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Posted February 25, 2001
I remember when I first sat down to read this book. I tried so desperatley to see the value and importance of this tale. But alas, I couldn't. Five years later, I went back to it, and read it again. And alas, no such luck. Then I realized that this book has no value! It's plot is pointless! There's no urgency that is being presented to the reader! So a little mousemaid fell overboard and wants to get revenge on an ugly sea rat, who cares? Really, though, what Mariel of Redwall needs is a good strong plot with a central villain who just doesn't come and go. Mariel is fine, but she needs more of a reason to go after Gabool other than her father, who she isn't even sure is alive. Some sort of irony that ties them together. And Gabool needs to establish himself as the head villain. Half the book is about Graypatch, a weakling, compared to Gabool, parading all around Mossflower. Jacques is a great author, but he could've done better. What a waste of a good villain like Gabool.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.