The Redwall series captured the hearts of readers and critics alike with its exhilarating tales of the wondrous creatures of Redwall. Martin the Warrior continues the saga with the long-awaited history of Martin, Redwall's most glorious hero, who rises from slavery to become the greatest warrior the land would ever know. Held by a stoat named Badrang, Martin has a burning desire for freedom, and to end the stoat's evil reign while regaining the sword of his father, Luke the Warrior--the sword that Badrang stole from him when he was just a lad! Recommended for ages 9 and up.
The battle for freedom begins now, as the adventure continues in the stunning world of Redwall.
On the shore of the Eastern Sea, in a cold stone fortress, a stoat named Badrang holds dozens of innocent creatures as slaves, part of his scheme to build an empire where he will rule as unquestioned tyrant. Among those slaves is a mouse named Martin who has a warrior's heart and a burning desire for freedom-freedom not only for himself, but for all of Badrang's victims. There is no risk he will not take, no battle he will not fight, to end the stoat's evil reign and in the process regain the sword of his father, Luke the Warrior, the sword that Badrang stole from him when he was but a lad!
Brian Jacques (www.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. He died in 2011.
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 Weekly