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Triss [Library Binding]

Brian Jacques , David Elliot
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

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Aug. 11 2008
Triss, don't be foolish, no beast ever escaped from Riftgard an' lived to tell of it. You've got to ferget those mad ideas!' The gripping story of Triss, a young squirrelmaid, who escapes a life of misery as a servant to the tyrannical ruling ferret family in Riftgard and sets off to find her way to the Abbey of Redwall. But will she reach her destination, and are the inhabitants of the Abbey safe from outside forces anyway? A thrilling combination of Mervyn Peake, Terry Pratchett and Narnia, Brian Jacques is truly a storyteller for all ages.
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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.

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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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5.0 out of 5 stars A truly awesome adventure! June 23 2006
Format:Audio Cassette
Do you like serpents? How about giant serpents? Or maybe your taste is for pure white ferrets who are master swordsmaids? Or maybe squirrel master swordsmaids, giant battles, and huge sea voyages? It's all in this book.

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.
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4.0 out of 5 stars WOT WOT! and all that jazz March 18 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Evil. Princess Kurda is a one of the most evil known. She has grown tired of using vegetables to practice her sword fighting on. Now she wants to use the slaves that are rebellious to practice her sword fighting moves.
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Girl Power!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sept. 30 2003
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Format:Hardcover
Besides 'Mariel of Redwall,' 'Triss' is another book that shows just how brave and strong girls can be. Triss, the main character, is a slave on the island of Riftgard, though bending under the whip of the slavemasters and the evil Princess Kurda,plans a daring esacpe with her friends, the otter Shogg and hedgehog Welfo. I can relate to Triss well; though she's set on avenging her friends, she's not focused on it the whole time. Meanwhile, in Salmandastron, three other friends, Sagax the badger, Scarum the hare, and Kroova the otter, set out from their home for a very different reason; they're bored stiff at home! And in Mossflower Wood, two Dibbuns, Ruggum and Bikkle, discover the legendary Brockhall, home of the Badger Lords. Brian Jacques wrote this book beautifully, and I like how most of the main characters are female. You don't see alot of us as main characters like that, at least, I don't think so. If I could choose five charcters that are my favorite, I'd put Triss, Sagax, Shogg, Scarum, and Grubbage, only because he can't hear half of what Plugg, a Freebooter captain, says. This my favortie book in the Redwall series; when Triss fights Kurda with Martian's sword is my favorite part, and I can't wait to read Brian Jacques latest novel. They are books that are full of courage, fun and imagination. Good thing they got published!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Faded Glory Sept. 29 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Brian Jacques' novel Triss, the fifteenth book in the Redwall series, is a perfect example of a popular author beating a dead horse. In a word, Redwall has lost its novelty and sparkle, and the author would best abandon it for his other projects, including Castaways of the Flying Dutchman.
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very interesting!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of Jacques' Best!
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 more
Published on Jan. 30 2004 by Eponine Giry
5.0 out of 5 stars Great ! Brian Jacques does it again
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 more
Published on Dec 7 2003 by Hazel M. Flack
3.0 out of 5 stars Triss? It could have been more.
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 more
Published on May 30 2003
4.0 out of 5 stars Triss Book Review
Triss is a book with adventure,excitement, and mystery! It captures the mind in a world where there is war, tyranny, and peace. Read more
Published on May 27 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Triss
only 2 words 2 describe this book 4 u:
ABSOBALLYLUTELY DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (wot wot)!
Published on April 26 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Triss is a great book
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 more
Published on April 10 2003
3.0 out of 5 stars Identical To All Other Redwall Books
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 more
Published on March 28 2003 by Goneril
5.0 out of 5 stars Triss: Best Book in Redwall Series
Brian Jacques kept me interested throughout the whole book.
There was plenty of swordfighting, along with interesting animal characters. Read more
Published on March 21 2003
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