So, to start off, I'd like to apologize if anything in my last post is unclear, and for the pictures being sideways.
I started it at Midnight, got it all typed up, and the pictures loaded up by 11:20. Not too shabby.
Then, after I posted it, I went to proofread it. And I realized that for no reason what so ever, huge chunks of text had been deleted, and a picture or two. After fixing that, my post completely disappeared. POOF! So I started over.
and then I battled with the pictures that were stubbornly turning into html.
and then I finally got it post okishly. I finished all of this at approximately 12:20 >_<
Author: Brian Jacques
Rating: 4 out of 6
Back cover of book: (from Goodreads)
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. This dazzling story in the Redwall series is packed with all the wit, wisdom, humor, and blood-curdling adventure of the other books in the collection, but has the added bonus of taking the reader right back to the heart and soul of Redwall Abbey and the characters who live there.
Review:I liked this story a lot. It's starts off kind of slow, and the plot isn't the most intense ever, but this story pulled me in. I cared about the characters, and wanted to know how everything turned out.
Things that were awesome:
- The description of the food makes your mouth water. I have an aunt that simply stated that you have to have a sandwich while reading this book.
- I found it awesome that the author was able to take a very common storyline, and put a new spin on it with animals instead of people. It was something I wouldn't have thought of.
- The villain, although he never explained his motivation or reasons for being evil, was very believable to me. Almost more so than Matthias.
- Though this is a common story line (star wars *cough cough*) he added elements that were quite original.
- Also the way Brian used Matthias's name to fulfill the prophecy/poem. I won't say how, because that would spoil the surprise! But it was quite amazing.
- Matthias and Cornflower become friends over the course of the book, and in the end Brian uses one sentence to tell (not show) that they are in love. This irked me, because people don't fall in love in one sentence!
- The description of things was lacking in spots. At times in the story I had a hard time getting a picture in my minds eye. and related to that...
- In a few places, he didn't show enough. He told the reader what was going on instead.
It was an enjoyable read, and I will probably read more by this author. I liked the story line a lot. Would recommend it highly (can you tell I'm sleepy right now? :P)
And yeah, there you go. I'm a bit groggy though, so if it seems like this booked bored me, it didn't. *yawn* well, I think I shall end this post now, and hopefully get to bed soon. Night everyone! (ironic that almost everyone will read this tomorrow morning :P)