The Dog Hunters
Rated 5.00/5 based
on 1 reviews
The 5 star epic retelling of the legend of Gelert the faithful wolfhound is a sprawling, fart fuelled, dog-infested medieval adventure mystery. 20% of royalties go directly to SPCA Auckland NZ. Please support this wonderful charity, and follow the great hound and Prince Llewelyn as they battle their way across oceans and deserts in their quest to find out why everyone wants Gelert. More
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5 OUT OF 5 STARS- I loved it. Brilliant for young adults and their grown ups!, August 8, 2013 by Katrina Nicosia (las vegas) - I am a teacher so I read this book originally thinking of it a s a book for teenage boys. However, I quickly got sucked into it, and loved it as an adult. It is beautifully written with both good language and great colloquialisms which make it fun, and personalize the characters. It is an adventure of boy and his dog , with elements of medieval history, loads of geographical references and just enough science to keep us curious.
Can't wait for the sequel!
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" - I'm not keen on dogs - they smell and they slobber all over you - but I loved this! It's unlike anything else I've ever read before. For sure it's a familiar genre of action adventure with a couple of teenagers as the heroes but 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 and set in the 1200's it's brings to life a period of time which rarely appears in fiction - let alone childrens' fiction. 10/10 for originality and well crafted imagination. I won't spoil it for you but from the dastardly and stinking Friar William to the green-eyed Captain Chang; the Imperial Chinese Navy turning up in medieval Wales to barter for a moth eaten old wolfhound - to the bloody crusades - it's a Welsh/Chinese shaggy dog story from beginning to end with a chase from Wales through the Meditterranean, across the Sinai and on into the east. It's a well written, fast paced, action packed, medieval thriller - and there are precious few of those around! The author leaves plenty of questions, a cliff hanger and action brewing for the next instalment. I can't wait.
5 OUT OF 5 STARS- A cracking good read, 31 July 2013 By Redacteur- This isn't really the kind of book I'd normally go for, like Harry Potter wasn't, but I found this as addictive. It rattles along and I like the juxtaposition between traditional telling of the tale and the use of 'today talk'. The author uses it brilliantly to lighten the tone and introduce humour. And I love the first sentence of Chapter Two, no twelve-year-old would be able to resist reading on...... All the time I was reading, I was running the film in my mind. In colour. The only other writer to do that to me is Nicholas Evans (The Horse Whisperer) A cracking good read.
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!