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5.0 out of 5 stars An incredible story wrritten by a master!
This incredible story sees the founder of the salamandastron long patrol, Brocktree of Brockhall coming to salamandastron to suceed lord stone paw his father as ruler of salamandastron. The incredible character of a badger lord here really comes through in his character of Lord Brocktree. this book dislays Brian Jaques's writing at it's best in this wonderful tale of...
Published on 18 Jun 2001

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2.0 out of 5 stars Watership Down in a so-so medieval-type fantasy
I heard a lot about the Redwall series, so I found Lord Brocktree at a garage sale, I picked it up. I envisioned this to be in the same vein as Watership Down, but then anthropomorphic animals in a medieval fantasy setting. That it was, although there was little magic, and the big difference with Watership Down is that the Redwall novels are aimed at a younger...
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5.0 out of 5 stars An incredible story wrritten by a master!, 18 Jun 2001
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This incredible story sees the founder of the salamandastron long patrol, Brocktree of Brockhall coming to salamandastron to suceed lord stone paw his father as ruler of salamandastron. The incredible character of a badger lord here really comes through in his character of Lord Brocktree. this book dislays Brian Jaques's writing at it's best in this wonderful tale of courage and adventure.Eulaliaaaaa!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Animals do battle, 9 Nov 2011
I have read a dozen of Brian Jacques novels in this series, and have enjoyed them all. Perhaps as an adult I shouldn't really be submitting a review on what is considered a children's book as I will no doubt view them in a different light to younger readers. The Redwall series in general is very good, it is also very consistent. If you enjoy the first one that you read you will probably enjoy all of the others. Likewise, I am yet to find a poor book in this series, so if you do not enjoy your first Redwall book then you probably will not like any of them. I think of these books as a blend of Wind in the Willows and Lord of the Rings. All the characters in the books are animals, there are no people, and like Wind in the Willows they are divided up into good and bad animals. For example, rabbits, hares, mice, badgers are good animals, whereas foxes, rats, stoats, wild cats are always bad animals. Which generally follows the classification of animals in the Wind in the Willows. However, there is a great deal more action in the Redwall Books, they have huge battles and adventures just like in Lord of the Rings. Personally I like the hares best, and I was pleased to find that the Hares soon made an appearance in this book. I do not have any children of my own, but if I did, then I would be very happy to see them reading these books. They are well written and I think contain good values, such as looking after your friends and family, and not taking excessive revenge on your enemies when you have defeated them. I also feel sure that many children would enjoy reading them as I think they contain elements that I would have enjoyed as a child, such as fantasy, adventure, humour and excitement. Some of the vocabulary might be a little difficult for younger children, which is perhaps why they are suitable for older people, and especially adults who may have reached a stage in their life where they would like to read something a little different, in these books you can re-live the best of being a child again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lord Brocktree- the best!, 16 Aug 2001
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This book from the Redwall series, in my opinion, is THE BEST! It tells the story of Lord Brocktree going to Salamandastron, to defeat the wildcat Ungatt Trunn, with Dotti (Dorothea Duckfontein Dilworthy in full) and many other creatures- Fleetscut the hare, Jukka the squirrel, with her tribe, hedgehogs, shrews and many more! There is considerable violence... but not as much as there usually is in the battle scenes. If you don't like violence, then you really oughtn't read this book, but if you can stand the occaisonal bit of fighting, and likes lots of intrigue and adventure, then read this book! I rate this the best book so far, then "The Pearls of Lutra", then "Mossflower". I'm currently reading "The Taggerung", the new one...
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4.0 out of 5 stars The earliest book in the Redwall series and not to be missed, 22 Mar 2001
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Brian Jacques has out done himself again, and that was just after reading the back cover. As I dove deeper into the depths of the book I found I was absorbed in the world of Mossflower. The main plot is a young Lord Brocktree (from Mossflower for dilligent readers of the series) goes questing as male badgers are apt to do and finds his way to the shoreline extinct volcano of Salamandastron, ancesteral home of badger lords. The volcano however has been captured by the countless forces of Ungatt Trunn a vicious wildcat. It is up to Lord Brocktree and his comparitively small army to reclain the mountain for the forces of good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very good book, 30 Dec 2000
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This book is interesting + compelling. Brian Jacques has written it well so you think the baddies might win for once when they attack the mountain strong- hold of Salamandastron with milions of water- rats, serats and corsairs v old, weak and frail hares and a old, frail and weak Badger Lord but a young, fresh and ready- for- action Badger Lord with a whole new army of hares and of course, our heroes, young Dotti and Lord Brocktree come to save the day! !
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5.0 out of 5 stars A magnificent story about courage,freedom and power., 23 Dec 2000
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Badger lord Stonepaw and his mountain Salamandastron are under attack by the fearfull Ungatt Trunn who can make, "stars fall from the sky" and, "make the very Earth shake underfoot." Meanwhile Lord brocktree,Dotti and fleetscut are on thier way along with their friends to take back Salamandastron from Ungatt Trunn and hopefully the ocupants of salamandastron's freedom.....
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5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING, 10 Jan 2001
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I received this book for Christmas, after a long gap since reading the previous book. At the age of 15 I thought maybe I was too old to read it it, but gave it a go anyway. Thank God that I did. It was a great book and well on par with his others. It is intersting that he has written a book now set before most of the others (possibly all) and I have been inspried to read his others again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good, 21 April 2001
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This review is from: Lord Brocktree (A tale of Redwall) (Paperback)
Lord Brocktree is the story of the Badger lord that founded the infamous Long Patrol. It is brilliant and in my view one of the best Brian Jacques has written. The story follows Brocktree as he raises an army capable of taking back his dead fathers stronghold Salamandastron, it includes heartwarming and vile characters and really lives up to Jacques reputation. Just buy it!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars good, but not one of his best!!, 7 April 2001
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I find that this book was, good with more than just the one main ting going on on the side which was good because normally you can tell what is going to happen straight away, even if there is a little twist, but i thought that this one was more complcated and very good! it was a very interesting read but i think not one of his best!
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5.0 out of 5 stars badgers, hares and wildcats, oh my!, 29 Oct 2000
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this is truely magical and gripping. it is a story about a badger journeying back to his home, Salamandastron under seige by the evil wildcat Ungatt Trunn. my favourite character is dotti, the cheeky hare and a misunderstood fatal beauty! this is one of my favourite redwall books along with mossflower, the bellmaker and marlfox...
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