One for Sorrow, Two for Joy

One for Sorrow Two for Joy Darkness has fallen over the realm of Birddom The skies rain blood no nest is safe and the winds are thick with fear pain and death Driven by an unslakable desire to kill and conquer the black fe

  • Title: One for Sorrow, Two for Joy
  • Author: Clive Woodall
  • ISBN: 9780441012657
  • Page: 279
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Darkness has fallen over the realm of Birddom The skies rain blood, no nest is safe, and the winds are thick with fear, pain, and death Driven by an unslakable desire to kill and conquer, the black feathered magpies aided by their brutish cousins, the crows have hunted down and slaughtered countless species of smaller birds into extinction Led by the malevolent, power Darkness has fallen over the realm of Birddom The skies rain blood, no nest is safe, and the winds are thick with fear, pain, and death Driven by an unslakable desire to kill and conquer, the black feathered magpies aided by their brutish cousins, the crows have hunted down and slaughtered countless species of smaller birds into extinction Led by the malevolent, power mad Slyekin and his sadistic assassin, Traska, a reign of terror has laid waste to the beauty and freedom that was once Birddom Now, Slyekin is preparing to launch his final assault against all that was once pure, and proclaim his vile dominion To stop the gathering storm, Kirrick, a lone robin who witnessed the massacre of everything he loved, must undertake a journey beyond all reckoning Through danger and deceit, Kirrick soars to all corners of the land, rallying those who would fight to save Birddom From the proud might of the eagles, to the ancient wisdom of the owls, to the unlikeliest earthbound creatures, the allies of good must join together to oppose the shadowy menace that threatens them all or fall from the sky forever In an epic conflict of bloodied beak and razor sharp talon, of undaunted courage and unspeakable evil, of love, loyalty, and wings of honor, the battle for very soul of Birddom is about to begin.

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    1. Clive Woodall

      From BookarmyClive Woodall is a supermarket worker whose life has been transformed following the publication of his first novel, ONE FOR SORROW, a UK bestseller, soon to be a Disney film, with translation rights sold in twenty countries.


    1. Borrowed this from the library because I like animal POV when it's done well. This wasn't done well. The story is basically recycled from millions of other books that use WWII nazis as the villains. Changing them to birds doesn't make it original. The writing itself can't seem to decide what it wants to be (is it for kids, or an epic fantasy in style of Lord of the Rings?) and too often resorts to using purple prose which would actually be kind of hard for kids to understand. Topping it off, the [...]

    2. The fact that a book starring a robin, an owl and a bunny rabbit manages to be both sexist and classist almost makes me think Mr Woodall deserves some sort of prize.First things first. So despite the legitimate complaints of plenty of reviewers here, I actually really enjoyed part one, One For Sorrow. The simplistic storyline and cut-out characters lends this a fairytale-like quality which is very absorbing if you're prepared to suspend disbelief. The dialogue is dreadfully affected and expositi [...]

    3. I think this is suppose to be a child's book. I'm not sure because it reads like the book itself doesn't know what it wants to be. If it is a children's book than why does it have a rape in it? If it's an adult book (or even YA), than why is the writing childish? Is Woodall trying to sound like Adams and not just doing a good job? One problem with the book are everything is oversimplified. This wouldn't be a problem if it was a children's book, but that brings us back to the rape, which is a bir [...]

    4. What a disappointment! "An epic tale in the tradition of 'Watership Down' and 'Lord of the Rings'" it says on the front cover, but the only resemblance (as so often with that sort of comparison) is that the birds can talk. Almost from the first page I was inwardly shouting "show me, don't tell me!" as Clive Woodall laid out his ideas in turgid and predictable prose. By page 7, the plucky Robin hero had found a friendly Grebe who advised him to search out the wise old owl in the ancient Tangelwoo [...]

    5. An interesting premise, but poorly executed. I do believe very strongly though that a bit more research should have gone into this book. Robin eggs are described as being reddish-brown, but in reality they are a light blue color. Ravens are characterized as stupid and slow - they are actually quite intelligent birds. Moreover, some of the things the birds do are so entirely unbirdlike that it goes against the established nature of birds in our human world. Birds vow to stop eating insects, robin [...]

    6. This would have been a great story if it was written by a fifteen year old. The writing is really souless and plodding. I couldn't even make it past twenty pages.

