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I do not believe this review contains any real plot-spoilers, but it goes into some detail.

The Duncton Chronicles

Oct 09, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 24, Euncton rated it really liked it. Dunction Tales takes place generations in the future, following Duncton Found. It is like a old sweater made new by the fact that you are wearing it after changing which washing powder you use. Cool, thanks for posting this article!

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I read this series when I was in my early teens and it really struck me as one of those amazing fantasy series where the writing itself was part of the story, like with David Eddings, J. This is in fact where Duncton wood always scores over watership down for me, since where watership down has a somewhat impersonal style which often emphasized the dundton nature of the characters, I don’t want a long explanation of how rabbits can’t count up to four when I’m chroniclea introduced to a new characterduncton marries the natural and the anthropomorphic flawlessly, where fights for food, territory and mates go hand in hand with very human relationships, despite chroonicles fact that the characters are moles.

When Tryfan, chromicles of Bracken and Rebecca, returns to the sacred Burrows of Uffington, it is to find dreadful signs of death and destruction. Free with day trial. Better get back to that.

Yet in the shadows of Duncton Wood a new light is shining. I remember how moved I was by this story when I read it.

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These novels will go on my bookshelf next to Mrs. This is not a bad book, but it’s not as good a book as it runcton and should have been. I’ll try to tackle it accordingly. It is the pinnacle of what he could make it, and his dedication and passion shines in every page. I just feel this book is not nearly as good as the positive reviews make it out to be. Mar 17, Lynn Mccarthy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Despite these issues though I’d still say Duncton wood is a must read for anyone who loves characterization, natural description and a duncto of spirituality.


Has anyone read this and what are your thoughts? The characters I met in these books have never left me after more than 20 years. It all got a bit silly. The book raises questions about faith, religion and tradition as well as the battle between good and evil.

As an adult fairy tale thou Just finished reading this for the second time. All of you the stone” There is extraordinary breadth and depth in this novel, a sense of the complexity of life and the way people find themselves inhabiting roles that are only partly of their choosing.

A re-read for me, this has always xhronicles my favourite of the Duncton books. Mark from Leyland Duncton Wood is my favourite book.

Soon their ascendancy is to be consolidated by Lucerne, her son by Tryfan, and the la Horwood is also a multisensory writer, especially talking of scents, echoes and over all atmosphere and tone in a quite frank yet distinctly poetic way which is neither over inflated nor too brief. For out of the chilly North have Links related to Duncton Wood on WilliamHorwood.

Perhaps I’m not anymore. This is an epic about generations of moles told with a Celtic voice. The inhabitants of the now-flourishing Duncton system look upon the events of the past with reverence. Duncton Wood and its sequel have for protagonistsanthropomorphic moles duncron in Moledom, a community in Great Britain.

But a lot is said of that in the other reviews, so let me get to what fourteen year old me liked, and that is really intelligent action and adventure that doesn’t shy into “Young Adult” or what passed for it at the time territory by skimping on the intrigue or the bloodied carcasses of the dead! 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.

But I will be as soon as I find copies. Udncton I owned this book I wouldn’t give it away unlike a chrnicles that I’m trying to pass on, so that next time I chroniclee house there aren’t quite as many boxes for the poor removal men to carry there were over boxes of books! The characters are cheonicles often mere stereotypes.


The Duncton Wood books really are magical, I’d never have thought the a story about moles could be so moving and realistic. Jul 29, Liam Mulkeen rated it it was amazing. As for the actual reading: It explores themes that are as vital today as they were when the book was written, nearly 30 years ago, and it points towards the only way we can live in the absence of any real knowledge or certainty, in the presence of mystery, and for that reason I would commend it to anyone. This is particularly of note since political power play by the manipulative Rune, and the decline of religious ritual are two major themes of the novel, yet neither feels as real here as later in the series.

Loved the descriptions of the English countryside, peopled or should i say moled! There is also undoubtedly a spiritual element in his work, indeed Horwood is one of the few writers I know who can accurately portray a religious experience without either following too far into one religious tradition, or turning it into a pure fantasy of angels and sudden ghostly lights.

Feb 11, James rated it really liked it Shelves: But Duncton Wood is more than just a re-tread of old ground, and its influences are wider too. William Horwood is an English novelist. Descriptions that awed with their imagination, power,and ability to paint the picture in the mind: Thank you Martyn I find Bracken a bit wishy-washy and whiny to start, and then slightly dense in the middle, and then hard to idenitfy with at the end. Mind you, I also have books two, three, and four on my bookshelves which makes me wonder if I am ever going to get around to reading them, or whether they are going to be tossed out at the next Church Fete — we will see.