I wrote “totalitarian bunnies” but that was just, well, wrong. Our bunny rabbit friends forgot to bring one major item to the new warren: female rabbits. Oops.
Thus, their next quest is to find some “does” and bring them back to the warren. They hear of another warren not far off with loads of lady bunnies to spare. But, they find a warren that’s focused on one thing and one thing only: safety. “And the one fear of every rabbit in it is that men are going to find them and infect them with the white blindness. The whole warren is organized to conceal its existence, the holes are all hidden and the Owsla have every rabbit in the place under orders. You can’t call your life your own: and in return you have safety–if it’s worth having at the price you pay.” (emphasis added) And then it gets even better: “Every rabbit is marked when he’s a kitten: they bite them, deep….They then can be told by the scar for the rest of their lives.”
Think these cuddly bunnies might not want to share their lady friends? I love this book.