The Long Patrol

Damug Warfang, head of a thousand Rapscallions the deadliest horde of foebeasts ever to jump from ship to store is looking for slaughter and plunder Can any beast stand against the conqueror and his savage troops Tammo s dream comes true when he is given the chance to run with the Long Patrol, the legendary fighting hares of Salamandastron.
The Long Patrol Damug Warfang head of a thousand Rapscallions the deadliest horde of foebeasts ever to jump from ship to store is looking for slaughter and plunder Can any beast stand against the conqueror and his s

  • Title: The Long Patrol
  • Author: Brian Jacques
  • ISBN: 9781862301443
  • Page: 127
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Long Patrol”

    1. As a self-confessed Redwall nut it's probably not a good idea for me to review this book. But I'm going to anyway.I loved it. Bad is bad and good is good and there's very little messing about in the middle. You know that the goodies will win in the end, of course they will, although how they get there will be endlessly entertaining and inventive. Brian Jacques certainly knows how to write a hero.

    2. I was reading some of the reviews previous to mine, and find it interesting that adults are complaining that the redwall books follow a formula/theme and are predictable. that they all have the same premise- a horde threatens the serenity of redwall abbey. to which I have to say this: duh. these books were. written. for. kids. they deal with difficult subjects, war, death, honor, grief, injury, etc, in a manner that young kids can grasp and understand. of course they're simplistic. you want comp [...]

    3. Quite good, I'm sure. There isn't much else to say about it, I'm afraid, for, seeing as all the Redwall books end up being more or less the same, I've already said everything by reviewing other books in the series.

    4. This book is a very exciting adventure novel with both suspense and drama. The book starts at Camp Tussock where a young hare named Tamello (Tam for short) is trying to ease his wandering mind by acting as if he is fighting for the famed Long patrol. Tam is too young in his father's eyes to join the Long Patrol but his mother has other ideas. She enlists the help of her friend named Russa to help Tam journey to the Long Patrol. On the shores of the Southern Coast beaches are filled with war lovi [...]

    5. This book deserves one star simply because by this point in the series (and in fact, by some time before), the books in the Redwall saga may as well be factory produced. Whereas most books in the Redwall series at least attempt to pull a new twist on the Redwall world (travels in new directions, unique heroes and villains, etc) 'The Long Patrol' merely tells another story, with the same character types, the same quests, the same villain aspects, etc. Having said that, it should be noted that, to [...]

    6. Jacques’s tales are full of colorful language, beautiful imagery of Mossflower Woods and the surrounding country — and Redwall Abbey’s legendary food — and lovable characters.Jacques uses such very personal and localized character arcs to tell a much wider story. Within this single novel we are given references to other figures of Redwall lore, like Martin the Warrior, Matthias, Sunflash the Mace, and Lord Brocktree. To be reminded of these stories has only stoked my desire to revisit th [...]

    7. Lady Cregga Rose Eyes could have been the best character ever. They kept talking her up, only for her to fall in a ditch twice.

    8. One of the darker entries into the Redwall canon, with loss of innocence a clear theme. Tammo dreams of joining the Long Patrol, an elite army of hares who fight for Salamandastron and its ruler Cregga Rose-Eyes. The reality of this mostly consists of his friends dying around him as they struggle to contain the oncoming might of Damug Warfang's army of Rapscallion rats, intent on taking Redwall Abbey. The last third of the book is more or less one long battle and it's beautifully written. The Ab [...]

    9. Any readers of Redwall have been curious about the famed hares of the Long Patrol from early on. This next chapter in the series follows the adventures of Tammo, a young hare that longs to be a member of the Long Patrol hares of Salamandastron, just like his mother and father. A fiesty youngster, seemingly always in trouble, Tammo runs away to join the Long Patrol with the help of his mother, and her old friend, a nomadic squirrel, Russa Nodrey. Along the way, Russa teaches Tammo invaluable less [...]

    10. I was very disappointed in this children's novel that I expected to be a jolly mediaeval romp, along the lines of Wind in the Willows set 500-600 years earlier. Instead, Jacques is obviously a fiendish social engineer seeking to indoctrinate children with a cultural Marxist agenda. All the villains, the vermin, are carnivorous males. Most of the virtuous defenders of right are herbivorous females, supported by a few stalwart males who know to submit to the superior women of their female betters. [...]

    11. This tale of Redwall opens with the hare Tammo yearning to become a member of the eponymous Long Patrol at the dawn of spring. In the meantime, the main antagonist, Damug Warfang, leads his army of vermin up the coast. Furthermore, the southern wall of Redwall Abbey is derelict, with a subterranean chasm contributing to this, with the Long Patrol ultimately joining the Redwallers against Damug, a battle rounding out the book. It’s pretty much on par with other entries of the series, with endea [...]

    12. The main reason that I love this book is because it is a very attention gripping book. If you need to try out a new book, I seriously recommend trying this book out. The reason that I docked one star off the rating is because at some points, during the most exciting parts, Brian Jacques will switch the scene and you have to wait until he switches scenes again. But other than that, this is one of my favorite books.

    13. Epic. That's the first word that comes to mind when I think of this book. I won't spoil anything, but one particular battle scene was jam-packed with emotion and hyped up on the power of determination, one of my favorite story elements. The Long Patrol characters are the epitome of the motto 'never give up', and that stuck with me even till now, about a decade after reading the book.

    14. I enjoy this series - definitely read as many as I could get my hands on when I was a kid. I still like the stories these tell, but it sometimes gets a little ham-fisted with the moralistic elements and the drama. Still an easy and enjoyable read though!

    15. Read with Maggie, loved it. I met Mr. Jacques years ago and he was such an amazing character himself. Love the ‘realistic ‘ fantasy, he doesn’t hide the reality of battle or life.

