Duncton Rising

10 best books like Duncton Rising (William Horwood): The Golden Cat, House of Tribes, Silverhair, Dark Moon, Vet in a Spin, The Cold Moons, The House in Norham Gardens, Carbonel: The King of the Cats, The Finale, The Gnole

AuthorGabriel King
In The Golden Cat, Gabriel King continues the enchanting quest that began with The Wild Road--the novel the San Francisco Chronicle crowned "mythical," and Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, deemed "absolutely magical. . ."

The ancient prophecy speaks of a golden cat whose coming...
AuthorGarry Kilworth
In every mouse's long life, there comes a time when ancestral voices tell him to move on. Pedlar, a yellow-necked mouse, has reached that point. Told to leave the Hedgerow and go on a long journey, the adventurous mouse says his farewells and sets out for a far-distant country knows as The House. Reaching...
AuthorStephen Baxter

From Stephen Baxter, one of today's most acclaimed writers of science fiction and fantasy, comes this unforgettable saga of life and loss in the grand tradition of Watership Down.For fifty thousand springs, Silverhair and her kind, the last of the woolly mammoths, have lived in a remote tundra,...
AuthorMeredith Ann Pierce
Volume Two of the Firebringer Trilogy

“Carefully plotted, with satisfying action and fully developed, intriguing characters, this is sure to please fantasy lovers.”—Booklist
He was the youngest prince the unicorns had ever known: Aljan son-of-Korr, Dark Moon. A silver...
AuthorJames Herriot
James Herriot has swapped his wellies for a flying jacket, but he can't wait to get back to the practice and his old Darrowby friends James Herriot, strapped into the cockpit of a Tiger Moth trainer, feels rather out of place, but he hasn't found a new profession and it surely won't be long before the RAF...
AuthorAeron Clement
For a hundred generations the badgers of Cilgwyn had lived in harmony with nature, digging their setts and reciting their ancient lays to the young amongst the nodding bluebells and flowering blackthorn of their ancestral valley home - until a dying stranger limped into their midst.

AuthorPenelope Lively
Clare, her hands in the pockets of her school coat, her face stinging from the cold, moved slowly round the church, staring at one inscription after another, giving her attention to the whole chronicle of wood merchants, burghers and benefactors of the poor, of husbands and fathers, wives, mothers...
AuthorBarbara Sleigh
Back in print in the U.S. for the first time in over 30 years.

Rosemary's plan to clean houses during her summer break and surprise her mother with the money hits a snag when an old lady at the market talks her into buying a second-rate broom and a cat she can't even afford to keep. But appearances...
AuthorCalvin Miller
I liked this more than the second one, though at times I thought the descriptions felt less poetic than others. This is a "mythical" retelling of Revelation which is odd in the sense that the previous two installments have been mythical retellings of straightforward narrative events -- so retelling...
AuthorAlan Aldridge
The adventures of Fungle the Gnole must surely appeal to a wide audience. This creature, who demonstrates a common sense far superior to ours, the inheritor of powers and understanding far beyond our own, charms thoroughly. I actually came across the book in a charity shop and bought it simply because...
AuthorColin Dann
(3.5) In this second book of the Farthing Wood series, the animals endure a harsh winter in their new home, the White Deer Park. When Badger falls down a slope and injures his leg, he’s nursed back to health at the Warden’s cottage, where Ginger Cat tempts him to join in a life of comfort and plenty. Meanwhile,...
AuthorBlandine Le Callet
La Ballade de Lila K, c'est d'abord une voix : celle d'une jeune femme sensible et caustique, fragile et volontaire, qui raconte son histoire depuis le jour où des hommes en noir font brutalement arrachée a sa mère, et conduite dans un Centre, mi-pensionnat mi-prison, où on l'a prise en charge.
AuthorJean Craighead George

a review for greg!!!

this is a wonderful little book; part of jean craighead george's american woodland tale series, which are cute little illustrated chapter books about animals in the wild and the things that they do. while we are exposed to the inner...
AuthorChristine Amsden
Beware your heart and soul…

Evan broke Cassie’s heart two months ago, and she still doesn’t know why. She throws herself into family, friends and her new job at the sheriff’s department, but nothing helps. The only thing that finally allows her heal and move on is the love of a new man,...
AuthorMichael Macauley
Christopher Paolini's world of Alagaësia is a magical land, full of mysterious people, objects, and places-one that has captivated millions of fans across the globe. Now, with the Inheritance Fan Book, those fans have a resource in the form of an A-to-Z almanac, where they can find everything they...
AuthorC.J. Cherryh
Tristen is both more and less than a man. A summoning, a shaping, he was brought to life by a wizard, to serve a king yet to be crowned.

Now the wizard is dead: a united Ylesuin, and a peace this land has never known. Cefwyn needs his only friend, this young man of mysterious origins who is more brother...
AuthorEric Van Lustbader
In was Kai-feng, the end of days, the time of chaos.
One by one, the four grisly abominations called the Makkon had come together, marshaling their inhuman armies to reap a bitter harvest of death. Mankind's struggle to turn back the tide of blood was doomed, for soon the hideous Makkon would summon...
AuthorMarion Zimmer Bradley
There are a few of the Darkover books I still haven't got copies of, but most of them are anthologies. This is the most recent anthology I've gotten hold of, and unlike most of them, I hadn't read any of these stories before, although I was familiar with some of the backstories most of the stories were based...
AuthorMichael Scott Rohan
2.5 – 3 stars

I really feel like I ought to have liked this book more than I did and it might deserve a higher rating, but I can only go by my actual reading experience which was a bit lukewarm; I guess my book biorhythms were off for this one because on the face of it this might otherwise have become...
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