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Some authors known to be here on Deviantart are:
:iconrathacat: (author of "Ratha" series) and :iconelementaljess:  (author of "The Summer King Chronicles", series with gryphons).



 Also big thanks for fellow lovers of books that suggested me some titles in the last couple of years: :iconjb-pawstep:

:iconphoenixmystery:  and  :iconamcalmaron: aaaand many others that I will list in future updates  Xd
 



This is the full list of books I've read up now featuring full or partial animal/anthro point-of-view.

I do NOT suggest you all these books.

I am extremely glad if someone would like to chat about some of these titles: both if you read them, or if you intends to do it. ^^

Also I am extremely glad for suggestions of other potential titles to read!
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PhoenixMystery Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh,this is a big list.Still so much from this to read.:XD:It's a pity the image isn't very large and some titles aren't easy to read. :(

On the left of "Dark's tale",on the 3rd row,is that "The last black cat" by Eugene Trivizas?If it is,it was one of my favourite childhood books.:D 

What about 'The Wolves of Time' by William Horwood?Other interesting titles that I don't see in your list (and I still need to read myself) are 'Catamount' by Michael Peak(which seems difficult to find),'The jaguar princess' by Clare Bell,the 'Farthing wood' series by Colin Dann(he actually has a lot of books that are from animal viewpoint about cats,lions etc),'The wild road' by Gabriel King,'Silver Hair' by Stephen Baxter.'Silverwing' by Kenneth Opal,'Kine' by Adam Lloyd...
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Kooskia Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
Sorry  ^^ You opened the imgur link right? I tried to fit the covers at best, but making them again larger would have forced me to make a further big file.


I enjoyed The last black cat x3  To be honest I would not have called it a "childhood books" having some gruesome detail, and having a strong political/persecution message behind. The ending chapters were a bit "rushed" and maybe there were tiny translation mistakes (for example, toward the end of the book, when he free the cages, it seems at some point there are only black cats with him? While it should have kept all cats, and in a previous sentence it say so).

On the books you've listed, I know them all x3
"Wolves of Time" is one of the book series I've on list to read, but I found no digitial format sadly.
Of "Catamount" ... I read another book from same author "Cat House", it intrigued me that inserted a bit of mature contents but... I was not very thrilled by the ending result, it seems that the author forced some passages and (weird to me) I was more fascinated by villains rather than the actual protagonists. So that's why I placed "Catamount" a bit on a delayed position.
Same thing for "The Jaguar Princess": I LOVE Clare Bell, but a fellow reader told me she found Jaguar Princess less good than most of the other Bell's works, pointing a lesser amount of expected natural/animal involvment (if I am right the protagonist can transform).

"Farthing Wood" series is obviously known to me, but being a big series, I sort of put it on hold for now. Xd

Regarding "The Wild Road" (and sequel, i think there is at least one), is a more close future reading... that same friend of mine found the book a bit boring (on her own words), because slow-pace, but still seems interesting to me.

"Silver Hair" series, I just discovered it recently, and it seems intriguing.

"Silverwing" I knew it from some time, but delayed it because there are italian translations of books, and I wanted to understand if they are genuine or (as it happens) edited/censored/cut.
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PhoenixMystery Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh no,I didn't notice the link at first...It's a lot easier to read there indeed.

The last black cat is indeed a dark book,with enough of violent deaths...Still it's sold as a children's book here...I read it when I was 9,it was quite a scary read.:P The message was good though and I remember it all to this day.As for the translation errors...I went through the last chapters of the book after they release the cats from the fur company and nowhere does it speak of black cats...in all the rest chapters they speak just of cats.There's an illustration that's misleading because it shows only black cats,but other than that they generally speak of cats.Was it an italian edition that you read,or the English translation?And I wonder,is it also illustrated?

Wolves of time is an interesting series though certain parts are a little boring...I found the pace of the story hectic.For Catamount I'm very curious,though now that you mention Cat House,I wonder if it's worth reading.

I have a copy of the Jaguar Princess but I have yet to read it...It's not a very popular work of hers indeed.I'll tell you my opinion when I read it though.

Farthing Wood is a great series.And the books are quite small actually,about as big as a Warriors book,perhaps smaller.Colin Dann has a lot more interesting book series about animals which I haven't read,though I really want to.He has a series about cats and also a trilogy about lions,that are released back to the wild.And various standalone novels from animal POV.

Also,though I don't know if you are a fan of comic books,I wanted to ask:Are you familiar with the comic book series Blacksad?It's a really great series with anthropomorphic animals,with cool art and interesting plots.
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Kooskia Featured By Owner May 10, 2016
Haha ok xD

Oh thanks for that detail! It had the pictures indeed x3 And I think it could have been just a tiny translation mistake. Important on that point, but not the worse... We've a big publisher that handled lots of fantasy books in terrible way, some (like Felidae) getting direct censorship-cuts into the text. Others (like the famous Game of Thrones) got clumsy early translations.

Cat House was quite particular because... it featured a group of she-cats as protagonists who basically acted as prostitutes for toms xD (in exchange for small gifts in food). With their main purpose being just fight being bored and also being sterilized females. Actually the sexual theme in the book is not that heavy and it is more to bring hatred from other conservative cats toward their group. Then the events got merged with the activity of a pack of coyotes who threat the cats because there is poor food in their valley. But... as I said the writing make you actually feel more attached to the coyote leader than the she-cats! And some spoiler-events are not well handled in my opinion, toward the ending..

