Mariel of Redwall

Mariel of Redwall In the fourth volume of the epic Redwall saga a mouse ship is attacked by the pirate rat Gabool and his heinous band of cut throats Hapless voyagers Mariel and her father Joseph the Bellmaker are mer

  • Title: Mariel of Redwall
  • Author: Brian Jacques Gary Chalk
  • ISBN: 9780441006946
  • Page: 373
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • In the fourth volume of the epic Redwall saga, a mouse ship is attacked by the pirate rat Gabool and his heinous band of cut throats Hapless voyagers Mariel and her father Joseph the Bellmaker are mercilessly thrown into the sea by the pirates Mariel washes ashore, starved and near death, and is taken in by the hospitable inhabitants of Redwall Abbey Sure that her poorIn the fourth volume of the epic Redwall saga, a mouse ship is attacked by the pirate rat Gabool and his heinous band of cut throats Hapless voyagers Mariel and her father Joseph the Bellmaker are mercilessly thrown into the sea by the pirates Mariel washes ashore, starved and near death, and is taken in by the hospitable inhabitants of Redwall Abbey Sure that her poor father is dead, Mariel swears an oath of vengeance against the filthy pirates who killed her father With he help of a motley band of animals, Mariel leads the charge to recover a bell and avenge her father About the Author Brian Jacques was born in Liverpool, England, in 1939 Growing up on the docks of Liverpool, he attended St John s School He went on to work as a radio show host, playwright, longshoreman, lorry driver, folk singer and comedian prior to his career as a writer The father of two sons, Jacques enjoys walking his West Highland Terrier, Teddy and spends most of his time writing A new Redwall book is introduced once every year.

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    1. I have read this book before, but it still enchants me. This was the first Redwall book that I ever picked up. I had heard that it was about mice, and I didn't want to read it. Then one day, I was soooooo bored that I picked it up and was enthralled, but was reprimanded for reading this one first, and so I took Redwall out from the library. It got better and better. I love these books. :)This is about Mariel and how she hunts down Gabool the Wild, in return for his imprisoning her and her father [...]

    2. This was frightfully enjoyable. As of such, according to the logical nature of the good ol' world, I enjoyed it. Actually, I enjoyed it a great deal.The humor, battles, characters, and adventures were all vigorously delightful. Nevertheless, my favourite part is almost definitely the different dialects of the assorted animals. British English is so much more enjoyable than American English.

    3. rip brian jacques. So tough to choose a favorite from the Brian Jacques vault. While I am delighted to discover that there are yet a few books in the Redwall series that I haven't read, it saddens me to know that I'll never get to be a child eagerly awaiting the newest release in an ongoing saga of Martin the warrior and the peace-loving woodland inhabitants of the abbey. I no longer have the letter Mr. Jacques wrote in response to a third grade assignment in which I had to write 5 fanmail lette [...]

    4. I'm giving all these books a 4, because they basically GOT me hooked on fantasy I think. I read all of these in elementary school, and still have fond memories floating around. The rad legendary weapons, (with the channels etched in for blood flow, which i found super hardcore). The foods, the booze, honey mead and apple wine or whatever. Come to think of it, these books might also be a little responsible for my alcoholism, too.

    5. I had reached for the Redwall series as a break from a lot of dark fiction I had been reading recently. I found the experience was like climbing into my old playroom. At first it's warm and homey and all of my friends are there. But then I realize that I've basically played out all my old games and things are more complicated than "hare, good; sea rat, bad". So I will rate it as my childhood self might have and move on to other things.

    6. I absolutely loved Grub. He was a hilarious little scamp! He made the entire book for me. Mariel was also quite a pleasing character with plenty of growth and sass.

    7. Are there any good books about Mariels? I once found an e-book online (didn't read it. The excerpt was bad enough) about a woman with my whole name who sleeps with her boss. That doesn't count. She was pathetic. (I was googling myself. I shouldn't do that. Shit I posted at 17 is still around. I'm worried about e-books soiling my name?)I wished I'd read this as a kid (it came out in 1990 or 1991? I was still young enough). I would have loved a heroine with my own name. (Instead I had to put up wi [...]

    8. This book I will always keep dear to my heart. The day my mom bought this for me was the same day that a certain infamous Brian Jacques was having a book signing not too far away from my middle school. That's right, my copy is signed my the big man himself. I was in sixth grade at the time and I believe that while I was waiting in line, I took a spare piece of paper and created a mouse in a boat (awful quality, but 3D nonetheless). When I got up to the front of the line, he took one look at me a [...]

    9. I've discovered that I tend to go to Brian Jacques books after I read something that I find really dumb (*cough* Divergent series *cough*). Brian Jacques was just an incredibly masterful story teller and his characters are always interesting and you can't help but care about them. I particularly liked the relationship between Dandin and Mariel how they are partners in crime without being romantically linked. I do also admire the fact that Jacques always manages to make the point that violence is [...]

    10. This book was alright.I liked it more near the end.So like the last book.If it wasn't for thatI would've gave it two.You can't put two and a half on ,so I gave it three stars.

    11. i loved this whole series! more magical than babysitters club, but also realistic descriptions and amazing adventure set.

    12. This was my first trip to Redwall Abbey and I cannot imagine a more comfortable place. I have heard that this series is "A Song of Ice and Fire with animals" and, with the incessant deaths, including some beloved characters, and lines like "Behind him in the swift-running weed-streaked waters of the ford, the bodies of the three who had made it to the water bounced and bobbed in a grotesque parody of life, though it was only the ripping jaws of the pike shoal which moved them." I can understand [...]

