16 May 2018
The Gift of Dark Hollow
Larwood, Kieran. The Gift of Dark Hollow. Faber Faber, 2017.
The rabbits are at war with some evil borg-like creatures that take rabbits and turn them into monstrous part-machines. Podkin and his siblings are living in hiding, but they learn that there is a special gift that has been hidden. If they can acquire the gift, then they can forge some weapons and possible defeat their enemies. But there is a long journey between their hiding place and that of the gift.
This is a perfect gift for fans of fantasy involving talking animals such as the Redwall series. The story is intense at times but not overly violent or scary. There is some great world-building in this story and the characters are well-developed. Highly recommended.
Recommended for: tweens
Red Flags: minor fantasy violence
Overall Rating: 4/5 stars
Read-Alikes: Watership Down, Redwall, the Warriors series
I received a complimentary copy of this book through Netgalley for the purpose of review.