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Fire Bringer Paperback – 7 Jul 2000

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  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; Main Market Ed. edition (7 July 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330390104
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330390101
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 3.5 x 20 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 478,986 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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'Fire Bringer is a riveting story and deserves to be widely read' Richard Adams, author of Watership Down

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As a lover of animal books this one immediately caught my eye - deer are an unusual choice of hero in a novel. The book is original for this reason and the story has you gripped from the first chapter.

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.
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This product was wonderful. It was packaged well and delivered earlier than estimated time. The book itself was in fabulous condition, with the only mark being a pencil pricing on the front cover (easily rubbed off). Excellent.
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I really like nature books-so this book is definitely for me & others like me it's perfect. It's quite sad but the descriptions & poetic language are brill, It'll have hooked from the first page 'till the last!
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Fire Bringer is a book about; loyalty, belief, courage, treachery, hatred and destiny. This book follows Rannoch a red deer born the night his father was murdered. With a strange birth mark on his forehead which was foretold in a prophecy. He is chased from his home as a fawn and hunted by deer with their antlers sharpened to kill. He is seperated from his family and friends and must return to face his enemy and free the deer.
This book is an emotion stirring epic tale that you will enjoy. I especially recommend this book for animal lovers. This was David Clement-Davies' first novel and is extremely well written, one of those rare books you just can't put down. A must read, well worth the money.
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I've just finished reading this book and it is excellent.I ended up reading 350 pages in three days aswell as going to school. Rannoch was born on the night his father was murdered by Drail and his evil predecessor Sgorr. The thing that is strange about Rannoch is the oak leaf fawn mark on his forehead. Because of this he is forced to flee, learning secrets about himself on the way. But one day Rannoch will return to defeat his enemy with all of the animals by his side. He will forfill the prophecy that is set before him.
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This truly is a book thaT IS ADAPTED TO THE READERS wishes. It is funny moving, sad it has animals and prophecies, you could interpret it asreligous or having a moral, but in my opinion it doesnt. You can identify with all the characters, even really evil ones like Scorr.At times hes even sweet.This book has no age or gender. I first read it as a little girl and i still love it as a teenager.
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David Clement-Davies's first novel is a truly excellent book for readers young and old alike. Fire Bringer is a gripping saga that draws you into an animal world that is at once incredibly convincing yet also a sharp reflection of our own. Epic but suspenseful and swiftly paced, Fire Bringer follows closely in the tradition of another beloved fantasy and one of my all-time favorite books, Watership Down. It is a story of war and healing, cast with unforgettable characters -- particularly Rannoch -- and told with the resonance of legend. Fire Bringer has the ability to be a classic fantasy and is perhaps the best book I've read this year. I don't give 5 star ratings often but Fire Starter is definitely worthy of it. Do yourself a favor and get a copy as soon as you can.
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I read this book to my 11 year old son, a chapter each night. We could hardly wait to get to our reading! It is fantasy with values; good vs. evil, where good triumps; and intrigue and mystery along the way. It does not spare you the view of death, but there is a promise of more to come. I think it should have been called "The Prophesy" because the whole story, in which the deer ("Herla") take center stage and can talk and think, revolves around the Prophesy of the one who will come and set the Herla free from bondage and tyranny. It is also the story of friendship,and of sacrificing for others. I could not escape the clear Biblical analogy at times to Jesus in the main character, Rannoch. We loved this book!
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