The story behind the saga—the first quest of Martin the Warrior!
When the clever and greedy wildcat Tsarmina becomes Queen of a Thousand Eyes and ruler of all Mossflower Woods, she is determined to govern the peaceful woodlanders with an iron paw, bringing every otter and hedgehog, every mouse and squirrel, whimpering to their knees.
But the brave mouse Martin and quick-talking mousethief Gonff meet in the depths of Kotir Castle's dungeon. With the aid of all the woodlanders, the two escape and resolve to end Tsarmina's tyrannical rule. Joined by Kinny the mole, Marin 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 . . .