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This book was given to me, I didn’t really think that I would enjoy a story about moles but I loved it and didn’t want it to end. Now 35 years later after first reading Duncton Wood, my daughter loves books as much as I do.
Duncton Wood by William Horwood
I know from experience that studying a book in school gives you a cnronicles interpretation of it. Except that Brachen was taught these chants and managed to survive and escaped into ancient tunnels to prepare and eventually emerge. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The novels is mainly set in and around megalith sites such as Avebury and Rollright. So if you have a dubcton moment, please tell us your thoughts by writing a reader’s review.
Duncton Wood by William Horwood book review
Duncton Wood This is a long book at over words in length and takes some reading, especially as it is only the first part of a trilogy. It’s a top-rate anthropomorphic fantasy about moles–it’s quite a bit like Watership Down, though the mole community is perhaps a bit more complex philosophically, but ultimately they’re really moles, unlike some animal fantasies where the characters are essentially people in animal form. Leave a Comment Cancel reply Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
Rise of the Guardians Mark Caney 7. The Duncton Wood books really are magical, I’d never have thought the a story about moles could be so moving and realistic. The story tells of the archival librarian mole Privet and her adopted son Whillan as they face the rise of an inquisitorial cult that fashions itself the Newborns.
I can absolutely agree with the comments in Floresiensis review and those by others, that the writing, characterization and spirituality of the series are something truly staggering especially in a time when descriptive writing seems to have become a thing of the past and many books read essentially like modified film scripts.
Justin from USA I think Duncton Wood may not have the reach or readership that many of the “Animals-as-Characters” stories have enjoyed because, to my knowledge, it never Mass-market dropped in the U. This is a really wonderful book that I’d absolutely recommend to anyone who enjoys the work of Jean M Auel. Jun dunctln, Fence rated it really liked it Shelves: Jun 28, Ben Frey rated it it was amazing. Lists with This Book.
There are five sequels, but this novel remains to my reading the centerpiece of the series. Skallagrigghis novel about disability, love, and trust, was made into a BBC film in It seems the world has almost forgot about Duncton wood. Next to Gone with the Wind this is my second favourite book of all time.
The Duncton Wood books are superb! Dunctoh have to suspend your disbelief massively in order to read this book. A rabbit might be a long eared hopper; a mile becomes a footday; a month becomes a moon cycle. The rabbits in WD were rabbits, not humans in rabbit guise.
Duncton Wood is the first novel of author William Horwood.
It fell short for me because the ancient religious story line seems forced, as if the author is thrusting our human thinking on the moles.
It’s just that it felt that with more confident handling and sharper editing, it could have been so much better. It caressed him with silence, soothed him with its darkness, and its labyrinths were to give him the space in which to find himself again.
Duncton Wood is the first instalment in The Duncton Chronicles, an unforgettable six-book series now widely regarded as a fantasy classic. Chronicless action takes place in a world where the norm is to be underground, a place that, for us, is redolent with mystery and uncertainty. But if you’re t I picked this up with the intention of reading all six Duncton books, since it’s been so long since I’ve read them, but once I was nearing the end of this I found I wasn’t really in the mood for the rest.
The themes that I felt were contained in it, other than the overriding theme of love, was the comfort that can be gained from faith when faced with a society that is deteriorating around you. We’ve found that while readers like to know what we think of a book they find additional reader reviews a massive help in deciding if chonicles is the right book for them.
The first volume, originally written as a standalone novel, tells the story of the romance between the Duncton moles Bracken and Rebecca as the long-held traditions surrounding the Duncton Stone recede under the rule of Rebecca’s tyrannical father Mandrake and the evil and manipulative Rune.
Jul 14, Amanda rated it liked it Shelves: