Rakkety Tam

Rakkety Tam

Brian Jacques / Apr 22, 2021

Rakkety Tam New York Times bestselling author Brian Jacques gives us another tales of Redwall filled with The Knights of the Round Table with paws The Sunday Times along with their friends and enemies Rakkety Ta

  • Title: Rakkety Tam
  • Author: Brian Jacques
  • ISBN: 9780441013180
  • Page: 276
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • New York Times bestselling author Brian Jacques gives us another tales of Redwall, filled with The Knights of the Round Table with paws The Sunday Times along with their friends and enemies.Rakkety Tam MacBurl is a brave border warrior who has travelled south in search of adventure But when his army is attacked by an evil flesh eating band, adventure finds him.Gulo thNew York Times bestselling author Brian Jacques gives us another tales of Redwall, filled with The Knights of the Round Table with paws The Sunday Times along with their friends and enemies.Rakkety Tam MacBurl is a brave border warrior who has travelled south in search of adventure But when his army is attacked by an evil flesh eating band, adventure finds him.Gulo the Savage, wolverine, flesh eater and brutal killer, has come to Mossflower in search of his brother who stole the mystical stone that will make one of them king of the lands of ice and snow Anybeast who gets in Gulo s way is dead meat And he s heading for the peaceful Redwall Abbey unless Rakkety Tam can stop him.

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      • Brian Jacques

        Brian Jacques pronounced jakes was born in Liverpool, England on June 15th, 1939 Along with forty percent of the population of Liverpool, his ancestral roots are in Ireland, County Cork to be exact.Brian grew up in the area around the Liverpool docks, where he attended St John s School, an inner city school featuring a playground on its roof At the age of ten, his very first day at St John s foreshadowed his future career as an author given an assignment to write a story about animals, he wrote a short story about a bird who cleaned a crocodile s teeth Brian s teacher could not, and would not believe that a ten year old could write so well When young Brian refused to falsely say that he had copied the story, he was caned as a liar He had always loved to write, but it was only then that he realized he had a talent for it.He wrote Redwall for the children at the Royal Wavertree School for the Blind in Liverpool, where as a truck driver, he delivered milk Because of the nature of his first audience, he made his style of writing as descriptive as possible, painting pictures with words so that the schoolchildren could see them in their imaginations He remained a patron of the school until his death.Brian lived in Liverpool, where his two grown sons, Marc, a carpenter and bricklayer, and David, a professor of Art and a muralist, still reside David Jacques work can be seen in Children s hospitals, soccer stadiums, and trade union offices as far away as Germany, Mexico, and Chile not to mention Brian s photo featured in most of his books.Brian also ran a weekly radio show on BBC Radio Merseyside, until October 2006, where he shared his comedy and wit, and played his favourites from the world of opera he was a veritable expert on The Three Tenors.When he was wasn t writing, Brian enjoyed walking his dog Teddy , a white West Highland Terrier, and completing crossword puzzles When he found time he read the works of Mario Puzo, Damon Runyon, Richard Condon, Larry McMurty, and P.G Wodehouse He was also known to cook an impressive version of his favourite dish, spaghetti and meatballs.Sadly, Brian passed away on the 5th February 2011.


    1. I freaking loved these books as a kid. I read every single one of them multiple times and stayed up to date with the series until I graduated high school. Then for some reason, even though 5 more books were published in the series, I felt myself reluctant to pick them up. What if I didn’t like them as much? What if I was too old for Redwall?? What if the characters referenced a character I didn’t remember because it has been so long and I had to go back and reread them all to get the full ex [...]

    2. There is one thing you need to know about my relationship with this series:Redwall NEVER gets old.EVER.I don't care how many times I've read the descriptions of feasts and battles and Mossflower and Dibbuns. I don't. Redwall will always have a special place in my heart, and on my shelf. The novels go next to the two picture books and the cookbook and the Map and Riddler and all the different tribe guides and someday, dammit, I'm going to buy that abbey model.If I ever have children, I am raising [...]

    3. This is one of my favorite Redwall books in a while, probably since The Bellmaker, at least. It is more like the earlier books than those that were published more recently, and a few parts were rather surprising for Jacques' supposedly juvenile audience. Still, there were many wonderful characters, and some delightful new accents. A great tale!

    4. Brian Jacques does Walter Scott - ie. a medieval tale of mad, warrior Scot[tish squirrel]s, fighting for their simple, traditional way of life against the seemingly inconquerable English [wolverine and his] army. I found this one of the more gripping Redwall tales.

