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

View: 148

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

View: 740

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

View: 654

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

Duncton Wood 54 The six novels of William Horwood's The Duncton Chronicles
series are a sometimes awesome, sometimes ... To confuse matters, the last
three novels are both The Duncton Chronicles parts 4 to 6, and The Book of
Silence ...

Author: Fred Patten

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476675985

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

View: 220

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

Meanwhile, Privet, scholar and scribemole, has vanished on her quest for the lost Book of Silence.

Author: William Horwood

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:939607410

Category: Animals

Page:

View: 176

Under Quail's cruel leadership, the Newborns have taken control of Moledom, including Duncton Wood but the followers of The Stone have not given up. Meanwhile, Privet, scholar and scribemole, has vanished on her quest for the lost Book of Silence.
Categories: Animals

Book of Silence

Book of Silence

A new group of moles has emerged - evangelists, led by a prophet who threatens the liberal tradition of Stone worship.

Author: William Horwood

Publisher: Fontana Press

ISBN: 0007336888

Category: Duncton Wood (Imaginary place)

Page: 588

View: 924

A new group of moles has emerged - evangelists, led by a prophet who threatens the liberal tradition of Stone worship.
Categories: Duncton Wood (Imaginary place)

Duncton Rising

Duncton Rising

Synopsis coming soon.......

Author: William Horwood

Publisher: Voyager

ISBN: 0006473024

Category: Moles (Animals)

Page: 636

View: 122

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)

Magill s Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Dream

Magill s Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature  Dream

268 The Duncton Chronicles and psychology rather than by colonial capitalism
and guilt. ... locations in England and Wales First published: Duncton Wood (
1980), Duncton Quest (1988), Duncton Found (1989), Duncton Tales (1991),
Duncton ...

Author: T. A. Shippey

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 0893569089

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1126

View: 683

"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

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: 443

"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

The Willows and Beyond

The Willows and Beyond

T HE T ALES OF THE W ILLOWS By Kenneth Grahame The Windin theWillows
By William Horwood The Willows inWinter Toad Triumphant The Willows and
Beyond A LSO BY WILLIAM HORWOOD The Duncton Wood Series The Stonor ...

Author: William Horwood

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781466887756

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 174

This stunning continuation by William Horwood follows the further adventures of the four most beloved characters in English literature. In this new tale, we find the loyal companions approaching the autumn of their lives, reflecting on their many escapades and preparing to hand over River Bank to the next generation. When the future of the home they know and love suddenly comes under threat, all of the creatures, young and old, must rally together. Enriched once again by the outstanding illustrations of Patrick Benson, The Willows and Beyond is another captivating story for audiences and imaginations everywhere.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature

Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature

DUNCTON WOOD Author : William Horwood ( 1944 . ) First book publication :
1980 Type of work : Novel Time : The 1970 ' s Locale : Various rural parts of
central England and Wales In a great saga of mole life , Bracken , a woodland
mole ...

Author: Frank Northen Magill

Publisher:

ISBN: 0893564516

Category: Fantasy literature

Page: 2538

View: 748

Provides individual essay-reviews of 500 titles, series, and collections written by some of the most respected writers of fantasy. Also includes 19 topical essays, Chronology, and Annotated bibliography and a Bibliography of fantasy anthologies.
Categories: Fantasy literature

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

Category: Authors

Page:

View: 597

Categories: Authors

Callanish

Callanish

From the author of "Duncton Wood Chronicles", this is the story of an eagle's quest for freedom

Author: William Horwood

Publisher:

ISBN: 0140072071

Category: Birds

Page: 192

View: 333

From the author of "Duncton Wood Chronicles", this is the story of an eagle's quest for freedom
Categories: Birds

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

View: 994

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

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature 1975 1991

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature  1975 1991

DUNCTON CHRONICLES # 2 . 25959 Duncton tales . London : HarperCollins ,
1991 , 454 p . , cloth , novel . DUNCTON CHRONICLES # 4 . 25960 Duncton
Wood : a novel . Richmond upon Thames , England : Country Life , 1980 , 543 p .

