Pdf/E–book (Fire Bringer)
I ve discovered that what most people think when they look at this book is It s an epic fantasy about deer Well unless you re some kind of deer lover it s ot to be boring rightWrongIn his debut novel Clement Davies spins a world of incredible realistic fantasy Much as he did later in The Sight he populates this world with prophecies myths dark forces spirits ods and unlikely heroes and heroines And the result never ceases to amaze meHigh in the hills of Scotland amid one of the herds of proud red deer a Fawn Is Born To is born to stag captain Brechin On that same night Brechin is murdered in a dark plot by the tyrannical Drail who seeks to make the herd and eventually all the deer in the valley his own But Brechin s calf Rannoch is in rave danger For he is born with a white oak leaf on his forehead the sign of a prophesied hero who will rise to bring the true ways of the wild back again But not before he has endured an unima One thing I really really REALLY don t like Clement Davies writing You might even come to say that I despise it with a fiery passion But it seems like no matter what I do I keep being drawn to his books First The Sight which I really despised Then The Telling Pool which was so boring that I seriously felt myself losing brain cells WHY did I keep reading his books if i absolutely positively hated did not like them Well I was browsing books and I wandered over to the C s I saw Fire Bringer Do not pick it up I told myself No no NOAs you probably already Sister of My Heart guessed I did pick it up the cover is really pretty btw A certain shade of blue mixed with Ok I m shutting up now And I m thanking my lucky stars that I did Nowadays all the books are about darkirls that are all Oh no I can t choose between him and him Ahhh this is torture and lame love stories that make you wish you had a trashcan nearby This was a fresh breath for me I don t really like old recent books this was published in 1999 and I am usually browsing the new releases to find a half decent book or some such Point is this isn t my typical book So If I Enjoyed if I enjoyed I m betting two thirds of you King Alfred's Version of St. Augustine's Soliloquies guys also willThis is about a deer Surprise surprise I m sure you haven tuessed that from the cover And I m not Rescuing Gus going to list all about this book because if you really want to know you ll read the synopsis So one big thing I really liked is that it wasn t lame At least not for me I have a big problem with talking animals Animals Do Not Talk So if you are writing on a point of view about animals make it believable and not lame Please Spare humanity and the trees that will die to publish your terrible book Like his previous book The Sight It was about talking wolves But it was lame and boring and all kinds of other things that make up a book with a title called Do Not Read Me I Suck B moooooving onThankfully this book was believable most of the time And while I m sure deer don t contemplate in the way Clement Davies wrote about it was still slightly believableOnly bad thing the book tends to focus on something boring like the description of a herdathering to attack for a long period of time It starts Class of 92: Out of Our League getting all icky and UGH Nobody likes run on descriptions Especially Chuck NorrisI thought this book was agreeable and a lot of fun It transported you into a way different world but since you knew so much about that world from his descriptions it was actually funThe end actually the very last sentence made me sniffle But that s life I barely made it through the book The author does not understand the storytelling concept of don t tell me show me Instead of that heives you I will show you and THEN also tell you in case you missed it the first time And while I m telling you I m Portrait of a Starter: An Unhidden Story going to explain the significance just in case you weren t paying. Young buck Rannoch was born on the night his father was murdered and into a herd of deer where hunger for power hasradually whittled away at all that is true and ood 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 lie. Everything about this story was
Believable And Epic Such A and epic Such a story with a huge array of characters is usually difficult for me to follow since I take longer to read such small printed books but I had a difficult time putting this book down I was surprised with myself it only took a few days to finish I strongly recommend this book to anyone who loves animal fiction It takes its readers seriously without being too dull there is always something happening Also I d like to point out this is the first time in a
*long time I have found a book I absolutely love that the author *time I have found a book I absolutely love that the author t kill off my favourite character Though my second favourite Poor Peppa met a less fortunate end I am lad to see that Bankfoot came out all right in the end Overall this book is reat It was pure delicious adventure that left me wanting I should change my category of children s literature to young adult literature but I digress My nephew recommended this book with rave reviews and he was dead on with that As soon as he finished this book he read it a second time which is uite a commitment in a rather long book with much smaller print than most young adult novels This book is reviewed as being a Watership Down but with rabbits and that seems like uite the fair assessment It is set in Scotland about 400 years ago maybe and is about a herd of red deer The protagonist Rannoch seems to be the chosen one fulfilling a deer prophecy and he is a wonderful and conflicted hero seeking to figure out what he is meant to do in this world as he flees for his life from his herd that is being destroyed and changed from within The book rapples with uestions of faith and if there is a God or if religious stories and myths are only true and real in the way that all stories are real Unlike many young adult books it doesn t deliver a clearcut answer to the reader about this and instead just trusts the reader to make up their own mind about the world and to dwell in what is unknowable But it is not all heady