A Redwall adventure full of twists and turns. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
A young otter raised by a vermin clan to be the Taggerung-the chosen beast who will lead them to victory-embarks on a journey to find his real home and family.
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Brian Jacques's 14th fantasy in the popular Redwall series exceeds expectations in this suspenseful tale of good versus evil where the nefarious vermin seek to destroy the peace-loving mice, moles, shrews, and otters of Redwall Abbey. The villainous Sawney Rath clan of rats, weasels, foxes, and ferrets believe Deyna, an otter born of the community at Redwall, is their Taggerung, a great warrior destined to lead them. Members of the Sawney Rath clan kidnap Deyna from his home as a young otter, but to no avail. As Deyna grows, he embarks upon a search for his true family at Redwall.
As ever, the master storyteller's language lends his swashbuckling adventures a mysterious and magical quality, as well as a hint of the Old World as the characters address each other with thees and thous. Hearkening back to medieval times, Jacques presents a tale of courageous warriors and grotesque evildoers alike, each group journeying toward conflicting ends. Danger, fear, action, heroism--Taggerung is an intense page-turner with startling plot twists that will keep readers on their toes. (Ages 9 to 15) --Yvonne SchindlerFrom the Inside Flap:
The fourteenth saga in the epic Redwall series -- now in paperback.
Where the power of a Redwall heritage is proved to be stronger than that of an evil incarcerator.
A baby otter is kidnapped from Redwall Abbey by the Juska, a ruthless band of villains who believe he is a Taggerung -- a legendary animal said to have supernatural fighting skills. Their leader, Sawney Rath, raises the young otter as his own son, and trains him to be a ruthless killer. But the Redwall spirit cuts deep and as the Taggerung reaches adolescence he begins to dream of another life.
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Book Description Sep 06, 2001, 2001. Book Condition: New. Hutchinson UK HC 1st edition / 1st printing. FINE in Fine wraps (dj). No marks. Bookseller Inventory # a1579