Mariel a young mousemaid, figures as the heroine in this gripping story. She has courage, determination, and wonderful friends. She is washed up on the fringes of Mossflower country, with no memory. She makes her way to Redwall Abbey where she is taken in. As her memory returns so does her desire for revenge.
With her friends she travels to Terramort Isle. Using only a poem written by a long gone traveler to guide them, the friends have many adventures on the way, battling herons, pikes, snakes,and even a tribe of Flitchayes to name a few of them.
As with all of Brian Jacques books it is superb! The plot is interesting, the characters are lifelike and the writing of the best. I definitely recommend this book.