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The Legend of Luke (A Tale From Redwall)

Brian Jacques (SIGNED)

ISBN 10: 039923490X / ISBN 13: 9780399234903
Published by Philomel Books, New York, 2000
Condition: As New Hardcover
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When Martin the Warrior leaves Redwall Abbey and embarks upon a journey to the place of his birth, he learns about the brave and noble deeds of his father, Luke, a real Warrior Chieftain. Mylar-protected dust-jacket is perfect. Interior as-new, clean and tight. Author Brian Jacques has autographed the half-title page. 374 pgs. An exceptional copy of this first American Edition autographed book. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 001022

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Title: The Legend of Luke (A Tale From Redwall)

Publisher: Philomel Books, New York

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Fangorn

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First American Edition.

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Synopsis:

In this twelfth book in 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. 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 he uncovers what he has been searching for: the story of the evil Pirate stoat, Vilu Daskar, and the valiant mousewarrior who pursued him relentlessly over the high seas, seeking to destroy Vilu at all costs, even if it meant deserting his only son. Brian Jacques reaches a new pinnacle in storytelling, imparting the story behind the story of the greatest Redwall warrior of them all.

Review:

Brian Jacques and his tremendous Redwall books never cease to amaze: this is the 12th book in a series that 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 deftly 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 readers know they're in for a treat, and as Jacques skillfully 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. This story will certainly leave them breathless for more. --Susan Harrison

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