“Better than Watership Down by a long way” – Amazon review.
With the advent of the digital age, Robin Hawdon’s first novel, ‘A Rustle In The Grass’, written thirty years ago, has now attracted a list of remarkable 5 star reviews on Amazon. Consequently it has just been republished in a revised version.
“At a distance the countryside appears to stretch quietly and idyllically under the blue sky. Peaceful and untroubled, far from the wars and woes of man, nature moves through her timeless cycles. But look closer. For there in the secret world beneath the grasses lies an empire in turmoil. A great leader has died and, as the enemy prepares its armies for war, rebellion is whispered through the undergrowth. There, in the kingdom of the ants, hidden from the gaze of man, a young warrior searches for his identity and fulfilment as the old order collapses around him and his turbulent community struggles to renew itself, whilst preparing to defend itself against obliteration by the forces of tyranny.”