DUNCTON WOOD Mass Market Paperback – Jan 12 1981
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Top Customer Reviews
Within the modern system, there are a few different districts - each with its own distinct personality. The Westside is home to the biggest, strongest moles while the moles who live on the Eastside are less aggressive, though stockier and better burrowers. The Marshenders, somewhat unfairly, are considered a suspicious, untrustworthy and unhealthy grouping - though the damp soil doesn't make it an ideal area for the average mole. Where the Stone was the natural centre of the Ancient System, Barrow Vale is considered the centre of the modern system. Close to the Elder Burrows, it's free from predators and is considered `neutral' territory.
Life takes a turn for the worse when Mandrake arrives. Originally from Siabod, he arrives from over the Pastures and makes straight for Barrow Vale. Big, strong and vicious, he kills any mole that stands in his way and - when he disposes of one of the Elders - quickly appoints himself as the replacement. Having effectively installed himself as Duncton Wood's leader, the mood of the system becomes a becomes tinged with fear and suspicion.Read more ›
I remember how difficult it was to find Horwood's books (in the late 80's) in the U.S. and there were only limited titles available and not one of them the Duncton series! I had a friend in the U.K., also an avid Horwood fan supplying me with his books.I am proud to say I have read all the Duncton series and hope to read them again one day. Now that cyberspace shopping is here, I hope that more people in the U.S. will discover Horwood's writings. I have a copy of the Wolf series and hope to start on it soon!!!!!
Most recent customer reviews
It drags a bit when the moles start travelling around but this is still a great book. I don't understand how William Horwood found so much to write about moles, but I'm glad he... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sarah
This was the first fantasy book I have ever read. I chose it because I thought it would be cute; a story about a society of moles, how could it not be? Read morePublished on May 23 2006 by L. Anger
Not a book for children as love,villainy,intrigue & murder abound. An epic novel with almost every page filled with adventure that makes it nearly impossible to put the book... Read morePublished on Jan. 25 2004 by Bill Oterson
Just wanted to throw in my own humble opinion. This is one of the few books I would ever seriously recommend reading. The affect it will have on you is profound. Read morePublished on April 24 2001 by Michael Withrow
Without submitting to a sappy, cliche-like review, I would like to voice a review that will possibly encourage everyone to read this fantastic novel. Read morePublished on July 13 2000
This book is one of the most staggering masterpieces ever written! I was so glad to find out about its sister books, Duncton Quest and Duncton Found, they both lived up to my high... Read morePublished on Oct. 30 1999
This book has affected me more than any other. I read it about 10 years ago and only read it once. Even so I remember it well. Read morePublished on Oct. 10 1999
I don't even remember how long ago I first read Duncton Wood; proably not long after it came out, but it has stuck in my mind all these years, and still ranks as one of my very... Read morePublished on Sept. 4 1999