A gripping tale of war, adventure, morality and slavery, horror and romance, Shardik is a remarkable exploration of mankind's universal desire for divine incarnation, and the corrosive influence of power. Recently ranked in the top 100 bestsellers over the past 40 years by the Sunday times, Shardik is a book for our age.
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‘A story told with conviction and creative zest'
'Shardik is my masterpiece'
'Recalls the imaginative scale of Lord of the Rings.'
'Striking enough to confirm Richard Adams as one of the most talented descriptive writers to emerge in this country for years.'
'Grips with suspense, haunts with mystery... a memorable work, not to be read once only but to be reread as loved books are... a human saga.'
'Shardik is a powerful work, dipping deep into old forms - allegory, epic, myth - resonating in the caverns of the readers' unconscious... It is an exciting story, the adventures compelling.'