Redwall is an epic book. After I read this, I spent the next two years fanatically reading all of the other books in the series. This story is bound to change your outlook on the intelligence of woodland animals! Don't brush this novel off as being childish just because the main characters are animals. It chronicles the amazing life of Matthias as he goes on a quest to recover the sword of Martin the warrior. It's got action, riddles, songs and descriptions of mouthwatering food. What else could you ask for?