Rannoch was born on the night his father was murdered, and into a herd of deer where hunger for power has gradually whittled away at all that is true and good. He knows he must escape to survive. Chased by stags, with their fearsome antlers sharpened for the kill, he begins a treacherous journey into the unknown, and ahead of him lies a shocking and formidable search for truth and goodwill in the shadow of the Great Mountain.
But one day he will have to return to his home and face his destiny among the deer to fulfil the prophecy that has persistently given them hope: that one day a fawn will be born with the mark of an oak leaf on his forehead and that fawn's courage will lead all the deer to freedom. Filled with passion and a darkness that gradually, through Rannoch's courage in the face of adversity, lifts to reveal an overwhelming feeling of light, Fire Bringer is a tremendous, spirited story that takes the reader deep into the hearts and minds of its characters as they fight for their right to live in peace.
Well-written and brimming with a gutsy excitement that leaps off the page and straight into the imagination, David Clement-Davies' debut novel for children is an exceptional, dynamic, complex and utterly absorbing piece of work that any child with a true love of animals and adventure will find impossible to put down. (Age 10 and over) --Susan Harrison
There is a prophecy among the deer. One day, a fawn will be born with the mark of an oak leaf upon his forehead. His courage will lead the deer to freedom; his strength will defeat their greatest enemy. Rannoch was born on the night his father was murdered. In a herd where hunger for power has destroyed all that is good, he must escape to survive. Hunted by stags with antlers sharpened for the kill, Rannoch begins his treacherous journey. But he will return - to face the destiny that he was born for; to conquer the force that drove him away.... In a dark, troubled time, the prophecy is about to come true.... '....brimming with a gusty excitement that leaps off the page and straight into the imagination, David Clement-Davies' debut novel for children is an exceptional, dynamic, complex and utterly absorbing piece of work' Susan Harrison, Amazon.co.uk
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