Mossflower by Brian Jacques
The prequel to Redwall. When the clever and greedy wildcat Tsarmina becomes Queen of a Thousand Eyes and ruler of Mossflower Woods, she is determined to govern the peaceful woodlanders with an iron claw, bringing every otter and hedgehog, every mouse and squirrel to its whimpering knees. But then the brave mouse Martin and quick-talking mousethief Gonff meet in the dungeon of Kotir Castle. With the aid of all the woodlanders, the two escape and resolve to end Tsarmina's tyrannical rule. Joined by Dinny the mole, Martin and Gonff set off on a dangerous quest for Salamandastron, mountain of dragons, where they are convinced that their only hope, Boar the Fighter, still lives.
Condition: Good (chip on back cover, tear on front cover, general wear)
Publisher: Firebird, 1988
ISBN 13: 9780142302385