Customer Reviews

161
4.7 out of 5 stars
The Bellmaker (Redwall)
Format: PaperbackChange
Price:$8.89 + Free shipping with Amazon Prime
Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on November 21, 1999
I loved this book! I have read all of them and I have to say, I think this is the best one of all! The character development is excellent and you feel as if you know everybody even if you haven't read any of the others. Truly, an amazing feat. This is also one of the only books that was able to make me cry, and believe me, that's a big task. Everyone should read this book, especially if they want to get into the series.
22 commentsWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on May 22, 2000
Online Book Review The Bellmaker is one of ten books in the Redwall series. Joseph, the Bellmaker, is the main character. He has a daughter Mariel that he hasn't seen for a year. Mariel is off with her friend Dandin, they are both warriors. Mariel and Dandin came across a castle one day, that was once owned by King Gael. It had been taken over by Urgan Nagru, the foxwolf, and Silvermold. They had hords of rats with them and they basically took over everything. Mariel and Dandin would do anything to rid of the Foxwolf, and his wife, but they didn't have enough people to defeat them. While this was going on, the Bellmaker had a dream. In his dream Martin the Warrior, the best warrior in Redwall's history, said that the Bellmaker must gather four certain people from Redwall and go Southward. He had know idea what this meant, but he had to do as he was told. It was an old legend that Martin appears in your dreams that something was wrong. Nobody would dare to disobey Martin. Little did the Bellmaker know that he would meet many warriors on the way to Southward, and even more important, Southward was where his daughter was, and these warriors would come with him to join he and his daughter to battle Urgan Nagru. I wont tell the ending, because I haven't finished the book myself. All I can say is that so far, it is one of the best books I've ever read!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on August 22, 2001
Amazing! This book was even better than Redwall and the Outcast of Redwall! It has everything you could expect from a Redwall novel: Evil, Action, Adventure, Humor, and Mouthwatering Food. The plot is as follows: Mariel and Dandin, along with a new friend called Major Meldrums, are in serious trouble. They were caught while resisting the evil Foxwolf, Urgan Nagru, his mate Silvamord, and their hordes. So, when Martin the Warrior visits Joseph, Mariel's father, in a dream, and tells him to help Mariel along with four other Redwallers, Joseph sets out immediately. The Redwall Rescue Team makes a new friend in Finnbar, a sea otter, who steals his old ship back from searats. They journey to Southsward, the beautiful land that Foxwolf has taken over. There they encounter toads, warrior hedgehogs, and (gasp) Foxwolf. Can they save Mariel, Dandin, and Meldrums in time? Read the book to find out. I recommend this book to Redwall readers, fantasy readers, and just plain readers.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on October 16, 2000
"Before the legend, before the glory, The Bellmaker's dream foretold the story. Five will ride the Roaringburn, But only four will e'er return."
Within the safety found in Redwall, Joseph the Bellmaker begins to miss his daughter, Mariel, who has gone off with her close friend, Dandin, to right any wrong they can find. So it comes that Joseph is visited by the guiding spirt of Redwall, Martin the Warrior. Martin tells Joseph where to find his daughter and who to bring with him in his upcoming journey, but all this done in the form of rhyme and puzzle. The puzzle is soon solved, and it is clear that they must go by sea to the south; there he will find his daughter.
Meanwhile, to the south of Redwall, Mariel and Dandin have discover a fox tyrant who has seized control of a peaceful squirrel family's castle and enslaved them, but thanks to a carefully devised plan by a band of otters, they freed the family but not with out loss. The fearless otter-chieftain and the badgermaid of the family stayed behind to stop the oncoming pursuers. After much recruiting on both sides, they prepare for journey and battle...
This is a very good book, but is very predicable. In the book there is too much good despite the very evil villains. Nonetheless, this is a good book for action and drama.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on September 27, 2000
This book is such a great book. Joseph the Bellmaker a resident of Redwall Abbey, encounters Martin the Warrior in a dream. He learns that his daughter, Mariel the Warriormouse, is in trouble and that he must journey to the land of Southsward to save her and her friend Dandin. He travels with the ferocious sea otter Finnbar Galedeep as they race to save Mariel and Dandin from the evil foxwolf Urgan Nagru and his mate Silvamord and their hordes of rats,ferrets,weasels and stoats.
