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Martin The Warrior

By Brian Jacques

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Format: Paperback, 384 pages, New edition Edition
Published In: United Kingdom, 02 June 1994
The sixth Redwall novel. Badrang, the evil stoat, has taken a whole chain of weasels, ferrets, foxes and other unlucky animals as his prisoners, and has ordered them to build a mighty fortress for him. But one brave young mouse, Martin, refuses to take orders from this villain.

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The brilliantly complex sixth installment in the Redwall fantasy-adventure series freshens up the notion of swashbuckling by honoring courage of a nonviolent sort. Young mousemaid Rose and her mole companion Grumm have traveled far from Noonvale to rescue Rose's brother Brome from slavery in the evil fortress Marshank, ruled by the tyrant stoat Badrang. Martin, the warrior mouse, himself enslaved at Marshank for most of his young life, teams up with Rose and other peace-loving creatures to end Badrang's tyranny. Studded with vibrant and distinct animal characters, Jacques's classically inspired ``in-another-part-of-the-forest . . . '' plot-weaving achieves virtuosity as moments of sensitivity shake his fierce heroes off their warrior paths. A female character emerges as the story's guiding star; outshining even Martin, she vanquishes foes with her beautiful singing and with reason. An excellent adventure with an enlightened conscience. Illustrations not seen by PW. Ages 10-14. (Feb.)

Gr 6-9-Jacques adds another tale to his Redwall fantasy series. This is the story of Martin as a brash young mouse and so precedes both Mossflower (1988) and Redwall (1987, both Philomel). Martin is a prisoner slave in the fortress of the tyrant, Badrang. Escaping with a group of other prisoners, the animals are separated, and spend the rest of the book trying to find one another, mingling with a large cast of colorful characters, good and bad, along the way. Meanwhile, back at the fortress, the evil Badrang is fighting for his life against the equally evil Captain Clogg, who has arrived by sea to try to wrest control. In the end, Martin and his compatriots arrive in time to assure that good triumphs, but only after an almost unbelievable series of swashbuckling episodes and close calls. The story is a complex one with three strains going on simultaneously, and only sophisticated readers will be able to follow it. Jacques writes to a formula of constant action and high adventure as good fights evil. He is able to carry it off because his plots are exciting with lots of tension, and because he is able to establish distinctive and interesting personalities throughout each book. This story carries readers along at a breathless pace and stands well with the others in the series. However, it offers nothing new and is not essential to the enjoyment of the previous books.-Jane Gardner Connor, South Carolina State Library, Columbia

EAN: 9780099281719
ISBN: 0099281716
Publisher: Red Fox
Age Range: 5-9 years
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jason on
 
This is my favourite book in the redwall series. It chronicle's the rise of Redwall Abbey's greatest hero and may favourite character Martin the Warrior.full of amazing adventures and astounding battle's, this is a must have read for every Redwall fan. plot intro:Badrang the Tyrant has his eyes set on ruling over his own empire and will do anything to make sure that his ultimate fantasy is fulfilled. Little does he realize that the quiet, nameless mouse he is holding captive will one day grow to be the legendary Martin the Warrior.
jason on
 
This is my favourite book in the redwall series. It chronicle's the rise of Redwall Abbey's greatest hero and may favourite character Martin the Warrior.full of amazing adventures and astounding battle's, this is a must have read for every Redwall fan.
Luke on
 
The redwall series is a great read for kids with action and fighting all within a world created by Brian jaques with history and legends. These are books that will really encourage kids to read and i loved them when i was younger. The redwall series are all interconnected with different stories mentioned in others as the history of the creatures in the story. A timeless childrens book.
Ben on
 
This is one of my favourite books in the Redwall series. It chronicle's the rise of Redwall Abbey's greatest hero (and my personal fourite) Martin the Warrior. From his escape from Marshank to his pinultimate battle with the evil stoat Badrang this book is fantastic. Full of colourful character's, amazing adventure and astounding battle's, this is a must have for every Redwall reader.
Brendan on
 
Martin the Warrior by Brian Jacques.
Martin the Warrior is another wonderful story in Brian Jacques’ Redwall series. The Redwall books are terrific adventures for children; in them all the characters are animals. Martin himself is a mouse; there are also rabbits, hedgehogs, weasels, squirrels and many more.
Martin, with a couple friends, escapes slavery in Marshank where Badrang, who is a stoat, and his hoard of evil creatures, enslaves innocent creatures to do the hard work. Even though Martin has escaped he won’t be happy until all of the other slaves are freed as well and Badrang pays for all the pain he has inflicted.
Martin and his friends have a series of exciting and dangerous adventures as they attempt to gather together an army to free the slaves. Meanwhile some of the slaves manage to escape and with the help of travelling minstrels plan to get the rest of the slaves out themselves.
Martin the Warrior is a thrilling and stimulating adventure for children. It is full of excitement and humour, it’s a place where children can escape to and enjoy a good, old fashion adventure.
Kirsten on
 
This is a charming tale that features many colourful and entertaining characters. Martin the Warrior is a brave young mouse who is captured and held as a slave. With the help of a young mouse maid and a mole, he escapes and thus begins an epic adventure filled with action and moments that may bring tears to your eyes. Brian Jacques is an amazing author and continues to delight his audiences with the remarkable Redwall series.
Christina on
 
Martin is a young mouse who has been captured and held as a slave!
But he is strong and wilfull and when chance helps him escape he now must do all he can to free his fellow slaves. But will he put his new friends in danger?
A touching story that even made a few dros pull at my eyes!

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