I have loved the Redwall books for a long time. But now, after reading the sixteenth book of the series, the books are getting worse. The villains are no longer vile and ruthless. Martha Braebuck is a goody-goody. The quest to Loamhedge is pointless and gets my favorite characters killed. Lonna is just like all the other badgers in the whole blasted series, except he has a girly name. As for the feasting and songs, same old, same old. It was a decent book in itself, but compared to the rest of the series, not so.