In the beginning, a hopeless mouse was thrown into the sea to drown. The mouse's name was Mariel, but after she hit land where Redwall stood her memory went blank. She was tied to a rope and used the rope to defend herself against a bird that attacked her. She named herself Storm Gullwacker since she came from a storm and she whacked a gull with the rope she was bound to. Eventually she made it to Redwall with some help and found her true identity, Mariel. She was determined to find and kill the one who ruined her life and to find her father, the bell maker. What she was up against was the king of sea rats, Gabool the Wild. Her friends, a mouse, a squirrel, a hedgehog and a mole, who are determined to help her on this quest, would be there when needed. Mariel is a maiden with the heart of a warrior, and her friends also develope that warrior character and became warriors. Another book by Brian Jacques is The Bellmaker, the story of the father of Mariel and the whole series of Redwall books. The mood of the book is angry and in other parts the mood is peaceful. In the beginning of the book, the setting is an ocean, later on it's a forest setting, mostly the whole book either has and ocean setting or a forest setting. The genre of the book is action and adventure, and some mystery. I personally liked this book because it keeps you wondering what's going to happen next and it has a lot of battles and rivalry. I think the kind of person that would like this book is one who likes to read about medieval times and a person that likes mystery and battles all in one. The age rating I would think is 10 and up.