    5. I loved it! It's been a long time since I've read a Tale of Redwall, and this is the first time reading one since Brian Jacques past away in February. It's one of my favourites that I've read. I absolutely adore the Scottish squirrels, Tam and Doogy. And the hares are as wonderful as ever. Unfortunately most of my favourite hares died the Brigadier and Butty what's-his-name and Dauncy. A lot more main characters died in this book than I remember from any of the other Redwall books I've read. But [...]

    6. Ah, Redwall Taking me right back to my childhood! Rakkety Tam was a fun tale. It's been a few years since I read the previous novel, Loamhedge.We meet a new sinister antagonist, Gulo the Savage. He's a wolverine, and he's bad. There were parts of the book involving Gulo that shocked me. Let's just say that he and his subordinates don't just kill their enemies, they eat them too. For this reason, the book seemed darker than other Redwall books, but it definitely distinguished just how bad Gulo is [...]

    7. "Rakkety Rakkety Rakkety Tam, the drums are beatin' braw. Rakkety Rakkety Rakkety Tam, Are ye marchin' off tae war? That savage from the lands of ice, he's no' like any other. He's sworn tae get the Walkin' Stone, an' murder his own brother! 'Tis braw tae woo a bonny maid for love is aye sae sweet. Yet who'll be left tae tell the tale, when steel an' fang must meet?" —Rakkety Tam, P. 264 Another new batch of Abbey dwellers comes to the forefront in this seventeenth novel of Brian Jacques's unp [...]

    8. Author Brian Jacques dedicated this tale of Redwall to a colleague and a great friend, Tim Moses, and opens with a squirrel named Melanda, the youngest creature ever to serves as Recorder of Redwall Abbey, introducing the story of the titular squirrel protagonist, Rakkety Tam MacBurl, who receives several poems throughout the story. The chief antagonist is the wolverine Gulo the Savage, hunting down his brother Askor for want of the Walking Stone, whose holder allegedly is entitled to rule the l [...]

    9. Any time Brian Jacques jumps into the Scottish-influenced side of his Redwall world, you know it's going to be a fun ride. Loved the main characters in this one. It was all just a funny story, with trademark moments of Brian Jacques epicness. The villain was among the most intimidating in the series, I remember, and that's always a good thing. The scarier and/or more intriguing the villain, the better.

    10. Jacques takes the journey into Mossflower to a whole new level in this excerpt of the Redwall epic. While his works always pit a clear good vs a clear evil there was always a line; the presence of predatory creatures that did not openly prey on their 'weaker' counterparts. While a weasel might eat a mouse in real life - not so in Mossflower. However, Gulo the Savage brings a whole new realm of evil to Redwall. Jacques crosses that line and it is grisly. A great read - I always enjoy his Highland [...]

    11. It's been twelve years since I've read a Redwall book. And I was about twelve when I realized the series had declined in quality. Now, here at twenty-seven, I tried to pick up where I left off in the series: Rakkety Tam.As an adolescent, I loved this series more than any other. It had animals, adventure, swordfights, honest good guys, vile villains, epic journeys across majestic landscapes, and best of all a gorgeous map at the front of each book. But after Lord Brocktree came out, I noticed a d [...]

    12. Really enjoy the Northern accent of the two heroes in this story! :) and fascinated by the fact that 'gulo' is wolverine's original Latin name!

    13. This is definitely the most indulgent of the Redwall books. You can tell that Jacques wrote it because he wanted a protagonist with a Scottish accent. And this indulgent feel makes the book tons of fun to read. Plus, Tam and Doogy are some of the more endearing heroes of the series as a whole.Rakkety Tam does away with the annoying “hares are constantly hungry” trope that Jacques constantly takes up to eleven, and instead focuses on the “hares are perilous beasts” trope which is much, mu [...]

    14. I am positive that you will enjoy yet another tale from Brian Jacques, Rakkety Tam. This book has a new take on the Redwall series. In a new twist to the series, the main characters are highland squirrels, named Rakkety Tam MacBurl and Wild Doogy Plumm. They have differing severities of the highland accent, which is actually Scottish. I would guess it is called a highland accent because Scotland is in the highlands of the UK. There is a new species introduced, the Wolverine. There is an insane o [...]

    15. Rakkety Tam, written by Brian Jacques. Rakkety Tam, the fiction novel, is a redwall adventure fiction story about a mouse and its followers that try to hunt down the kingdom’s evil foe, Gulo the Savage. Rakkety works for the Queen and King (who are fairly arrogant and only care about themselves.). Rakkety has to find the royal banner (that Gulo stole), and return it to its rightful place with his sidekick Doogy. While they’re doing this, Gulo’s brother has stolen the walking stone. Whoeve [...]