    7. I guess I liked this book, but I wasn't loving it. The audio was fine, but not compelling, the story interesting but not rivetingybe some day I'll come back to it, but now is not the time.

    8. Fans of animal literature aren't spoiled for choice and when a new angle appears in a novel it can generate quite a bit of hype. Clive Woodall's story of one Robin's fateful part in a war between magpies and the rest of the bird kingdom should make great reading. However, it doesn't. The story never really creates any depth in with it's characters, although the evil magpies get most of the exploration. It's adult at times, with some quite graphic and visceral scenes and it's the menace of the ma [...]

    9. Kinda hard to believe this is a young adult book as it has a great deal of violence, murder and rape within. Even harder to believe (after listening to the interview with the author at the end) that Disney has bought the rights to make an animated movie out of it. That aside - it was pretty good. Kept my interest and didn't make me question the "reality" of Birddom. Will I read the sequel? Maybe, but not as a rush. One for Sorrow, Two for Joy wrapped up all the loose ends at the end and didn't l [...]

    10. Initially intriguing, but the violence escalated quickly. Just a bit too graphic for my taste. I would not recommend this as a children's book.

    11. I still remember this book so I'll write a review for it. Besides I think I should warn the young kids out there. I wish someone had warned me. I read this book when I was eleven happily thinking it would be something like The Guardians of Ga'hoole series. I was wrong. Maybe I was a sensitive kid but I don't care what anyone says this book is not a children's book. It's written in two parts (One for Sorrow then Two for Joy) and after reading the first part, it took me a few weeks to read the sec [...]

    12. Oh boy, finished the second part and, god, is worse than the first one, bird rape aside.All in this book is bad, from the storytelling, simplistic and asinine to the characters and their black and white moralitye worst of all is the treatment of the corvidae; of all species, the magpies are one of the smallest, they're omnivore but carrion eaters, the magpies usually don't hunt, - well, I'm talking about the ones at home, the Iberian Magpie, so I can't talk about the rest of them - at least, the [...]

    13. I bought this a long time ago and lost it in my library - I just moved and was unpacking - there it was. I've been so busy - I thought, "I really don't have time for a book with all these boxes to unpack." Famous last words - I consecrated my new library by reading this book in two days.Funny how I always looked at robins without really seeing them. I mean, owls, eages and hawks are the favorites - conjuring flights of fancy and daring. The bird world is in trouble - an evil magpie has united hi [...]

    14. Wow, I love this style of writing that Clive Woodall delivers. I am looking forward to read another one of his books. **However, I am unsure, as many other reviewers have also expressed, what age group this is targeting. It reminds me of the seriesGuardians of Ga'hoole, another great series. It has some serious content and themes though, and may not be suitable for younger readers, as it includes a (view spoiler)[rape (hide spoiler)] scene, although not descriptive.To me the last lines in the bo [...]

    15. To be honest the only reason that I read this book was my eight year old daughter, Karen, looked at the cover and said "You should read this one." I checked it out from the library and forgot about it. Somehow it ended up in my work bag (I think Karen had something to do with that). I started reading it at lunch simply to have something to do. I ended up loving the book. In this story Birddom is under attack and species of birds are being killed off. It is up to a lone robin and an ancient owl t [...]

    16. This book was a disappointing letdown. I was reeled in by the beautiful cover art, and it was all down hill from there. This book could have been better if the author had written it as a children's book (taking out 99.9% of the violence), or slowed it down a bit and made it into an adult epic fantasy book (still taking out >50% of the pointless violence). The point being that there is violence which sets the tone or furthers the plot, and that's well and good. In fact, some of my favorite boo [...]

    17. I loved this book. It was amazing, it was thrilling, and at places it was raw and horrific. Clive captures the world of birds with surprising vividness; he compares them to people yet also sticks to their true natures. At some points of the story I was saddened, and at other points I was laughing and smiling. One for Sorrow Two for Joy (the title is based off a superstitious nursery rhyme about magpies) was a splendid read. The 'One for Sorrow, Two for Joy' nursery rhyme about magpies: One for S [...]

    18. Great, great, great book. I've read it twice, and was *THIS* close to crying both times. I read it three years ago, in fourth grade, and again this year.I realized I forgot alot about Kirrik and Portia's life together, and the fate that ended Kirrik's life. Traska.l. He was justevil. I hated him the whole way through, since I saw his name. His idea to support his leader was justutal. He had no reason to destroy Birddom's life. Especially by killing Kirrik the way he didUgh.I just felt so bad for [...]

