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The Hunting Of Shadroth

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  124 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Published (first published March 1st 1990)
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Daniel Williams
Apr 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: kids 9-12
Recommended to Daniel by: school friends at the time
Shelves: fantasy
This was a goody from the school library in around 1983/84. I guess I was 11 or 12 and I distinctly recall it scaring the life out of me when I read it in bed at night

I remember the story pretty well but what really stayed with me was the description of the different aspects of nature - forest, waterfall, plains etc. Shadroth himself took the cake. The dark presence growing ever more solidly black as it ate the tribe's sacrifices, demanding more and more of them each time. The two ev
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Ruby
Feb 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I remember this one well. The icy chills. Watching over the fields. The fear of the unknown. It stayed with me.
Bruce
Jan 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved this book when I was young and reread it as an adult and found, to my surprise, that it has aged extremely well. Its a fairly straight forward story aimed at school age children about a boy banished from his tribe for crimes he didn't commit. His perilous journey into the unknown, pursued by a malevolent force that can't quite be seen, is tightly written and atmospheric.
It doesn't have the length or complexity of most fantasy literature, but it isn't intended to.
Well written,
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Chris French
Oct 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was my favourite book growing up, and I have re-read it several times and still love it.
It scared the hell out of me when I used to read it before bed as a 12 year old.
Not having read it in the past 7-8 years does not stop me from clearly envisioning the environment or the major pieces of action now as I right this review.
This is my favourite Victor Kelleher book, and recommended reading for young boys who are just finding their way with books, as I was when I read it for
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Emma Crew
Jan 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book when growing up. Read it repeatedly. I remember being so petrified but couldn't put it down.
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Victor Kelleher is an Australian author. Victor was born in London and moved to Africa with his parents, at the age of fifteen. He spent the next twenty years travelling and studying in Africa, before moving to New Zealand. Kelleher received a teaching degree in Africa and has taught in Africa, New Zealand and Australia. While in New Zealand, he began writing part time, prompted by homesickness fo ...more