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The Sable Quean

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Redwall series Rocks!

As usual, another great book from Brian Jacques!

posted by Laterose on April 17, 2010

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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

The Sable Quean- another sputtering candle of the Redwall Series.

First off I've been a huge Redwall series fan since the late 1990s. I have all 21 books in different formats proudly displayed on shelves and they even have a special moving box I use when I relocate every couple of years. These books have brought great joy to me over t...
First off I've been a huge Redwall series fan since the late 1990s. I have all 21 books in different formats proudly displayed on shelves and they even have a special moving box I use when I relocate every couple of years. These books have brought great joy to me over the years, will continue to be a staple in my library for years to come and someday will be passed down. I recently purchased the nook, and to be honest I wanted The Sable Quean to be my first book on my nook and the first e-book I ever purchased. At the time early February I received my nook, and pre-ordered The Sable Quean-which didn't release until the end of February. When I finally received notification in my e-mail that The Sable Quean was ready for downloading, I was so excited. For the next 2 days I sat entranced by my nook and the latest saga of Redwall. The illustrations showed beautifully on my nook and even the map in the beginning of the book showed (it was small and lightly sketched but you can clearly read all the locations) The story started out wonderful, introductions to charming characters, familiar scenes and places. Perfect formula to another Redwall classic, but as I got further into the book, holes in the plot started to show and I tried to ignore them but they just kept nipping at my brain. I kept finding myself saying "well wait, how did they?...(I will not spoil the story) shouldn't they?..oh come on, this isn't right?" on and on the holes opened. Plus I noticed the lack of creative names, the evilness of the main "baddy", and silly plan of the main "baddy". In the middle, the story sort of fizzled out, and I found myself really concentrating thinking "it has to get better, oh please get better"-this frustrated me, and it reminded me when I first read Loamhedge, Triss or Doomwyte. So I continued out of respect for Mr. Jacques work, thinking the story would magically jump alive again, it did for a brief time then fizzled out again. I finished all 365 pages (on the nook it's 365 instead of 368 pages for some reason) sighed sadly and returned to the real world. All in all, The Sable Quean isn't the worst of the Redwall series and it isn't the best either-it's just on the lower end of the middle sadly. I still plan to purchase any new or upcoming releases (and hopefully Barnes & Noble is listening and will allow e-book formats of ALL the Redwall Series for the nook) in the future. I highly recommend the whole Redwall series-the older releases (1980s-late 1990s) are the most enjoyable and treasured tales.

posted by -LadyinWriting on March 4, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2013

    Great

    Redwall is deffenitly one of the best series ever!! It has never tired me and maybe this just proves I am stupid but I have never seen a mess up in one of the plots! This is by the way on my list of best Redwall books but then again all of the books are on my list of the best!!! Eulalia!!!!
    Homeschool Bookworm

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2013

    Skycloud

    Stalked a vole and pounced as it was nibbeling on a nut.
    "What is the real reason you brought me here? I know I suggested ot but we could have stayed at the same place."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2013

    Another Chapter in the Redwall Series

    An excellent book to share with young children. Not bad to share with adults who appreciate a good story and have a decent imagination.

    I will really miss Brian Jacques.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    I enjoyed this book

    I read this book and enjoyed it very much.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2012

    LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I love this book! If anyone does a play version of this book I totally call playing Vilaya!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2012

    A wonderful book

    The Sable Quean is my forth favourite Redwall book. Its plot develops quite nicly, it has great charactores (Zwilt the Shade is my favourite charactor in this book), and, like any other great
    Refwall book, it lakes nothing when it comes to awsome battles
    (wich, by the way, this book is filled with them!)! Once again,
    master story teller Brian Jacques has produced another thrilling
    book to the greatist book series, the Redwall series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    BESTBOOK BEST BOOK EVER PERIOD BEST BOOK EVER

    A great book by Brian jacques.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2011

    great book

    up there with all the other redwall books

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