    19. This book was in some ways astoundingly bad, and yet I cared about the characters enough to want to finish it. The world was inconsistent, which bothered me - why is it that the birds are obviously rational and have souls, but for most of the book they're fine with other animals being killed, for instance? Also, the book was INCREDIBLY GRAPHIC in terms of describing every single violence, but then at some points where I would have really liked to hear details, it was like "then Kirrick flew east [...]

    20. The book is an interesting approach - something different one might say, but it could have done better with some more profound characters and a bit less straight-forwardness. Also, the cover and description make it seem like it is a book for younger audiences, but the themes most certainly are not. I am surprised this made it into publshing since the target audience is so undefined and that is usually a huge obstacle. However, I am glad it did. I am always glad when something makes it into publi [...]

    21. What aims to be an adventure story, a political tale and a study of animal nature quickly devolves into a tedious, blood-spattered and upsettingly sexist book. I'm not sure what Woodall aimed to achieve by so extensively portraying rape narratives through the allegory of birds (who - undeniably - do not share the same emotional responses to sexual activity as people) but the result is both ill-suited to the wider story and genuinely insulting to anyone with a passing understand of the realities [...]

    22. This book actually deserves 1.5 stars because the first part of the book was okay. I simply expected more from it (I only picked it up because the cover drew my attention to the book) than there was in the end, which is never a good thing. With this book it unfortunately was the same as with The Neverending Story: The first part was good but then it all repeats in the second half. I never understood how authors can do such a thing. Nevertheless, this might be a nice book for parents to read alou [...]

    23. I thought this book was really bad. I rather liked the concept, which is why I bought it. Fantasy with birds as characters! Unfortunately the idea was totally bungled: the characters were totally flat and boring. The whole story seemed to be just a list of what the characters were going to do next, a bit like an essay by a 6-year-old. It was so bad I couldn't finish it and since I don't own the book anymore, I'm sure I threw it out at some point. In hindsight, I'm wondering if perhaps the book w [...]

    24. Whether it was the pacing, the characters, or the unceasing plot. One for Sorrow, Two for Joy is a book you turn to again and again. For those who love Watership Down this is a perfect. Well developed bird characters that seem more human and relatable than anything else. This book makes your heart sing and follow the ups and downs of the characters and extremely connected. It's the kind of book you put under you pillow and let it whisper to you. Watership Down

    25. what i don't understand about this book is the target audience. most of the time i was quite sure that this was meant to be a childrens book and for the remaining 10% of time i was quite sure that i'm way too young to read it.overally i liked the plot but i was really shocked for the ending of the first book(one for sorrow). not my favorite book in any category but if i understood correctly and this was authors first published book, then it's "respectable"

    26. This is a really good book! At first it would seem to be a book about birds, but as you begin to read further, and look between the lines, it is actually a book about people. It follows the story of a young robin, trying to work out what the world is about. He meets a whole host of characters, some nicer than others and learns a lot about himself and others. I would reccommend this book to anyone wanting to read something challenging yet thoroughly enjoyable and worthwhile.

    27. Like "Watership Down", only with birds instead of rabbits. I thought the author did a good job of really bringing the characters to life. Being from Hawaii, I was unfamiliar with many of the bird species mentioned in the story. I found myself having to do some research everytime a character was introduced so that I would have a mental picture of the bird's appearance.

    28. Reviewed as similar to Watership Down, and storyline is similar, but there is no comparison. I didn't like something that happened in the middle of the book, and that kind of ruined the rest for me.Robins and owls and most other animals are revolting against the magpies who are taking over Birddom. It finishes, but there could be more to the story.

    29. So, I never reviewed this when I finished it but I gave it five stars so it probably warrants one.My lasting recollections of this were that it was a captivating yarn, along the lines of something epic like Lord of the Rings. Except instead of Frodo you had a robin, instead of orcs you had magpies and instead of gandalf you had owls.

    30. I read this book about eight years ago, and I remember that this was amazing. I read it in Czech language and the title was Ptačí srdce (something like The heart of bird) and I first thought that it is something bad, not good written, but after reading It was the first great fantasy story I´ve read.

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