One stormy spring day, two young Redwallers stumble upon a skeleton in the woodlands. A party of Abbey creatures meet a pair of wayfarers by night in the depths of Mossflower! Far away on a distant tropical isle Ublaz Mad Eyes sends his fearsome lizards and seascum on a murderous mission to Redwall. So the tale commences and the action unfolds! Where are the clues left by Fermald the Ancient, can Tansy and her friends unravel the riddles and rhymes to ransom the Abbot? Why does Martin the Warrior, son of Mattimeo, undertake a perilous voyage with his brave companions? Who is Grath Longfletch and why do vermin fear her green plumed arrows? The greed of a pine marten who covets the fabulous Tears of all oceans knows no bounds.