Lupus Rex
Lupus Rex
Lupus Rex
John Carter Cash
An astonishing new tale for children from John Carter Cash in the tradition of Watership Down, The Rats of Nimh, Redwall and Duncton Wood. Ysil and Cormo are two quail who must risk their lives when they are driven from their home by crows, and find they must make common cause with a other creatures, if they are to find safety in a world full of perils and adventure. New in paperback.The crow king is dead, and in the field below all the creatures tremble as the Murder gathers to choose a new king from the rival sons Sintus, Milus and Nascus. When the crows drive everyone from the field to keep the reckoning secret, the quail Ysil, Cormo and Harlequin believe they must simply follow their elders to safety. But when the crows turn against each other, the forest becomes full of danger. In the confusion the last wolf, Asmod, shucks off his isolation and begins to raise an army to claim the kingdom for his own. As hidden truths are brought to light and enormous sacrifices are made Ysil and his friends must make an epic journey and an unthinkable alliance if the lesser animals are to survive.

Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12

Lupus Rex is a book about many different animals living in the "Murder's Field,” under the command of the Crows.  The crows follow the rules that have been around forever.  One day, the crow king dies. The high crows must choose which son is fit to be king.  The oldest of the king’s three sons, Sintus, feels he’s meant to be king.  In order to keep the choice secret, the high crows kick all the animals except the crows out of the field so they can select the next king.

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