I've been honestly more interested on that pair of Colin Dann series: however I THINK that one reviewer told me that the lion one is a bit childish.


And I know that comic x3 I read a bit of it (online ^^).
However speaking of comic there is a STUNNING AMAZING comic on Furaffinity featuring a fox and a female rabbit who get sort-of- friends. It really fascinate me, if you have a Furaffinity account you can watch it. If you're not logged you could not see all the pages because some feature a bit of realistic gore-eating of prey etc.
www.furaffinity.net/gallery/ip…
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ElementalJess Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been eyeballing the "Familiars" series but haven't picked it up yet. How did you like it?
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Kooskia Featured By Owner May 6, 2016
Honestly it's one of the few book series I've inserted that I do NOT suggest much to older readers.

It's childish, very much. Plain and simple.
The first book actually is fresh of interesting ideas and surprising twists of the standard magician-style fantasy plot.
But the next books doesn't improve or incease or diversify much, and while inventing more and more magical situations and villains (small or big) it starts be a bit boring.

In some way, it reminded me of a old fantasy book series I read when I was a kind... "Deltora" I think it was named.
It focus much on a small band of protagonist searching for items or on a big quest with a mystery to solve but.... the whole plotline rely too much on them. With a series of meeting with new and new magical creatures, villains or (few) supporting characters.

I think it's good only for younger readers.
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ElementalJess Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm good know.
Thanks :D
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Kooskia Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
You read the "Ratha" series right? Among the feline ones, it's a favourite of mine ^^
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ElementalJess Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually have not :| 

I backed the graphic novel on Kickstarter and picked up the first for Kindle thought XD
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Kooskia Featured By Owner May 10, 2016
Oh pity, you should ^^

It feature the interesting quality of having a main female protagonist (even if later there  are a male and another female co-protagonists) featuring lots of "strong" elements of will and decisions, yet avoiding beig a "mary sue" style protagonist (that honestly I dislike). On detail she feature a number of losses, defeats, failures... but not excessive, and despite showing weakness, she also regain the ability to fight back BOTH with external support and with own force.

Supporting characters get some amount of time and space (but less than your books) especially after the first one...
Villains have credible backgrounds and explains (except with one, on first book).

Pace and plot are quite good, with a number of thrilling point. If I've to single-out a shortcoming it's on fourth book that has some slow moments, and it ends a bit "open", making you quickly search for the fifth book.
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Syrion126 Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Quite an interesting list :D I´m still busy reading the Tongues of Serpents of the Temeraire series. That series is also how I landed on your DA page :P It´s actually the first book series for me that didn´t include a volume I didnt wholly enjoy. I´ve heard of Age of Fire and the Summer King Chronicles before and probably will end up reading those sooner or later ...
Of the rest ... hmm ... except for reading the Warcraft ones at the bottom + Watership Down I dont recognize any other listed books :-)
Well ... and the Eragon books were pretty much spoiled for me from all those book presentations back in my school days :D (and from what I heard, they aren´t that good? Not sure on that one. )

Temrer! Cows!
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AMCAlmaron Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, was just about to recommend the Age of Fire series; you'll love it! It feels like Watership Down in that it's written from an animal's point of view and is being realistic, but with dragons instead of rabbits! The similarly named Wings of Fire series is also fun to read, even if it is meant for a young adult audience and so a bit less than serious at times...

As for the Temeraire series; another fan! :la: Don't worry, book six is the weakest of them all and incredibly boring, but seven and eight are far better and will make up for it!
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Kooskia Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
Well... I would not say Age of Fire is similar to Watership Down xD
I mean... ALL of these books focus on "not-human" point of view (full or partial), so all of them are similar on this aspect Xd
But honestly I would not be there ever to point similarities with WD, because there has been animal-literature before WD ^^
(and some are on this list Xd)
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Kooskia Featured By Owner May 6, 2016
Well well Xd I tried to split books and series according the animal/creature featured.

Age of Fire feature a very cool "middle-earth" style version of world, with all centered on dragons point of view, creating some awesome points in the books.
It is really a good one but... the balance was that sadly the very last book was wrote in a rush (probably issues with editor) and it include mistakes, some logical and names mixed and some passages that are simply hard to understand. It needs a bit of "cooperation" with other readers to share views and understand well how it ends xD

Also Summer King is very good (and the author is active here on the site, and will likely reply here xD). As only complain I had for the first book was a too much standard chosen-one-centered figure for the protagonist, but that was very well balanced by a big development of secondary characters in the following two books, particularly on making them far from being "passive characters", while the protagonist himself grow more complex.

If you like Dragons/creatures you should read them both x3

About Eragon: it is weird, because I inserted the last two books who have a increased amount of Dragon POV but... it dissatisfied me. The first two books are truly AMAZING, the other ones...  too much "God-Mode" and "Deus-Ex-Machina", still provided a good ending and some very stunning scenes and cool decisions, but could not mach the quality of first books in my opinion.





 
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Syrion126 Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"If you like Dragons/creatures"... you got me right there! :P definitely gonna give them a try :D
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