Jump to navigation Jump wildcats, tome 1 PDF search This article is about the first novel. Redwall is a fantasy novel by Brian Jacques. Originally published in 1986, it is the first book of the Redwall series.
As the inhabitants of Redwall Abbey bask in the glorious Summer of the Late Rose, all is quiet and peaceful. But things are not as they seem. Cluny the Scourge—the evil one-eyed rat warlord, is hell-bent on destroying the tranquility as he prepares to fight a bloody battle for the ownership of Redwall. A young mouse named Matthias dreams of times of adventure rather than a life of quiet servitude, but he is counselled to patience by his elders. Redwall is a fixture in the local community, set in the heart of Mossflower Woods, and was designed to be a place of refuge for the beasts of the forest in times of trouble.
Trouble arrives in the form of Cluny the Scourge in the Summer of the Late Rose. Cluny is an evil, infamous rat, owning an extra-long tail with a poisoned barb on the end, and commander of a horde of vermin. He has only one eye, having lost the other in a battle with a pike, which he killed. Clues to the location of Martin’s sword, as well as his shield and the sword’s scabbard, have been built into the Abbey. Matthias recovers the shield and sword scabbard, and with Methuselah’s help eventually divines where the sword is hidden. Unfortunately, it isn’t there any longer, having been stolen by a wild sparrow tribe that dwells on the Abbey roof but Matthias discovers that soon after that it was stolen from them by Asmodeus. Cluny’s horde tried to dig a tunnel under the Abbey walls, but Constance the badger pours boiling water into the tunnels.