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'This is a big work,' says the badger Lord Russano of Salamandastron about his latest historical manuscript. 'I've been two seasons now, reading through dusty old parchments, interviewing creatures for stories about their ancestors, and studying carvings in the forge. I've sat on the shore, listening to sea otters, stood beneath trees recording squirrels--huh, I've even had to crouch for four days in a mole dwelling.'But fans of Brian Jacques' novels should be thankful that so much trouble was taken over this, the thirteenth slice of his triumphant Redwall saga. It is another gloriously chivalrous and swashbuckling adventure--recounted to the young future of the kingdom by its respected badger guardian. From the moment Russano pulls the first scroll from his pail of scripts, he has every eye and ear's attention.
He begins a story about Salamandastron from back in the mists of time, further back than even he would dare to guess. The mountain, with its leveret school, Long Patrol and laws set down for all to live in peace by, was largely down to the work of one badger--Lord Brocktree of Brockhall. Other badgers were there before him, but the mountain did not come into its own until Brocktree arrived. He inspired their wonderful life of comfort--the wonderful chambers, the outer gardens and terraces, orchards and crop-growing areas.
But his before his triumph there was struggle. Together with a scatterbrained but irrepressible haremaid called Dotti, Brocktree had to rescue Salamandastron from the threat of vermin rule at the hands of Ungatt Trunn--a vile and evil wildcat with a frighteningly dangerous army of Blue Hordes at his disposal.
The stage is set for a glorious battle, and Jacques delivers a breathtaking denouement with all of his characteristic verve and excitement. Fans will relish this book and new readers will be drawn into its pages--probably to be hooked forever. (Age 9 and over) --John McLay --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
This is a cross of adventure, chivalry, and friendship that only Jacues would conjure up. From the moment I picked it up, until the moment I put it down, I was entranced in a... Read morePublished on July 19 2004 by Trenton Metzger
Lord Brocktree is one of my favorite books. It beats all the other Redwall books, and I will tell you why in this review.
This book seems ultimate, as in everything is x100. Read more
This book was a okay book but not a great book. I think this because the plot of the story is very good and the setting really paints a good picture for you. Read morePublished on May 19 2004 by jake
The first reason I liked this book is hoe detailed the character's actions were. Also how they thought and looked like. Read morePublished on April 23 2004
I though Lord Brocktree was a fun and exciting book. I love the way the author goes between the different plots to keep you interested. Read morePublished on Jan. 15 2004 by Sam
I will admit it, I thought 'It's before Martin the Warrior and Redwall isn't even built, so how interesting can it be?'. This book is incredible to say the least. Read morePublished on July 7 2003 by S. Wilson