    16. The flair that Brian Jacques has for mesmerizing descriptive writing never fails him, and some of his most resplendently fashioned paragraphs appear in the pages of this tenth book of the Redwall saga.The Long Patrol is chronologically last of the first ten books, taking place after most of the principle players involved in the previous novel, Pearls of Lutra, have gone to the proverbial gates of the Dark Forest. Even the courageous second Martin the Warrior is gone now, with his place as Redwal [...]

    17. Story:Tamello De Fformelo Tussock is a young hare who dreams of joining the Long Patrol, a group of hares that serves Lady Cregga Rose Eyes, the badger who rules the stronghold of Salamandastron. Even though both of Tammo's parents have served in the Long Patrol it takes Tammo's mother to convince an old friend, a squirrel named Russa, to get Tammo started on his journey. However the journey isn't a smooth one. An army of sea vermin known as the Rapscallions has come ashore following their defea [...]

    18. (mild spoilers)When Brian Jacques uses one single overarching plot in his Redwall books, those books are the ones that turn out better than the rest. The Long Patrol is no exception. The Redwall sidebar was slightly irrelevant (well, the Tansy and Co.: Adventures in Kotir was), but overall, Jacques maintained a tight focus. There was also an awesome sense of urgency created by the collapsing wall that made for some nice tension.Hares! So many hares! So many hares that they were hard to tell apar [...]

    19. If you're a reader who loves adventure and fantasy I highly recommend this book to you. The Long Patrol is an action packed book filled with mystery and battle. In this story Tammo, a young hare, runs away from home only to find himself in the Long Patrol, a group of perilous hares who fight evil. Damug Warfang is a evil rat that is going to try to take over Mossflower, a peaceful woodland region. Damug and the thousand vermin at his side attack Tammo and five hundred of the Long Patrol with the [...]

    20. The Long Patrol is the 10th book in the Redwall series. The book centers on the creatures of Redwall Abbey, mice, quaint moles, voles and otters. Each book in the series follows a pretty similar formula. A vermin force of rats, stoats, fox and weasels threatens to destroy the peaceful Redwallers.There are several storylines that are developed over the course of the book and everything is neatly tied up by the end. The end usually involves a decisive battle between the vermin and the inhabitants [...]

    21. The book in the point of view of a hare named Tammo runs off with a skilled squirrel named Russa Nodrey. While battling their way to Redwall, they soon meet hares of the Long Patrol and learned of the tale of the Rapscillions. Joining forces, the party set their sights on Redwall. Before they reach the abbey, Russa was killed and a badger babe was founded. Meanwhile, the army of Rapscillions in the command of Damug moves inner towards Mossflower eager to claim it as it on. The Long Patrol hare o [...]

    22. Alas, I am only 170 pgs into Martin Chuzzlew. And despite my deep love for Dickens' witty and satirical prose, when the semester is in full swing I find my brain lacks the keen and whetted edge necessary to enjoy and appreciate his eloquently crafted story telling. So as is usual for this time of year, Dickens will find his work atop my night stand vying against Macbeth's Baptist Heritage for my attentions when my mind is not mush from monotonous academia and feeling surprisingly ambitious. Howe [...]

    23. The Long Patrol was yet another fantastic installment of the Redwall series. While it wasn't my favorite in the series, the book held my attention and kept me reading, and I greatly enjoyed it. In The Long Patrol, the plot centers around the adventures of a young hare named Tammo, who aspires to be a part of the famous Long Patrol of Salamantron. The events accumulate into a devastating battle against Damug, the leader of the vermin band known as the Rapscallions.This tale is full of colorful an [...]

    24. I got a kick out of this book, the humor that the hares have is so different from the other animals in the story but all the same i think that the best word to describe them is the one they describe themselves with "perilous". they eat a lot they laugh a lot, but they truly are fierce. I love that the legends of salamandastron are brought into book. Tammo, the main character of the book embarks on a journey with an elderly squirrel who teaches him how to survive and fight. His dream is to join t [...]

    25. The books are getting better as you progress through the series. In this one, hares finally get the love they deserve. They're funny, witty, and adventurous. Unfortunately, this book suffers from the same old, same old. It is the same plot structure as all the other books. There's a quest, there are riddles to solve, there is a scary mega-villain to fight at the end. I don't understand sometimes how Jacques was able to do it - with the same plot structure throughout his oops, how he could write [...]

    26. All the hares in the Redwall books have the same personality based on gluttonous upper crust English military officerspoint the way to the kitchens, toodle pip, old chap, wot wot. So I was concerned that this hare-centric book would be a confusing drag. Some of the hares do blend together, but the story is great and rather than try to sort out the background hares I just merged the more forgettable ones together. It reads like a WWI novel--the young lad keen for glory finds war a horror and is s [...]

    27. The Long Patrol: A young hare named Tammo longs to be in the Long Patrol, a fierce fighting force that protects all of Salmandastron. However, he joins a small army of various animals that, led by Lady Cregga Rose Eyes, battles the legendary Rapscallion, in the name of defending Redwall Abbey. The ending is known, but a few twists and turns make this book worth every page.This novel is a true representation of Brian Jacques' talent and imagination. Each animal has human characteristics, and read [...]

    28. I am not a fan of the mountain Salamandastron, don't really know why. So when I first saw the title of this book I thought I would not get on with it, even as a child. The best I could hope for was some fun Long Patrol members of the ilk of Tarquin and Rosie. Luckily this book has some fantastic hares in it, and Lady Cregga is one of my favourite badgers from the series. Plus we get a return of Tansy from the previous book in the series - making this, I think, the only book in the series to dire [...]

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