Duncton Wood

Duncton Wood

But can they save Duncton before it’s too late? For readers of J.R.R. Tolkien, Brian Jacques and Richard Adams’ Watership Down, this is a quest into the heart of nature, the redemptive power of love and the triumph of spirit.

Author: William Horwood

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 9781911420521

Category: Fiction

Page: 750

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The epic million-copy bestseller, available as an ebook for the first time The moles of Duncton Wood live in the shadow of Mandrake, a cruel tyrant corrupted by absolute power. A solitary young mole, Bracken, is thrown into leading the fight to free Duncton Wood. Only by putting his trust in the ancient Stone, forgotten symbol of a great spiritual past, can he find the strength to challenge Mandrake’s darkness. When Bracken falls in love with Rebecca, Mandrake’s daughter, the moles must make life and death choices as their extraordinary search for freedom and truth begins... Together Bracken and Rebecca will embark on moving journey that will challenge them in ways they could never have imagined. But can they save Duncton before it’s too late? Duncton Wood is the first instalment in The Duncton Chronicles, an unforgettable six-book series now widely regarded as a fantasy classic. For readers of J.R.R. Tolkien, Brian Jacques and Richard Adams’ Watership Down, this is a quest into the heart of nature, the redemptive power of love and the triumph of spirit. The Duncton Chronicles Duncton Wood Duncton Quest Duncton Found (ebook coming soon) Praise for Duncton Wood ‘An inspiring novel... An epic in the tradition of The Lord of the Rings’ Sunday Times ‘A breathtaking achievement’ Washington Post ‘A passionate, lyrical, appealing tale... Consistently absorbing... Enchanting’ Cosmopolitan ‘A great big mole-epic with a great big theme’ Daily Mail ‘Horwood has placed his astute ear to the ground and fashioned... a modern masterpiece... Classic themes of conflict are here, good and evil, love and hate, the clash of traditional and modern values.’ Houston Chronicle ‘Destined to be a classic... A beautiful story.’ Little Rock Arkansas Gazette 'An earthy epic fantasy... The themes of power, survival, passion, courage, sacrifice, love and devotion are presented with astonishing clarity.' Los Angeles Times Book Review ‘An absolute spell-binder, by Lord of the Rings out of Watership Down. I found it enchanting, compulsive reading... I am still haunted by its beauty’ Magnus Magnusson ‘The stuff of legend... Horwood’s natural world is lyrically realised, his mole empire a delight, his romantic tale full of adventure, suspense, battle and searchings... A rich, cautionary fairy tale.’ Publishers Weekly ‘More readable and more rewarding than The Lord of the Rings’ The Times ‘Special, endearing, successful... truly touching... This is a novel for the pure-at-heart and slightly naive, for the childishness in the weary, and the children we should be having... Allegorically fabulous.’ Village Voice ‘Luxuriantly written... richly drawn, painting a detailed and loving panorama.’ Associated Press
Categories: Fiction

Duncton Quest

Duncton Quest

Praise for William Horwood ‘An inspiring novel... an epic in the tradition of The Lord of the Rings. A tale of passion, courage, fear and love’ The Sunday Times

Author: William Horwood

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 9781911420538

Category: Fiction

Page: 750

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The magnificent sequel to the worldwide bestseller Duncton Wood When Tryfan, son of Bracken and Rebecca, returns to the sacred Burrows of Uffington, he finds dreadful signs of death and destruction. For out of the chilly North have swarmed the grikes, a fanatical tribe of warrior moles bent on destroying all believers in the powers of the Stone. Tryfan’s duty is clear – to muster and protect the few remaining Stone followers from the evil that seems certain to engulf them. With only a frail and timid mole named Spindle for company, he sets off on an epic journey... But can he save his friends? The unputdownable second instalment of the multi-million copy bestselling fantasy series, The Duncton Chronicles, for readers of Terry Brooks and Jean M. Auel. The Duncton Chronicles Duncton Wood Duncton Quest Duncton Found ‘An inspiring novel... an epic in the tradition of The Lord of the Rings. A tale of passion, courage, fear and love’ Sunday Times
Categories: Fiction

Duncton Found

Duncton Found

Now began great years of recovery in Duncton Wood, and moledom too. These
were the years when the teachings of the Stone Mole, and the gospel of his life,
were first scribed by Mallet of Grafham, and told and retold by many a mole.

