Mossflower

Second thrilling REDWALL adventure This is the story of Martin the Warrior, the legendary founder of Redwall Abbey When Verduaga Greeneyes, king of the wildcats, becomes tyrant truler over the creatures of Mossflower, the woodlanders begin a life of serfdom and cruelty But then, one winter afternoon, a young mouse called Martin chances by the woods bringing with him anSecond thrilling REDWALL adventure This is the story of Martin the Warrior, the legendary founder of Redwall Abbey When Verduaga Greeneyes, king of the wildcats, becomes tyrant truler over the creatures of Mossflower, the woodlanders begin a life of serfdom and cruelty But then, one winter afternoon, a young mouse called Martin chances by the woods bringing with him an indomitable spirit of adventure and will for freedom .
Mossflower Second thrilling REDWALL adventure This is the story of Martin the Warrior the legendary founder of Redwall Abbey When Verduaga Greeneyes king of the wildcats becomes tyrant truler over the creatur

  • Title: Mossflower
  • Author: Brian Jacques
  • ISBN: 9781862301399
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Mossflower”

    1. If you asked me to pick a single favorite Redwall book, I'd probably splutter at you a lot and then mutter 'Mariel, if I have to pick just one'; but if you asked me for a list of my top 5, Mossflower would definitely be on it. Early on, before I'd read the rest of the series, it was far-and-away my favorite - for the interwoven quest and siege plots (two of my favorite fantasy structures, tropey as they can be, likely because of Redwall books), for the humor, and for the absolutely glorious take [...]

    2. For this Redwall prequel, I decided to get the audio version on mp3 to listen to during my daily walks. What I didn't realize until I started listening was that there is so. much. singing. What is it with fantasy novels (featuring animals or humans) that requires so much fucking singing? Remember The Hobbit? SO MUCH SINGING.And while it's rough enough at times to read all the songs, it's worse having to listen to it. There was a lot of eye rolling as I walked, let me just say.Before the abbey of [...]

    3. I love the Redwall books written by the late and sadly missed Brian Jacques.'Mossflower' is a wonderful and magical book among the many he wrote about Redwall. The novel begins with Bella the Badger telling of the plight of the creatures of Mossflower Wood many years ago before Redwall Abbey was built. They were oppressed by the evil Tsarmina the wildcat and her father. The young mouse Martin strayed into the wildcat’s territory and was imprisoned. Many twists and turns follow in the ensuing a [...]

    4. This book is massively well done and, as such, is wonderfully enjoyable. The plot was fun, the characters most hilarious, and the setting was… you know, a setting. There is naught to define the absolute goodness of a setting that I can think of in my current unenlightened state, but it worked well with the other aspects of the book.

    5. July 2006 Review:The second book in the Redwall series, Mossflower provides much of the backstory for that novel, recording Martin the Warrior's time spent in Mossflower wood and his battle to free the natives from the tyrannical rule of Tsarmina the wildcat. This text shows remarkable improvement, both in style and in setting, from Redwall and even now remains one of the best books in the series. Martin is a true hero and an enjoyable protagonist, both supporting characters and villains are wel [...]

    6. This next Redwall book and one of the most famous is starting with Martin the Warrior again. After he had defeated Badrang the stoat, he is now is mossflower area which is under the rule of Tsarmina the daughter of Verduaga who also had a older brother Ungatt Trunn in another Redwall book series. These are one of the relationship this book has with others. Continuing on, martin was then captured and brought inot Kotir the stronghold of Tsarmina the cruel evil wildcat. Later on he met Gonoff wher [...]

    7. Martin, a traveling warrior mouse, is accidentally caught up in a war between the wildcat Tasrmina, who rules over Mossflower Wood, and the gentle woodland creatures starving under that rule. The creatures have formed a resistance group, but they're farmers or weavers, and lack the experience needed to fight Tsarmina's army of stoats, weasels, and other assorted nasties. Once Martin joins the resistance, they may finally have a chance to win their freedom and drive Tsarmina out.I loved the Redwa [...]

    8. When Brian Jacques passed last month, it was a gut-punch for me. I can't tell you how many times I read his first few books, how eagerly I awaited the new hardcovers each year. I can't say I've read them all-- the point came, round about book seven or eight, when I'd figured out the formula, and they started getting old. But when I was just the right age, these were perfect.Mossflower was my favorite of the lot as a kid, and upon reread, I can still see why. Tsarmina is a terrific kid's villain, [...]

    9. Book 2 in the Redwall series (prequel to Redwall)In this prequel to Redwall, we meet Martin the warrior and understand how his heroic deeds, as well as his ability to form alliances, leads to the creation of Redwall Abbey. The Corim, the governing council of the woodland creatures, tries to protect themselves against the evil Kotir, malicious wildcats determined to rule all the animals. Tsarmina is the cruel and mentally unstable ruler of the Kotir.When Martin the Warrior has a run-in with Tsarm [...]

    10. Picture the scene, if you will. Here's your erstwhile reviewer, aged twenty-four and about to have her first tooth removed. Gifted with three hours to kill before the dental happening, she sets off in search of vittles and something new to read, having been stuck in the waiting room so long she's already made it through the two books she brought with her. Lo, she went a wandering in W H Smith's and her gaze chanced upon Mossflower, the first and greatest of her Redwall loves, her favourite child [...]

    11. This is the second book in the Redwall series, but it is actually a prequel to Redwall. It is the story of how Martin the Warrior, a legendary hero, came to Mossflower Woods. Tsarmina, an evil wildcat, is ruling the land with an iron fist. There is no Redwall Abbey here. Instead there is a rundown fortress called Kotir where the bad guys (mostly rats and weasels) live. It's a story about how the good and honest creatures of the woods set out to free themselves from the tyrannical rule of Tsarmin [...]

