Book III of the Redwall series. Slagar the Fox is bent on revenge – bringing death and destruction to the inhabitants of Redwall Abbey and in particular, to the fearless warrior-mouse Matthias. But how can Slagar overcome the power of the legendary Redwall Sword? Gathering his evil band around him, Slagar plots to strike at the heart of the Abbey. His cunning and cowardly plan is to steal the Redwall children – and Mattimeo, Matthias’ son, is the biggest prize of all.