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Wot, Wot?! Could it be another epic Redwall tale (tail?) thick with high adventure, heavy accents, and leek-and-turnip pasty from the beloved beast master himself, Brian Jacques? It is indeed, happy readers. Triss, the 15th book in the distinguished and wildly popular animal fantasy series, chronicles the exploits of a brave squirrel maid who travels from the bonds of slavery to the meeting of her destiny as a warrior at Redwall Abbey. Triss the squirrel, Shogg the otter, and Welfo the hedgehog, all slaves to the bloodthirsty royal ferret family of Riftgard, filch a ferret boat and sail away from the murderous clutches of Princess Kurda and her malevolent father, King Agarnu. Swearing revenge, Kurda sets out to recapture her slaves, her evil Ratguard troops reinforced by the pirate fox Plugg Firetail and his band of criminal Freebooters. At the same time, the badger Sagaxus and his bosom friend Bescarum the hare also set sail from Salamanstrom, to seek adventure on the high seas. Meanwhile, back at the abbey, the Redwall inhabitants are being plagued by a mystery that involves a hidden door, a secret code, and three stinking, sinister snake siblings that are picking off the gentle forest folk one by one. Any ardent fan of Redwall knows that what comes next will include sword fights, feasting, raucous good humor, and a thrilling climax. Jacques's fervent followers are rewarded with the author's usual swashbuckling good storytelling, while the newly initiated will read with wide eyes, and quickly go back to hungrily devour the rest of the series. (Ages 10 and older) --Jennifer Hubert --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
From Publishers Weekly
Brian Jacques weighs in with Triss, the 15th title in his Redwall series. Here, the enslaved squirrelmaid escapes by sea and a Dibbun duo discovers Brockhall's secret entrance. David Elliot's b&w illustrations introduce each chapter. Ages 10-up.
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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In this book there are three slaves called Triss, Shogg and Welfo who escape in a boat. They run into a peaceful island called Peace Island. There they run into a tribe of peaceful hedgehogs. When they leave the island they do not know about something very important . . . PIRATES!!! Meanwhile in Salmandastron, the badger lord's son, Sagaxus, was going on a long trip with his best friend Bescarum the hare. Once they had met Kroova Wave Dog (the sea otter) they were sailing away in the "Stopdog". At Redwall, the dibbuns (little ones) were out picking whortleberries when two of the dibbuns got lost, and found a hollow tree stump. It had a door with these markings on it B OK AL. Inside they found something gold with weird symbols on it, and something terrible . . . Giant snakes!!! Do the two slaves escape the pirates? Do the Salmandastronians return home safely? Do the Redwallers return with their lives? Read to find out.
I think this book is truly awesome and I recommend this book for all kids who love adventure. You may visit Redwall any time you like by reading the book.
Triss is the last book in the Redwall series by Brian Jacques. It is the 16th book in that series. The characters in this book are all different. The villains are cruel and pitiless and the heroes are brave and courageous. This book has all kinds of different things in it. It has sword fighting, friends, enemies, attacks, captures and much more. The adventures in this series and book are interesting and they show all of the characters points of view in a story. They all have their own personalities. This makes the story a lot more enjoyable to read.
All of the characters in the Redwall Series are animals. My favorite animal out of all of the characters is the hare. They always say "Wot wot!" and "flipin" and "blinkin." The hares always make me laugh because they eat enormous amounts of food and then say it was a "little morsel of scoff". These books are hilarious and exciting at the same time. Brian Jacques is one of my favorite authors.
I bought Triss because (unlike many of the recent Redwall books) the plot actually sounded interesting. Unfortunately, though Jacques can still set a story quite well, he can no longer take advantage of his own plots. The book was highly predictable, to offset which Jacques filled it with reversals of fate and twists and turns that did not really alleviate its predictability. Similarly, the characters are merely caricatures of Jacques' more memorable creations, and the settings are no longer settings but set-pieces. For instance, Brockhall plays a role in this book, but in an entirely boring way. Also, Jacques now feels compelled to insert a song in virtually every chapter, as well as to repeat descriptions of food verbatim. He also uses the same jokes over and over. That said, there were some genuine laugh-out-loud moments, and I was glad to see that female characters are now evenly placed among warriors and villains, instead of just abbey-dwellers.
I was at one point a diehard Redwall fan, and the first seven books in the series are still some of the best books I own. However, the fire has gone out of Jacques' writing; I do not think any of his Redwall books will ever stir me as much as Mossflower, Salamandastron, or my other favorites did and still do. So save seven bucks and go reread them, or better yet, something else. However, all this being said, I will still probably read the next book in the series, 'Loamhedge,' because I can't quite give up the ghost myself.
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What more can I say about this wonderful novel? It's got an intriging plot, has wonderfully colorful characters (including Triss and Princess Kurda) who are fully developed unlike... Read morePublished on Jan. 30 2004 by Eponine Giry
Brian Jacques has to be one of my favorite authors for good reason. This is another Fabulous book in the redwall series it displays all of his usual charm and witty songs. Read morePublished on Dec 7 2003 by Hazel M. Flack-Barley
Triss was a very interesting novel only more and more in Jacques's books the entire welcome all trust all themes tend to flood the senses with a gush of ingratitude... Read morePublished on May 30 2003
Triss is a book with adventure,excitement, and mystery! It captures the mind in a world where there is war, tyranny, and peace. Read morePublished on May 27 2003
only 2 words 2 describe this book 4 u:
ABSOBALLYLUTELY DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (wot wot)!
Triss is a great novel it has adventure, puzzles and excitement. It is the 15th novel by Brian Jacques. The book has a few main characters. Read morePublished on April 10 2003
I am usually delighted in Mr Jacques funny and inviting style of writing-- and I still was, don't get me wrong. I love the descriptions of food/drinks (strawberry cordial! Read morePublished on March 28 2003 by Goneril