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Thunder Oak (Welkin Weasels #1)

3.77  ·  Rating Details ·  207 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Long ago, long before Sylver the weasel was born, the humans all left Welkin. Now life for a weasel -- under the heavy paw of the vicious stoat rulers -- is pretty miserable (unless you happen to be a weasel who likes living in a hovel and toiling all hours for the benefit of the stoats).

It's certainly not enough for Sylver. Or for his small band of outlaws, both jacks and
Paperback, 388 pages
Published July 1st 1997 by Corgi
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Maia Moore There's not really any of those, except for a tiny bit with a strange god/ritual - this isn't by the protagonists but some characters that they meet,…moreThere's not really any of those, except for a tiny bit with a strange god/ritual - this isn't by the protagonists but some characters that they meet, and doesn't last long.(less)

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Hannah (Filia Libri)
Diese und weitere Rezensionen findet ihr auf meinem Blog Anima Libri - Buchseele
Rezensionsexemplar, zur Verfügung gestellt vom Verlag im Austausch für eine ehrliche Rezension

Tierfantasy ist ja sowieso meiner Meinung nach immer etwas, das ganz schnell schief gehen kann, wenn man sich als Leser z.B. einfach nicht mit dem Tier, das vermenschlicht wird, anfreunden kann. Allerdings fand ich das Cover zum ersten „Weasels“-Band so lustig und dachte mir, ich probiere dieses Buch einfach mal aus. Leider
Maia Moore
Jan 23, 2016 Maia Moore rated it liked it
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This is a book series I read and loved as a child, but haven’t picked up in a long time. I was a little worried that it wouldn’t have aged as well as I would have hoped – you know how it is with some things you read or watched as a child: you think they’re wonderful when you’re 10 but not so much as you get older.

I guess there were some elements of this that weren’t as good as I remember. I am a good 15 years older though, and my tastes/reading age have changed quite a
N.A. Fedorak
May 25, 2015 N.A. Fedorak rated it it was ok
Not a bad series, but it's frankly a rip-off of the Redwall series (cross with Sherlock Holmes) by Brian Jacques, and Brian Jacques did it better (Brian Jacques actually has a balanced cast of characters, and his main character isn't just a male Gary Stu).
Not badly written, but needs a heck of a lot more to be brilliant.
Dec 25, 2011 Jennifer rated it really liked it
A lovely animal fantasy story, similar basis to Brian Jacques Redwall series - a bit like a combination of Redwall and Robin Hood really.

Obviously this is targetted towards the young adult readership, but I do feel it is a little over simplified in places - such as how the sheriff is always on their tail on their quests, but when the weasels are home in half moon wood having loud celebrations, he's somehow never around hmm.

I'm also not that impressed with how rats are made out to be evil creatu
Mar 01, 2015 Alex rated it it was amazing
Absolutely fantastic a super read for all ages. Filled with excellent situations exepsional plot and writing. An absolute classic a masterpiece gary kilwoth does it again with this excellent novel.
Moving on to book two which i am super executed for.
5 out of 5 stars, a must read!
David Goodwin
Jun 16, 2016 David Goodwin rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, animals
An imaginative fairly addictive story.
Ice Bear
Mar 24, 2011 Ice Bear rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Good introduction to another land of animal conflict. The story flows through each book of the series. At first glance, Weasels are probably not an animal from which you might create a hero.
Aug 10, 2011 Amber marked it as to-read
I picked up the first 3 of this series at a used bookstore while on vacation. I've never heard of them before, but I think they may be just the think to feed my childhood love of Rats of NIMH.
Sep 10, 2009 Sally rated it really liked it
Awesome fun! Must read the rest of the series sometime soon :) My only quibble would be it was a bit simplistic at times - they got out of some of those scrapes awfully easily xD
Marie Miura
Jan 01, 2015 Marie Miura rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Daniel Dougherty
Apr 01, 2013 Daniel Dougherty rated it liked it
This was a favourite growing up as a kid. Simple writing, nice story, can't find third book...
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Garry Douglas Kilworth is a fantasy and historical novelist.

Kilworth is a graduate of King's College London. He was previously a science fiction author, having published one hundred twenty short stories and seventy novels.
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