YMMV / Duncton Wood

  • Moral Event Horizon: Mandrake's aforementioned killing of Rebbecca's newborns.
    • But lest us remember this was an act planned by his adviser, Rune. Later on, Rune will kill Bracken's children, with the exception of Violet, and blame it all on Mandrake.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Woe are the youngsters that get attracted to this book by the promise of cute moles, for this is what await them inside: gory violence (in Watership Down levels, by the way), infanticide, parental incest/rape, cannibalism(both out of necessity and pure evil), the Dark Sound, horrible depictions of plague, and so many deaths it's hard to count.
  • Recycled IN SPACE!: Watership Down.... WITH RELIGION AND MOLES!!
  • The Woobie: Many examples throughout the series, including Rebecca, Tryfan, Spindle, and even arguably, Mandrake