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Philomel Books, 1993 - Juvenile Fiction - 391 pages
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In the fifth volume of the Redwall series, the powers of good and evil collide as Ferhago the Assassin, an evil weasel, attacks the mountain stronghold of Salamandastron, ruled by the badger Lord Urthstripe the Strong.

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Great character development. - Goodreads
His writing is warm and his humor is dry. - Goodreads
This really shows the writing skills of Brain Jacques. - Goodreads
Countless descriptions of meals and feasts. - Goodreads

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Brian Jacques was born in Liverpool, England on June 15, 1939. After he finished St. John's School at the age of fifteen, he became a merchant seaman and travelled to numerous ports including New York, Valparaiso, San Francisco, and Yokohama. Tiring of the lonely life of a sailor, he returned to Liverpool where he worked as a railway fireman, a longshoreman, a long-distance truck driver, a bus driver, a boxer, a police constable, a postmaster, and a stand-up comic. During the sixties, he was a member of the folk singing group The Liverpool Fishermen. He wrote both poetry and music, but he began his writing career in earnest as a playwright. His three stage plays Brown Bitter, Wet Nellies, and Scouse have been performed at the Everyman Theatre. He wrote Redwall for the children at the Royal Wavertree School for the Blind in Liverpool, where he delivered milk as a truck driver. His style of writing is very descriptive, because of the nature of his first audience, for whom he painted pictures with words, so that they could see them in their imaginations. After Alan Durband, his childhood English teacher, read Redwall, he showed it to a publisher without telling Jacques. This event led to a contract for the first five books in the Redwall series. He also wrote the Castaways of the Flying Dutchman series. He died on February 5, 2011.

Gary Chalk is an illustrator and model maker. He lives in France.

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