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Shardik

Author: Richard Adams
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, [1975], ©1974.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shardik is a fantasy of tragic character, centered on the long-awaited reincarnation of the gigantic bear Shardik and his appearance among the half-barbaric Ortelgan people. Mighty, ferocious, and unpredictable, Shardik changes the life of every person in the story. His advent commences a momentous chain of events. Kelderek the hunter, who loves and trusts the great bear, is swept on by destiny to become first  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nature stories
Fantasy fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Adams, Richard, 1920-
Shardik.
New York : Simon and Schuster, [1975] c1974
(OCoLC)567906865
Online version:
Adams, Richard, 1920-
Shardik.
New York : Simon and Schuster, [1975] c1974
(OCoLC)576570341
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Adams
ISBN: 0671220152 9780671220150
OCLC Number: 1130141
Description: 604 pages : map (on lining paper) ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Richard Adams.

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Shardik is a fantasy of tragic character, centered on the long-awaited reincarnation of the gigantic bear Shardik and his appearance among the half-barbaric Ortelgan people. Mighty, ferocious, and unpredictable, Shardik changes the life of every person in the story. His advent commences a momentous chain of events. Kelderek the hunter, who loves and trusts the great bear, is swept on by destiny to become first devotee and then prophet, then victorious soldier, then ruler of an empire and priest-king of Lord Shardik--Messenger of God--only to discover ever-deeper layers of meaning implicit in his passionate belief in the bear's divinity.

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