This an excellent and highly entertaining tale that resembles, in spirit, some of the great questing books in terms of readability and entertainment value. If you have finished the Potter series, as it currently stands, then this is a great book to read next.
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!