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Duncton Wood

Duncton Wood

Author: William Horwood
Publisher:
ISBN: 0345291131
Pages: 628
Year: 1981-01-01

Duncton Wood

Duncton Wood

Author: William Horwood
Publisher: Canelo
ISBN: 1911420526
Pages: 750
Year: 2017-01-30
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 Found

Duncton Found

Author: William Horwood
Publisher: Canelo
ISBN: 1911420542
Pages: 750
Year: 2017-04-17
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
Duncton Quest

Duncton Quest

Author: William Horwood
Publisher: Canelo
ISBN: 1911420534
Pages: 750
Year: 2017-03-06
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
Duncton Tales

Duncton Tales

Author: William Horwood
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN: 0006472184
Pages: 587
Year: 1992
Now Moledom's greatest tale can be told - from which all began and to which all is leading
The Willows at Christmas

The Willows at Christmas

Author: William Horwood
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466887761
Pages: 288
Year: 2014-12-09
The twelve days of Christmas are fast approaching and Mole is planning to enjoy every one of them with his River Bank friends. So when the normally cheerful Toad despairs at the arrival of Mrs. Ffleshe, an impossibly rude houseguest who every year sets out to protect Toad from overindulgence, Mole must do something about it. But the plan he hatches with Ratty, Badger, and Otter goes horribly wrong. With the prospect of spending Christmas in jail, Mole will have to work hard if he is to salvage some Christmas spirit for his friends. The Willows at Christmas is the crowning achievement of William Horwood's enchanting sequels to Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows. The new story is set just after the original, but before Horwood's critically acclaimed The Willows in Winter. It will give pleasure to the countless readers around the world who have reveled in each new work. Merry Christmas! "Lovers of The Wind in the Willows will feel at home and will laugh a lot with sheer pleasure." - The Times
Spring

Spring

Author: William Horwood
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0230740162
Pages: 512
Year: 2011-01-07
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 . . .
Callanish

Callanish

Author: William Horwood
Publisher:
ISBN: 0140072071
Pages: 192
Year: 1985
From the author of "Duncton Wood Chronicles", this is the story of an eagle's quest for freedom
The Boy with No Shoes

The Boy with No Shoes

Author: William Horwood
Publisher: Headline Review
ISBN: 0755313178
Pages: 440
Year: 2004
Five-year-old Jimmy Rova is the unwanted child of a mother who rejects him, growing up among half-siblings who bully him. The one thing he can call his own is a pair of shoes, a present from the only person he feels has ever loved him. Only the arrival of his grandmother, and their move to a dilapidated house in the old fishing quarter of an east Kent coastal town - where the warm-hearted community befriends Jimmy and shows him how to love and be loved - reveals a way out. Based on his own remarkable childhood in south-east England after the Second World War and using all the skills that went into the creation of his modern classics Duncton Wood, Skallagrigg and The Willows in Winter, Horwood has created an inspiring story of childhood loss, personal survival and self-affirmation.
Skallagrigg

Skallagrigg

Author: William Horwood
Publisher:
ISBN: 0140072063
Pages: 728
Year: 1988

The Willows in Winter

The Willows in Winter

Author: William Horwood
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0006478735
Pages: 294
Year: 1995
This is a re-creation of the much-loved world of Kenneth Grahames The Wind in the Willows. William Horwood, author of the Duncton trilogies, brings to life the characters of Badger, Water Rat, Mole and Toad.
The Willows and Beyond

The Willows and Beyond

Author: William Horwood
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466887753
Pages: 304
Year: 2014-12-23
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.
The Stonor Eagles

The Stonor Eagles

Author: William Horwood
Publisher: Random House (UK)
ISBN: 0099455404
Pages: 600
Year: 1990-10

The Bone Doll's Twin

The Bone Doll's Twin

Author: Lynn Flewelling
Publisher: Spectra
ISBN: 0307572463
Pages: 544
Year: 2009-10-21
Sometimes the price of destiny is higher than anyone imagined.... Dark Magic, Hidden Destiny For three centuries a divine prophecy and a line of warrior queens protected Skala. But the people grew complacent and Erius, a usurper king, claimed his young half sister’s throne. Now plague and drought stalk the land, war with Skala’s ancient rival Plenimar drains the country’s lifeblood, and to be born female into the royal line has become a death sentence as the king fights to ensure the succession of his only heir, a son. For King Erius the greatest threat comes from his own line — and from Illior’s faithful, who spread the Oracle’s words to a doubting populace. As noblewomen young and old perish mysteriously, the king’s nephew — his sister’s only child — grows toward manhood. But unbeknownst to the king or the boy, strange, haunted Tobin is the princess’s daughter, given male form by a dark magic to protect her until she can claim her rightful destiny. Only Tobin’s noble father, two wizards of Illior, and an outlawed forest witch know the truth. Only they can protect young Tobin from a king’s wrath, a mother’s madness, and the terrifying rage of her brother’s demon spirit, determined to avenge his brutal murder.... From the Paperback edition.
Dragon Champion

Dragon Champion

Author: E. E. Knight
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0451463633
Pages: 371
Year: 2010
From the national bestselling and award-winning author of the Vampire Earth saga comes the first in a fantastic new series.