These Duncton books reach a new low in Duncton Rising. Since Horwood clearly didn't take the trouble to write anything worth reading, I shall not take the trouble to complete a full review. I will merely point out the following: these books are not, under any circumstances, for children. I worry that the tagline comparing them with Watership Down will cause younger readers to pick them up.
Here are the reasons they shouldn't:
Overt torture scenes.
Explicit mole sex scenes.
At least two instances of rape, one involving a father towards his son.
Disgustingly brutal fight scenes.
A couple of really obscene death scenes.