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Fire Bringer Paperback – 7 Jul 2000
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'Fire Bringer is a riveting story and deserves to be widely read' Richard Adams, author of Watership Down
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.See all Product description
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It tells the tale of Rannoch, a red deer born into a troubled time. A tyrant named Sgorr is enslaving the deer, but a prophecy speaks of a chosen one who will set them free. It becomes increasingly clear that Rannoch is this chosen one, and though he is initially reluctant to believe it, after various adventures he eventually comes to accept his destiny.
There is naturally a degree of anthropomorphism in the story, but for the most part, the information given regarding deer is accurate, though the author does switch seemingly at random between the correct terms for male, female and young red deer - that is, stag, hind and calf - and the terms buck, doe and fawn, which apply to different species. There were also a few grammatical errors, such as some missing apostrophes and the occasional use of 'where' instead of 'were', but these may be the fault of an editor or printer rather than the author himself. I found these mistakes slightly annoying, but all in all this book was a thoroughly entertaining read.
The story is told from split-narratives, with each character easy to relate to. It manages to be funny and hooking, yet sad and deep. There are few, if any, slow moments, and Clement-Davies artfully mixes peril and exitement, with witty and meaningful instances.
It is hard to fault Fire Bringer, and neither does it seem for a particular age-group. I strongly reccomend you give this a chance, it might just surprise you.
from the moment that you start reading of Rannoch and his fawn mark you are instantly gripped
if you are unsure about reading this book then dont be put off by the fact that it is about deer because throughout most of the story you dont really think of the charatcers as being deer but humans, despite the frequent references to them being deer
i would strongly recommend this to all people who enjoy a gripping tale of fantasy, animals and even history
read it you no you want to