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Title: Martin the Warrior: A Tale of Redwall (2001– )

Redwall (Redwall, Book 1)

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  • It is the start of the Summer of the Late Rose. Redwall Abbey, the peaceful home of a community of mice, slumbers in the warmth of a summer afternoon. The mice are busy preparing for a great Jubilee feast.

    Preteens, teens, and adults with a penchant for fantasy and legends are drawn into this magical animal kingdom where unlikely heroes face seemingly insurmountable odds. In fact, those audiences have made this series a runaway hit. Opening passages rich in poetry bring the Abbey of Redwall vividly to life. In the opening chapter an atmosphere of calm and comfort seems to pervade the rustic town. Within the very next chapter, however, the mood quickly changes, and the pace of the novel quickens as Cluny the Scourge and his army of rats march menacingly toward the Abbey. Though a war is at the center of the novel, the characters are fighting in self-defense and it is clear that their lives are at stake. As the mice and their friends struggle to defend the Abbey, they see the importance of cooperation and of respecting others.

  • This legendary rat, whose reputation for cruelty terrifies the inhabitants of Redwall and the surrounding countryside, declares war on the Abbey when the animals refuse to surrender to him. As the woodland creatures prepare for war, Matthias and his old friend, Methusaleh, begin a desperate quest for the magical sword of Martin the Warrior, the famed defender of Redwall. The sword is their only hope in fending off Cluny the Scourge, but they must find it before time runs out!

    The legend of Redwall begins as Abbot Mortimer, leader of a monastery of mice, celebrates his Golden Jubilee, and a clumsy young novice, Matthias, struggles to find his place within Redwall Abbey. While escorting some woodland creatures home after the celebrations, Matthias and his companions are forced off the road by a rabble of rats whose leader, they later discover, is none other than the infamous Cluny the Scourge.

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  • Redwall
    Title sequence for season one
    Created by

    Nelvana[1][2][3]

    BBC One
    Directed by
    • Raymond Jafelice (Seasons 1, 3)
    • Jafelice and Luc Bihan (Season 2)
    Starring see Principal Cast
    Theme music composer
    • Jack Procher
    • Daniel Fernandez
    Country of origin Canada
    France
    United Kingdom
    Original language(s)
    • English
    • French
    • Arabic
    • Māori
    • Hebrew
    No. of seasons 3
    No. of episodes 39 (list of episodes)
    Production
    Running time 22 minutes
    Release
    Original network Five
    Other networks:
    Teletoon (Canada)
    PBS (US)
    MBC 3 (Middle East)
    Original release September 8, 1999 (1999-09-08)[4] – February 25, 2002 (2002-02-25)[4]
    External links
    Website

    One of my favourite Redwall books, and carries the brilliance that a first book in a series always does. The book takes the form of a long war, spread over the whole summer, with Cluny the Scourge trying to conquer Redwall. Meanwhile, as a sub-plot, Matthias, a novice Redwaller, is looking for Martin the Warrior's long lost sword... This is magnificent. Also look out for the brilliant dramatised audiobook of it, read by , his son, and full cast.

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Hey, I know its been some time since you posted this, but I was looking for Redwall retrospectives and this was the best one I found. Thanks for that. I largely agree with your personal rankings as well, and your theory of roughly when the series began to decline (post-Marlfox especially). Mossflower always was my favorite book in the series and a couple of years ago I re-read and liked it just as much as I had before. Taggerrung was also by far my least favorite, and the time I was finally forced to give up the ghost on new Redwall books. I never read any of them after that one.