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  • Hardcover
  • 689
  • Duncton Stone
  • William Horwood
  • English
  • 23 December 2018
  • 0002241749

About the Author: William Horwood

Hardcover ë Duncton Stone MOBI ´ duncton download, stone kindle, Duncton StoneDuncton Stone PDFWilliam Horwood is an English novelist His first novel, Duncton Wood, an allegorical tale about a community of moles, was published in It was followed by two sequels, forming The Duncton Chronicles, and also a second trilogy, The Book of Silence William Horwood has also written two stand alone novels intertwining the lives of humans and of eagles,The Stonor Eagles and Callanish , and The Wolves of Time duology Skallagrigg, his novel about disability, love, and trust, was made into a BBC film in In addition, he has written a number of sequels toThe Wind in the Willowsby Kenneth GrahameIn , he collaborated with historian Helen Rappaport to produce Dark Hearts of Chicago, a historical mystery and thriller set in nineteenth century Chicago It was republished in asCity of Dark Heartswith some significant revisions and cuts under the pen name James Conan.


Duncton StoneHardcover ë Duncton Stone MOBI ´ duncton download, stone kindle, Duncton StoneDuncton Stone PDFUnder the cruel leadership of Quail, sectarian Newborns have taken control of the key systems of Moledom But the loyal followers of the Stone have not given up In Duncton Wood, home of spiritual truth and liberty, resistance lives on Its champion is the timid Library aide Pumpkin, while in holy Uffington, Fieldfare inspires revolt Even in dread Wildenhope, headquarters of the Newborn leadership, the once evil Thripp, strives to undermine Quail s position and right the wrongs he originally inspired Meanwhile, Stone followers everywhere await news of Privet, female scholar and scribemole, and of her quest for the lost Book of Silence Even if she finds it, will she have the strength to bring it home.

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10 thoughts on “Duncton Stone

  1. Stephen Hayes says:

    Gross and obscene Privet and her companions return to Duncton Wood to find the seventh Book of Silence, and Quail, leader of the newborn moles, is also on his way there More religious and less mole like than any of the preceding books Horwood has obviously run out of ideas, and seems to be trying to send a messages to his publishers, I am sick of writing books about moles, and I am writing this one to make my readers sick of reading books about moles, so please don t ask me to write any m Gross and obscene Privet and her companions return to Duncton Wood to find the seventh Book of Silence, and Quail, leader of the newborn moles, is also on his way there More religious and less mole like than any of the preceding books Horwood has obviously run out of ideas, and seems to be trying to send a messages to his publishers, I am sick of writing books about moles, and I am writing this one to make my readers sick of reading books about moles, so please don t ask me to write anybooks about moles

  2. Leaflet says:

    I ve spent approximately a year or so reading through all six volumes of Horwood s Holy Wars of the Moles as I found myself calling it It s uneven, epic, moving, appalling, harrowing, memorable Too often, Horwood draws a scene out to almost unbearable lengths, scenes that didn t need drawing out, testing even my patience for detailed description, but he has a gift for creating memorable characters Not for everyone and certainly not for children, but I m glad I made the journey Besides I ve spent approximately a year or so reading through all six volumes of Horwood s Holy Wars of the Moles as I found myself calling it It s uneven, epic, moving, appalling, harrowing, memorable Too often, Horwood draws a scene out to almost unbearable lengths, scenes that didn t need drawing out, testing even my patience for detailed description, but he has a gift for creating memorable characters Not for everyone and certainly not for children, but I m glad I made the journey Besidesmoles have libraries

