Redwall slumbers in the summer sun, unaware that the mountain stronghold of Salamandastron lies besieged by the weasel army of Ferahgo the Assassin. Or that danger is creeping towards the Abbey too, in the form of the deadly Dryditch Fever.
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As the inhabitants of Redwall relax in the haze of the long, hot summer, they are unaware that the neighbouring stronghold of Salamandastron lies besieged by the evil weasel army of Ferhago the Assassin, and that the Mara, the beloved daughter of Urthsipe, Badger Lord of the Fire Mountain, is in terrible danger. But when a lightening bolt uncovers the sword of Martin the Warrior, young Samkin embarks on adventure that leads him to Mara, and their lives become inexplicably entwined.
Brian Jacques once again strikes to the heart in this stunningly executed adventure, another in the bestselling Redwall series, proving, if indeed proof was needed, that he ranks high among the best children's authors in the world. His genius lies in his ability to capture character and atmosphere with a stroke of a pen, drawing the reader in until the only way to start breathing again is to finish the book. --Susan HarrisonReview:
"Not since Roald Dahl have children filled their shelves so compulsively" ( The Times)
"He is a wonderful storyteller, immersed in his own kingdom" ( Guardian)
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0091764335