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Posted April 2, 2010
"A review on Mossflower by Brian Jacques"
This book is written in a omnicient third person view. The genre of the book is fantasy but even though it is fantasy it has a lot of action. The author, Brian Jacques wrote the story with vivid details and has a excellent story which grabs the reader's attention.
The story takes place in a forest called Mossflower. Animals are being mistreated because the forest is under rule of a wildcat named Verdauga but he dies and throne is taken from his daughter Tsarmina. She is harsh and vicious therefore, the Woodlanders rebel agaisnt her by having a war.
The main chracter of the book is Martin the Warrior. His chracter traits are good. He is brave, determined, and strong. He fights many corrupt animals and goes through obstacles to find someone.
The woodlanders face a war agaisnt Tsarmina and her army. Three brave animals go on a brave quest to find someone that may save them from the vivious queen. They are named Matin the Warrior, Young Dinny, and Gnoff. Martin and Gnoff are mice and Young Dinny is a mole. All three of them are courageous to venture to find the animal they are looking for because many problems will come their way while they are on their journey.
I like this book because it has a lot of action, adventure, descriptions, and the book has great story. This book made me turn the pages extremly fast because it was so entertaining to read. Also, it has a little bit of humor. I recommend this book to people who like action, adventure, and fatansy. I also recommend it to people who are looking for a great story with fantastic chracters in it.
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Posted April 21, 2012
Summary – In the second novel of the Redwall series titled “Mossflower” readers are taking back to a time before Redwall Abbey when Mossflower was ruled by wildcats and the epic tale of how Martin, the greatest mouse warrior, came to Mossflower and became a legend. At the beginning, Martin is thrown into prison at Castle Kotir, where the tyrannical wildcat, Verdauga Greeneyes, resides. To make matters worse, Martin’s sword, the sword that belong to his father, was broken in half by his captors. Within time, Verdauga’s power hungry daughter, Tsarmina, decides to take the throne by disposing of her aging father and imprisoning her brother, Gingivere, and becomes queen. With the help of a fellow mouse inmate named Gonff, self proclaimed and infamous Prince of Mousthieves, and with the aid of Gonff allies from the CORIM (Council of Resistance in Mossflower), Martin escape Kotir and is free mouse once again. At Brockhall, the CORIM”s headquarters, Martin meets several new allies like Abbess Germaine, an old female mouse from Loamhedge Abbey, and a badger named Bella of Brockhall, daughter to Boar The Fighter and granddaughter to Lord Brocktree. There a plan is hatch to attack Kotir, ending the tyranny and the villainous hold over the land of Mossflower, but also to start a quest. With belief of hope in their minds, Martin, Gonff, Bella, and Young Dinny, a mole, begin their journey to Salamandastron, home to the great Badger Lords, to find Bella’s father and enlist his aid in the battle against Tsarmina. After a dangerous and perilous journey through Bat Mountpit and the Toadlands and with the aid of Log-a-Log Big Club, a fierce shrew warrior, Martin and his companions come to Salamandastron, there they met Bella’s father, Boar the Fighter. It is also there they reforge Martin’s sword from the metal a fallen star. But will that be enough? Will Martin and friends make it back in time to help the rest of CORIM fighters to attack Castle Kotir and end Tsarmina reign? Will Bella’s father return with them? Will Kotir fall or stand at the end? Will the land of Mossflower ever be free from evil’s grip? A tale like no other awaits you as, in the end, a duel between Martin and Tsarmina will decide who the victor is…..over all of Mossflower.
