Brian Jacques Legend of Luke Poster

ISBN 13: 9780091769154

Legend of Luke Poster

 
9780091769154: Legend of Luke Poster

In this twelfth book of the masterful Redwall epic, storyteller Brian Jacques goes back in time to the days before Redwall, revealing with dramatic poignancy the legend of the first of the magnificent Redwall warriors--Luke, father of Martin.
Joined by Trimp the Hedgehog, Dinny Foremole, and Gonff--the ever-mischievous Prince of Mousethieves--it is that legend Martin hopes to discover when he embarks on a perilous journey to the northland shore, where his father abandoned him as a child. There, within the carcass of a great red ship--broken in half and wedged high up between pillars of stone--he finally uncovers what he has been searching for: the true story of the evil pirate stoat, Vilu Daskar, and the valiant warrior who pursued him relentlessly over the high seas, seeking to destroy Vilu at all costs, even if it m
meant deserting his only son.


"Swashbuckling adventures told with great gusto."--Chicago Tribune
"This book is likely to appeal to adolescent readers who have found a friend in the Harry Potter stories."--The ALAN Review

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Brian Jacques and his tremendous Redwall books never cease to amaze: this is the 12th book in the series and it just gets better and better. This time, the interweaving story of a father and a son is told in three parts, starting with a visit to Redwall Abbey by a young hedgehog maid who, by singing a half-remembered song recounting the adventures of a warrior called Luke, begins to unlock some of the mysteries behind the Abbey's early years.

As skilfully executed as all the other Redwall books, The Legend of Luke is a truly magnificent, rampaging, rip-roaring adventure story that gives the heart and mind the kind of aerobic workout normally reserved for a sprint round a playing field. From the very first page the reader just knows that he is in for a treat, and as Jacques skilfully builds his story, cleverly interweaving intricate, imaginative detail with a vast cast of incredible characters who each play a vital role in the unfurling of the tale, there can be no doubt that he is still the true master of his genre.

Excellent as a stand-alone read for anyone new to Redwall, and even better as part of the amazing saga that has captured the imagination of millions since its inception, The Legend of Luke is an absolute must- read for anyone--young or old--who likes their fiction fast and fantastical, and will certainly leave them breathless for more. (Ages 9 and over) --Susan Harrison

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Praise for The Legend of Luke...
"Swashbuckling adventures told with great gusto."--Chicago Tribune
"This fast-paced novel will delight new or returning readers to the Redwall series."--Children's Literature
"The Medieval world of Redwall Abbey--where gallant mouse warriors triumph over evil invaders--has truly become the stuff of legend."--Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"As always, Jacques peppers his storytelling with humor, sumptuous descriptions and abundant adventure. "--Publishers Weekly

"For readers new to the series, the book stands alone as an exciting adventure into Martin the Warrior's heritage of courage and integrity . . . This book is likely to appeal to adolescent readers who have found a friend in the Harry Potter stories."--The ALAN Review

"Full of daring deeds, this tale will appeal to fans of the series as well as readers who enjoy animal fantasies and adventure stories."--KLIATT

Praise for Brian Jacques' Redwall series...
"Astonishing!"--Kirkus Reviews

"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

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