Mousemaid Mariel and her bellmaker father are besieged and tossed into the sea by vicious pirate rat Gabool and his thugs. Washed ashore, Mariel is taken in by the kind animals of Redwall Abbey. But Mariel cannot find her father and is certain he has lost his life. With a motley band of adventurers, she swears revenge and begins a perilous quest straight into the heart of Gabool's stronghold, where a few surprises await.
Longtime fans of the world Mossflower will find everything they love in this exhilarating tale, while newcomers will have no trouble jumping straight in and getting lost in a magical, marvelous world.
Don't miss any of Brian Jacques' Redwall series.
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"A satisfying ripsnorter of an adventure." (Kirkus Reviews)
Great book. We have all of the reading books so far, and now we are working on the audio. The audio is really good. My only recommendation is to go with a 3 or 4 on download. Make it a 4 whenever possible. It is worth it.
Brian Jaques is a great author and this series is fairly good, but get this one in text. If you listened to the previous novel, Mattimeo, you might remember an otter with an extremely annoying, goofy voice? That voice is back along with a woman with a horrible piercing laugh that is repeated over.... and over.... and over. WOOO-HOO-HOO-HOO-HOO! The music that he has chosen for the beginning of each chapter is repetitive, loud, and irritating also. I really enjoyed the first three books, but this one was weaker. The story felt like bits and pieces of the previous books and all the little annoyances amounted to me refusing to get any more of the series simply to save my aching ears.
"Every child should read the Redwall Series."
I have read and followed the Redwall series since I was young. Each book brings you new characters, and old ones too. By reading the series you become part of the characters lives and understand the history behind the magnificent Abbey of Redwall.
I love the character of Mariel "Gullwacker". She is a fun character, courageous, a good friend and companion, and a role model to all (both young and old).
There is no one particular character who could be your favourite. Although the hairs and their war cry make it difficult to remember all characters are important.
Read the series.
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