    16. The book Rakkety Tam by Brian Jacques is about two soldiers for the squirrel king, Doogy Plumm and Rakkety Tam, who pledged their swords to fight for him. But when the king is attacked, and the banner is stolen they set out on a quest to gain back the banner and ultimately their freedom. They meet many along the way including the hares of salamandastron and join forces to fight for a common cause, to find the bandit and slay him. But when they learn that the he is heading to Redwall Abbey they m [...]

    17. I have to say, this is probably one of my favorites, along with Triss and others. This was VERY good, I always love to re-read this one.

    18. I'm under the persuasion that villains make the book. Or they make the hero that much greater. I'll start off with Gulo the Savage. This guy’s is one of my favorite Redwall villains. He and Ungatt Trunn are up there at the top of villains along with Cluny the Scourge and I should really stop myself before I reminisce back to all of the awesome Redwall villains. But Gulo the Savage is awesome! He's a wolverine for Pete's sake. Gulo and his horde of fox and ermine vermin eat other creatures. Tha [...]

    19. This is one of my personal favorite books of all time. The story itself is fairly typical of Jacques other works (small woodland creature fights bullying warlord bent on killing other woodland creatures)with swordplay, brave warriors protecting the weak and innocent, and genuine fun.The story itself is very detailed owing to Jaques' descriptive writing describing everything down to the dress of the main character and the food that they prepare which beautifully captures either the threat that th [...]

    20. I haven't read a Redwall book since middle school, so I thought I'd give one a try upon hearing that the author passed away a few years ago.First, the serious stuff: In all honestly, I don't think the plotting was as clever as the original few books, and I'm not sure that I'll remember many of the characters' names (besides Rakkety Tam) after the next few books in the series. The endless similarity of characters is probably the biggest problem with these books for me. If Jacques had certain char [...]

    21. Rakkety Tam MacBurl and his comrade-in-arms Wild Doogy Plumm (I don't like his Northern accent) venture to recapture the Standard of Igda Drayqueen from the wolverine warlord Gulo the Savage in this book. Meanwhile, Gulo has sailed south from the Land of Snow and Ice to recapture the Walking Stone, a tortoise that represented the wolverine kingship. Gulo's brother, Askor, had stolen the Stone (later called Rockbottom by Yoofus and Didjety Lightpaw the water voles) after the Savage One killed the [...]

    22. This book is what i call a real five star book. It has adventure, bravery that sometimes leads to foolishness, and creatures who mess around and end up being friends. I liked this book because in almost every chapter.mething funny happens. I also somehow like to read and reread the descriptions of the scary creatures in there like a wolverine and the vermin throughout the story. Oh yeah.ummm.roughout the story is about a wolverine named Gulo the Savage who leaves the land of snow and ice that he [...]

    23. This is one of my favorites in the later half of the Redwall series, mainly due to the author's choice of a villain, as the main character is a squirrel, which has occurred in several books. However, all of the characters are different, even within species, even if names in newer books are not as good as in the older books. The villain is a wolverine called Gulo, and out of the series is probably one of my favorite villains (Cluny the Scourge another). As with most Redwall series plots, Redwall [...]

    24. I love burly Scots and Rakkety Tam and Doogy were fantastic examples of squirrel Scots. I liked both characters and storyline in this book, and I think it is one of the better ones in the series. Doogy did swear a lot more than I would have expected, and the baddies are cannibalistic, so I'd recommend this for the older end of the primary school spectrum.The only thing I didn't really like was that Yoofus never really improved his ways. He stayed a liar up to the end, even though he was introduc [...]

    25. Rakkety Tam is a fantasy novel by Brian Jacques, published in 2004. I thought it was a great book and I believe that I will read it again at some point. I would recommend this book.Yoofus and Doogy end up in the house of one of Yoofus' neighbors after being captured by a band of rats. Yoofus and Doogy fight off the vermin in there. They went back to Yoofus's cave before continuing back to Redwall. When the two arrive, the volewife feeds the hungry travelers sausages and they meet Rockbottom, a t [...]

    26. The next part of the Redwall saga is about Rakkety TAm a Mercenary squirrel form the north who is on a mission to claim the flag for their lord to gain freedom. While doing that, he met a lying theif named Yoofus. A thing that also homes into in is the creature he must face to claim the flag was Gulo the Salvage a Furocious Wolvering. Continuing his quest, Rakkety Tam gave up his sword to Yoofus in order to freed some maids; one which he would eventually married. To replace it, he gained the swo [...]

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