Synopses & Reviews
The sixteenth full length Redwall novel sheds light on the Abbey's ancient origins in a thrilling adventure. Loamhedge, the deserted Abbey, has been forgotten for countless seasons. What secrets do its ruins hold? When it becomes clear that wheelchair-bound Martha might be cured by a formula buried there, two old warriors are inspired by the spirit of Martin the Warrior himself to go on a quest for the ancient Abbey and three young rebels are determined to go with them. Meanwhile, the giant badger Lonna Bowstripe thirsts for vengeance as he relentlessly pursues Raga Bl and his murdering crew of Searats...who are on their way to attack Redwall itself. The valiant Abbeybeasts must defend their home, but how can they, when their boldest warriors are away on their quest? Will Redwall fall to vermin invaders at last?
"Fans of the Redwall series will be mightily pleased....The story is laced with humor, the feasts are mouth-watering, and the language is rich. Yep, it's another good yarn." Booklist
"'Best ever' is the way at least one young Redwall fan described Loamhedge to his librarian....Surely many readers of this exciting, heroic story will agree with the young fan that this is the best ever." Children's Literature
"In between the battles and the adventures, there is much feasting, singing, and humor....This latest volume in Jacques' series about brave woodland creatures battling nasty vermin will be a treat for Redwall and fantasy fans..." KLIATT
"A complex story of revenge and healing, courage and deceit." Sacramento Bee
"A sophisticated read, filled with larger-than-life characters...and all kinds of humor." School Library Journal
Young hare-maid Martha Braebuck, wheelchair-bound since birth, wonders about a mysterious old poem relating to the ancient abbey of Loamhedge and whether it may hold the key to her cure.
While a group of adventurers from Redwall seeks out the ancient abbey of Loamhedge in hopes of curing a young haremaid's paralysis, Redwall is besieged by vermin.
About the Author
Brian Jacques was born in Liverpool, England, in 1939. Growing up on the docks of Liverpool, he attended St. John's School. He went on to work as a radio show host, playwright, longshoreman, lorry driver, folk singer and comedian prior to his career as a writer. The father of two sons, Jacques enjoys walking his West Highland Terrier, Teddy, and spends most of his time writing. A new Redwall book is introduced once every year.