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Review of the Duncton Chronicles by William Horwood

However, there must be some sort of issue with his self-esteem if he has to do all of this. And I am happy to say that it has held up. Rebecca is a sweet character, but I don’t like the way she sighs in her speech.

As well as speaking, they worship the Stone, they scribe books and they have the capacity to love. Mole characters vividly imagined and clearly known intimately by the author, and in the end by the determined reader. At the time of their birth, the system is being overthrown and then led by two evil moles – As the tagline on the book suggests, this is “A clash of good and evil in the savage kingdom of moles.

There are a couple of instances of rape and one of incest, so that’s something to bare in mind. 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.


The tale is just as thrilling and Bracken just as heroic as the first time I read them. Refresh and try again. But along comes a hero: The plotting was tedious at times.

My response to Duncton Wood seems to have almost as many layers as the novel has pages, which is a bold claim. Dncton 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.

Duncton Chronicles Series by William Horwood

There were parts that were horrible, horrible: So I bought it. Duncton Wood is the first instalment in The Duncton Chronicles, an unforgettable six-book series now widely regarded as a fantasy classic. There are students, a population of fairies, a tribe of goblins that have allied themselves with the Rat King, and a pack of dogs.

You may wish to read the book first. This series has a great depth of detail and grandness like that found in such epics as Sword of Truth and Recluse.

There’s a sacredness about it and you really care about the main characters. Thank you for taking the time to write a review on this chroniclrs, it really makes a difference and helps readers to find their perfect book. If I don’t like a book If I read another book, when it says ‘a helping hand’ now instead of ‘a helping paw’!

That was in the long ago days before you could just order stuff from amazon UK. I used to love this book, and it is still good, don’t get me wrong, but I guess it takes a level chronlcles commitment I wasn’t quite up for.

We are told for instance that the Duncton council of Elders did “business” at their meetings, but not of what nature that business is, or really what the elders did at all. Duncton Wood is the moving love story chroniclees Bracken and Rebecca and the trials they must face and overcome to be as one.


Duncton Wood by William Horwood

If I owned this book Chronocles wouldn’t give it away unlike a few that I’m trying to pass on, so that next time I move house there aren’t quite as many boxes for the poor removal men to carry there were over boxes of books! Notify me of new posts by email. This is a serious flaw. It is unfortunate that this work must be compared to Watership Down but that is the only book with which I can really compare it to in terms of story-line and excellence.

The theme of love runs strong throughout Duncton Wood, Bracken and Hulver, the aged mole who teaches him so much runs parallel to Rebecca and Rose, the healer who trains her to take over her duties as she ages. Duncton Quest The Duncton Chronicles: Now 35 years later after first reading Duncton Wood, my daughter loves books as much as I do. Seriously, read it if you enjoyed Chronnicles Down. It is the pinnacle of what he could make it, and his dedication and passion shines in every page.

So, the two stories are thus: