A shadow has fallen on the shore of the Eastern sea, a shadow called Marshank. In this cold stone fortress a stoat named Badrang holds dozens of innocent creatures as slaves, part of his ... See full summary »
Matthias, a young novice is marking ten years after he was adopted by an abbey named Redwall after his home and family were destroyed by the vicious Rat warlord, Cluny the Scourge. While he has grown to value and respect the peaceful philosophies of the order, he dreams of becoming a great warrior like the order's greatest member, Martin the Warrior. That dream becomes most relevent when the abbey is besieged by Cluny himself. The abbey is determined to resist in what becomes a war of arms, will and wits. Now, Matthias must protect his home with everything he can contribute, while he discovers that a tapestry depicting the history of Martin, is really a prophesy and clues about himself... Written by
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Redwall, based on the children's adventure novel by Brian Jacques, is set in an amazing fantasy world populated by animals. Its heroes, Matthias the mouse, Basil the hare, and Cornflower the mouse maiden, must save their abbey from the evil hordes of Cluny the Scourge, a villainous rat backed by a huge army. The plot is flowing and detailed, with Matthias' search for the sword of the legendary Martin the Warrior, political intrigue and backstabbing amongst Cluny's henchrats, and a vicious serpent that terrorizes the forest surrounding the abbey. This adder, called Asmodeus, eats creatures from both sides of the conflict, and Matthias' batte with the monster is reminiscent of timeless tales of knights slaying dragons. This epic series is highly recommended.
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