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Mattimeo by Brian Jacques
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Dec 21, 2009

really liked it

Unlike the other Redwall books (see my review of Redwall), this book was actually different and therefore interesting. Mattimeo is the stuck-up, spoiled son of Matthias (hero of Redwall), who is captured by the fox Slagar the Cruel. He and his friends are forced on a long journey towards a place whose terribleness is hinted at in the last line of an oft-repeated poem: "Who go there? None but the brave." They traverse seemingly impossible obstacles, all while his father, the famous Warrior, is hot in pursuit. This book excels over the other Redwall books because it reunites characters from previous books (a rarity in the Redwall series), it covers a wide variety of strange and different terrains, and Jacques actually creates a believably ominous atmosphere as the slaves near their terrible destination. If you have to read another Redwall, read Mattimeo.
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