The Legend of Luke - Redwall, Book 12 Author:Brian Jacques A young hedgehog maid visits Redwall Abbey and sings a half-remembered song recounting the adventures of a warrior called Luke. This chance meeting begins a tale of two quests: that of a son to find his father and that of a father to avenge the murder of his beloved wife. — The son is Martin the Warrior, founder of Redwall, who sets fo... more »rth from the Abbey seeking the truth about the father he barely knew. His journey takes him home to the northland shore, meeting friends and enemies, old and new, and leading him to an extraordinary shipwreck. The wreck, the Arfship, is home to three ancient, veteran warriors who have in their possession a dusty old volume. Inside is the story of Martin's early life and the dramatic account of his father Luke's pursuit of his hated enemy, the pirate stoat, Vilu Daskar.
Brian Jacques' skillful narrative is told in three parts, interweaving the stories of father and son. Addressing some of the mysteries behind the Abbey's early years, this book provides answers that no Redwall fan will want to miss.« less
The beauty of Redwall stories is that they have a strong exciting adventure in a moral context with none of the witchcraft and wizardry that some people object to in other fantasy literature. They make excellent reading for children from 11 to 13. Other than Martin the warrior and Mossflower they tend to be a bit canned because all the others are at heart stories about how Redwall Abbey thrives and prospers un-endingly. We rarely suspend expectation as to whether the good guys will win and evil will cease to prosper. But for the kids at the right stage, the stage before their tastes mature to more serious literature, beyond the world of 'chapter books', the Legend of Luke, like the rest of Redwall, is a good read.
Redwall's champion, Martin the Warrior, embarks on a dangerous journey to the northland shore to trace the legendary exploits of his father, Luke. This book is a great read. It grabs your attention and keeps it throughout the story.