Author: R. Reginald

Publisher: Detroit : Gale Research

ISBN: UOM:49015003032613

Category: Authors

Page: 1512

View: 293

Science fiction constitutes one of the largest and most widely read genres in literature, and this reference provides bibliographical data on some 20,000 science fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction books, as well as nonfiction monographs about the literature. A companion to Reginald's Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, 1700-1974 (Gale, 1979), the present volume is alphabetically arranged by approximately 10,000 author names. The entry for each individual work includes title, publisher, date and place published, number of pages, hardbound or paperback format, and type of book (novel, anthology, etc.). Where appropriate, entries also provide translation notes, series information, pseudonyms, and remarks on special features (such as celebrity introductions). Includes indexes of titles, series, awards, and "doubles" (for locating volumes containing two novels). Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
Categories: Authors

Now Read on

Now Read on

His major novels form a trilogy about a colony of moles living in Duncton Wood ,
but he has written others about birds and other creatures . Publications
DUNCTON CHRONICLES Duncton Wood Century Hutchinson 1980 Duncton
quest 26 ...

Author: Mandy Hicken

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105005143305

Category: Fiction

Page: 442

View: 459

Keen on adventure stories, but have run out of favourite authors? Want to try gothic romances but are not sure where to start? Know that your favourite author writes spy stories, but also writes science fiction under another as yet unknown name?Now Read On will solve all these problems. It is a guide to popular modern fiction divided up into writing genres, such as historical novels, macabre stories and science fiction. Each author entry within these novel types gives a brief life history, outlines the writer's style and lists all the relevant published titles. In addition a Now Read... list indicates authors who write in a similar vein. Much had changed since the first edition. New writers have established themselves as genres writers, some have switched from one area of writing to another or have even added a new interest to an old one. Around 450 titles have been added to authors listed in the first edition (particularly in 'Family Stories' and 'Police Work'), 60 new names have been selected, and one new genre 'Women Detectives' has been created.All this is backed up by an author index, and a list of characters that reappear in related stories and series. The winners of the relevant book prizes over the last 25 years are also included.This book will prove invaluable to readers, booksellers and library staff, for anyone who wants to expand their fiction reading interests or advise others on the next good read.
Categories: Fiction

Seekers at the Wulfrock

Seekers at the Wulfrock

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

Author: William Horwood

Publisher:

ISBN: 0002236788

Category: English fiction

Page: 488

View: 209

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

Good Fiction Guide

Good Fiction Guide

The story follows the epic quest of Bracken , a rather solitary mole , to free all the
moles of Duncton Wood from the terrifying tyranny of Mandrake , a kind of Stalin
of the mole world . Such anthropomorphism can easily go wrong , but Horwood ...

Author: Jane Rogers

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105112786293

Category: American fiction

Page: 511

View: 786

Let this guide help you choose a book that you really want to read from over 4,200 titles.Featuring both subject essays and over 1,100 alphabetically arranged entries on writers ranging from Maeve Binchy to Emile Zola, this is an invaluable guide for anyone trying to find their way around the mass of fiction in bookshops.34 well-recognised authors and critics introduce literary genres. John Sutherland on Classics, Val McDermid on Thrillers, and Michele Roberts on France are just a few of the experts who recommend their personal top twelve favourite reads within their subject areas.Covering a wide range of fiction; classical and contemporary, literary and popular, British and foreign; each entry also suggests other authors who deal with similar subject matters or write in the same genre. The entries aim to provide a flavour of each writer's work and give recommendations ofwhich of their books to read.A snapshot of English literature at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
Categories: American fiction

St James Guide to Fantasy Writers

St  James Guide to Fantasy Writers

Author: St James Press

Publisher: Saint James Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105018410519

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 711

View: 962

Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of writers of various forms of fantasy, including heroic fantasy, sword and sorcery, humorous fantasy, adult fairy tales and fables, and children's fantasies still popular with adults. Written by subject experts.
Categories: Literary Criticism