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.
REDWALL is the first of Jacques' fantasy series for young people. It's a delightful read. The good guys are always reasonable and cooperative; and the bad guys are ratty, nasty and mean so you just love to hate them! I'd recommend it to anyone who wants to start young readers off on a set of tales that will hold their interest and start them reading further for themselves.
From inside cover: Welcome to Mossflower Wood, where the gentle mice have gathered to celebrate a year of peace and abundance. All is well...until a sinister shadow falls across the ancient stone abbey of Redwall. It is rumored that Cluny is coming--Cluny, the terrible, one eyed rat and his savage horde--Cluny, who has vowed to conquer Redwall Abbey! The only hope for the besieged mice lies in the lost sword of the legendary Martin the Warrior. And so begins the epic quest of a bumbling young apprentice--a courageous mouse who would rise up, fight back...and become a legend himself!
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 the first book in an excellent series! It takes place in the world of Redwall Abbey, home to peaceful woodland animals. But their safety is threatened when the rat, Cluny the Scourge, and his vermin horde decide to capture the Abbey. A thrilling yarn, complete with humor, action, a hero's lost sword, delicious feasts, and riddles.