My dear laddie and lassie bucks, fellow Redwall dwellers, and all other kindly folk, there is some very, very sad news in Mossflower today. Author Brian Jacques, best known for the fantastic Redwall books, as well as The Castaways of the Flying Dutchman and many others, passed away two days ago. He will be sorely missed.
These books were a fairly large part of my early teen years, and brought me many long hours of delight. I know that the legacy he leaves behind him in pen and ink will continue to charm and enchant generations of young readers for many, many years to come.