Redwall - Redwall, Book 1 Author:Brian Jacques The question in this first volume is resoundingly clear: What can the peace-loving mice of Redwall Abbey do to defend themselves against Cluny the Scourge and his battle-seasoned army of rats? If only they had the sword of Martin the Warrior, they might have a chance. But the legendary weapon has long been forgotten-except, that is, by the bum... more »bling young apprentice Matthias, who becomes the unlikeliest of heroes. Teeming with riddles, humor, unforgettable characters, and high-bounding adventure, the original Redwall, the launching point for a series that has captured the world's attention, features seven full-color illustrations by renowned illustrator Troy Howell. This new paperback edition is a must-have for both longtime fans and first-time readers.« less
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The beginning of a lenghty series about a warrior mouse (yes mouse). It's a very interesting blend of adventure and fantasy. Hey it's not LoTR but it's good and let's face it, it spawned 5 additional adventure about the same mouse. Nice thing is both kids and adults can enjoy this book.
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.
this is a standard book i keep around for gifts for middle school aged children. it is always good to give books, and i like to start them on a series so if they like it, they know where to go from there. especially popular genre for kids today bc of harry potter and the like. charming, thoughtful, action-packed, oh and cute.
This is a wonderful story for all ages, a classic of fantasy and children's literature. It will go on the shelf with The Hobbit, the Prydain Chronicles and other books I want to share with my son when he is old enough. One problem with this edition though, the description said there would be seven full color illustrations, and the book I received has no such illustrations, just the same b&w ones that have been in every edition since 1986. Since part of the appeal of the large sized edition is the full color pictures, I'm a little disappointed.
A relative inroduces this book to our house... And finally i found some clean fiction for our bookshelves! This awesome book will transport you to Redwall Abbey, where the restless young Matthias learns of Martin the Warrior, and goes on a quest to retrieve his sword from the Sparra King, making allies and enemies along the way, bravely facing death and danger to protect and save the Abbey from evil Cluny the Scourge! The legend of Martin lives on through Matthias! An eccelent addition for your bookshelf!