“The Taggerung” by Brian Jacques was the first book I had ever counted down the release day. My sister and I devoured the other books in the series and could not wait for it to come out, to revisit that wonderful land of woodland creatures off on daring quests. This particular book took me much stronger than any other of the series or any other book at all, and I can’t quite explain why. It’s a fairly standard “Hero’s Journey Home” type of story, but the way the magic happens, the way the tragedies fall, the way the hero finally triumphs, it all mixes perfectly to create the most delicious reading experience I have ever had. If you want some easy reading, great adventures, and infuriatingly descriptive feasts and snacks, take up a trip to Redwall Abbey. You are always most welcome there.