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UK Publisher: Oneworld Modern Classics
US Publisher: Overlook

This brilliantly inventive fantasy epid by the award-winning author of Watership Down centres on the long-awaited reincarnation of the giant bear, Shardik. His reappearance among the half-barbaric Ortelgan people stes off a violent chain of events as faith in his divinity sweeps the land.

A gripping tale of war, adventure, horror and romance, Shardik, on a deeper level, is a remarkable exploration of mankind’s universal desire for divine incarnation, and the corrosive power of influence.

Richard Adams, the son of a country doctor, was born in Newbury in England in 1920. He was educated at...