Doomwyte

Doomwyte

Book - 2008
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Traveller, beware of the Doomwytes!

Set your paws on the track of a great adventure, my friend. Who stole the jeweled eyes of the Great Doomwyte Idol long ago? What horrors dwell in the caves beneath the wooded hill-the realm of the fearsome Korus Skurr, the black-feathered raven?

Young Redwallers and their friends find themselves in the grips of adventure, solving mysterious riddles and battling villainous foes in daring underground forays. Join them in the quest, the feasts, the songs, and the fray. Unite with the tribes of the Guosim and Gonfelin against vermin, carrion, and the dangerous Wytes. Discover why the black avenger haunts the wooded slopes. But most of all, beware of the dreaded Balisssssssssss!

Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, 2008
ISBN: 9780399245442
0399245448
Branch Call Number: J JAC
Characteristics: ix, 373 p. :,ill
Additional Contributors: Elliot, David 1952-

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Pig87
Sep 04, 2015

If this book is SOOOO BOORRRINGGGG then explain why!

BostonPL_AnnaD Oct 30, 2014

Doomwyte by Brian Jacques
Read by: Anna/Copley Teen Room
Originally posted to the BPL Teen Blog on 8/10/2012.

This is the story of the woodland creatures of Redwall Abby who live by the code of honor and friendship to all. A riddle is found that was written by Gonff the Prince of Mousethieves many seasons ago, detailing the whereabouts of the Doomwyte Eyes. These are four precious jewels Gonff stole from the Wytes, a murderous band of birds and their snakes, who still harbor a hatred toward any creature they can kill and eat. Not only is there one riddle to start off the search for the jewels, there are several more along the way. Not only are there riddles, there are plenty of songs, feasts, fights, bad guys, good guys, laughter, love, and lots of fun.

I just finished this wickedly awesome fantasy adventure novel this afternoon and completely loved every minute of it. Some of the Redwall books seem to be the same as the others, but this one provided a fresh story with new creatures and very different adventures that made it fun to read Brian Jacques all over again. I was constantly wondering where the book would end up because at no point was the ending obvious. I especially loved the character of Umphrey Spikkle who showed that one doesn’t need to know how to read and write in order to do good work, have fun, and save the day. He also shows that it’s never to late to learn what all those squiggles on the page actually mean.

A note about Redwall as a series: Brian Jacques (pronounced Jakes) wrote the series to be read in any order. Each novel makes for a good stand alone story. However, I highly recommend reading Redwall and Mossflower first, as they explain the story of Martin the Warrior, the eventual spirit guide who appears in later novels, and the beginnings of Redwall Abby. I also highly recommend Mossflower because it’s the prequel to Redwall, and is by far, my favorite of all the Redwall books.

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Nick_Bottom
Sep 09, 2014

shut up green dog and red crocodile! You always have something to say about redwall books. This book deserves a 5 star rating!!!!

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green_dog_2485
Dec 30, 2013

soooooooooooo borrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnngggggggggg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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JihadiConservative
May 14, 2013

A big fail!

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gman2
Aug 12, 2012

i have read lots of redwall books,but this one is one of the best

Padawan_OLaina Sep 05, 2011

I liked this book, it was really cool hearing more about Gonff the Prince of Mousethieves.

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BMG2000
Jun 29, 2011

another great redwall book!

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Oct 05, 2008

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