Doomwyte (Redwall Series #20)

Doomwyte (Redwall Series #20)

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Overview

New York Times bestselling author Brian Jacques gives us another tale of Redwall, filled with “The Knights of the Round Table with paws” (The Sunday Times) along with their friends and enemies.


The young mouse Bisky persuades his friends at Redwall Abbey to seek a fabled treasure-the jeweled eyes of the Great Doomwyte Idol-only to lead them into the realm of the fearsome Korvus Skurr, the black- feathered raven.

The 20th novel of Redwall-now in paperback.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142418536
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 01/25/2011
Series: Redwall Series , #20
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 459,017
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 860L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Brian Jacques was born and still lives in Liverpool, England. David Elliot lives in New Zealand.

Date of Birth:

June 15, 1939

Date of Death:

February 5, 2011

Place of Birth:

Liverpool, England

Place of Death:

Liverpool, England

Education:

St. John¿s School, Liverpool, England

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Doomwyte 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 85 reviews.
Holy_Sheep More than 1 year ago
Doomwyte, though an excellently written book, had its ups and downs for me. My first thought while reading this was that it must be one of the best Redwall books I've read simply because this one didn't have a boring beginning, like most of the other ones have. It introduced all the characters and what was happening quickly and got to the real drama and excitement of the story without much delay, which I can say for very few of the other Redwall books. I loved the way that everything tied in together, like they do for all of Brian Jacques's books, and how just as soon as one character was rescued from captivity another one got caught- it kept the story going and made the book almost impossible to put down. I liked the diversity of the characters, from unlearned but still clever Umfry to grouchy Brother Torilis to sweet little Perrit. However, I was disappointed when there was very little hand to hand combat overall, and worse none at the Abbey. I always looked forward to that in the books, and this one was lacking in battle scenes. Even in the first battle scene, the focus was hardly on the fighting. I was also disappointed at the lack of interaction between the villian and his 'minions', shall we say. In other books the focus was on the villian just as much as the good guys, which I loved to have the insight of what was happening on the dark side, but there was very little of that in Doomwyte. However, despite its few low points, this was still an excellent book and I strongly encourage people to pick up a book from this series and read it. In all honesty, it doesn't really matter where you start- chronological order is very different than publishing order in this series! But really, though the series has its ups and downs, the ups are more frequent and stronger, and they are overall an excellent series that I would recommend to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this series! This looks like it's going to be the best one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go to the third page, it tells you the book from first to last. I would like to add that this is a great series and I cant wait to read this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love how BJ comes up with all these clever riddles to stump us, and the amount of detail he puts in his descriptions. Also, SPRINGO RULES!!!
Hazel Trent More than 1 year ago
Which one in the redwall series is the 3rd book? I know redwall is the first and then mattimeo.
Bharathi Attanti More than 1 year ago
This book is good for a reader with a need for adventure,battle with vicious vermin,and tasty vittles!Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not one of the most exciting books in the Redwall series, but like almost all of the series, well-written and interesting. It is a story from the earlier days of Redwall Abbey, and explains some of the landmarks that are in later stories. I have not yet met a Redwall book I didn't like and end up buying.
HarryPotterrules More than 1 year ago
It is the best it will make you go =0 =0 =0 =0 =0 =0 =0! There is no other series like this!!!!!!!! As will I will like to add this is the best of this series!! =) =) =) You will love it because I did it is very interesting and Brian Jacques rocks hopefully he keeps writing the series. So you will love it and Fair well good bye. ;)
Guest More than 1 year ago
It really isn't fair to rate a book before it's been released, but if this book is anything like it's 19 predecessors, it's going to be a tremendously entertaining read for EVERYONE.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You know what's weird? The Nook has the later books, but not the original REDWALL, MATTIMEO, MARIEL OF REDWALL, or the earlier books. Where is our beloved Taggerung? Where is the Legend of Luke? Where is Mossflower? Where is Martin the Warrior? This is missing some of the most important books in the series!!!!! I understand that, and I am twelve years old! (The year is 2015) I may not have read the books when they were at their height of popularity, but I enjoy reading my 24 year old sisters books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brian Jacques does it again. Another wonderful fantasy book featuring the past and present characters of Redwall Abbey and Mossflower Woods. Good characters and bad characters, and all the good feasts. I really enjoy the Abbey hare in this one. A very unique character. Good reading, for cold days and staying indoors. Plus, good always triumphs, not easily, but it does. I have every book in the Redwall series and I have read them over and over. I think that anyone who enjoys a nice, entertaining and often very funny story would enjoys this book. Brian Jacques has a different and unique way of looking at things and is not only funny, but often true. We laugh most often at ourselves.
