The story behind the epic bestseller Redwall. One late autumn evening, Bella of Brockhall snuggled deep in her armchair and told a story. It all began the day the soldiers from Kotir knocked on Ben Stickle’s door. Led by the ferret, Blacktooth, they had come for the family’s food supplies to swell the larders of the dark castle. And so it had been since the day Verdauga Greeneyes, king of wildcats, came down from the north and set himself up as tyrant ruler. Now the woodlanders lived a life of serfdom and cruelty.