    13. This may so far be one of my favorites in the Redwall series. Mariel is a mousemaid with fierce determination to find her father and avenge their capture and torture at the hands of the evil rat ruler, Gabool the Wild, after she is thrown to sea and left for dead. She's lucky enough to find her way to Redwall Abbey where she instantly finds friends and companions in Dandin the mouse, Durry the hedgehog and Tarquin the hare from Salamandastron. Together they set out on a perilous journey to Terra [...]

    14. Another dark tale from the Redwall series, this one a little more solid with more of a structure throughout than some of the earlier books.

    15. FEISTY MISS ON A MISSION OF MAYHEM!As other reviewers have adequately described the engaging plot of this delightful adventure, #4 in the amazing REDWALL series, I will limit my review to a list of the usual, captivating elements of the author's style--which I have noted in this fabulous series.--Certain animal species have their own (British regional, or slang) accents, which is clever but challenging to read. However, the meanings become more intelligible when the dialogue is read aloud.--An E [...]

    16. I know they're really childrens' books but when the news is full of awful stories and that helpless feeling starts creeping in around the edges, I have never yet found a heartier comfort read than the Redwall series. I've recently unearthed some of my old collection and have been rationing it out cautiously: a page or two each night, remembering how carefully I used to make these last when space was limited and books were precious and heavy.Mariel of Redwall was actually the first Redwall book I [...]

    17. Three and a half stars would most definitely be a strong possibility for this work. If ever a writer were to be called truly magnificent, I think that Brian Jacques would have to be the one. As he has done again and again over the years without missing a beat, he has once more crafted an astonishing masterpiece in Mariel of Redwall. Suffused with endlessly exciting adventure, glowing romanticism and breathtakingly gilded language of a rare beauty that shines in only the most wondrous of novels, [...]

    18. Mariel, Mariel, Mariel. You badass, you excellent hero you. She is great, isn't she? I read this under the desk in middle school and I adored every minute of it. And she didn't fall in love with Dandin. They were friends, really good friends, best friends who were so close and didn't fall in love. Stories where that happens, I can count on one hand. It was such a delight for my non-romantic can-we-just-get-the-inevitable-kissing-bits-over-with self to have a girl hero being tough and awesome and [...]

    19. I would say really good. The author Brian Jacques is a real good storyteller. The story is about a mouse name Mariel who is thrown out to the sea by an evil sea rat king named Gabool the wild.When Mariel is washed up on a beach, and has no memory of herself or her past. Therefore she calls herself storm and carries around a knotted rope witch she calls Gullwacker when she finds herself in Redwall her memory comes back to her, and she made an oath that she will have revenge on Gabool for killing [...]

    20. This was given to me for my birthday when I was 8? and it took me a while to get around to picking it up. But once I did I was genuinely sucked into the world of Redwall and spent a good part of the next four years reading Jacques's series (in a very higgledy-piggledy fashion because I was too impatient to wait for other library users and read them in order).This installment features a cool butt-kicking heroine (packaged in the form of a tiny mouse) and an old-fashioned pseudo-medieval epic adve [...]

    21. I really enjoyed this 4th book in the Redwall seriese only complaint that I do have is that I felt like the story focused on Mariel quite a bit & less on her father, Joseph & wish that the story had focused on him as well. It just felt like I got a little glimpse of Joseph as a character at the beginning of the book & at the very end of the story, but felt like right smack dab in the middle, it was like he completely disappeared. This was still a good read for me & am glad that I [...]

    22. Somewhat perfunctory girl-hero Jacques epic. I think this one was about the Joseph Bell mythos hinted at in the prior books. Also pirates. Started the trend of all subsequent Redwall books by taking place chronologically in between Mossflower and Redwall (or was there one about Martin's pre-Mossflower past? I can't recall anymore, but he had to wander out of somewhere.)

    23. Another great book in the the Redwall series this book is more of mystery than the others. When the mousemaid Mariel finds her way to Redwall it seems that Martin the Warrior's spirit has been awoken once more

    24. See my comment on "The Long Patrol" (One in the Redwall series). It'll give you an idea what I think about the series :)I loved this one, too - if you have time to kill, and want to enjoy a kid's novel - here you go. you'll thank me :)

    25. I will here admit to being a fan girl. Brian Jacques Redwall books actually float my boat big time. It's just the rightness of them. The man was brilliant.

    26. Another great Redwall tale, this one just as good as the first! I would recommend these books to anyone who loves a good adventure with memorable characters.

    27. Mariel and her father Joseph the Bellmaker are captured by sea rats. Gabool the Wild (the captain separate) wants Joseph to give the bell to him but he disagrees. Without Joseph knowing, Gabool throws Mariel overboard with a rock attached to her in attempt to drown her but she lives and finally drifts to land while holding a big piece of driftwood. She tries to survive but the island is lizard inhabited and lacks of much water. Part of the Long Patrol saves her and brings her to Redwall Abbey, k [...]

    28. Basically, take the parts of "Mattimeo" that called for improvement, and "Mariel of Redwall" nailed them. The character development in "Mariel of Redwall" is just plain better. Although we run into another three-way storyline situation like in "Mattimeo" (Mariel and co. to Bladegirt, Redwall and Graypatch, Gabool at Terramort), I did not feel as if any one storyline was irrelevant. My favorite part/s of "Mariel of Redwall" was that you had two characters in particular, Mariel and Gabool, who act [...]

    29. I wish I had more time to read this book. As soon as I started reading this book, it was the last few days of school, meaning I would soon have to return it. I tried so hard to finish it, and I made it to part 3. I only got this book a week before my birthday, (close to the end of summer) and finished it in no time (even though I reread a lot of what I already read). I absolutely adore Redwall. Just like all the other books in the series, this one had adventure, travel, and sadness. But these bo [...]

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