    12. This will always be one of my favorites. We first met in the Florida library when I was 10. We reunited when I was 13 and facing my own wildcats in the form of high school bullies. We then parted ways for over a decade when I was 18, until last year. Martin & Gonff are childhood heroes with a tale that translates for any age group.

    13. In the spirit of #TBT, I decided to review MOSSFLOWER by Brian Jacques. Why? Probably because this series is the reason I'm a writer. During my formative years, I read and re-read the Redwall books more than Mr. Jacques' editor did, and then some And if you didn't partake of this wonderful, creature-filled world, then you are seriously missing out.Of all the countless stories Brian Jacques told, MOSSFLOWER is my favorite. Most likely because it predates REDWALL, and I'm a super sucker for good w [...]

    14. This is another old favorite of mine that I rediscovered on audiobook. Like Martin the Warrior, the audiobook features a full cast including the author Brian Jacques who is a masterful storyteller and his radio experience is clearly evident. I always feel like I'm reviewing the entire series when I review a Redwall novel but here goes. Yes, it's forumlaic. Yes, all of the books have a similar theme. Yes, the good guys are pretty easy to spot from the bad guys, but I DON'T CARE! Haha. Eh ahem. Se [...]

    15. My first thought after reading the first chapter was "really this mole accent is driving me nuts I can't hardly read it!" Soon I got used to it but it still annoyed me.What I liked• my favorite characters were Gingevire, Mask and ya gotta love Gonff• The hares were awesome with there British accent:)• and the squirrels and otters? Awesome!What I didn't like• so much death, I counted most of them it added up to 45 (there was more then that!)• seriously when thy die they go to the "Dark [...]

    16. Of all the Redwall books I read, this one is my favourite. I am a little in love with Martin the Warrior and his spirit. I love that Brian Jacques has pure heroes who are valiant and kind and always win in the end. Martin's relationship with all the other woodland characters is fun to read, just as all Redwall books, because of the diverse dialects and witty dialogue. Martin is especially clever with words, and his personality is exactly what I wanted from the hero so adored in the first Redwall [...]

    17. I first began reading Brian Jacques when I was little. Recently I decided to start over and hopefully read past where I'd stopped in the series, and I have to say I knew I would still like them, but I was surprised by how much. This book is great for young readers--the imaginative characters and setting is perfect for kids--but the wonder, nostalgia and excitement transcends to adult readers as well. Honestly a must-read. Even though this book was written second, I recommend new readers start wi [...]

    18. Great story of suspense and action. The character development worked great as well as the action scenarios made sense. I look forward to reading more in the series.

    19. Continuing my new purpose of writing about books that influenced me as a child, I had to get started on Mossflower. This book! This series! Chronologically this is not the first of the group, but it is the first one I read. Brian Jacques did such a long and great series of short books geared tower young adults/children. I’ve read all of them, and I recently enjoyed reading them again. I was so sad when he died, considering he filled my childhood with such wonder. It was a series with fascinati [...]

    20. A nice followup to Redwall that gives a bit of history behind the settings of the series. I love that Jacques isn't patronising and kills characters off without any undue ceremony.

    21. I was pleasantly surprised to find just how much I enjoyed Redwall, the first of Brian Jacques’s fantasy novels that I had ever read. In comparison, I did not enjoy its prequel Mossflower quite as much, which was disappointing.Although the second novel that Jacques wrote about his woodland creatures of Mossflower County is certainly full of action and adventure, I could not take seriously the threat posed by the self-involved cat Queen Tsarmina and her incompetent army of rats and stoats. Alth [...]

    22. Plot summary: A warrior mouse named Martin arrives in the woods of Mossflower, only to be captured by the evil wildcat queen, Tsarmina. Upon being rescued by the Mossflower resistance, he embarks on a quest to the badger mountain of Salamandastron in search of Lord Boar, and salvation for Mossflower's inhabitants.Thoughts: I loved the SHIT out of the Redwall series as a kid. Completely obsessed with them. Read the words off every page. But I hadn't reread any of them in about 15 years. So when I [...]

    23. Mossflower Book ReviewBy: Chandler Holm P.4I believe the book Mossflower is one of the greatest novels of my time. It’s very obvious why any person who has a shred of reading capability would be interested in this adventurous book. This book is the best because the author, Brian Jacques, does a great job at stimulating the imagination in a way that allows the reader to create his/her own picture. An example of Jacques literary prowess would be found on page 157 when the trio of heroic creature [...]

    24. This is the third book from the “Redwall” canon that I’ve read in the past few months. I seem to be unable to get enough of the little rodent inhabitants of that country. Brian Jacques is a lovely storyteller, although I’m interested to see if he can break away from the “evil tyrant threatening the humble but tenacious villagers” routine for any of the following books.In this tome by Jacques, we encounter the forest of Mossflower – the future home of Redwall Abbey. Martin the Warri [...]

    25. While I love Redwall, I doubly loved Mossflower. Redwall took me awhile to get into the pace and style of Jacques writing. Mossflower, though only the second book in the series, seems to mature. Aimed for children in genre, though not as obviously written in style. The author does not "write down" to the level of children as some authors do. Instead, he presents more of a "child friendly" story in setting, but does not beat around the bush when it comes to serious issues--death, betrayal, enslav [...]

    26. Review originally published at thevikingreviewer/This is the prequel to Redwall which follows Martin the Warrior when he first arrives in Mossflower woods. He is immediately taken prisoner by the foul cat Tsarmina and held prisoner along with the mouse thief Gonff. With the help of the nearby woodland creatures they escape and plot to take down the wicked cat and her castle of rats, stoats, and weasels. In order to accomplish the task, Martin sets out for the mysterious mountain Salamandastron t [...]

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