The Dog Hunters partly Illustrated. The Adventures of Llewelyn and Gelert part 1
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The epic retelling of the legend of Gelert the wolfhound is a sprawling, fart fuelled, dog-infested medieval adventure. Follow the great hound and Prince Llewelyn, and Feiyan and her crew of dogs as they take on the Chinese Emperor.
5 Stars- Leland July '14 The lush illustrations alone would be reason to buy... the story of a mysterious wolfhound and his boy is compelling and delightfully written. More
The epic retelling of the legend of Gelert the Wolfhound, illustrated by the author.
While Welshmen die fighting English invaders, Prince Llewelyn is forced to study Plato. But then a mighty Chinese war fleet arrives, offering to annihilate Wales’s hated enemy. Their price? Llewelyn’s oldest friend, the mighty wolfhound, Gelert.
Boy and dog are stolen in the night and dragged across storm tossed oceans and scorpion-infested deserts in a nightmare journey involving flying dogs, berserk baboons, and thousand-year-old sailors. Thoughts of escape dissolve when the young prince meets Feiyan, a bewitching, angry girl with a secret agenda of her own. But just as he takes up the cause of the Jiang freedom fighters against the remorseless forces of the Emperor, Llewelyn discovers the horrifying truth behind their plans for Gelert in this sprawling, astonishing, medieval mystery.
5 STAR AMAZON REVIEWS:
*****By Leland1234 on July 24, 2014
Wow wow wow... The lush illustrations alone would be reason to buy this book, but the story of a mysterious wolfhound and his boy is compelling and delightfully written.... One of the most amazing books with a canine for a hero that I've read this year.... I can't wait for the next volume to come out!
*****The storytelling doesn't need further bringing to life ... but it's further brought to life ...By Me on 12 Aug 2014
... so complete and vivid an adventure through the storytelling alone .. But it's a bonus to enjoy the artist's original vision and talent -
*****IW-book THE BEST! By Dewachter, MJ on 16 Aug 2014
Brilliant and fascinating story, beautiful illustrations, funny, scary, adventurous, very exciting to read and looking forwards to the rest!
*****Five Stars By donna vickers on 16 Aug 2014
Fantastic book and brilliant illustrations, certainly a must have for any hound lover! Can't wait for book 2!
*****All Paws On Deck! Grab a copy of the Dog Hunters or you're Barkin' Mad! By Dixie Lily on July 29, 2014
Well, now. Where to begin. I'll try and write slowly, because otherwise, my enjoyment of this book comes tumbling out incoherently. Talk about a rattlin' good yarn! This story hits the ground running and never slows down. It's rip-roaring, swashbuckling, high-energy adventure. It reminded me of all my favorite Indiana Jones movies all rolled into one... I recommend the simple act of picking up the book and reading it. Do remind yourself to breathe!
*****5 out of 5 stars My 11 year old couldn't put it down!, July 25, 2013 By emma gardiner - This book is great for a wide range of ages. Lots of twists and turns and completely unpredictable. I downloaded it on a recommendation but didn't get to read it first as my 11 year old boy had his 'head in the book' until he had finished it! He loved it, as did I and can't wait for the next one from this author!
*****5 out of 5 stars A Rip Snorting Read, 4 July 2013 By Kelvin Johnston "Kelvin" -... the characters are fresh and exciting and the plot revolves around believable exotic breeds of dogs rather than easy magic worlds and hobgoblins. It's very visceral; there's plenty of gore, vomit and other bodily mess to satisfy the most goulish young reader... It's a well written, fast paced, action packed, medieval thriller - and there are precious few of those around!
*****4 out of 5 stars Great book for young adults-, 27 July 2013
By willia -or even younger! I'm not in this category, [more into the Jane Austin genre] but downloaded it on my Kindle out of curiosity, and loved it. It's just great fun, with medieval history given a new slant, and enough gruesome stuff to appeal to those who like this sort of thing. I was so happy for Gelert - I always hated the thought of him being undeservedly slain, and have been known to sob at his grave... ....... this lovely wolf hound certainly had a very complicated later life!