  3. Amanda says:

    So here we are the last of six books chronicling the turbulent lives of moles that live by the Stone and strive to seek Silence I can t say it s been the most gripping journey, particularly the three books that comprise the Book of Silence but I am pleased to report that this third book at least improves a little on the second, which was the worst kind of religious diatribe to be committed to paper.In this book, Privet is still in a state of Silence after the supposed death of both Rooster, So here we are the last of six books chronicling the turbulent lives of moles that live by the Stone and strive to seek Silence I can t say it s been the most gripping journey, particularly the three books that comprise the Book of Silence but I am pleased to report that this third book at least improves a little on the second, which was the worst kind of religious diatribe to be committed to paper.In this book, Privet is still in a state of Silence after the supposed death of both Rooster, her mate, and Whillan, her adopted son The rest of moledom looks to her as an example of how to face the tyranny of the Newborn Over the course of the novel we watch Quail s progress to aspiritual state, and finally discover the whereabouts of Glee and Humlock.I ll deal briefly with the good parts, since the bad still outweighs the goodHorwood s biggest strength is still being able to produce decent characters on both sides of the conflict we feel sympathy for Whillan enjoy Rooster s muddled phraseology adore Pumpkin and Fieldfare for the faithful and true characters they are On the Newborn side we can enjoy the discovery of Thripp s true character and deeply despise the evil characters of Quail and Snyde for their foul and noxious attributes Thorne and Thripp, in particular, amply illustrate the fact that both good and evil can be found in one mole.Horwood presents some good discussion on the nature of religion where opposing sides in a conflict are in essence worshipping the same thing here, the Stone Parallels can be drawn with Protestants and Catholics in medieval England.There is also a decent treatise on wars and how to end them without force and revenge in order to avoid a self perpetuating cycle of retaliation Horwood presents the idea that if one side stands down and opposes with silent love and forgiveness it can have apowerful impact.Since this is the last book in the Duncton sequence I will finally mention the very beautiful covers drawn by John Barber they are lovely and sympathetic to the stories within.And here comes the bad despite the fact that there is a final battle between the Newborn and the followers despite the fact that Privet and Rooster are reunited and she discovers the Book of Silence despite this and muchit feels as though nothing much happens.There are pages and pages of dull plodding from one place to another Horwood fills further pages with spiritual mumbo jumbo This takes enormous time and effort to plough through.Considering the enormous part she plays in the novel, Privet is a truly awful character You end up having little sympathy for a mole who is full of self pity, grouchy, snaps at others, seems to have no warmth or affection for her adopted son I had little interest in her progress or the resolution to her tale.God, these moles cry Seriously, at everything Weeping, sobbing, tears streaming, watery eyes, sniffling Horwood plundered the thesaurus for these poor emotional souls.But my biggest complaint is that Horwood s descriptions of depraved moles and moles in pain becomes relentless, grotesque and graphic I give you a few samples to illustrate my point and let you know why I ll never be revisiting these books Beyond the cell s walls, Squelch giggled and sighed, and heaved his obese body about excitedly, as below him, Snyde snouted at the dead body he had power over, which could not mock his deformities or threaten him, then savagely began his pleasure Necrophilia Quail panted with the effort of his speech, his stomach palpitating, his odour wafting all about like the stench of death, the strange projecting growth at his rear end stiff and quivering like some pus filled swollen talon pointing backwards Unnecessary disgusting details of deformity He was maimed in the front right paw and the left hind paw, so that he could only crawl he was mutilated so that his maleness was all gone his snout was sheered off at its tip, to cause him agony Torture sequence Just not nice

  4. Stephanie Holt says:

    Patience and determination along with my unwillingness to leave this series unread have paid off I take a lot away from this book, about writing, about life, about relationships The many sections regarding war strategy were mostly boring for me, and in all honestly, I skimmed over some of those parts Not enough to take away from the whole of the story though That being said, I must share my opinion this book was too long, much like the other two in the series Some sections were just comple Patience and determination along with my unwillingness to leave this series unread have paid off I take a lot away from this book, about writing, about life, about relationships The many sections regarding war strategy were mostly boring for me, and in all honestly, I skimmed over some of those parts Not enough to take away from the whole of the story though That being said, I must share my opinion this book was too long, much like the other two in the series Some sections were just completely unnecessary, characters which could have been left out in my opinion I wonder how good his editor could have been Overall, I came away with satisfaction, but it seemed to me like it was all neatly wrapped up in a bow at the end So many things which got left behind that he really connected at the end Almost too perfect I honestly would never recommend this series to anyone It was a big struggle to complete and I am glad I did, but there were so many references to Jesus it made me uncomfortable It almost seemed like Horwood combined WW 2 with The Life of Christ and tried to turn them into his own version of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Some worthwhile sections, but too much repetition and wordiness for my taste

  5. Lee Baker says:

    The sweetest end to the chronicles that are The Book of Silence The imagination that William Horwood has used to create this whole community of moles with their beliefs and their strengths and weaknesses is amazing I have loved the travails of the beautiful yet flawed characters.

  6. Pedro Benoliel says:

    One of the most boring books I ve ever read I often found myself wondering why I was wasting three weeks slogging through a book I fully intended to leave unfinished 1 7th of the way in, instead of using that time to read two or three other books I guess it proves I am OCD about finishing books, no matter how excruciatingly boring they are And this one, aside from a 200 or so page stretch in the middle, definitely is.Nice obvious religious allegory, as well Yuck.

  7. Christine says:

    A quest tale with a good dose of philosphy thrown in Fitting conclusion to the series.