In this story of Redwall, Matthias and Cornflower now have a son, Mattimeo. When Slagar kidnaps the abbey children Matthias and his friends must rescue them. In 'Slagar the Slaver', Mattimeo fights with Vitch, but it turns out that Vitch is a spy for Slagar the fox, seeking revenge. In 'The Magician Revealed', Redwall Abbey finds their young ones have disappeared. Slagar reveals his story to Mattimeo while covering his tracks so they are not found. 'Where the Little Folk Go' sees Mattimeo learning about leadership, and Abbot Mordalfus has a revelation from Martin the Warrior. Finally in 'Found - and Lost', the children escape from Slagar, while their parents are caught in a trap set by the cunning fox.