stuff but rather is mostly just a wonderfully action packed adventure story filled with friends taking care of one another Strongly recommend this to any young readers ages 10 or up or any adults who like kids literature A Watership Down for DeerIt took me about two pages to et into this book To be honest I know almost nothing about deer and I was a bit lost at first by the descriptions of their bez tines and trez tines but that turned out to be a very small hindrance indeed The writing is superb and I found myself freuently thinking back to the story during the day between readings and wondering what would happen to the characters and whether or not they would be OK without meThe parallels to the nativity story in the beginning of the book are almost unnerving They seemed too blatant to be unintentional so I watched closely throughout the book to see what the author intended to do with them but nothing ever came of them as far as I could see Perhaps doing nothing was exactly what the Author Intended I Don intended I don know On the whole this was a book I enjoyed reading very much for the experience it brought me on but I don t think it left an indelible mark on my life But of course a week is usually a bit early to know that This book is Watership Down with deer Seriously It s the same story but with deer We have the strange deer who are be raised by men stories of the deer od the evil authoritarian deer the seer deer and pretty much every detail word for word of Watership Down except each word rabbit is replaced with deer It even ends with the exact same scene I can t believe Richard Adams actually Moonrise gave this book a positive review He must have forgotten his own story or been too flatteredinnocent to notice how closely a plagiarism the book really L lead all the deer to freedom Filled with passion and a darkness thatradually 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 pea. .
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Attention to the story or are too dumb to follow along It was arduous trying to make it through and completely distracted from the story which wasn t a strong narrative to begin with The characters were very one dimensional and the story predictable I m pretty sure this The characters were very one dimensional and the story predictable I m pretty sure this a children s book As a little fawn Rannoch is born with an oak leaf mark on his forehead that signals the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy When his father is murdered on the very night of his birth Rannoch must be hidden and kept safe from the eyes of the tyrant deer lord Drail As Drail Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi gets closer to discovering Rannoch s true identity Rannoch and his friends must flee to the North propelling them on an epic journey towards freedom and healing for all the deer in ScotlandIt took me awhile toet into the flow of the story there are far too many the story There are far too many some of them with similar names making it difficult to remember them all and the writing spends way too much time explaining boring details ad nauseum But once the story began to move I enjoyed the adventure the characters and the world building of the deer herds and their culture But then I was disappointed in the ending It needed flair and it didn t deliver uite the epic conclusion I was looking for A ood read but not amazing The writing could have been polished and the plot needed better pacing to keep the story moving forward I didn t realize until this rereading that the plot of this story is lifted almost wholesale from Watership Down Obviously there are some adjustments for species as rabbits and deer don t behave in precisely the same way but the amount of overlap on major plot points is large enough that i m surprised i didn enough that I m surprised I didn notice it soonerThat said I don t think this is a bad adaptation In fact I think it s very well done This is still one of my favorite books and I will fall back to reread this one in futureExtra points for talking animals that still behave mostly like animals You ll like this book if you liked the Warriors Seekers or Survivors series This book tries to be a Watership Down with deer The problem is it is too much of a Watership Down with deer It doesn t really stand apart from Watership It is a pale imitation for three reasons The first is many of the characters are cardboard cut outs either based off of the rabbits from Watership or off of stock characters that appear in novels The second reason is that the world building that Clement Davies does for the deer doesn t fully make sense There are small errors in it that stand out and make the deer s world a little unbelievable The third reason is that Clement Davies does not have the use of language that Adams does in Watership Normally this wouldn t be a problembut because Fire Bringer draws heavily from Down it becomes one The difference in usage made me want to hurry up and finish Fire Bringer so I could re read Watership Down Fire Bringer is a ood first attempt but not a Alien Alpha great book Oh dear Mild Spoilers ahead Normally when selecting a book there are a few key factor used into deciding wether I want to bother picking it up or not I m very lucky I didn t physically see this book in a store or I don t think I would have bothered with it at all I know it s rather shallow of me but books with such small font are intimidating to me since I am usually such a casual reader I usuallyet headaches from reading such long books and this one is a whopper at nearly 500 pages I have to say though I am very rateful I decided to pick this one up As a kid I loved anthropomorphic fiction The Poppy series and Watership down were some of my favourites and I wish I had heard or herd if I want to continue with my bad deer puns this book sooner because I just know I would have loved it in middle or high school. S a shocking and formidable search for truth and oodwill in the shadow of the Great Mountain One day he will have to return to his home and face his destiny among the deer to fulfill the prophecy that has persistently iven 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 wil.