Title: Dissonance Author: Les Rallizes Denudes Rating: T Genre: Horror Length: 18,000 words Status: Abandoned Fandom: Redwall Summary: "Redwall's never been conquered." Link: ff.net Brought to mind by the date and this thread. Yeah, Redwall. And abandoned. I know. The players—Dantalion, a charismatically mad wildcat cast as a millennialist revolutionary; Landers the fox, a fatalist grasping at humanity, a self-aware foil to strawmen; and the very forest of Mossflower Wood, wrathful and wraithful. The story—surreal and creepy, wildly eschatological, straining against graftings of real-world modernity, teetering against the brink of certain doom; an exploration of in-verse race and class against a backdrop of supernatural vengeance, or maybe vice versa. "Death to cowards, traitors, and empty words," Dantalion howls, marching on Redwall to destroy the notion of vermin itself. It's a failure, ultimately, though a grand one—plagued at its start by words just wrong and writing just flat, plagued thereafter by rejection of traditional style sheets, insufficiently sophisticated and never to be complete—but gosh is it worth a read if you liked these books as a kid.