The Dark Portal
10 best books like The Dark Portal (Robin Jarvis): The Wild Road, Silverhair, Urchin of the Riding Stars, There May Be a Castle, Thunder Oak, Miss Bianca, Nightshade City, Fox's Feud, Scream of the White Bears, Silver Brumbies of the South
Once in every age, there comes a special cat. His mission is not to rule, but to guide the rulers to their destiny, to uphold the balance of the natural world, and to discover the leonine heart and spirit that is the legacy of all cats everywhere. Now, in the grand storytelling style of "Watership Down" and...
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,...
As someone who grew up devouring the Redwall books, I was super excited to discover the Mistmantle Chronicles. However, this series is not just a Redwall knock off. The author has her own unique voice and presentation style and deserves full credit in her own right for an imaginative story.
A remarkable story about love and death from the winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize
Eleven-year-old Mouse is travelling to see his grandparents on Christmas Eve with his mother and two sisters. But it's snowing, and visibility is bad, and the car goes off the road, and crashes.
Long ago, long before Sylver the weasel was born, the humans all left Welkin. Now life for a weasel—under the heavy paw of the vicious stoat rulers—is pretty miserable (unless you happen to be a weasel who likes living in a hovel and toiling all hours for the benefit of the stoats).
Miss Bianca, the elegant mouse Chairwoman of the famed Prisoners' Aid Society, drew in her breath. "The prisoner," she said gravely, "is a little girl of eight. She has been kidnapped by the wicked Grand Duchess and is imprisoned in the Diamond Palace." Careful plans for the rescue are laid, but even...
Deep beneath Trillium City, a modern metropolis, lies the Catacombs, a kingdom of rats of extraordinary intelligence and ability. The once peaceful and democratic colony has become a harsh dictatorship ruled by the High Minister Kildeer and his henchman, Billycan, who runs the Kill Army and collects...
The book begins with the birth of Vixen's four cubs: Bold, Friendly, Charmer and Dreamer and follows their early lives as they are supported and protected by all the remaining Animals of Farthing Wood. They grow gradually more independent as the story progresses.
Several meetings of the Farthing...
In the ice wilds of the fabled north, the lords of the moving mountains have always been the polar bears. Kings of the wild, the white bears have ruled since the beginning of time, believing that they were hurled to earth from the heavens. There is only one creature they fear—man.
Silver Brumbies of the South is the third book in the original series about the Silver Brumby. Thowra, the most beautiful brumby stallion ever to gallop across the great Main Range, is disturbed by men bringing machinery and noise to the area of the mountains which he roams.
Storm also has been...
The famous sleuth of Mousedom!
Basil of Baker Street continues his brilliant detective career as he solves three difficult cases, one right after the other:
"The Case of the Counterfeit Cheese"--in which mousedom is terrified as mice crack their teeth on phony cheese bits made of...
|Author||Shirley Rousseau Murphy|
I first read this book when I was in 7th grade and was just starting to get into fantasy books. At the time I was not in the habit of keeping a list of books that I read, so a few years later, when I started, I could not remember the name of this book. I wanted to get a copy of the trilogy but since this was in the dinosaur...
Jamie’s dad is an astronaut. This is a good thing – because how cool is that? And a bad thing – because he’s going to be orbiting the Earth for several months and Jamie already misses him badly. Doing his homework at the observation lab one night, Jamie inadvertently picks up a weird signal on his...
When Tryfan, son of Bracken and Rebecca, returns to the sacred Burrows of Uffington, he finds dreadful signs of death and destruction. For out of the chilly North have swarmed the grikes, a fanatical tribe of warrior moles bent on destroying all believers in the powers of the Stone.
|Author||Thornton W. Burgess|
One day, Peter Rabbit happens upon a surprise visitor to the Smiling Pool. It's Mrs. Quack the Duck, who is dreadfully upset after having narrowly escaped some hunters and their terrible guns. Worst of all, she has lost Mr. Quack, her husband, and doesn't know whether he is alive or dead. Peter, Jerry...
I've sung King-Smith's praises in other reviews, but this time I marked a couple of passages so I could give you specific examples:
"Whether in fact Flora was more intelligent than her nine brothers and sisters we shall never know.... Whether she inherited this thirst for knowledge from her...