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Duncton Wood (The Duncton Chronicles) [William Horwood] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Duncton Wood is the title of the first novel by . Duncton Wood is a novel by William Horwood about moles that live in the English countryside – specifically, the fictional Duncton Wood in Oxfordshire. Read “Duncton Wood” by William Horwood with Rakuten Kobo. The epic million- copy bestseller, available as an ebook for the first time The moles of Duncton.

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You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: I must admit I am facing quite a struggle in trying to write this review. Opened it up, scanned real quick, and yup, it had moles inside. I do hope the library has the next one sitting waiting for me on the shelf. The Ancient System took in the injured Bracken as a mother tending a gravely hurt pup.

Review of the Duncton Chronicles by William Horwood

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I do think that both Duncton trilogies are very much written for adults, but that’s not to say the children of today can learn a lot from the books’ themes. Duncton Wood is a true epic fantasy series in the most classic way. The system of mole tunnels under Duncton Wood is large, and moles in one part hardly know those from other parts of the system. But I found that the duncon is so well written and absorbing, I had no problem at all with the over pages.

This is a serious flaw.

Why isn’t this book more well-known!? To briefly sum up a page novel, it is an allegory of the cycle of decay, destruction, and rebuilding of a civilization, tied up in grand adventure and a spiritual journey into the soul.

They must face the problems of mole life head on, while maintaining faith in the stone. And there were parts of it that were beautiful: How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.


Duncton Wood (Duncton Chronicles, #1) by William Horwood

I can absolutely agree wlod 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.

Dunction Tales takes place generations in the future, following Duncton Found. Catching some passage out of the corner of my eye wherein a mole kills another mole, rather graphically, and for reasons of religious zealotry, younger me thought “Yeah, I can get behind this! Never once have I xuncton why a mole did what he did.

The plotting was tedious at times. It was one of my first introductions to the magic of real faith, faith that surpasses words and doubts and restrictions, faith that transcends and makes transcendent. About 20 years later I discovered a copy of Duncton Wood at a book sale and re-read it Again, I sobbed and laughed and loved this story. The Azuleah Trilogy Fantasy Boxset.

I’m surprised that they don’t receive that acclaim that they deserve, hopefully one day they will. For example, there is a lazy “world building” technique that mediocre fantasy authors sometimes employ; they take something familiar and give it a different name.

Currently you have JavaScript disabled. I am sorry to have to mention Watership Down again but in both these books the English countryside is depicted in such a beautiful way that it helps English readers like I realised what a lovely country we do live in. We appreciate your feedback. Thanks for this review.

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The worship of the Stone colours every little part of this book, which Horwood declares in his notes at the end is an allegory – probably for pagan worship.


Just duntcon reading this for the second time.

Sharon from Fylde coast, Lancs Something drew me to the first Duncton book many years ago and I have never regretted stumbling upon them despite the darkness one is asked to traverse amongst the many adventures in all six volumes!

I think Duncton Wood may not have the reach or readership that many of the “Animals-as-Characters” stories have wooc because, to my knowledge, it never Mass-market dropped in the U. However there are other books dunctln start off good but are so long that by the time I start getting close to the end my eyes start glasing woood and I quickly begin to lose interest.

It took me a month and a half to finish it and I read several other books in the meantime. We learn over the course of the book that there are reasons for Mandrake’s ability to be so cruel – his upbringing on the wild slopes of Siabod bred him that way – but Rune is pure evil.

Sort of High Quest with little touches of the common intimacies of everyday life that serve to keep the story and all of our own stories grounded.

The fact that the characters are moles adds to the quality for me. This woor a cruel tyrant, Mandrake, to take over the system. Excellent books re reading them all for the fourth time and still shed dood over the characters.