Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 9 - 12Grade 6n/a6.0154387
In a Scotland beset by Norse invaders, the deer--the Herla--are fighting their own war. A tyrannical new lord of the herd has ended the old way, the yearly play of antlers that ensured a change of leadership. At his command is a corps of young stags, scars on their brows and antlers sharpened for the kill, whose mission is complete dominion over the animal world. But Herla lore promises a hero--a fawn with a strange birthmark whose unique bond with all creatures, including man, will ignite an epic battle and free the Herla forever.

In this grand and gripping book, with its echoes of myth, legend, and gospel, David Clement-Davies has created a classic hero tale set in a society that is at once convincingly animal and a sharp reflection of our own.
Hardcover, 498 pages
Published on October 2, 2000 by Dutton Books
ISBN-10: 0525464921
ISBN-13: 9780525464921
3 Book Reviews
  • starflame
    starflamealmost 7 years55 stars
    this book is the best book out there. I my opinion everybody should read this book. The book is about this different type of deer that are against each other for territory. It ends beautifully.
    • elmerthecat
      elmerthecatover 7 years55 stars
      This certain type of book states what the true meaning of life is I wish he would make a sequel to the book "Fire Bringer". "mostly for adults"
      • staceyyates
        Ms. Yatesabout 10 years55 stars
        Fabulous anthropomorphic story of courage, strength, and perseverence. I was taken in by David Clement-Davies descriptive langauge. Totally engulfed me...couldn't put it down.