Duncton Wood (The Duncton Chronicles) [William Horwood] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Duncton Wood is the title of the first novel by . Download the The Duncton Chronicles audiobook series and listen anywhere, anytime on your iPhone, Android or Windows device. Get the Audible Audio. This series of six novels was published over a thirteen years, starting with Duncton Wood in It’s a story of spiritual quest, with all the trials and triumphs of.

Author: Arashishicage Moogugore
Country: China
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Medical
Published (Last): 22 July 2008
Pages: 241
PDF File Size: 13.74 Mb
ePub File Size: 12.76 Mb
ISBN: 327-5-17052-336-6
Downloads: 39029
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Zulucage

At the time of their birth, the system is being overthrown and then led by two evil moles – Mandrake and Rune. These parts of the book made me feel deeply uncomfortable and lead me to believe I would never want to re-read, however entertaining other parts of the book are.

Duncton Wood Deluxe Edition by William Horwood: Unbound

This is probably not something that would be evident to readers upon dunccton first reading, and only really occurs when going on to later parts of the series, however one other miner flaw in Duncton wood is that of pacing. There’s a sacredness about wooe and you really care about the main characters. It looks like a children’s book.

Views Read Edit View history. Such a great story its a classic I just love this book so glad i got to read it again Unlike man, they have created an almost utopian euncton witho I am writing my second novel having self published the first and a number of non fiction books through www. The author has crafted a believable and interesting mythology to go with the characters, and it is definitely worth reading.

The moles do not otherwise make use of technology or clothing. Ken from Perth Western Australia A book for djncton ages I’m 78 and having started reading it, have only been able to put it down in order to write this report.

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

You mention several of my titles. Feb 01, David Sarkies rated it liked it Shelves: Two young mioles, Bracken and Rebecca, the latter Mandrake’s daughter, meet, and eventually embark on a liberation struggle. With only a frail and timid mole named Spindle for company, he sets off on an epic journey Woof 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 It is a book that had me going outside and encountering nature again.


The goal of finding the seventh book isn’t mentioned till several chapters in, then it is forgotten while the moles go and do other things.

Pauline from Scotland Like some of the other reviewers, I thought moles, yeah right!!! Just a beautiful book.

The Duncton Chronicles

Feb 06, Ruby rated it it was amazing. First of all, even if Horwood does not consider this his magnum opus, certainly he put his heart and soul into it.

And so he makes his way into the world, which is well constructed and bleak, and the story is beautiful.

Prior to its completion, Duncton Talesoriginally conceived of a stand-alone sequel, had evolved into the first volume of a second trilogy. Why isn’t this book more well-known!? View all 4 comments. This Duncton Wood book review was written by Floresiensis.

Refresh and try again. Thank you William Horwood, I will never forget these books. The story rambles like the tunnels in which most of the action takes place, but I found myself following with fascination the lives of Bracken and Boswell, Rune and Rebecca, Mandrake and Medlar, Comfrey and Cairn and so many more.

Mar 17, Kathy Dolan rated it liked it Shelves: Jul 25, R.

Of course I have also enjoyed your other works tremendously. Every sentence is heart taking, so true and real is the world of mole life created by Hardwood to the reader.

A presence, a power, a silence. Amhelina from Earth As a lesbian I really enjoyed the book it made me look at moles in a new spiritual light.

Duncton Wood

Yes, it’s long and yes, it’s about moles which doesn’t sound too interesting. The book raises questions about faith, religion and tradition as well as djncton battle between good and evil. The right time finally for author and reader to work together to make the moles of Duncton Woodwho are really all of us, available in print form again in the right way.


Hello Sonya – thank you so much for being in touch again after so long. You have to suspend your disbelief massively in order to read this book. Want to Read saving…. If you like that sort of stuff you will simply be amazed by the moles of Duncton Wood. Since then, I have read it every couple of years. I love your books and still have my copies of the Duncton Chronicles and Hyddenworld.

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. Duncton Wood and its sequel have for protagonistsanthropomorphic moles living in Moledom, a community in Great Britain.

If certain elements of the ending seem a little contrived and designed more to provide a false sense of completeness than anything else, well I can forgive the author those small mis-steps. A number of his characters are excellent value for the entry fee – Mekkins is great fun; Rose is gentle and loving; Boswell is both mysterious and down-to-earth. Although I’m in no hurry to continue reading the entire series, this particular book left me feeling enchanted, and I’m very thankful for the wonderful experience this book offered me.

Oct 18, Roz Bennetts rated it it was amazing. Duncton Wood The Duncton Chronicles: Think Lord of the Rings with moles. In such societies mythologies develop much more often than does one in a society like ours where pretty much everything is recorded.