Author: William Horwood

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 9781911420545

Category: Fiction

Page: 750

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The triumphant third volume of the unique and magical Duncton Chronicles The ruthless war against the Stone has almost been won by disciples of the Word – only wild Siabod and mysterious Beechenhill still hold out, and everywhere the followers of the Stone go in peril of their lives. Yet in the shadows of Duncton Wood a new light is shining. For the Stone Mole has come, to revive the moles’ faith in themselves and in the ancient power of the Stone to defeat and deny the evil Word. But it is a task that will demand a greater sacrifice than any mole has yet to face... A story of courage, loyalty and the power of love... inspired by the shadows and light of England’s most beautiful countryside. ‘A massive read... more readable and rewarding than The Lord of the Rings’ The Times The Duncton Chronicles Duncton Wood Duncton Quest Duncton Found
Categories: Fiction

Furry Tales

Furry Tales

To confuse matters, the last three novels are both The Duncton Chronicles parts
4 to 6, and The Book of Silence volumes 1 to 3. When put together, the six add up
to 3,681 pages. Horwood originally wrote Duncton Wood as a stand-alone ...

Author: Fred Patten

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476675985

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

View: 859

Tales featuring anthropomorphic animals have been around as long as there have been storytellers to spin them, from Aesop's Fables to Reynard the Fox to Alice in Wonderland. The genre really took off following the explosion of furry fandom in the 21st century, with talking animals featuring in everything from science fiction to fantasy to LGBTQ coming-out stories. In his lifetime, Fred Patten (1940-2018)--one of the founders of furry fandom and a scholar of anthropomorphic animal literature--authored hundreds of book reviews that comprise a comprehensive critical survey of the genre. This selected compilation provides an overview from 1784 through the 2010s, covering such popular novels as Watership Down and Redwall, along with forgotten gems like The Stray Lamb and Where the Blue Begins, and science fiction works like Sundiver and Decision at Doona.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Duncton Stone

Duncton Stone

Pumpkin leads the followers against the Newborns into retreat in Duncton Wood and all Moledom awaits the coming of the lost Book of Silence.

Author: William Horwood

Publisher:

ISBN: 0006476015

Category: Animals

Page: 872

View: 487

Pumpkin leads the followers against the Newborns into retreat in Duncton Wood and all Moledom awaits the coming of the lost Book of Silence.
Categories: Animals

Duncton Tales

Duncton Tales

Now Moledom's greatest tale can be told - from which all began and to which all is leading

Author: William Horwood

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: 0006472184

Category: Fiction

Page: 587

View: 453

Now Moledom's greatest tale can be told - from which all began and to which all is leading
Categories: Fiction

Magill s Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Dream

Magill s Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature  Dream

The Duncton Chronicles and psychology rather than by colonial capitalism and
guilt . Strangman is like Kurtz in Conrad's novel , a nearly deranged white man
leading loyal black followers . Strangman is removed from the action , however ...

Author: T. A. Shippey

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 0893569089

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1126

View: 615

"These four volumes cover 791 books or series, 238 of them published during the 1980s and 1990s. the entries are 1,000 words long for single books and 1,500 for series, with a one-sentence summary beginning each entry followed by bibliographical information ... Volume 4 contains an extensive bibliography of critical works on science fiction and fantasy, a list of major award winners, a genre index." Booklist.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors

AWARDS , HONORS : Duncton Wood was a Book Club Associates ' ( BCA )
choice , a Book of the Month Club se - lection , and on London ' s Sunday Times
paperback bestseller list ; The Stonor Eagles was a Book of the Month Club
selection ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015023714820

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Fantasy and Horror

Fantasy and Horror

Duncton Duncton Wood , 1988 Duncton Quest , 1988 Duncton Found , 1989
Duncton Tales , 1991 Duncton Rising , 1992 Duncton Stone , 1993 Harris ,
Geraldine . Seven Citadels Prince of the Godborn , 1982 The Children of the
Wind , 1982 ...

Author: Marshall B. Tymn

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015002915008

Category: Art

Page: 816

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More than 2,300 works of fiction and poetry are discussed, each cross-referenced to other works with similar or contrasting themes. Winners and nominees for major awards are identified. Books that are part of a series are flagged, with a complete list of books in series included in a final chapter, along with a comprehensive list of awards, of translations, and of young adult and children's books.
Categories: Art

Duncton Rising

Duncton Rising

Synopsis coming soon.......

