What can the peace-loving mice of Redwall Abbey do to defend themselves against a battle-seasoned army of rats? When the peaceful life of ancient Redwall Abbey is shattered by the arrival of the evil rat Cluny and his villainous hordes, Matthias, a young mouse, determines to find the legendary sword of Martin the Warrior which, he's convinced, will help Redwall's inhabitants destroy the enemy. Bumbling apprentice Matthias becomes the unlikeliest of heroes. Teeming with riddles, humor, unforgettable characters, and high-bounding adventure, this is the first in the Redwall series that has captured the world's attention, featuring seven full-color illustrations by renowned illustrator Troy Howell. For ages 10+.