Mattimao is the 2nd book in the Redwall series by Brian Jacques. Mattimao is the son of Matthias and Cornflower. Slager the Cruel is a fox who wants to capture the inhabitants of the Redwall and make them slaves in the kingdom of Malkariss. He kidnaps Mattimao and some other friends. Meanwhile, back at Redwall Abbey, they are having their own problems with defending their home against crows. Lots of action and fighting, villians and heroes are in this book, much like they were in Redwall. Some characters were the same and others were new to the story. It was a real page turn and I highly recommend it.