Spirit Animals: Wild Born

Spirit Animals: Wild Born
Written by Brandon Mull

Summary:
As a dark force engulfs the land, the fate of Erdas has fallen on the shoulders of four young strangers who each have forged a rare bond with their spirit beasts — a bond that gives great powers to all of them.

Primary Source Pairing:
Main characters Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan have each bonded with a spirit animal through an ancient ceremony. What lies ahead involves bravery, strength, and great partnership with their spirit animal. For this primary source pairing, create a character map showing the character name and the spirit animal. Additional details can be added by writing adjectives to describe the characters or including images that show character development. Finally, the map of Erdas, the fantasy world that is the setting, is available here.

Questions for Discussion:

  • How would you describe the main characters Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan?
  • What visual evidence can you use to support your description of these characters?
  • How does using images help you understand the characters in the book?
  • Describe anything that looks like it does not belong on a map.
  • What place or places does the map show?

Credits:
Book Cover and Summary: Follett
Character Picture Map: images cited below, character map created by JMarek

Conor: wolf

Abeke: leopard

Meilin: panda

Rollan: falcon