Author: William Horwood

Publisher: Voyager

ISBN: 0006473024

Category: Moles (Animals)

Page: 636

View: 755

This novel continues the story of a community of moles in Duncton. As Privet, scholar and scribemole, and her adopted son Whillan, escape from Duncton Wood, the Newborn Inquisitors seek to take over the system.
Categories: Moles (Animals)

Books

Books

Time is running out for Privet and her search as Duncton Wood and its brave
moles struggle against the Inquisitors ' oppression with only their faith , the Stone
and their hope in Privet to sustain them . Rachel Jhodl came back to Rhanna ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079754720

Category: Best books

Page:

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Categories: Best books

Books Magazine

Books Magazine

Time is running out for Privet and her search as Duncton Wood and its brave
moles struggle against the Inquisitors ' oppression with only their faith , the Stone
and their hope in Privet to sustain them . Rachel Jhodl came back to Rhanna ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556023642705

Category: Best Books

Page:

View: 438

Categories: Best Books

Genreflecting

Genreflecting

... 396 Duncan , Robert L. , 175 , 177 Duncton chronicles , 375 Duncton Found ,
375 Duncton Quest , 375 Duncton Rising , 375 Duncton Stone , 375 Duncton
Tales , 375 Duncton Wood , 375 Dune , 276 , 277 , 293 , 329 , 343 Dune Messiah
 ...

Author: Diana Tixier Herald

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: UCSC:32106016831759

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 553

View: 553

Entries list the authors and titles of fictional books categorized by genre or themes, including historical, western, crime, adventure, romance, science fiction, fantasy, and horror books; includes author/title, subject, and character indexes.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Seekers at the Wulfrock

Seekers at the Wulfrock

Also by William Horivood The Duncton Chronicles DUNCTON WOOD DUNCTON
QUEST DUNCTON FOUND The Book of Silence DUNCTON TALES DUNCTON
RISING DUNCTON STONE Tales of the Willows THE WILLOWS IN WINTER ...

Author: William Horwood

Publisher:

ISBN: 0002236788

Category: English fiction

Page: 488

View: 326

The wolves face the task of travelling deeper into the heart of their ancient homeland in the Tatra Mountains of Czechoslovakia.
Categories: English fiction

The New York Times Book Review

The New York Times Book Review

fine bookstore, oyou William Choice FREE TO CHOOSE tSCLMA, LORD,
DUNCTON WOOD/ NOVEL wWi Hllfe Of NO I ROBOT G.ALLW 791 Pub pr « c
112.95 286 Pub price $9 55 lPub|ji«-ft9.9S 144 Pub price $12.95 409 Pub price
1105$ ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079609049

Category: Books

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Categories: Books

Something about the Author

Something about the Author

Success accompanied this new career : Duncton Wood , Horwood's first fictional
novel , spent twenty - six weeks on the bestseller lists . It is in this 1979 novel that
Horwood creates the network of tunnels that make up Duncton Wood .

Author: Hile

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0810393719

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 275

View: 594

Series covers individuals ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources, and photographs.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Animal Fable in Modern Literature

The Animal Fable in Modern Literature

Most recently, William Horwood's (1944) Duncton Chronicles ( 1 980- 1 989)
have been written in the tradition of The Lord of ... It is with the lives of the moles
with which we are concerned in Duncton Wood, Duncton Quest and Duncton
Found.

Author: Marie Fernandes

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004081782

Category: Animals in literature

Page: 232

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Study five modern works of western authors.
Categories: Animals in literature

Kaapse bibliotekaris

Kaapse bibliotekaris

In the tradition of Watership Down and Duncton Wood , while as good as neither ,
Cold moons does have a certain charm . In this case the publishers who rejected
the manuscript obviously erred in thinking it would not have a market , but in ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112052729966

Category: Libraries

Page:

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Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957-
Categories: Libraries

Magill s Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Software and wetware

Magill s Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature  Software and wetware

See Shannara Series , The Duncton Chronicles , The ( Horwood ) 268 Duncton
Found . See Duncton Chronicles , The Duncton Quest . ... See Duncton
Chronicles , The Duncton Tales . See Duncton Chronicles , The Duncton Wood .

Author: T. A. Shippey

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 0893569100

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1126

View: 723

"These four volumes cover 791 books or series, 238 of them published during the 1980s and 1990s. the entries are 1,000 words long for single books and 1,500 for series, with a one-sentence summary beginning each entry followed by bibliographical information ... Volume 4 contains an extensive bibliography of critical works on science fiction and fantasy, a list of major award winners, a genre index." Booklist.
Categories: Literary Criticism