Paul-in-WA More than 1 year ago
Have read all of the Redwall series and Doomwyte is an excellent example and a very involving story.
fruffie2000 More than 1 year ago
As with all of the books in this series it was very good and continued with the story line. As soon as I got home I started reading this book and completed it within a couple of days. Can't wait for the next one!
Redwaller More than 1 year ago
Doomwyte, by Brian Jacques is the 20th book in his phenomenal Redwall Saga. It is about the mysterious disappearing of travelers lost in the woods after following mystic floating lights. These are the servants of the Doomwyte idol, whose eyes were stolen from the wytes many seasons ago. At Redwall Abbey, young Bisky the mouse and his friends discover a riddle that supposedly leads to the Doomwyte jewels. Korvus Skurr, tyrant to the wytes, is determined to take over Redwall and recover his missing eyes. Will Bisky and company find the eyes and defeat Korvus Skurr? I recommend this book and others from the Redwall saga for all readers who enjoy adventure, suspense, and an overall origional book from bestselling author Brian Jacques
Britton96 More than 1 year ago
Doomwyte is the best book so far in the Redwall Series.
It is thrilling and will keep you on the edge of your seat while reading it.
LeslitGS on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Bisky, like all of the Redwall Dibbuns, was raised on the stories of his elders. But when his retelling of a story about the ancient mousethief Gonff stole and hid four pigeon's-egg-sized rubies sparks off a search for the truth and gems themselves, things get more real than he ever expected. Soon the descendants of the original owners--an evil band of birds and lizards--are looking to get the precious items back and the Redwallers once again find themselves entrenched in more adventures than they were ready for.Okay, we're all quite aware that I absolutely love the Redwall series, but some of the books have slipped below my level of love. True, they all have the same feel--youthful characters thrust into dangerous situations in which they must rescue loved ones, solve riddles, have visions of Martin the Warrior...well, that last one works in the books where Martin isn't actually around. When he is, well, he's the main character and it would just be weird to have visions of himself. Seriously.Now, it's either space and distance from reading Redwall that allows me to read and enjoy the rather predictable plots of the new and as of yet unread stories in the series, or this specific book has reclaimed some of the original glory. I am honestly inclined to say that it is actually the latter--Jaques has regained some of my faith. There was no massive face-off of the bad guy vs the hero or heroes of the story--in fact, several of the heroes are completely unaware of the final battle anyway. Also, to mix it up, there are a couple of standard goodbeasts [aka the creatures and species that are regularly associated with the protagonist/goodguy side] that do the two-timing two-step. The plot still relies upon some mystical visions, riddles and crazy accents, but I think Doomwyte settles well into the series.
shadrach_anki on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This latest installment of the Redwall series strikes a wonderful balance between classic Redwall adventures and something new, which is essential for part of a long-running series. Like most of the recent books, Doomwyte is set an unspecified number of seasons after the events in Redwall, but as near as I can tell before the books and records were moved from the Gatehouse into the library in High Rhulain.The story itself stays pretty tightly focused on the Abbey and its surroundings, which is a change from many of the other books in the series which range from the northlands to far-flung islands and the great mountain Salamandastron on the shores of the sea. I enjoy both types of stories, and I am very happy to see that Brian Jacques can tell both equally well.Doomwyte also draws more heavily on spooky and supernatural elements than most of the other Redwall novels, and I quite enjoyed that difference.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Redwall rules
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I write this words of the REDWALL of the connected of SALAMANDASTRON. EULALIAAAAAAAAA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chargeeeeeeeee
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Downloaded but cant read the book. My only ootions are share or archive.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book, it offers a different change of pace from the usuall vermin want abbey for something or other, battle with the redwallers, have the long patrol and/or the guosim save the day, with maybe a badger thrown into the lot. Not to say I did not enjoy the other books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please put reprint all Redwall books !!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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