Reason To Read – What more could a reader ask for. A great hero, a great villain, a wide range of secondary and stock characters that are both creative and memorable, a perilous quest, puzzling riddles, and a climactic battle at the end. I read Mossflower back in 2003 and I was completely amazed by it. Brian Jacques writing style must be mention as it is essential to the success of his series. The story itself is quite a page turner as you are always waiting to know what happens next. I believe that there is no prior reading for this book, so first time readers of the series can jump right into the land of Mossflower. However, to get little more knowledge, readers might want to read the first book of the series Redwall or more likely Martin The Warrior as this book follows after the events of Martin The Warrior. I would recommend this book for ages 9 to 10 years of age. Hurry and buy this book now and witness the birth of a legend
Posted February 11, 2012
The Redwall books are a great read for anyone who loves a story about talking mice and great adventures. I would recommend this to anyone that has enjoyed Harry Potter and other related books. I keep finding myself drawn back into the world of Redwall--I want to know what happens next. Which can be rare in a book this days.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 1, 2009
I enjoyed reading Mossflower, by Brian Jaques because it was very entertaining. The novel is set in a forest known as Mossflower. All is peaceful between the mice, badgers, and squirrels until a tyrant queen named Tsarmina imposes a dictatorship. The peaceful creatures of Mossflower are forced to fight back and gain their independence. This is a classic storyline, but Brian Jaques is able to put in a few twists that you will not see coming. For instance, a crab attacks Martin, Dinny, and Gonff as they travel along the shoreline. However, instead of fighting it, Gonff decides that he shall dance with it. When would you ever expect that? It really keeps you hooked. I never wanted to put the book down because I wanted to find out what happened next. I also like that, no matter how serious the scene is, it still has a little humor in it. I find that important because I enjoy a writer with a sense of humor. However, my favorite parts of the story are when Gonff begins to sing. He creates such interesting lyrics that I want to sing them myself. And the description of the food is awesome. I loved this book, and I hope you will love it, too.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 14, 2009
Posted January 7, 2009
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Mossflower was written in November 1998,it is the sequal to Redwall. It is a book that ages 9-12 would enjoy.<BR/><BR/>Brian Jaques does it again with a wonderful tale about a mouse name Martin the Warrior and his friend Gnoff the Prince of the Mousetheives, who is trying to restore power in the land of Mossflower from a evil Queen name Tsarmina.<BR/><BR/>SO far I AM IN L.O.V.E with this series of books!!! This book is a must have and read of all BOOK KEEPERS AND COLLECTORS!!!!! I cant wait to read book 3Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Mossflower is one of my favorite books of the entire Redwall series. It tells of the very beginnings of Redwall Abbey and how the woodland creatures fight to rid themselves of the tyrant wildcat Tsirmina's rule. Martin the warrior and his friends Gonff and Dinny travel to the mysterious mountain of the Fire Lizard, in search of what may be Mossflower's only hope to be freed from tyranny forever. I recommend this book to any who enjoy adventure with a twist of woodland characterWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 27, 2008
All I can say is wow. This book transported me to the wonderful forest of mossflower where mice become heroes and epic battles are fought. This book was just as good as the first, Redwall. If you want a good exciting summer read, jump into mossflower and enjoy!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 6, 2008
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Posted July 2, 2007
The whole Redwall series is a very good read for young and old alike. Wish I would have found it when I was younger. My boy and daughter both love it. In fact, it was through my boy that I was first introduced to it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 25, 2007
This book is even better than I expected! Especially in this beautiful Collector's Edition, I would highly recommended this book to any Redwall Series Collector. I believe, that if taken care of, this book will be a memory to cherish for years to come.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 22, 2007
Posted November 6, 2006
After all Martin's claimed up to be, he turned out to be lame. This book was so boring I could hardly read it- and I love Redwall. It was monotonous and Martin was a shallow hero.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 28, 2006
I really enjoyed mossflower because I like fantasy, fiction, and adventure books. I also like animals so that also made me enjoy the book even more.My favorite charactor was Martin the Warrior because he was very brave.I hope to read every single other book in the series. My older brother read most of them and he said they were great. So i look forward to reading them and if u read this book you should too. I highly reccomend this book to other readers out there. Mossflower is a great book!!!!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 2, 2006
I have read the whole series but this book is the best. I didn't like Mattimeo as much because it was all about slavery. This book was a challange to read but well worth it in the end.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 23, 2006
Posted June 18, 2006
I have almost all of the books in this series and i have to say that no matter how many times i read this book or whichever new installments Jacques' adds to this extraordinary series, it will never equal Mossflower. it introduced me to the world of Redwall and all of its quirky characters and amazing places. If you haven't read it yet, it's a must!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.