5.0 out of 5 stars All hail " Lord Jacues"
This is a cross of adventure, chivalry, and friendship that only Jacues would conjure up. From the moment I picked it up, until the moment I put it down, I was entranced in a spellbinding story that took me to a place that was filled with magic and wonder. Only Jacues' next book could be so captivating.
Published on July 19 2004 by Trenton Metzger
3.0 out of 5 stars Few surprises
By the time one has read twelve books in the Redwall series, he has a pretty good idea where he's going to be by the end of the thirteenth journey. And, indeed, by the end of Lord Brocktree, our horde of characters were exactly where I expected them to be: standing victorious on the shores of Salamandastron, not really too devastated over any losses, very cheerful about...
Published on July 5 2004 by Purity
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5.0 out of 5 stars All hail " Lord Jacues",
3.0 out of 5 stars Few surprises,
Lord Brocktree opens with a salvo of extremely slow chapters; in fact, the first part, by itself, almost isn't worth the read. It begins long ago, before Redwall, before Martin the Warrior, even before the famous hare Long Patrol, when Salamandastron, guarded only by the ancient badger Lord Stonepaw and his retinue of equally aged and feeble hares, is placed under siege by the wildcat conqueror Ungatt Trunn the Earth Shaker. The mountain's only hope is the arrival of Stonepaw's son Brocktree, who is journeying from faraway Brockhall to take his place as ruler of Salamandastron.
Joined on his trek by a "fatally beautiful" haremaid, an otter, a mole, a battalion of mountain hares (with that delightful Highland accent), a gang of squirrel mercenaries, and a tribe of hedgehogs, Brocktree manages to get himself to the mountain in one piece just in time to give badger-sized warfare to the cunning Ungatt Trunn.
The story holds few surprises, especially for those who've already lived through Jacques's previous works. It suffers from an overabundance of characters, far too much time spent journeying, and several passionless battle scenes. However, it is redeemed by a typically witty and amusing grouping of hares and one of the best villains in Redwall lore.
5.0 out of 5 stars Lord Brocktree,
This book seems ultimate, as in everything is x100. The huge hordes of Ungatt Trunn, The massive Brocktree, and the hopelessness of when Stonepaw was lord. The only part I don't like is that Redwall wasn't around yet, so there aren't the huge feasts like thy are in some other 14 Redwall books.
I strongly recommend you to read this book first, as it is first in the chronological order of Redwall.
Have a good read!!
-A helpful Redwall fan
2.0 out of 5 stars Lord Brocktree by: jake penrod,
5.0 out of 5 stars An Alsome Fiction Book,
By A Customer
I think the best part in this book is when lord Brocktree falt Ungatt Trunn. The match looked pretty even. Then Brocktree stabbed Trunn through his breastplate the Brocktree was shot by an arrow but
The most vivid part of this story was the characters, the last fighting part, what the charaacters looked like, and how the talked.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Extreme Badger,
I enjoyed this book because, most of the time, I would find it fairly stupid to be reading about animal adventures. The author however had critically described traits of every creature throughout the book making it enjoyable. The creatures dialect was very diverse and it took me a second try at some parts to understand the speaking of some of the animals. The book is a very creative story and the action is very descriptive. It is very easy to get a hold of what kind of personality and backgrounds the characters come from this story does a very good job at bringing back the old good versus evil theme.
I learned through the book that sometimes if you want to make something eye catching and much more exciting, just changing the way you have your characters speak will make it much more dramatic. I also got a taste of the technique of writing where the author writes two or more different scenes and switches back and forth between them throughout different chapters.
Comparing this book to others that I have read, I must say that for an animal characterized book, it may have well beaten out some of the older books that I have read. I would recommend this book to 7th graders and higher because some parts of the story may be difficult to comprehend. I feel that this book was one of the better ones that I have read.HI
5.0 out of 5 stars This book was awesome,
This review is from: Lord Brocktree (Hardcover)I though Lord Brocktree was a fun and exciting book. I love the way the author goes between the different plots to keep you interested. i thought the fighting hares were the most exciting part, they are brave, and really fast, this was pretty cool.
I have always liked the Redwall books, the ones with Salamandastron are the best because the have more fighting and better enemies. The way the author describes in detail all the little things makes it easier to paint a picture in your mind. All in all this is deffinately a book you want to read.
4.0 out of 5 stars Redwall's Lucky 13,
"Stay steadfast in hope, courage, and determination, and even the impossible becomes possible". I believe this statement best sums up the theme presented in this work. I rate this as a 4-star book because even though the writing style and flowing plot made it an exciting enjoyable read, it was confusing to follow sometimes with so much happening at once. For any fan of medieval style society, epic battles, and a clever tale sure to keep you turning pages, I recommend Lord Brocktree by Brian Jacques.
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible,
5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Fun Book, Sah!,
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Lord Brocktree by Brian Jacques (Paperback - Sept. 4 2007)
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