By - Gallantpride
Oh, yes. I've read a whole bunch. If you can name it, I've quite likely read it. I have a soft spot for animal fantasy books. The last one I read was *Frost Dancers* by Garry Kilworth. It's about hares and a bit similar to *Watership Down* (as you can quite clearly tell where he got the inspiration from). He has written other talking animal books as well, such as *Hunter's Moon* (which is about foxes. It also goes by another name: *Foxes of First Dark*), *House of Tribes* (which is about these mice who live in a house and all speak their own language and have their own culture), his *Welkin Weasels* series (very similar to *Redwall* by Brian Jacques), and *Midnight's Sun* (which is about wolves).
If his writing style is not to your liking, there are others that I may recommend from different authors. Felix Salten, the author of *Bambi*, has written lots: *Fifteen Rabbits, Perri, Bambi's Children, Forest World*... There is also *The Animals of Farthing Wood* by Colin Dann.
There is *The Silver Tide* by Michael Tod (which is about squirrels) and it's part of his *Woodstock Saga*. There is *The Plague Dogs* by Richard Adams (same author of *Watership Down*) and *Duncton Wood* by William Horwood ( (he also has other books like *The Wolves of Time* series). There is the *Silverwing* series by Kenneth Oppel (which is about bats). And let's not forget *Fire Bringer* by David Clement-Davies (which is about deer. He also has a book about polar bears called *Scream of the White Bear,* and two books about wolves named *The Sight* and *Fell*).
And if you don't care too much for books from the animal's point of view, there are also those that are entirely narrated from a human's perspective, such as *The Call of the Wild* and *White Fang* by Jack London, or *The Cold Moons* by Aeron Clement (which is about badgers). And *The Fox and the Hound* by Daniel P. Mannix.
Then, of course, there are the obvious ones which I'm sure you have read already: *Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH* by Robert C. O'Brien, *The Wind in the Willows* by Kenneth Grahame, *The Tale of Despereaux* by Kate DiCamillo, *The Jungle Books* by Rudyard Kipling, *Charlotte's Web* by E.B. White, the *Ratha* series by Clare Bell, and *Animal Farm* by George Orwell.
I've done some investigating in the past and have also come across some rather lesser-known books: *One for Sorrow, Two for Joy* by Clive Woodall; *The Hunt for Elsewhere* by Beatrice Vine; *The Wild Road* by Gabriel King; *Whittington* by Alan Armstrong; the *Endling* series by Katherine Applegate; *King of the Vagabonds* by Colin Dann; *The Mistmantle Chronicles* by M.I. McAllister; *Luna the Lone Wolf* by Forest Wells (not my personal favorite, to be honest); *A Crow's Wisp* by Joseph Monninger (it's a little *too* much like *Watership Down*, so I find it very sus); *The Quill and Claw* duology by Kathryn Brown; the *Gryphon Insurrection* series by K. Vale Nagle; and *The Wildlings* by Nilanjana Roy (she also wrote a sequel called *The Hundred Names of Darkness*).
There was another book that I quite enjoyed, and the animals there were a lot more anthropomorphic (and it was filled with a lot of cussing, hehe). I forgot the title, though. It reminded me *so* much of *Beastars* by Paru Itagaki. I believe it either took place in Mexico... Spain... or maybe Russia? I'm not sure. But if someone out there knows what I'm talking about, please let me know. The main character was a dog (I think) who wore a suit and smoked.
And if you're into manga with talking animals, I might recommend the *Ginga* mangas by Yoshihiro Takahashi.
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I remember as a kid in elementary school the warrior cat kids were “against” the wings of fire kids. Our “clans” would fight during recess 😂
I really liked Guardians of Ga’hoole and Wolves of the Beyond though
First book came out in 2012, so I’ve been mistaken lol, I wasn’t in elementary school at that point 😅 i know it was some sort of dragon series that the warrior cat kids didn’t like
It might have just been Harry Potter or something and some kids just really liked the dragons? 😂
Maybe I don’t really remember, I was in 6th grade and have limited memory
I'm currently reading Watership Down, but aside from that I've not read any animal fantasy except for Warriors.
I want to check out more at some point, I just haven't gotten around to do it yet.
Evening everyone looking for a cosy read to see them through the rest of the winter, I've just published the first volume of my animal fantasy fiction series 'The Last of the Wild Days', inspired by and dedicated to three of my favourite childhood authors who are sadly no longer with us. It's available on Ebook and paperback on amazon and I'm running a free ebook promotion for it for the next five days starting tomorrow to get it out there and hopefully get some reviews in, I'd love you guys to read it as fans of this particular genre and as of tomorrow.... Its free for 5 days! Grab it while you can and tell anyone else you know who is at odds and ends for a fantasy to read!
'For Brackenhal, Merralea and their last remaining cub, life on the rugged Storm Cairns is a continuous struggle. Plagued by hunger, exposure to the elements and Flesheaters who are picking their fellow Foragers off one by one, they are fleeing a brutal and seemingly unending winter in search of kinder lands than their own. On their path, they discover an abandoned fox cub lying in the snow. Despite foxes being some of the most feared and cruel of all predators, they decide to raise the cub as their own. Meanwhile, another creature born of winter itself is uniting the Flesheaters under one creed to begin a great hunt, and as the Foragers raise their orphaned cub in little knowledge of the looming threat, the Wintergazer is ever growing in both power... and hunger'
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I read Wings of Fire before warriors, cause I leaned Tui was one of the authors. Hmmmmmmm. I can’t remember any off the top of my head, but I’ll edit my comment if I think of any!
God damnit what was that one book were a bunch of families have to defeat a stereotypical BBEG (big bad evil guy/girl). It's was a psych cat, an illusionists frog, and a filter seeing blue birds (raven?) On a quest to defeat a necromancer hare in a moving tower?
I’ve read Survivors
If comics and graphic novels count- than yes, myre, ghost of the gulag and will also read scurry soon, these are made by artists I really love :) the art is so beautiful!!
If you like post-apocalyptic dog books, then you should definitely read The Last Dogs! It's a four book series about the 3 dogs that got left behind by their owners when everyone fleed their region because of some sickness (forget where they live) the dogs discover all the secrets behind where everyone went and help other dogs escape, and... ok I don't want to spoil anything but I think based on what you said you would love the books!!
What is the other series?
You know what I absolutely loved which I can make note of? Raven Quest, and the one sequel book, Wolf Rider. By Sharon Stewart.
It’s been a while since I read it, but I remember it being really nicely written. POV is through a Raven Ex-Lord named Tok through both books.