Brand: Ace Books

Product Code: 9780441005765

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Brief Description:
"Published by arrangement with Hutchinson Children's Books"--T.p. verso.


Brief Description:
Martin the warrior mouse and Gonff the mousethief set out to find the missing ruler of Mossflower, while the other animal inhabitants of the woodland prepare to rebel against the evil wildcat who has seized power.


Biographical Note:
Brian Jacques was both a master storyteller and a jack-of-all-trades. He lived the life of a sailor, actor, stand-up comedian, radio host, bobby, even a bus driver. He was the recipient of an honorary doctorate in literature from the University of Liverpool and a New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty-five books for younger readers, including the wildly popular Redwall series. Dr. Jacques was a lifelong resident of Liverpool, England.


Marc Notes:
Published by arrangement with Hutchinson Children's Books--T.p. verso.;Prequel to: Redwall.;Ace fantasy--Spine.;Martin the warrior mouse and Gonff the mousethief set out to find the missing ruler of Mossflower, while the other animal inhabitants of the woodland prepare to rebel against the evil wildcat who has seized power.


Review Quotes:
Praise for the Redwall series

"Brian Jacques has the true fantasy writer's ability to create a wholly new and believable world."-- School Library Journal

"The medieval world of Redwall Abbey--where gallant mouse warriors triumph over evil invaders--has truly become the stuff of legend."-- Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"A grand adventure story. Once the reader is hooked, there is no peace until the final page."-- Chicago Sun-Times

"Jacques's effortless, fast-paced narrative gets its readers quickly hooked. He clearly loves this other world he has created--there's a genius sense of involvement and care (lots of lovingly descriptive passages), as well as an overflowing, driving imagination."-- Birmingham Post

"Redwall is both an incredible and ingratiating place, one to which readers will doubtless cheerfully return."-- New York Times Book Review

"An excellent adventure with an enlightened conscience. Brilliantly complex. With vibrant and distinct animal characters, Jacques's classically inspired plot-weaving achieves virtuosity."-- Publishers Weekly

"Only a churl would reject this morality play in fur."-- Kirkus Reviews

"Filled with the kind of vibrant storytelling that fans of Jacques have come to expect. His dialogue is lively and delightful to read aloud...so rich in detail that the sights and sounds and smells of the adventure pull the reader in."-- Grand Rapids Press (MI)

"A richly imagined world in which bloody battles vie for attention with copious feasting and tender romancing. Where males and females are heroes and warriors. Where the young triumph and the old endure. Where intelligence is as valued as strength and wit is frequently more important than size...[Jacques] continues to surprise and delight with intriguing plots and fresh faces."-- Cincinnati Enquirer

"The Knights of the Round Table with paws."-- The Sunday Times (London)


Publisher Marketing:
New York Times bestselling author Brian Jacques gives us the thrilling prequel to Redwall, filled with "The Knights of the Round Table with paws" (The Sunday Times) along with their friends and enemies...

When the clever and greedy wildcat Tsarmina becomes Queen of a Thousand Eyes and ruler of all Mossflower Woods, she is determined to govern the peaceful woodlanders with an iron paw, bringing every otter and hedgehog, every mouse and squirrel, whimpering to their knees."

But the brave mouse Martin and quick-talking mousethief Gonff meet in the depths of Kotir Castle's dungeon. With the aid of all the woodlanders, the two escape and resolve to end Tsarmina's tyrannical rule. Joined by Kinny the mole, Martin and Gonff set off on a dangerous quest for Salamandastron, mountain of dragons, where they are convinced that their only hope, Boar the Fighter, still lives...


Review Citations:
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780142302385, Paperback)
  • Wilson Middle/Jr. High Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780142302385, Paperback)
  • Publishers Weekly 10/28/1988 (EAN 9780399215490, Hardcover)
  • School Library Journal 11/01/1988 (EAN 9780399215490, Hardcover)
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780399215490, Hardcover)
  • Wilson Middle/Jr. High Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780399215490, Hardcover)