Another example of Brian Jacques amazing story telling abilities, The Bellmaker is a story which will keep the reader on the edge of his or her seat. I would recommend this book to anybody who likes adventure ,fantasy,and riddles in their books. A real must read book.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 17, 2000
Hello My name is Heidi and I want to tell you a little about this book. The Bellmaker was a great book. This book is a fictoin book about a badger,a mole and a mouse. All 3 of them form a army of different animals that all get along in the battles they fight for land or a place to live. They travel by boat and walk on land. The reson I liked this book is because it had a lot of adventure. I would recommend this book to ANY ONE who likes to feel like they are with the charectors in the book. THIS BOOK WAS A GREAT BOOK! PLEASE READ IT! YOU WILL LOVE IT!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 22, 2000
The Bellmaker is my favorite Tale of Redwall! These books are some of the best I've ever read and The Bellmaker is absolutely no exception! Action, Adventure, Humor, this book's got them all! If you are a fan of Redwall or you simply enjoy a good book then you simply have to read The Bellmaker, you'll be glad you did!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 17, 2003
This book is very adventourous, dramatic, and there's alot of action. This book starts out every where. In the end all of them meet at a certian place and they fight the evil Urgan, Nagru and his evil henchmen. In the story King Gael is held captive in his own palace by Nagru. While Gael is held captive two worriors were exploring, Dandin and Mariel, they encounter many allys and other animals. When they were also thrown in the dungeon they had one poupose it was to defeat Nagru.
Why I like this book is because it's full of adventure and action. There's alot of killing and finding new things. Like this quote from the book," Bet I wipe out more vermin than you do, marm, wot?" They think taking lives from rat's is a game and I like that.
What I also like about this book is that you feel like your in the action like your fighting the bad guys and when your men die you get mad or sad. In this book there are many dramatic parts like when Finnbarr died it was very dramatic it's like a good friend dieing,when you're into the book. Here's another quote,"Turn me t'face the west. That's the direction the sea lays in, ain't it?" Or when Fatch died trying protecting Rufe that was sad too.
My favorite part of the book is when all the animals come to fight the evil Nagru and his henchmen. It was a great battle all those rats died and some they surrendered and they were turned into slaves. The part when Finnbarr killed Nagru it was awsome but at the same time sad because Finnbarr died because Nagru's henchmen shoved a spear into Finnbarr's body and he was slowly dieing.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 22, 2000
This is the 5th Redwall book I have read. I like all of the books so far, and I would rate them all 5's, but this one is one of the better one's to me. The Bellmaker had an excellent plot and an excellent cast of characters. I like how Brian Jaques knows how to catch a readers attention and keep their attention till the book is done. This book kept me on the edge of my seat and I didn't want to put it down. I would recommend this book to anybody who likes adventures, and I don't just mean kids. This is a must reader if you like the Redwall series. I would also recommend reading Salamandastron and Mattimeo because these books are equally good.
11 commentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on June 17, 1997
The Bellmaker is the sequel to Mariel of Redwall. However, even if you haven't read it's prequel, or if you've never read a Redwall based bookbefore, this one will leave you hooked. The book follows the mousemaid Mariel and her friend Dandin's adventure to free the land called Southsward from the evil Foxwolf, the Urgan Nagru (with a little help from some of their Redwall Abbey friends). From descripitve sea battles to vicious land clashes, this book lacks no action. The characters personalities will draw you right in and make you keep reading until you've finished. Truly a classic novel
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
     
 
Customers who viewed this also viewed
Mariel of Redwall (Redwall, Book 4)
Mariel of Redwall (Redwall, Book 4) by Gary Chalk (Paperback - March 31, 2003)
$9.18

Mossflower (Redwall, Book 2)
Mossflower (Redwall, Book 2) by Gary Chalk (Paperback - September 30, 2002)
$9.18

Mattimeo (Redwall, Book 3)
Mattimeo (Redwall, Book 3) by Brian Jacques (Paperback - March 31, 2003)
$9.07
 
     

Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.

Your Recently Viewed Items and Featured Recommendations 
 

After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in.