Badrang, the Tyrant stoat has forced captive slaves to build his fortress, Marshank. Among these slaves is an indomitable young mouse called Martin, who, together with his friends Felldoh and Brome, escapes from the fortress, aided by Rose of Noonvale and Grumm, the mole. So begins a tale of adventure love, treachery and deceit.
Brian Jacques was born and bred in Liverpool. At the age of fifteen he went to sea and travelled the world. He worked as a stand-up comedian and playwright and hosted his own programme, Jakestown, on Radio Merseyside. His bestselling Redwall books have captured readers all over the world and won universal praise. He died in 2011.