Hello my name is Jessie and I love books with talking mice, and shrews, and otters, and moles with funny accents, and any other little woodland talking creature as well.
This is one of the newer Redwall books and I love all of these books.
I love them because the good guys always win.
Because even though they win the war they usually lose a few good “men” along the way.
Because swords are not in themselves evil, just the nasty varmints who wield them.
Because friendship always wins.
Because there is always a riddle to solve.
Because the Dibbuns (children) are always getting into mischief.
And most importantly, because when all the fighting is done there is always a feast.
Would I recommend it? Yes, I’d rank it among my favorites, but if you’ve never read any I always recommend starting with Mossflower. I’m impatiently waiting until I’m able to read these aloud to Ivy. Unfortunately we are currently at the point that even a Franklin book is enough to start Ivy shaking with fright. I’m thinking we’ve got quite awhile before we can read about marauding sea rats, raven tyrants, and wildcat queens!