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Martin the Warrior: A Tale of Redwall (Red Fox Older Fiction) Paperback – 2 Jun 1994

4.9 out of 5 stars 90 customer reviews

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  • Paperback: 376 pages
  • Publisher: Red Fox; New edition edition (2 Jun. 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1862303274
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099281719
  • ASIN: 0099281716
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.5 x 11 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,692,338 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bedrang the Stoat has his evil eyes set on ruling over his own empire, and will do anything to make sure that his ultimate fantasy is fulfilled. But little does he realise that the quiet, nameless mouse he is holding captive will one day turn out to be the heroic and fearless Martin the Warrior.

Brian Jacques uses the full force of his stunning storytelling talent to unravel the mystery and adventure that unfolds in this Tale of Redwall as a quiet little mouse refuses to bow down to a tyrant and bids to fight for freedom at any cost. Brimming with cut-throat skullduggery and intellectual intrigue, Martin the Warrior is a mountainous tale that introduces the ethos and passions of Redwall to the reader by fuelling the imagination with a host of well-drawn characters, each with their own Achilles heel, making them feel as real as they are magical. --Susan Harrison

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"Not since Roald Dahl have children filled their shelves so compulsively" (The Times)

"He is a wonderful storyteller, immersed in his own kingdom" (Guardian) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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By A Customer on 24 Dec. 2005
Format: Paperback
When I first picked this book up, I didn't think it would be much, considering that all the characters are bipedal animals. Believe me, I WAS WRONG. This is a brilliant novel, one of the best there are. It involves a young slave, Martin, in the fort of a tyrant, and his struggle for freedom. There are lots of subplots to make the story even more interesting. The action is fast, furious, and thrilling. The characters are great--from villainous corsair to simple woodlander to cruel horde-soldier. The plot is cunning, and always winding so that you're never bored. Every person I know who's laughed at Brian Jacques' books has read one (usually this one), and changed their mind completely. Fine read.
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Badrang is a stoat who dreams for world domination. A fortress of wood and stone is built so Badrang can take control easily. He does not trust other stoats, as he thinks they are the most cunning creatures. He has taken prisoners so his fortress will soon be complete, but one young mouse escapes with few and travels the world to gain an army who will stop Lord Badrang. Ferrets, rats and foxes. All guards of the Lord Badrang, the Tyrant, who took the mighty sword off the mouse. Martin, son of Luke, the Warrior. This book is recommended for ages 9+up. It is very long and can be upsetting in places. Rating, 6 out of 5 stars. The best ever book. If you are a little person who sees this book on a bookshelf, buy it, read it and then, read it again.The best book, a child with dreams could want. So join Martin, Felldoh, Rose and Grumm Trencher the mole through the land up North, to the South, in the West, or near the Eastern Sea. Brian Jacques will enspire.
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Martin the Warrior is about a young mouse called Martin enslaved by the evil stoat Badrang the Tyrant in the castle of Marshank. Rose the mousemaid and a mole called Grumm who have come from the peaceful Noonvale to free Rose's brother Brome from the Tyrant's evil horde is Martin's only chance of escaping. Epic and amazing I would recomend Brian Jaques's books to anone who likes animal and adventure stories. He is my favourite author and YOU MUST READ HIS BOOKS the Redwall series. Martin the Warrior is the 2nd book in the series before Mossflower and after Lord Brocktree.
Full of description, adventure, excitement and moments good and bad this makes the perfect book from a truely skilled author.
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I have been reading these books since my early teens. I'm now 33 and still enjoy this book! It is nice to know there are books out there for teenagers that aren't full of foul language and violence. Martin the warrior is a book filled with subtle lessons in discipline, hope and victory.
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I think this book is the best of the Redwall series; it is full of adventure, warrior spirit and compassion. It is very touching; at one point it even made me cry, though parts were amusing and I loved the overall image. I wish I were there with them, overcoming evil, and in the next couple of books, where a community led by Martin the Warrior and old Abbess Germaine builds and settles down in Redwall, and becomes the Order of Brothers and Sisters, renowned for healing anybeast who came to their doors... I wish I lived there with them, watching the tiny Abbeybabes create havoc, eating the excellent Redwall fare, and having the peaceful creatures as my closest friends...
Word's cannot sum up the brilliance of this book. I reccommend it and the whole series to everyone; young or old.
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Martin the Warrior is the first book chronologically in the Redwall series. It opens with Martin as a slave to an evil Stoat Warlord named Badrang. Martin, while chained to a stake in a storm vows to kill Badrang. After Martin escapes he has many adventures with his friends Rose (a mouse), Grumm (a mole), and Pallum (a hedgehog and my personal favorite). Together they have many adventures, encounters with many bizare animals, and hardships. This book is saved from mediocrity by it's colorful characters, furios battles, and humerous moments. It is a worthy prequel to Mossflower and a great addition to the Redwall series, but it is still not my favorite (see my review of Mossflower).
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Zack's Rating: 97%
An excellent tale about a young mouse named Martin who is captured and slaved by the ruthless Badrang the Tyrant. He escapes Badrang's fort, Marshank and joins Rose, Grumm the mole, and Pallum the hedgehog. Martin leaves safety at a peaceful place called Noonvale, and will do anything to win back his father's sword from Badrang's grasp...
Finally got the rankings of Redwall books I have read:
1.Mossflower-99% 2.The Bellmaker-98% 3.Martin the Warrior-97% 4.The Outcast of Redwall-97% 5.Redwall-96% 6.Mariel of Redwall-94% 7.Mattimeo-89%
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Martin the Warrior by Brian Jacques tells of a young mouse searching for his destiny. Yes, again Jacques takes the reader to the world of Mossflower. Now, after a long wait, Jacques tells the reader of the greatest hero in the history of Redwall Abbey, Martin the Warrior. Throughout this novel, Jacques states and restates his thesis, or reason for writing Martin the Warrior. His thesis shows that Tyrants have no place in the world, and must be taken out of power. Jacques places this statement throughout in the thoughts of the captives and of those who help them. Jacques shows, through his characters, biases for those who oppose the weak and less fortunate. He strongly values freedom, possibly because of his short time when he worked as a truck driver. Jacques writes through third person point of view to show the thoughts of everyone, the villain's and the hero's. This gives the reader a true sense of the actions that take place in the novel. The author continually sides with what a typical reader believes freedom for the common man. This work of Jacques brings another great work of rebellion and freedom to the genre. However, this story has been told many times before. Contrary to that, because of its great description and use of animals, it will continue to entertain readers for many years. Jacques ability to create wonderful stories, like Martin the Warrior, proves to rank him among the best of fantasy writers. However, he leaves many questions unanswered. Perhaps this just leaves areas for the great writer to continue in the tradition of Redwall. Many of these questions include what happened to those who moved to Noonvale. Jacques also answers many of the questions from other novels.Read more ›
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