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.

Duncton Wood

Author: William Horwood

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911420526

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

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.

Duncton Wood

Author: William Horwood

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780600202615

Page: 733

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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, ...

Duncton Found

Author: William Horwood

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911420542

Page: 750

View: 855

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

Furry Tales

Duncton Wood 54 The six novels of William Horwood's The Duncton Chronicles series are a sometimes awesome, sometimes horrifying, often emotionally ...

Furry Tales

Author: Fred Patten

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476675988

Page: 236

View: 913

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.

Duncton Quest

So, quite quickly, a kind of order came to Duncton Wood and Skint decided it would be best to evacuate his small group. The decision was hastened by the ...

Duncton Quest

Author: William Horwood

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911420534

Page: 750

View: 909

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

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.

True Falsetto

Author: Neil Raffan

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1326428322

Page: 166

View: 147

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.

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 ...

GCSE English Language for AQA Progress Student Book

Author: Clare Constant

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107453135

Page: 264

View: 569

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.

The A to Z of Fantasy Literature

She edited the anthologies Whispers from the Cotton Tree Root: Caribbean Fabulist ... The sequence comprising Duncton Wood (1980), Duncton Quest (1988), ...

The A to Z of Fantasy Literature

Author: Brian Stableford

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810863453

Page: 568

View: 192

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.

The Atlas of Imagined Places

... Yukon (river), pp.26–27, B2 Duncton Wood by William Horwood (novels), Duncton Wood, England (natural feature), pp.64–65, D2 Dusk (video game), Dusk, ...

The Atlas of Imagined Places

Author: Matt Brown

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 1849947422

Page: 168

View: 256

From Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot to superhero Wakanda, from Lilliput of Gulliver's Travels to Springfield in The Simpsons, a wondrous atlas of imagined places around the world. Locations from film, tv, literature, myths, comics and video games are plotted in a series of beautiful vintage-looking maps. The maps feature fictional buildings, towns, cities and countries plus mountains and rivers, oceans and seas. Ever wondered where the Bates Motel was based? Or Bedford Falls in It's a Wonderful Life? The authors have taken years to research the likely geography of thousands of popular culture locations that have become almost real to us. Sometimes these are easy to work out but other times a bit of detective work is needed and the authors have been those detectives. By looking at the maps, you'll find that the revolution at Animal Farm happened next to Winnie the Pooh's home. Each location has an an extended index entry plus coordinates so you can find it on the maps. Illuminating essays accompanying the maps give a great insight into the stories behind the imaginary places, from Harry Potter's wizardry to Stone Age Bedrock in the Flintstones. A stunning map collection of invented geography and topography drawn from the world’s imagination. Fascinating, beautiful and an essential book for any popular culture fan and map enthusiast.

Something about the Author

Success accompanied this new career : Duncton Wood , Horwood's first fictional novel , spent twenty - six weeks on the bestseller lists .

Something about the Author

Author: Hile

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810393714

Page: 275

View: 715

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.

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.

Duncton Stone

Author: William Horwood

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780006476016

Page: 872

View: 527

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

Nelson Thornes Framework English

... books or films, eg - Watership Down - The Wind in the Willows - The Belstone Fox - Call of the Wild - White Fang - Duncton Wood Pupils would need to ...

Nelson Thornes Framework English

Author: Geoff Reilly

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 0748765433

Page: 160

View: 693

The aim of Nelson Thornes Framework English is to develop students' confidence and achievement in writing. With its unique range of rich fiction and non-fiction texts, and comprehensive coverage of the core skills, Nelson Thornes Framework English Skills in Fiction and Non-Fiction targets students doing well in years 7-10.

A Child s Delight

... The Planet of Junior Brown Nathaniel Hawthorne , Tanglewood Tales William Horwood , Duncton Wood Monroe Leaf , The Story of Ferdinand Ursula Le Guin ...

A Child s Delight

Author: Noel Perrin

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584653523

Page: 161

View: 353

A companion volume to the author's book, A Reader's Delight, a collection of essays rescues from obscurity thirty-three neglected gems of literature written for children, from the very young to adolescents. UP.

Hedgehog

Hedgehogs are well covered in early literature, but there has yet to be a fantasy as strong as Watership Down or Duncton Wood to catapult the animal into ...

Hedgehog

Author: Hugh Warwick

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1780233159

Page: 224

View: 505

From the Romans who viewed the hedgehog as a weather prophet to modern gardeners who depend on the creature to keep gardens pest-free, the small, spiny animal has had a close connection with humans since the dawn of civilization. A creature of fascination, endearment, and cultural significance, it is one of the few wild animals that people can approach without the fear of attack or it running away. Exploring how this and other characteristics of the hedgehog have propelled it to become one of people’s favorite animals, this book examines the natural and cultural history of these symbolic creatures. Following the hedgehog as it spreads through Europe and Asia to the foot of Africa, Hugh Warwick describes its evolution, behavior, habitat, and diet, as well as its current endangered status. He also looks at the animal’s appeal, accessibility, and status as a pet in many countries, considering its appearance in advertising, films, children’s books, and games. Casting new light on the ancestors of Sonic and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, Hedgehog is a fascinating look at these prickly, admirable animals.

A Life in Nature

Lilygloves in The Chronicles of Narnia is a fine gardener and the leader of a warrior group of talking moles. Duncton Wood, a romantic story about an ...

A Life in Nature

Author: Marc Hamer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473584590

Page: 256

View: 345

A captivating, life-affirming memoir of a life in nature that celebrates finding wonder in our world. 'A wonderful book... It has taught me a lot. I feel great love for it' MAX PORTER At the age of sixteen, Marc Hamer left home with only a rucksack and started walking. By day, he observed the animals and birds. By night, he slept under hedges, in woodlands and on riverbanks. It was the beginning of a life in nature. Years later, now working as a gardener and mole-catcher in the Welsh countryside, Marc tells of the experiences that have shaped him and of the wonders that he encounters each day. He considers, too, the fascinating ways of the mole and the myths that surround this curious creature. This beautiful, meditative book explores what nature can teach us about ourselves and our search for contentment. It is a celebration of living peacefully and finding joy in the world around us. 'It is rare to encounter such respect and understanding of nature' Rosamund Young, author of The Secret Life of Cows ** Longlisted for The Wainwright Prize 2019 ** (Published in hardback as How to Catch a Mole)

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 ... See Duncton Chronicles , The Duncton Wood .

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

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 1126

View: 646

"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.