More than four seasons have passed since Mariel the Warriormouse and therogue mouse, Dandin, set off from Redwall in search of adventure, and Joseph theBellmaker is worried. Where is his beloved daughter? Joseph's answer comes to him in adream, and soon he's off, accompanied by the intrepid Finnbarr Galedeep and the bravecrew of the good ship, Pearl Queen, to save a kingdom and rescue Mariel. But what's behind the riddle in the dream? Can Joseph guess its meaning and findhis daughter before the dreaded Foxwolf, Urgan Nagru, plunders the kingdom ofSouthsward? Can this be the end of Mariel the Warriormouse? The momentous questionsof this seventh epic in the Redwall series will hold a new audience of readers in itsmagical spell and captivate dedicated Redwall followers as well.
Brian Jacques?was both a master storyteller and a jack-of-all-trades. He lived the life of a sailor, actor, stand-up comedian, radio host, bobby, even a bus driver. He was the recipient of an honorary doctorate in literature from the University of Liverpool and a?New York Times?bestselling author of more than twenty-five books for younger readers, including the wildly popular Redwall series. Dr. Jacques was a lifelong resident of Liverpool, England.