Mattimeo is a good book to read. It is a continueing story of Redwall. Slager the Cruel plans to steal the babes of Redwall to have them as slaves. Slager's real name is Chickenhound, he was the son of a vixen who used to serve Cluny, but was killed by her as a traitor. He escaped and went to get his revenge on Redwall. When he took the babes amoung them was the valued one that he wanted the most Mattimeo, son of Matthias the warrior champion of Redwll.
The part that I liked the most was the part when Matthias battles an army with Orlando the Axe, hedgehogs, and the Guoism. Pretty good odds huh? Impossible, but they won in the end, probably because Log a Log and his shrews freed the slaves. The chains probably also served as a good weapon. Meanwhile, at Redwall Abbey, they were fighting against General Ironbeak and his birds. It wasn't a pretty sight.
At Redwall Abbey, the birds conquered everything except for Cavern Hole. Soon, the birds had 3 hostages, Cornflower and her mother, plus, baby Rollo. But then, the redwallers thought of a plan to capture the food gatherers of the birds. They soon made an exchange, but then, the birds attacked. At night, they thought of a trick and tricked the birds to thinking that a ghost is haunting them. In the end, the Redwallers won by slaying Ironbeak, this is why Mattimeo is a good book to read.