His pelt singed and burnt by the forest fire, Lord Shardik the bear stumbles towards Ortelga, the land of his people. His wounds are dressed by the priestess-healer and he is again recognized as a divine power. By the author of "Watership Down".
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'Shardik is a powerful work, dipping deep into old forms – allegory, epic, myth – resonating in the caverns of the readers' unconscious... It is an exciting story, the adventures compelling.'(Los Angeles Times)
'Grips with suspense, haunts with mystery... a memorable work, not to be read once only but to be reread as loved books are... a human saga.'(Wall Street Journal)
'Shardik is my masterpiece'(Richard Adams)
'Riveting reading.'( Daily Mail)
'Striking enough to confirm Richard Adams as one of the most talented descriptive writers to emerge in this country for years.'( The Times)
'Recalls the imaginative scale of Lord of the Rings.'( Financial Times)
‘A story told with conviction and creative zest’( Guardian) About the Author:
Richard Adams was born in Berkshire, England, in 1920 and studied history at Bradfield and Worcester College, Oxford. He is the author of nineteen books, including the best-selling and award-winning Watership Down, his first book.
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