By: Brandon Mull
Published: October 2013
ISBN: 9781742839974


Four children separated by vast distances all undergo the same ritual watched by cloaked strangers. Four flashes of light erupt, and from them emerge the unmistakable shapes of incredible beasts - a wolf, a leopard, a panda and a falcon. Suddenly the paths of these children, and the world, have been changed forever.

Enter the world of Erdas, where every child who comes of age must discover if they have a spirit animal - a rare bond between human and beast that bestows great powers on both. A dark force has risen from distant and long forgotten lands and has begun an onslaught that will ravage the world. Now the fate of Erdas rests on the shoulders of four youngstrangers... and on you.


In Erdas when each child comes of age they are given the special nectar to see if they have a spirit animal. If they do, they will have incredible power.

Four children with no connection, Conor, Abeke, Meilin and Rollan, all summon a spirit animal when it is their turn to have the nectar. But they have not just summoned any spirit animals - the four of them have all summoned great beasts from the past. A wolf, leopard, panda and falcon.

Although at the time they do not realise it, they are now linked and must try to save Erdas from the dark force that is trying to destroy them all.

This story is full of magical action and adventure and is sure to be enjoyed by both boys and girls, in middle to upper primary.

This book was included in our October 2013 Primary Fiction Standing Order selection.

Reviewed by Sam