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Brian Jacques's superb Redwall series truly captures the finest in storytelling tradition and combines it with the ultimate in upbeat, catch-your-breath adventure. Mossflower tells the story of Martin the Warrior, who finds himself trespassing on the land of Verdagua, King of a Thousand Eyes, as he lies sick and near dying. With his last strength, Verdagua is struggling to make a decision on who should replace him as ruler of Mossflower Country. As Martin and his newfound friend and fellow prisoner Gonff become embroiled in the battle against Verdagua's ruthless daughter, Tsarmina, a bloody fight between good and evil ensues.
Stunning landscapes, brilliant characterization, masterly plots, and a wicked sense of humor unite in this epic tale of derring-do and the triumph of good over evil, making it one of the most addictive and memorable books that anyone is ever likely to read. --Susan Harrison --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Right from the start of this rousingly old-fashioned prequel to Redwall , readers will submerge themselves in the culture of the woodlanders and their council, the Corim, against the wicked Kotir. Kotir is the name of the group holed up at the castle, led by Tsarmina, a wildcat who poisons her father and imprisons her good brother Gingivere so that she may rule in her own way. Into the woodlanders' midst comes Martin the Warrior, who becomes fast friends with Gonff the mousethief and others; they soon set off to find the only warrior who can lead them to victory. More important than the outcome of the story, where good triumphs over evil, are the characters: baby hedgehogs Ferdy and Coggs, doing their valiant best to become warriors; the kindly Gingivere, who finds his heart's joy as a farmer; Lady Amber, the squirrel Chief and her band of archers; Chibb, the robin who will spy for anyone as long as he is paid in candied chestnuts. Martin's heroics pale in comparison to the acts of his fellow-fighters, so colorful are their escapades. While Redwall fans will enjoy this, no prior knowledge of that book is necessary. Illustrations not seen by PW. Ages 10-up.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
My son read this as required for the 7th grade. The book is difficult to read. As my father would say, "this better hurry up! Read morePublished 6 days ago by Ruchele McCoy
The content may be fine but the format is poor. This is a mini book, which makes no sense given the cost of the book.Published 7 days ago by Emma Beth
Loved the story. Easy read and will be sharing it with my children when they get older.Published 27 days ago by KiTsunami
My son reads these, I can't say they held his attention the way another blockbuster book in six(seven?) volumes did... but good all the same.Published 1 month ago by roberta yates
Giving this a one-star review because of publisher insanity. Clearly an electronic edition exists (and it is easily found on illegal torrent sites) but they refuse to give me a... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Charles H. Seraphine
I really enjoyed the four examples of the series that I bought. But I fear my acid test for leisure reading is, Does it instill a hunger to re-read? Read morePublished 4 months ago by emveejay
My 12 year old can't put it down. He's deep in the series and really likes the story. Recommended for the adventurous sci-fi youth or young at heart.Published 4 months ago by Grizzrob