Macar The Iron Mane:
Read the first 4 chapters here: figment.com/books/405765-Macar…
"The Iron Mane, a ship sailed by its squirrel captain, Arro, is a long time defender of Macar's peace. With a loyal first mate, Deina Therrimore and the tenacious mouse, Swiv Lyons, the ship pushes on against any foe that stands in its way. However, when the bold crew stumbles upon a squirrel maiden harboring an ancient secret that holds the key to peace in Macar, the crew's allegiance is pushed to its limits. Just what lies on the mysterious "Lost Isle," and why is the reptilian sect known as Darkscales after it?
While the Iron Mane races to find the secrets that the infamous "Lost Isle" holds, Lord Deidric, one of five captains of the Obsidian Order and hero of the Fourth War, investigates the falling of Obsidian Order influence. Troubled by an increase in Darkscale presence, the feline journeys across Macar with his raccoon squire, Edran Blayback, on a quest that may question the very foundation of Macar's beliefs. If a solution is not met, winter war waits patiently on the horizon..." -As written by the Obsidian Scribe, recorder of the Tales of Macar
Excellent book! I couldn't put it down! Highly recommended to any fans of the Warriors, Redwall, Rats of NIMH, etc. fans! - "Joe's Books"
This is awesome! I've been looking for a book like this for a long time. It was nearly flawless. Great job. - Ally Black
"The Iron Mane is definitely a masterpiece, and while everyone is entitled to their own opinion this novel is one that is worth reading. I've seen Kyle's earlier attempts at writing various stories and projects, and not only does this novel of his leave them in the dust but it is capable of standing up on its own and taking a place on the shelves next to the books of others.
Dedicating a book to an author like Brain Jacques is something that can be hard to do, but The Iron Mane not only shows off something found in Redwall, but gives birth to the flames of its own beautiful story. From the land of Macar to it's seas and skies, this story will keep you wanting more, and whether its joy or frustration or any other emotion that you may feel when you reach the end, a sequel is definitely a good idea.
Trust me when I say this, you'll want to sail along for this grand tail as war looms on the horizon! (I've read it at least three times now, or was it four? And while I've lost sleep over it, I'm okay with giving those hours away to such a brilliant fantasy.)" ~ Jeremy Gillis