What readers are saying about
Darkwoods!

What a wonderfully vivid world created by author Marta Stahlfeld. This is a world full of talking animals embroiled in a war for survival. Foxes, squirrels, mice, otters, and other animals are brought to life in this wonderful book that has a Narnia feel to it but is uniquely its own.. . . Overall, I enjoyed the book and would recommend it to anyone that liked the Chronicles of Narnia or Redwall by Brian Jacques. Its full of well developed animal characters that make it a very fun read.

Flora Bateman, book reviewer (Full Review)

Awesome book! This is THE best book ever! Feldspar is my favorite character. Best. Book. Ever.

Jake age 12

Darkwoods is an amazing book for people of all ages and keeps readers on the edge of their seats. The book tells the stories of many different characters and how their lives clash when the foxes declare war on the mice. The story starts out with all characters being either good or bad but as the story progresses the characters become more defined and they aren't always so black and white. This is an amazing book and it was written by an amazing person. I love this book and you will to!

Courtnee age 13

Darkwoods is a wonderful book! It is a perfect combination of the Redwall and Warriors series.

Tia age 12

Darkwoods was an interesting, fun read in the tradition of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings Trilogy and the Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis. Within reading the first chapter, you will realize that the author has a creative and unique imagination. I was hooked into the book, I instantly forgot that the characters were animals. The main character Zuryzel is strong-willed, and every reader, young and old, can relate to her. I recommend the book to everyone.

Billy Burgess, book reviewer (Full Review)


Darkwoods is an action filled adventure. It really pulled me in when reading it and I didn't want to put it down. It was so exciting! All the different characters and their abilities, the plot, everything was amazing! This is a great book for teenagers. I can't wait till the next book comes out!

Emily, age 15


This book was a fabulous read. It was exciting from start to finish and hard to put down. Each character in the book had their own special skill which made it exciting to relate to the characters. I'd recommend this book to any preteen/teen that likes action, adventure and fantasy. I'm waiting for the next release.........

Andrew, age 12

Your books are so good! I can picture every event that is going on! And I love how you show everybody's different sides of the war and not just one person's side. My favorite foxes are Fawn and Poison.

Erin, age 9

This is a book unlike anything else I have ever read, and I have read a lot of books....I became fascinated by the entire world that Marta Stahlfeld has created. The creativity and imagination required to write a novel like this is extraordinary. Everything is so thought out, the personalities and traits of all the creatures, the names of the places, everything. I became so wrapped up in the world that that fact that the characters were all animals slipped to the back of my mind... This world is truly magical and I love becoming immersed in the fantasy of it all.

Joni Thomas, book reviewer (Full Review)


This book is awesome! It reminds me of the Redwall series, a great read for pre-teens and teens alike. The bonds of love and friendship that exist between characters are realistic, and the adventures are exciting. I can't wait for the next book in the series!

Selah, age 16




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