Top positive review
12th in the series
Reviewed in the United States on May 5, 2005
Brian Jacques's Redwall series tells the adventurous tales of mice, badgers, hares, shrews and squirrels as they battle rats and stoats and live in Redwall Abbey, a place of peace and egalitarianism in the English countryside. Throughout the twelve books, the author has pinned his stories to the legendary exploits of a series of warrior mice, and this instalment finally tells us the story of Luke, who was the father of Martin, Redwall's legendary original protector.
As usual, the tale is filled with colorful descriptions of the various animals and their speech and habits -- particularly the food they eat! (Also as usual, and what makes the series inappropriate for the youngest children, there is a lot of description of the criminal element and their vicious actions.)
If you're a fan of this series, you will thoroughly enjoy learning about Luke. If you are new to the series, you can still enjoy this book, which I would recommend to t hose who enjoy fantasy novels.
A great addition to the series.