Reviews

  • The remarkable story of one man's heroic quest to save the astonishing fish owl. If only every endangered species had a guardian angel as impassioned, courageous and pragmatic as Jonathan Slaght.

    Isabella Tree, author of Wilding
  • A gripping account of the author's obsessive quest to save one of the world's most magnificent birds.

    Dave Goulson, Professor of Biology at the University of Sussex and author of A Sting in the Tale
  • A vivid dispatch from the front line of conservation, Owls of the Eastern Ice is engrossing and uplifting; an inspiring story of vital work undertaken with utter determination in wild and distant places.

    Horatio Clare, author of Orison for a Curlew
  • Slaght's story reveals the patience and determination of a true conservationist. And the ears and eyes of a poet. Above all, he makes the people, wildlife and landscape of the Russian Far East come alive for armchair travellers. I haven't enjoyed a book on remote Russia as much as this since Ian Frazier's Travels in Siberia

    Sophy Roberts, author of The Lost Pianos of Siberia
  • True epic. A powerful, passionate and highly readable reflection on the wildness both inside us and out there in the forest.

    Charles Foster, author of Being a Beast
  • A fascinating account of one man's quest to conserve the magnificent fish owl of Eastern Asia, this is a book that feels both urgent and relevant.

    Christopher Skaife, author of The Ravenmaster
  • From the very first pages, Slaght grips readers with vivid language and tight storytelling ... The cast of characters he brings to life - both human and avian - illuminate the delicate symbiosis of the natural world and shed a welcome light on the remarkable creatures that are too little known. Top-notch nature writing in service of a magnificent, vulnerable creature.

    Kirkus
  • A detailed and thrilling account of efforts to conserve an endangered species. . . Slaght evinces humor, tirelessness, and dedication in relating the hard and crucial work of conservation. Readers will be drawn to this exciting chronicle of science and adventure, a demonstration that wilderness can still be found.

    Publishers Weekly

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