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As the inhabitants of Redwall Abbey bask in the glorious Summer of the Late Rose, all is quiet and peaceful. But things are not as they seem. Cluny the Scourge, the evil one-eyed rat warlord, is hell-bent on destroying the tranquility as he prepares to fight a bloody battle for the ownership of Redwall. This dazzling story in the Redwall series is packed with all the wit, wisdom, humor, and blood-curdling adventure of the other books in the collection, but has the added bonus of taking the reader right back to the heart and soul of Redwall Abbey and the characters who live there.
Magical, mystical, and the stuff of legends, this stunning tale of good battling with--and ultimately triumphing over--evil takes the reader on a roller-coaster adventure that barely draws breath from the first page to the very last. Brian Jacques is a true master of his craft. --Susan Harrison --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
Only the lost sword of Martin the Warrior can save Redwall Abbey from the evil rat Cluny and his greedy horde. The young mouse Matthias (formerly Redwall's most awkward novice) vows to recover the legendary weapon. In the course of his quest, Matthias forges strong ties with various local animals. As much as the magic of the sword, it is the help of these new friends that enables Matthias to defeat Cluny once and for all. Jacques's clever use of detail creates an animal world as compelling as that of The Wind in the Willows. From the beginning, each of Redwall's characters is endowed with a unerringly distinct personality: there is a powerful badger named Constance; a mute squirrel named Silent Sam, who knows the forest better than anyone; and his mother Jess, a champion climber who leads a splendid rescue of a piece of the abbey's tapestry. This epic adventure contains elements of all grand quests, with heroic archetypes that will keep fans of Tolkein and King Arthur tales engaged to the final battle. Illustrations not seen by PW. All ages.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is a coming-of-age story that is written well for the young reader, mixing humor and adventure with drama. Read morePublished 15 months ago by DARREN W MORBY
A fantasy novel that is only lightly touched with obvious magic. Redwall maintains its charm in telling a sort of medieval fairy tale...but with animals as your main cast.Published on Sept. 29 2013 by Hope Gilpo
Exactly what I wanted and sooner than expected delivery. I will be back.I loved these books as kid and now my son is excited to read themPublished on Aug. 9 2013 by Corrine Borsellino
I read the books and loved the show as a child, so I re-read amongst waves of nostalgia, probably coloring my perception. Read morePublished on July 23 2013 by Dan
I should tell you that I started reading this series with the 9th novel The Pearls of Lutra. After a few other novels from the series, I had read the novel that start the series,... Read morePublished on May 26 2010 by Frances L. Arsenault
This book isn't bad actually. I stayed up for an entire night reading it! =) Not really an "addictive" novel but still worthy of reading if you enjoy Jacques' writing.Published on July 18 2005 by FreeToRhyme
An enchanting tale about a young mouse (Matthias) who finds out who he really is when evil arrives at Redwall. Read morePublished on Jan. 1 2004