Fire Bringer is a book about deer in the islands of Scotia. There is a prophecy amoung deer saying that one day a fawn will be born with the mark of an oak leaf on his head. Rannoch was born the night his father was murdered. He must escape to survive. His mother ,Eloin, and other deer with their new born deer flee from their heard, that is hungry for power, to the mountains. They are hunted by stags with sharpened horns. One day Rannoch must return to do what he was born to do, to conquer the force that drove him away This is an amazing book. I Thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I think many people should read it. By James Laraman
I love books like this. It shows how animals live (deer) and what they feel. Once you start the book, you are among them, feeling their feelings, seeing through their eyes and living the excitment and adventure from your own home. It tells of a fawn named Rannoch. There is a propechy, that sometime, there will be a fawn born with an oaken-shaped mark on his forehead. He is 'Born to set the Herla free.' Herla is the name the deer call themselves. Rannoch is the special fawn who defeats the cruel 'Lord of the herds' Sgorr. The previous leader had had Rannoch's father, Brechin, killed, though Rannoch does not know this until later on in the book. ... The book has sad parts, happy parts, heart-stopping parts and ocassionally funny parts. I loved it!
This story was absolutely brilliant. I found it incredibly hard to put it down and as far as maintaining the interest of its readers goes this far outweighs Watership Down. The way in which Clement-Davies presents a world through the eyes of both the hunters and the hunted makes us see life through a new perspective which again, makes this an enthralling read. I can't wait until The Sight comes out as a paperback!
This kept me going for five hours through a mammoth traffic jam in the middle of Bolton and its surrounding areas. The prophecy, as well as the rest of the book was very well written, I spent a lot of the time flicking backwards and re-reading it, then smiling because another part of the cryptic prediction had become clear to me.
Follow the spectacular story of Scotland's Red Deer. Join Rannoch's harrowing journey that takes him through pain, loss, dissolution and finally acceptance of what he is and what he must do. My all time greatest book. This brilliant book has everything you need from adventure and romance to mystery and horror. A must read!!!!
Brilliant book. (: David Clement-Davies is a brilliant author. I would definitely recommend his books. Fire bringer is set perfectly, in the eyes of a stag, and I absolutely adore this sort of story, with the point of view being in the animals eyes. (:
I must admit I didn't expect this book to be as good as The Sight, but I was wrong! This book is anazing. It's about a red deer called Rannoch who has the mark of an oak leaf on his forehead (there might be a different word for deer but who CARES!) and has to stop the evil Sgorr from taking ovet all the deer. The deer have their own cultures and beliefs, stories and superstitions. Animals like stories (my rabbit loves In Wibbly's Garden!) Anyhoo, I won't give anything else away for fear of spoiling your deer adventure but all I can say is this; cheer Rannoch on, don't give up on him, follow him to the very end. Get ready for the great journey of...... Fire Bringer.
Told in the poetic voice of award-winning fantasy author David Clement-Davies, Fire Bringer is an amalgam of the themes and feelings found in great adventure stories. It's elegiac and uplifting all at once, with high suspense and memorable characters. While drawing parallels to the human condition, Fire Bringer beautifully preserves the ecology and nature of red deer. It's a must for animal fiction lovers, or any fan of epic literature.
It is a fantastic story and it really can pull at your heart-strings. I loved it! I would recommend this book to 10-15 year old`s as the content can seem rather graphic. Buy Fire Bringer. I ultimately guarantee that you will love it from beginning to end!
I read this as a young teen years ago after reading Davies "the sight." I have read this multiple times since and it remains a fantastic novel. Wonderfully written and so easy to read. Would recommend. :)