Martin the warrior -- A wandering warrior, this is no mouse to mess around with. When he finds that the creatures of Mossflower are under the tyranny of Queen Tsarmina he offers to help however he can. He was also my first major crush.
Gonff the (honest) Thief -- An honest thief, he becomes Martin's closest friend. Together they are unstoppable! Gonff knows how to have fun, and his thieving skills come in handy when fighting the horrid Queen Tsarmina.
Queen Tsarmina -- So evil that she shouldn't be believable, she's so much fun to read about that you don't care she's entirely too evil.
Skipper -- The head of the otters, he is fun loving and nice. He's one of those heading the resistance against Queen Tsarmina.
Lady Amber -- She's a lady who owns a bow and arrows and knows how to use them! She's leads the squirrels, and works with Skipper to resist Queen Tsarmina. She's a very no-nonsense sort of creature.
Ferdy and Coggs -- Young hedgehog brothers, these two think that they are fierce warriors and are always eager to volunteer their services. Because these two children are so fearsome Skipper and Lady Amber always request that they stay home and guard those who aren't out fighting.
Bella -- I think it would be safe to say that Bella is the heart of the woodlander's community. Her ancestral home is under an oak tree and can accommodate many creatures whenever needed, which there certainly is a need now. She is descended from a long lines of badgers who have previously ruled Mossflower Forest.
And the list of beloved characters could go on and on. :)
Last, I have to mention the food. The food! Jacques sure knows how to write about food. Here is an excerpt about one meal:
"Exclamations of admiration and delight greeted the food as it was served. After all, who could resist roast chestnuts served in cream and honey, or clover oatcakes dipped in hot redcurrant sauce, celery and herb cheese on acorn bread with chopped radishes, or a huge home-baked seed and sweet barley cake with mint icing, all washed down with either October ale, pear cordial, strawberry juice or good fresh milk."I don't think I've read any other author who can write about food the way Jacques can.