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Thunder Oak [PDF / EPUB] Thunder Oak Long ago long before Sylver the weasel was born the humans all left Welkin Now life for a weasel—under the heavy paw of the vicious stoat rulers—is pretty miserable unless you happen to be a wease Long ago long before Sylver the weasel was born the humans all left Welkin Now life for a weasel—under the heavy paw of the vicious stoat rulers—is pretty miserable unless you happen to be a weasel who likes living in a hovel and toiling all hours for the benefit of the stoatsIt's certainly not enough for Sylver Or for his small band of outlaws both jacks and jills but slingshots and darts can only do so much against heavily armed stoats and life as an outlaw has a fairly limited future probably a painful one too That's when Sylver comes up with his plan—a heroic plan that could destroy the stoats' reign of power for ever He will find the humans and bring them back to Welkin And the first step is to follow up a clue from the past—a clue that lies in a place known as Thunder Oak.

10 thoughts on “Thunder Oak

  1. says:

    I've read this book before There's nothing like a suad of cheeky weasels going on a trip to save their island from being swallowed up by the sea The story moves a little uickly and some of the writing is a bit simplistic for my taste but it's jock full of humor and heart All in all it's a delightful and jaunty read

  2. says:

    It's a nice book Great adventure story especially for childrenUnfortunately I read this with an adults' eyesDefinitely too simplistic and I do recall reading other in depth children's stories in my life As a children's story there seem to be no real danger so to speak After the first few little troubles they got into it became obvious that all the weasels are going to have little to no conseuences for anything they get into and no matter how bleak the situation was everything felt so light and happy So light that even when something did happen to one of the weasel it was like nothing It also didn't help that Mawk betrayed the band and everyone shuns himwhich is the normal reaction then when Sylver leads them to not just once but twice into an obvious trap after getting away from it everyone goes back to blindly following him like nothing happened just because he's the leader I also felt that it was a little too shallow? Even as a children's story Like I couldn't really find many moral or meaningful encounter The story was just there are bad stoats and other obviously bad characters and good weasels win every time Let's go get the humans The end Anyway Enough of the negativesThe story was well written The characters were individualized and all seemed special in their own way Descriptions of everything was great and animals were used well

  3. says:

    I enjoyed the adventure But nothing like the standard of Duncton Wood or Watership Down The characters move so uickly from one encounter to another without really getting to know the characters in the tale or understand the effects of the encounters Seems rushed?

  4. says:

    I was looking for fiction books about weasels and happened to come across this on I bout it and was very exited wen it arrived I really wanted to like this book I really did But it had issues that bothered me and ruined my enjoyment The biggest problem for me was the characters This book had so many main protagonist that I could not remember there names Also the personalities themselves were so flat and some didn't even have personalitys The leader of the group Syver I think that his name was just a one dimensional Mary Sue In fact he is the king of Mary Sues Mawk I know his name was just a selfish asshole that didn't care wether his friends died he just cared about his own survival and he doesn't get any better Also Mawk stole the stage later in the book witch pissed me off There is Scrif these names can't remember he was the only interesting character he's a redneck that seems dumb but he's actually very smart As for all the others in Syver's group I forgot there names and there personalitys if they had any A book without characters is a story about people you don't care for doing things you don't care about There was a horrible problem with the plot The weasels have to find the humans so they can fix the sea walls so the old guy finds a human girls journal that has riddles and clues to were the humans are at This is were the biggest problem starts we don't get to hear any of the riddles or anything so we can't make predictions on what's going to happen it the future witch is no fun for me Instead of reading the riddles and trying to come up with theories ourselves the old guy just tells the weasels to look in Thunder Oak for the first clue About three fourths of the book is about the weasels getting an eggshell with a map on it What? Shouldn't they be going too Thunder Oak? seriously the old guy has a buttload of maps you could use Anyway the journey to get the eggshell is just loaded with pointless things that have nothing to do with anything and they are uite boring Like getting kidnaped by the hog or getting kidnaped by the sheep So they get the eggshell and go to Thunder Oak and get a wood carving that is of a chipmunk sleeping in a lake this part is very rushed in the book They of course they give the carving to old guy and without us having to use our own heads old guy tells them the humans are sleeping on the ocean somewhere That's pretty much it I wanted to like it I wanted to give it a higher rating but it just disappointed me I might read the second book to see if it's any better but I don't know

