A shadow has fallen on the shore of the Eastern sea, a shadow called Marshank. In this cold stone fortress a stoat named Badrang holds dozens of innocent creatures as slaves, part of his scheme to build an empire where he will rule as unquestioned tyrant.
Among those slaves is a mouse named Martin who has a warrior’s heart, and a burning desire for freedom—freedom not only for himself, but for all of Badrang’s victims. There is no risk he will not take, no battle he will not fight, to end the stoat’s evil reign, and in the process regain the sword of his father, Luke the Warrior—the sword that Badrang stole from him when he was but a lad.
Once again master storyteller Brian Jacques has crafted an epic adventure and filled it to the bursting point with unforgettable characters, including villains so hilariously evil you’ll barely be able to keep from hissing at them, and loveable woodland creatures so brave you’ll want to stand and cheer as they fight for their freedom.
Brian Jacques was born in Liverpool in 1939. He left school at age 15 and found work as a docker, a truck driver, a policeman, and a stand-up comic, all before turning his attention to writing. He wrote his first… More about Brian Jacques
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Published by Listening Library (Audio) Aug 28, 2007| 610 Minutes| Middle Grade (10 and up)| ISBN 9780739356647
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