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 Wood

Duncton Wood

Set deep in the English countryside this enchanting story tells of an ancient community losing its soul but saved by courage and love.

Author: William Horwood

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:939607412

Category: Animals

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Enter the magical, colourful, poignant world of Bracken and Rebecca, Mandrake the tyrant, Boswell the Scribe and all the other moles of Duncton Wood. Set deep in the English countryside this enchanting story tells of an ancient community losing its soul but saved by courage and love.
Categories: Animals

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

Duncton Wood 54 The six novels of William Horwood's The Duncton Chronicles series are a sometimes awesome, sometimes horrifying, often emotionally exhausting epic saga of warfare and religious persecution among the mole communities of ...

Author: Fred Patten

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476675985

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

View: 132

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 Wood

Duncton Wood

Author: William Horwoos

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:777999192

Category:

Page: 734

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Duncton Found

Duncton Found

The trilogy about the moles of Duncton Wood reaches its conclusion with the publication of this book.

Author: William Horwood

Publisher: Random House (UK)

ISBN: 0099683008

Category: Moles (Animals)

Page: 980

View: 583

Categories: Moles (Animals)

The SCM Dictionary of Christian Spirituality

The SCM Dictionary of Christian Spirituality

Towards the climax , Richard Adams ' Watership Down ( 1972 ) with its rabbit world comes close to Christian mysticism , and in Duncton Wood ( 1980 ) , William Horwood explores a similar trend by creating a world of moles .

Author: Gordon S. Wakefield

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 0334029554

Category: Christian life

Page: 400

View: 351

This dictionary attempts to give direct access to the development of Christian Spirituality. It is a series of pieces written by experts to provide instant, accurate and thought-provoking information of high scholarship.
Categories: Christian life

True Falsetto

True Falsetto

'Have you ever read 'Duncton Wood'?' Asked Eddie in an attempt to return things to an even keel. 'I've read 'Callanish', 'Duncton Wood' is too long. I can't tackle anything over two hundred and fifty pages.' 'Honest?' 'Honest.

Author: Neil Raffan

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781326428327

Category: Fiction

Page: 166

View: 750

How can a gay love triangle and a straight love square be linked ... ask Kevin Jones, a twenty-five year old fumbling his way to sexual adulthood. London in the late 1980's and Kevin is a back office worker in The City, he has today's pop hits as well as those from yesteryear playing inside his head along with a very real dread of AIDS as he muddles through his own mire of delusion. Kevin, though at times feigning to be straight, is aided and abetted by Dave, his gay Svengali, as he seeks to make fellow City worker Eddie the replacement for his some time departed ex; whilst at the same time appearing to be one of his girl friend Nicky's three possible suitors. Whilst Eddie has to choose between John and Kevin, Nicky's choice is between Craig, Terry and Kevin ... confused? The straight lives of Kevin's brother and his cousin also encroach on Kevin's as he is egged on to come clean to Nicky even if he feels he is not able to fully come out.
Categories: Fiction

Winter

Winter

BY WILLIAM HORWOOD The Duncton Chronicles Duncton Wood Duncton Quest Duncton Found The Book of Silence Duncton Tales Duncton Rising Duncton Stone The Wolves of Time Journeys tothe Heartland Seekers at the WulfRock Tales of the Willows ...

Author: William Horwood

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230771277

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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ONLY COURAGE CAN SAVE THEIR LANDS Storms rage as the worst winter in living memory ravages the human and Hydden worlds. The prophesied End of Days is here and the universe is dying, yet only a few are even aware of the forces at work. Jack and Katherine must help their friend Bedwyn Stort halt this chaos by locating the last gem of Winter, something only he can do. Then it must be returned to the Earth's unwilling guardian, their daughter Judith. She will need it to try and reignite the fires of the universe. Yet Stort is riddled with uncertainty. He yearns for Judith, as she does for him, but a love between mortal and immortal cannot be. To find the gem, he must solve this conundrum and vanquish death itself. But can he really lead mortalkind to salvation? The climactic final volume in the Hyddenworld sequence, a lyrical epic fantasy adventure of bravery, loss and a quest for the impossible, from William Horwood, the acclaimed author of the Duncton Wood novels.
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Spring

Spring

ALSO BY WILLIAM HORWOOD The Duncton Chronicles Duncton Wood Duncton Quest Duncton Found The Book of Silence Duncton Tales Duncton Rising Duncton Stone The Wolves of Time Journeys to the Heartland Seekers at the Wulfrock Tales of the ...

Author: William Horwood

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230740167

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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The adventure of a lifetime is just beginning . . . It has lain lost and forgotten for fifteen hundred years in the ancient heartland of England – a scrap of glass and metal melded by fierce fire. It is the lost core of a flawless Sphere made by the greatest of the Anglo-Saxon CraeftLords in memory of the one he loved. Her name was Spring and contained in the very heart of this work is a spark from the Fires of Creation. But while humans have lost their belief in such things, the Hydden – little people existing on the borders of our world – have not. Breaking the silence of centuries they send one of their own, a young boy, Jack, to live among humans in the hope that he may one day find what has been lost for so long. His journey leads him to Katherine, a girl he rescues from a tragic accident ¬– it’s a meeting that will change everything. It is only through their voyage into the dangerous Hyddenworld that they will realize their destiny, find love and complete the great quest that will save both their worlds from destruction. Their journey begins with Spring . . .
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Awakening

Awakening

ALSO BY WILLIAM HORWOOD The Duncton Chronicles Duncton Wood Duncton Quest Duncton Found The Book of Silence Duncton Tales Duncton Rising Duncton Stone The Wolves of Time Journeys tothe Heartland Seekers at the WulfRock Tales of the ...

