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Publisher's Summary

The otters of Green Isle have long been enslaved to the Wildcat Riggu Felis and his catguards, who torture the otters at every opportunity. The otters trudge on, waiting for the day their savior will arrive, the prophesized High Rhulain, who will lead them in battle and a return to glory. Meanwhile, young Tiria Wildlough, an ottermaid at Redwall Abbey, pines for her chance to learn the ways of the warrior, much against the wishes of her father. But when an injured osprey arrives at the Abbey, seeking help for its wounds and carrying tales of an embattled clan of otters, young Tiria knows what she must do.
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©2005 The Redwall La Dita Co., Ltd.; (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

"There is sacrifice, death, and bloody battles galore. Readers familiar with the series will relish returning to the Abbey." (School Library Journal)

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  • Anthony
  • Teaneck, NJ, USA
  • 12-04-05

Good.. not great

Not in the same class as his first novels. Redwall was really very good. This novel did not add much to the series. A case of an author putting out books on a schedule rather than as a work of art.

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The best book ever

Amassing this book is great i would really recommend this book it very its great

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Like reading it for the first time again!

This was the first redwall book I read about 10 years ago. Since then I read all of the books in the redwall series and this one remains one of my favorites! Here's some of what there is to see in this book (without giving spoilers)

1. A vicious wildcat ruler wages war with a group of robin-hood-like outlaws on a secluded island, with a dangerous son plotting against him all the while

2. A giant water monster

3. A warrior so mad they think they're a shrew, sea otter, hare, and badger, among other things

4. A strong female protagonist who embarks on a journey worthy of standing out as one of the best in this enitre series

5. A really good set of songs and riddles (custom in redwall books)

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A stable book in a great series.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. I would recommend this book due to the fact that while not the best Redwall book, it show cases the best traits of the series. The story moves along well, the characters are engaging and the villains are a well written bunch.

What was one of the most memorable moments of High Rhulain?

The moments are not nearly as important as the choices of Atunra and Riggu Felis. Well chosen and delightful to listen too.

What does Brian Jacques and Full Cast bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Aside from the well played songs of the book, it gives the characters a new life due to the characters, making the world seem more realistic.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not particularly, though listening to the villains bickering was always fun.

Any additional comments?

The biggest flaw of the book comes about as the sense of danger is minor. It is a very middle of the road book, and one of the few with an otter main character (as well as the only female otter main character). So it is not the best, but far from the worst.

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Exhausting.

Would you try another book from Brian Jacques and/or Brian Jacques and Full Cast ?

No.

How could the performance have been better?

This review is of the audiobook only. The story was exciting, but the audio was somehow off, needing to be adjusted almost constantly. The narration was very quiet, but the dialogue between characters was very loud. As we listened, we felt we were being harshly reprimanded. We only made it through book one, as we couldn't bear to listen to anymore of the story. Additionally, the narrator sounded like a cross between Alfred Hitchcock and Capt. Jack Sparrow. At times, his words were so slurred, we had no idea what was being said, even after backing it up and playing again. The character performers, however, were easily understandable...just very loud.