When Veil was abandoned as an infant by his father, the kindhearted Bryony takes him in and raises him. But everyone at Redwall is concerned that the nature of his real father, the evil warlord Swartt Sixclaw, will show itself. Bryony, however, is convinced that Veil's goodness will prevail. Suddenly, Veil finds himself alone after he commits a crime that is unforgivable, and is banished from the abbey forever. Meanwhile, Swartt and his hordes of searats and vermin attack Redwall. Veil finds himself facing a tough decision: Should he join Swartt in battle against the only creature who has ever loved him? Or should he return his back on his true father? Recommended for ages 9 and up.
Energetic and poignant as ever, Jacques' Outcast of Redwall is another must-read in the fantastic Redwall series.
Abandoned as an infant by his father, the evil warlord Swartt Sixclaw, Veil is raised by the kindhearted Bryony. Despite concerns from everyone at Redwall, Bryony is convinced that Veil's goodness will prevail. But when he commits a crime that is unforgivable, he is banished from the abbey forever. Then Swartt and his hordes of searats and vermin attack Redwall, and Veil has to decide: 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 (redwallabbey.com) was born in Liverpool in 1939. He left school at age fifteen and found work as a docker, a truck driver, a policeman and a stand-up comic, all before turning his attention to writing. He wrote his first novel, Redwall, for the children at a school for the blind in Liverpool. Since 1986, his descriptive style of writing has captivated readers from age 8 to 80. His books have won international awards and acclaim and have been made into a TV series.
Praise for Outcast of Redwall
"Another surefire hit for Redwall fans." (School Library Journal)
Praise for Brian Jacques' Redwall series...
"Energetic fantasy!"--The New York Times Book Review
"Rousing adventure!"--Publishers Weekly
"Old-fashioned swashbuckling adventure."--Locus
"Jacques's realistically drawn characters are full of personality."--Publishers Weekl