Author: William Horwood

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230761018

Category: Fiction

Page: 325

View: 544

One momentous evening, events are set in motion that will decide the fate of our world and the Hyddenworld – a land lying alongside our own, concealed from human eyes. As earth tremors ravage the Hyddenworld, a child of two worlds is born, a lost gem is found and the Hyddenworld’s sleeping Emperor finally wakes. And he requires a powerful gem to sustain his stricken body and time-worn spirit. These events signal the end of a normal life for Jack and his daughter. Judith must find her path as a woman of two worlds, as her unwelcome destiny calls her to unite four powerful gems, so keeping the earth from darkness with their light. If she fails, both human and hydden worlds will face extinction. And to triumph, she must embrace the help of friends – and the love of her greatest friend of all. Series praise: ‘The last fifty pages of this book gave me my happiest reading experience in recent years’ FantasyBookReview.co.uk, ‘A real gem of a novel ... It’s colourful, it’s incredibly creative and this new series is one that will soon become a firm favourite’ FalcataTimes blog, ‘This is a return to the traditional; an intimate, delicate and delightfully written novel’ TotalScifiOnline.com
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Harvest

Harvest

BY WILLIAM HORWOOD The Duncton Chronicles Duncton Wood Duncton Quest Duncton Found The Book ofSilence Duncton Tales Duncton Rising Duncton Stone The Wolves of Time Journeys to the Heartland Seekers at the WulfRock Tales of the Willows ...

Author: William Horwood

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230766082

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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ONLY COURAGE CAN SAVE THEIR LANDS Winter has been unleashed upon the Hyddenworld by an angry Earth. And Judith, now the Earth’s unwilling ally and shield maiden, is powerless to intervene. Then while both human and Hydden lands wither, humans find their way into this secret realm – to destroy all that winter’s storms haven’t undone. The Hydden city of Brum now faces its darkest days; joining its greatest enemy to combat invaders. But ultimately, survival depends on its champions – Jack, Katherine and scrivener Bedwyn Stort. If they can locate a last gem, burning with fire and magic, devastation may be averted. But if the jewel fails to reach Juliet before winter’s end, human and Hyddenkind will pay the price. Yet his quest will cost Stort dearly. It requires him to finally let Juliet go; the epic love that’s sustained him. There is a solution, but is this buried too deep, lost beneath ice and snow?
Categories: Fiction

GCSE English Language for AQA Progress Student Book

GCSE English Language for AQA Progress Student Book

A In September a big storm brought rain onto the fields of Duncton Hill and then into Duncton Wood. B September. A great grey storm swept pelting rain up the pastures of Duncton Hill and then on into the shadowy oaks and elms of Duncton ...

Author: Clare Constant

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107453135

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 264

View: 374

A new series of bespoke, full-coverage resources developed for the 2015 GCSE English Language qualifications. Approved for the AQA GCSE English Language 2015 specification, this print Student Book is designed for students targeting Grades 1 to 5 and above. Featuring a wide range of 19th-, 20th- and 21st-century texts, this resource has spelling, punctuation and grammar support integrated throughout. It also contains assessment tests and in-depth exam preparation, including two full practice papers. See also our Progress print and digital pack, which comprises a Progress print Student Book, a Writing Workshop print Student book, enhanced digital editions of each and free Teacher's Resources.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Quincunx The Maliphants

The Quincunx  The Maliphants

Duncton. Chronicles. '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.

Author: Charles Palliser

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 9781788632164

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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The final gripping part of this classic historical mystery With the will finally in his grasp, John may be able to prove his inheritance, and put an end to the deadly plots and endless machinations that have plagued his life. But betrayal hides around every corner. Will justice narrowly fall through his fingers one last time? Upon uncovering a dastardly plot to trick Henrietta into a marriage that would steal the fortune, John must do everything in his power to stop it. But can John, who has struggled so hard and for so long, finally be in reach of peace? The unputdownable, final instalment of the bestselling The Quincunx is perfect for fans of Andrew taylor, AD Swanston and Carol Hedges. Praise for The Quincunx ‘Grips like steel... it’s a book to make you miss your stop on the bus or the train, keep you up at night and wake you early... a formidable achievement’ Kaleidoscope, BBC Radio 4 ‘His brilliant and entertaining pastiche of the mid-nineteenth-century novel’ The Times ‘A brilliant and deeply eccentric attempt to reproduce an early Victorian novel...it combines massive scope with minute detail – there is a cast of thousands, but every figure is lovingly painted. The plot is so thick the spoon stands up in it, and by the end, the reader has toured the whole of late Regency society... Magnificent – gripping and beautifully written; the sort of book that sends you into a trance of pleasure’ Independent ‘Charles Palliser has realised a world that can almost be smelt and tasted as it pours off the page of this gripping, extraordinary novel’ Daily Telegraph ‘His plot is of an intricacy that Wilkie Collins himself might have envied... an astonishing achievement’ Scotsman The Quincunx The Huffams The Mompessons The Clothiers The Palphramonds The Maliphants
Categories: Fiction

