Brand: Ace Books

Product Code: 9780441004164

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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's Children's Books--Verso T.p.;The destinies of the badger lord dubbed Sunflash and his mortal enemy, the ferret warlord Swartt Sixclaw, are entwined with those of many creatures, particularly the inhabitants of Redwall Abbey.


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:
Can a creature be born completely evil, incapable of any good? For the mice and other inhabitants of Redwall, this is the question they ask themselves of Veil, ferret son of the evil warlord Swartt Sixclaw. Abondoned as an infant and left for dead by his father, Veil is raised by the kindhearted Bryony. Despite concerns from everyone at Redwall, Bryony is convinced that the goodness in him will prevail. But when Veil commits a crime that is unforgivable, he is banished from the abbey forever. An outcast.

When Swartt and his evil hordes of searats and vermin attack the peaceful inhabitants of Redwall, Veil is left with a difficult decision: Should he join Swartt in battle against the only creature who has ever loved him? Or should he turn his back on his true father?

Brian Jacques's eighth entry in his beloved Redwall series is full of swirling adventure and dramatic surprises. But most of all, it shows that questions of right and wrong don't always have simple answers.



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

Many seasons ago, the evil ferret warlord known as Swartt Sixclaw abandoned his infant son and left him for dead.

Raised among the good creatures of Redwall Abbey, the ferret Veil could never escape his father's tainted blood. And when he committed an forgivable crime, Veil was banished from the abbey forever.

Now, Swartt Sixclaw and his vicious hordes of searats and vermin are on the warpath. And The Outcast of Redwall must choose his destiny--a friend or foe of Redwall Abbey...


Review Citations:
  • Kirkus Review - Children 12/15/1995 pg. 1771 (EAN 9780399229145, Hardcover)
  • Publishers Weekly 01/15/1996 pg. 462 (EAN 9780399229145, Hardcover)
  • Booklist 03/01/1996 pg. 1182 (EAN 9780399229145, Hardcover)
  • School Library Journal 05/01/1996 pg. 113 (EAN 9780399229145, Hardcover)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/1996 pg. 302 (EAN 9780399229145, Hardcover)