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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    Salamandastron Brian Jacques Slice! Another gruesome death to a

    Salamandastron
    Brian Jacques
    Slice! Another gruesome death to a rat happened with the swipe of a massive long sword. Urthstripe, the great badger warrior, was in battle. His long patrol hares and he were fighting the massive hoard of Ferhago the assassin, an evil blue eyed weasel, outside their mountain home, Salamandastron. His hares were firing rapid arrows at countless rats, weasels, stoats, foxes, and other vermin, while he was in the middle of the battle, killing all bad creatures around him, that belonged to the evil army. The excitement continues in the Brian Jacques Salamandastron.
    Urthstripe, the badger warrior, lives in a mountain called Salamandastron, with his long patrol hares to serve him. He is a good king and likes to see all creatures happy. While Urthstripe rules, his adopted badger daughter, Mara, that he found in the woods one day, is not happy living in Salamandastron. Mara and her best friend Pikkle Ffolger, one of the long patrol hares, decide to escape. Then, they make for it, in the morning after they pack provisions. 
    * * *
    A little farther down the river from Salamandastron, a place called Redwall sits right in the middle of Mossflower woods. It too is a peaceful place, with lots of peaceful creatures such as Mice, voles, porcupines, moles, otters, squirrels, and other nice woodland creatures. Samkim, a squirrel, and Arula a mole, are two troublemakers. They go around messing with others and are constantly making life harder for the other creatures. When two mysterious stoats come by, they are welcomed to Redwall. The very next morning though, a valued sword is taken from the abbey, the one that belonged to all warriors from generation to generation. Samkim and Arula decide to go after the sword and retrieve it, no matter where they go, who they meet, and what position they will be put in, even if it means life or death.
    This book made me feel intense and anxious at times. Surprisingly, I like the feeling of anxiety and intensity when something bad is going to happen. What I really liked about this book was that there were so many intense parts in it. It also has so many different events, that you have a really large range of feelings during the book. It made you change moods in a really short amount of time. At different times the book made me feel happy, sad, angry, anxious, intense, interested, annoyed, disgusted, humored, puzzled, and many more. 
    Overall, this book was great and fun to read. I would really recommend this book to anyone who likes reading about adventure, and lots of battle. Also I would say it’s fantastic for both genders, but I would recommend it for about 9 and up readers, because it has some blood and gore in it. It is amazing too if you enjoy reading about three or four different perspectives. This is an adventure and battle book, and it is from the Redwall series by Brian Jacques. The theme of this book is to stick together when times are tough, and enjoy yourself while you have freedom. It is also about learning the characters and feeling like you are right beside them as you watch them grow up and learn lessons they will use forever. 
    --- Thomas Moore




    Jacques, Brian, and Gary Chalk. Salamandastron. New York: Ace, 1994. Print.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2007

    The War Between Good and Evil

    The War Between Good and Evil Salamandastron, a book written by Brian Jacques and a novel of Redwall is an exciting animal fantasy adventure. It has all a good book needs: foreshadowing, suspense, horror, action, and even humor. A book of great intensity and action packed-fun is a book you don¿t want to miss. So get to reading and enjoy. The setting takes place in a massive countryside filled with the Mossflower Woods in which many of the main characters go through and interact with other things. The main place Salamandastron a gigantic mountain filled with fighting hares and a Badger Lord. This is where the great battle takes place. The Redwall Abbey in which a hero comes out of, to retrieve back the stolen noble sword of Redwall. These places and their surroundings all react to the story greatly leading to death and success. Ferahgo the assassin a feared villain of all the South west is coming to Salamandastron to retrieve the great mountain as a fortress for him and his evil horde of: weasels, stoats, ferrets, rats, and foxes and for the great badger treasure. Ferahgo is a evil weasel who is very smart and expects his horde to succeed in every mission he gives them if not he kills them or badly injures them. The author gives Ferahgo a human¿s way of life such as: speech, weaponry, army, and killing. Another significant character is the badger maid mara a runaway of Salamandastron due to the toughness of her father. Mara is a outgoing character who wants to do what she wants to do. She runs into Klitch the son of Ferahgo gets into conflict runaways and thus her journey begins. The winter gives a ton of suspense as he switches back between the main characters. Sometimes the suspense gets so intense where the author will leave you hanging on a good part of the story unto another part of the story which makes you wait to read the part you was interested in, but since the book is so good your, always reading a good part which leads to more good parts. An example of this is when two traitors of Ferahgo are about to kill Ferahgo but then the section stops and another section picks up talking about how Mara gets out of the toads pit before she gets eaten in their feast. A quote showing Ferahgo¿s brutalness and merciless. ¿Nobeast escapes Ferahgo the Assassin. You should know that by now.¿ ¿Guess what he told me to do when I caught up with you?¿ ¿Prob¿ly said to f-fetch me back¿¿ ¿The fox smiled mirthlessly at his trembling victim.¿ ¿Wrong Dingeye. He said to fetch your head back on a spearpoint.¿ ¿The sword swung once, its blade flashing in the sunlight his head was off.¿ This scene shows how Ferahgo gives no forgiveness and no mercy. It shows how such a chaotic and evil leader he is. This is what makes this story so outstanding. If you like outstanding fantasy books then you can take it from me this is the book for you. Go pick up a copy and get lost in a world of animal based fantasy where the animals act like real people. This book is not just filled with one great element of reading but many. So if you like this book go get a different tale of Redwall and discover the true meaning of a true author Brian Jacques.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2005

    Great Book Hits the Markets

    I usually dont read mystery novels but this novel was one of the best I ever read.It was about animals which was different but enjoyable.The peaple had bow and arrows and wooden houses and no modern technology like we have today.This story was about a town,not mostly one personand there getting attacked by a band of theives.This band would try to steal and kill people.This was still a wonderful book,but to middle aged for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2005

    Salamandastron

    This book is awesome (like all of the other Redwall books) The only problem i had with the book is the author tried to include the Redwall Abbey in the story when it was NOT needed. Whatever you read about the Redwall Abbey, its pretty pointless since it doesn't have anything to do with the story and that really bothered me. That's why it got 4 stars instead of 5. If you ignore that fact, it is a very good book and i recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2005

    A good one

    This was the first Brian Jacques book I've read. It took me a good two weeks to read it because it was hard to get in to. Throughout the book, the fates of the two pairs (Mara and Pikkle, Samkim and Arula) weren't noticably tied together, so it was hard for me because it seemed like there were two different stories going on at the same time in the same land. Over half the book was building up to the action, which was also hard for me. I'd have to say it was a good book, just not one of my favorites. Though I have picked up a nifty new warcry - EULALIAAAAAAA!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2004

    Finally Read it!!!!!!!

    This book, Salamdastron, had sat, bran new, on my book shelf for five years. I read alot, but i had been putting off that one, who knows why. So I pick it up and start reading it. It is one of the Best! I was captured right away. It was as if i had found baried treasure on my shelf. I was syked!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2004

    Truly Wonderful!

    Not one of the best,(I favor Rakkety Tam), but still awesome. Truly a story about the famous Salamandastron, and the Long Patrol. This includes my favorite creatures, and the all time battle cry, Eulaaaliiiaaa!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2003

    This is the Best yet!!

    I thought that Martin The Warrior and Mosflower was awesome, but this is just too good to be called great! I love the way the badger lords like Sunflash the mase, Boar , constance, orlando, Cregga, Rawnblade,Urtwhite, and Lord Brocktree of Brock Hall reacted to things that were not right, but this book is just too good!!!!!!!!!!!

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