The A to Z of Fantasy Literature

The A to Z of Fantasy Literature

She edited the anthologies Whispers from the Cotton Tree Root: Caribbean Fabulist Fiction (2000) and Mojo: Conjure ... The sequence comprising Duncton Wood (1980), Duncton Quest (1988), Duncton Found (1989), Duncton Tales (1991), ...

Author: Brian Stableford

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810863456

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 568

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Once upon a time all literature was fantasy, set in a mythical past when magic existed, animals talked, and the gods took an active hand in earthly affairs. As the mythical past was displaced in Western estimation by the historical past and novelists became increasingly preoccupied with the present, fantasy was temporarily marginalized until the late 20th century, when it enjoyed a spectacular resurgence in every stratum of the literary marketplace. Stableford provides an invaluable guide to this sequence of events and to the current state of the field. The chronology tracks the evolution of fantasy from the origins of literature to the 21st century. The introduction explains the nature of the impulses creating and shaping fantasy literature, the problems of its definition and the reasons for its changing historical fortunes. The dictionary includes cross-referenced entries on more than 700 authors, ranging across the entire historical spectrum, while more than 200 other entries describe the fantasy subgenres, key images in fantasy literature, technical terms used in fantasy criticism, and the intimately convoluted relationship between literary fantasies, scholarly fantasies, and lifestyle fantasies. The book concludes with an extensive bibliography that ranges from general textbooks and specialized accounts of the history and scholarship of fantasy literature, through bibliographies and accounts of the fantasy literature of different nations, to individual author studies and useful websites.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Worlds So Strange and Diverse

Worlds So Strange and Diverse

The Mythago Wood. New York: Orb Books, 2003. Print. Horwood, William. Duncton Found. London: Century Hutchinson, 1989. ... Duncton Wood. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1980. Print. —. Journeys to the Heartland. New York: Harper Collins, 1995.

Author: Grzegorz Trębicki

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443875264

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

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This book represents an analysis of contemporary fantasy (non-mimetic) literature in all its richness and diversity, and offers a preliminary definition of the major fields of taxonomical interest, in addition to marking some of the unmapped territories of “fantastic” fiction. In its first part, the book presents an overview of all major previous theoretical discussions of the issue, particularly those by Tzvetan Todorov, Rosemary Jackson, Darko Suvin, Brian Attebery, Marek Oziewicz and Farah Mendlesohn. The second part of the book provides an interesting comprehensive taxonomy of its own, based on the notion of supragenological types of literature, first introduced by Andrzej Zgorzelski.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Toad Triumphant

Toad Triumphant

T HE T ALES OF THE W ILLOWS By Kenneth Grahame The Windin theWillows By William Horwood The Willows inWinter Toad Triumphant Also by William Horwood Duncton Wood The Stonor Eagles Callanish Skallagrigg Duncton Quest Duncton Found ...

Author: William Horwood

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466887749

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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This stunning sequel follows the further adventures of four of the most beloved characters in English literature: loyal Mole, resourceful Water Rat, stern but wise Badger, and of course, capricious, irresistible Toad. In this new tale, the comfortable bachelor world of the River Bank is thrown into turmoil by the arrival of a formidable female character who seems to win Toad's heart. Recognizing the familiar danger signals, his long-suffering companions must do all that they can to save the infatuated Toad from himself. Enriched once again by the delightful illustrations of Patrick Benson, Toad Triumphant by William Horwood is another captivating tale for audiences and imaginations everywhere.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Bibliography of Regional Fiction in Britain and Ireland 1800 2000

The Bibliography of Regional Fiction in Britain and Ireland  1800   2000

STANTON HOPE AND CECIL ALDIN x Smuggler's Gallows (1936) WILLIAM HORWOOD x Duncton Wood (1980) x Duncton Quest (1988) x Duncton Found (1989) x Duncton Tales (1991) x Duncton Rising (1992) x Duncton Stone (1993) ELIZABETH JANE HOWARD x ...

Author: Keith D. M. Snell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351894012

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 978

Pioneering and interdisciplinary in nature, this bibliography constitutes a comprehensive list of regional fiction for every county of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England over the past two centuries. In addition, other regions of a usually topographical or urban nature have been used, such as Birmingham and the Black Country; London; The Fens; the Brecklands; the Highlands; the Hebrides; or the Welsh border. Each entry lists the author, title, and date of first publication. The geographical coverage is encompassing and complete, from the Channel Islands to the Shetlands. An original introduction discusses such matters as definition, bibliographical method, popular readerships, trends in output, and the scholarly literature on regional fiction.
Categories: Literary Criticism