Brian Jacques's Redwall series of books are much-beloved, but tend to follow somewhat repetitive story lines. A young mouse (we are, bear in mind, in a medieval world populated by furry woodland creatures) takes on a much bigger villainous rat, embarks on a well-intentioned quest only for the bad guys (or critters) to engage in some sort of devious subterfuge and imperil Redwall Abbey the home of most of the books' protagonists. Said young mouse, like other mice before him, eventually rescues the situation and saves the Abbey and then, well, they have a feast. And what a feast! Candied chestnuts, beetroot pies, and cauldrons of hotroot soup jostle with trifles, cheeses, dishes of watershrimp and gloriously grilled fish (conveniently, among the few non-anthromorphic animals in the Redwall universe). These cozily earthy repasts are easily the highlight of each of Jacques's books.