author's first children's books, and have been received well, by adults as well as younger readers. Set in ancient Europe, 6000 years ago in the pre-agricultural Stone Age, the books are about a boy called Torak and his struggles against the forces of evil that killed his father. Torak is left alone in the world, after his father dies, and mother having been dead since he was first born. Torak soon meets a lone wolf cub, called Wolf, and discovers he can communicate with him. They find a friend in a girl named Renn soon into the first book. The rest of the series is about Torak's quest to defeat the Soul Eaters, a group of former clan Mages who seek to control the forest.