  5. says:

    Original review posted hereThis is a book series I read and loved as a child but haven’t picked up in a long time I was a little worried that it wouldn’t have aged as well as I would have hoped – you know how it is with some things you read or watched as a child you think they’re wonderful when you’re 10 but not so much as you get olderI guess there were some elements of this that weren’t as good as I remember I am a good 15 years older though and my tastesreading age have changed uite a lotI love the idea behind this story the humans have mysteriously disappeared and the animals have taken to living in their castles cooking food like humans and picking up some of their other bad habits too The stoats rule over the land and they treat weasels as slavesI remember struggling to get into this book when I first read it and it was the same again this time It dives into things pretty uickly which isn’t normally a bad thing but I found I struggled to get my head around the world and could have done with a gentler introduction Once it gets going though it’s a great adventure story with tons of encounters with strange and magical creatures high stakes and clear task throughout While this sets up the trilogy nicely it works well as a standalone novelMy favourite thing about this book is the villain Prince Poynt is the stoat that rules over Welkin He’s whiny and spoilt and manipulative and all that makes for a perfect villain The best bits are in the small details though believing a white coat to be regal Prince Poynt keeps his ermine coat all year round and won’t let anyone else change their fur I told you he was spoiltI think the one thing that disappointed me about this book was it all felt a little simple This may sound unfair for a children’s story but I’ve read plenty of other children’s stories with complex language than this one It all felt a little basic which was a shame Still it’s a real fast paced and action packed story that I think younger readers will really enjoy

  6. says:

    When I picked up Thunder Oak I was expecting something similar to the Redwall series and I was pleased to find that it was as such and The story follows several characters in the land of Welkin an island long abandoned by humans In their absence the animals took over and statues came to life Sylver a weasel and leader of a band of outlaws sets out on a journey to find the humans However not all the animals wish for the human's return because if such a thing were to happen the animals would have to give up their new found lives to live back as well animals Sylver believes the humans can save Welkin from certain doom as the sea walls are washing away and the ocean threatens to flood the island entirely Living as animals seems like a better option than drowning Can he and his band of outlaws find the humans and will they be able to return and rebuild the sea walls? Thunder Oak was a splendid read I definitely wish I hadn't let it sit on the shelf for so long It is a tale of adventure mystery magic horror and puzzles with a humorous personality to it I've already purchased books two and three that follow and I'm eagerly waiting for them to ship so I can continue reading about the Welkin Weasels view spoiler It was really sad to see Dredless go but like any adventure story someone has to be lost I would've liked to see him in adventures but I'll have to settle for just knowing him in this one hide spoiler

  7. says:

    A lovely animal fantasy story similar basis to Brian Jacues Redwall series a bit like a combination of Redwall and Robin Hood reallyObviously this is targetted towards the young adult readership but I do feel it is a little over simplified in places such as how the sheriff is always on their tail on their uests but when the weasels are home in half moon wood having loud celebrations he's somehow never around hmm I'm also not that impressed with how rats are made out to be evil creatures as it does conform to a stereotype and may leave a lasting impression on oung children reading the book who are already told by society at large that rats aren't nice animals It would be nice for a book like this to paint rats in a good lightOther than that this book was a good heart warming read

  8. says:

    Not a bad series but it's frankly a rip off of the Redwall series cross with Sherlock Holmes by Brian Jacues and Brian Jacues did it better Brian Jacues actually has a balanced cast of characters and his main character isn't just a male Gary Stu Not badly written but needs a heck of a lot to be brilliant

  9. says:

    Absolutely fantastic a super read for all ages Filled with excellent situations exepsional plot and writing An absolute classic a masterpiece gary kilwoth does it again with this excellent novelMoving on to book two which i am super executed for 5 out of 5 stars a must read

  10. says:

    Awesome fun Must read the rest of the series sometime soon My only uibble would be it was a bit simplistic at times they got out of some of those scrapes awfully easily xD

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