Fire Bringer Paperback – 7 Jul 2000
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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.
'Fire Bringer is a riveting story and deserves to be widely read' Richard Adams, author of Watership DownSee 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.
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.
San Diego, California
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Book was in great condition, not put off by the fact its second hand. Great purchase and a good cause too.Published 4 months ago by Sonia
I finished this book last night and it was one of the best books I have ever read! Every night I was reading it I went to bed early just to read it and still ended up staying up... Read morePublished on 30 Mar. 2011 by Evelfa
An utterly compelling, easy read with a powerful prose style. Rannoch's (a red deer) story of belief, destiny, courage and treachery is a great saga. Read morePublished on 8 July 2009 by HayleyM
This is the first book in this series and the order is: Fire Bringer, The Sight, Fell. This is a good book and I would suggest it for ages 11 and above. Read morePublished on 9 Jan. 2008 by Derob Ecnirp
I love this book!!!!!!!!!!! My mum got me this book when we were on holiday and I couldn't put it down. Read morePublished on 9 July 2007 by Alison B. Hammett
I first read this when i was 10 and have kept comming back to it ever since! This novel is hugely moving and very original. Read morePublished on 4 July 2007 by jenaveve
I didn't actually read the book, I got it as a birthday present for my sister, but it was worth every penny I spent for it (apparently!). Read morePublished on 28 May 2007 by J. Kenny
Fire Bringer is an amazing book, i have just finnished reading it and am extremely sorry tht i have
from the moment that you start reading of Rannoch and his fawn mark... Read more