The Taggerung

The nomad clan of Sawney Rath can feel their fortunes changing, much for the better The Mighty One, the next great leader, has been born within the walls of Redwall Abbey and, at any cost, Sawney Rath is determined to harness the power of this magnificent beast the deadly Taggerung A baby otter is kidnapped from Redwall by Sawney s ruthless band of villains called the JThe nomad clan of Sawney Rath can feel their fortunes changing, much for the better The Mighty One, the next great leader, has been born within the walls of Redwall Abbey and, at any cost, Sawney Rath is determined to harness the power of this magnificent beast the deadly Taggerung A baby otter is kidnapped from Redwall by Sawney s ruthless band of villains called the Juska They believe he is a Taggerung a legendary animal said to have supernatural fighting skills The young otter is raised by Sawney Rath as his own son and trained to be a ruthless killer, but the Redwall spirit cuts deep and as the Taggerung reaches adolescence he begins to dream of another life .
The Taggerung The nomad clan of Sawney Rath can feel their fortunes changing much for the better The Mighty One the next great leader has been born within the walls of Redwall Abbey and at any cost Sawney Rath

  • Title: The Taggerung
  • Author: Brian Jacques
  • ISBN: 9781862302457
  • Page: 352
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Taggerung”

    1. oddly, i think this book about an otter adopted by evil ferrets in infancy is responsible for my lifelong obsession with antiheroes

    2. This book was an especially enjoyable installment in the series, due to its noncomformity to the customary plots of Redwall. It was very useful to have at my veritable disposal whilst I battle the flippin' flu, wot?

    3. Oh, Redwall: my first fandom love. My first fanfictions were of this book. As such, it holds a special place in my heart. I simply must re-read it soon. I'll post a more in-depth review afterwards. Of the entire series, The Taggerung was my favorite. Why? Well, I suppose it's because I loved the character of the Taggerung. :) The idea of the good guy being raised by the bad guys (and getting some wicked-awesome facial tattoos) was a very original and appealing thought to my pre-teen self (still [...]

    4. Like "Outcast of Redwall" this book has a lot of potential but fails to deliver. A baby otter, Taggerung, is kidnapped and raised by a gang of murderous vermin thieves. Then he grows up and is inherently good simply because he is an otter, and he refuses to participate in his gang's evil doings. He deserts the gang and embarks on a quest to find his true identity.I was hoping that the theme of morality would be explored, and Taggerung would mimic the behavior of his gang because that is what he [...]

    5. In this 14th Redwall adventure, a baby otter is stolen from Redwall Abbey by the evil clan of vermin Juskarath to raise as their fearsome warrior champion, called "Taggerung". Meanwhile, his loss is mourned at Redwall but life goes on with much feasting, drollery and a series of riddles that will ultimately lead to a new Abbess of Redwall. But despite learning to become a fearsome warrior like they want, Taggerung rebels against their expectations of savagery and strikes out on his own. He makes [...]

    6. Redwalle books that, when he was about 10, inspired my older brother to go into the bush, sharpen a tree-branch, and make a lance. It actually worked; he threw it and broke the window with it by accident. :)I was three at that time, but when I was around nine I was introduced to Redwall by my, er, adventurous older brother, who had given them to my younger-older brother as well. Like them, I loved it. I remember that the first one I read was Long Patrol, and that's been one of my favorites, alon [...]

    7. I was quite looking forward to this book, expecting a slight animal version of a lesser Gemmell warrior yarn - possibly with cute manly ferrets carrying swords to battle *laughing*. It wasn't. It was nowhere near Gemmell standards of either writing, spinning a damn gripping adventure, or more importantly; 'gripping characters of deep refinement'. So, what was it? It was a yarn about little ferrets, badgers, and hedgehogs *pmsl* (stop laughing! Sooo not funny!). It wasn't badly written, though it [...]

    8. By far, Taggerung is my favorite of the Redwall series. It's such a classic plot - protagonist grows up believing he's an antagonist - but it's so artfully performed. Further proof that the redwallers have a natural instinct of what's good and what's evil (and that the ferrets and rats are bred into a society of antagonistic people). Some of my love of this book stems from the fact that I have always had a special place in my heart for the otters of redwall, and Bragoon was just especially badas [...]

    9. This is one of my all-time favorite Redwall books. I dont know why, but for some reason I just keep reading it again.d againd againd againI love the Redwall books in general because of the colourful descriptions, songs, battles, feasts, journeys, and the way Brian Jacques balances the darkness and the light so skillfully. "Taggerung" employs all of these strengths into a real masterpiece of a novel.

    10. Brilliantly written One of the best! Exciting and filled to the brim with danger, action, and our beloved author's laugh-out-loud humor!

    11. As always the review is also available on my blog The Shameful Narcissist Speaks.Taggerung varies from typical Redwall fare as the meat of the story doesn't take place at the Abbey, but rather concerns the vermin clan that kidnapped the titular character near the beginning as a babe. The point of view; however, does switch back and forth between the happenings at the Redwall and the more exciting adventures of Deyna as he tries to discover who he is and where he truly comes from as it's decidedl [...]

    12. In this tale of Redwall, Sawney Rath the ferret awaits the coming of the book’s titular destined warrior, the Taggerung, believed to bring greatness to the vermin, with his vulpine seer Grissoul foreseeing his coming. However, the prophesized one proves to be an otter, who is eventually given the name Deyna, and doubts his destiny as he ages. The story begins proper, akin to its predecessors, with one of the Redwall Recorders, in this case the Assistant one, Sister Rosabel the squirrel, commen [...]

    13. It turns out that denizens of Redwall Abbey aren't the only creatures who have traditions as to how they bestow leadership upon a deserving member of each successive generation. Changing the guard of leadership is never easy and always includes risks, and for a treacherous gang of marauders like the clan of Sawney Rath the murderous ferret, the process of selecting a new leader usually involves some backstabbing and bloodshed. The Taggerung, as the clan's leader is always called, most often asce [...]

    14. Brian Jacques' writing peaked here I think. Taggerung is everything you could possibly want: heartbreaking, hilarious, adventuriffic. It has amazing characters, a good plot, and if the parts with the evil stoat hordes get a little long every once in a while, in this book you barely notice.5 stars 10/10 would read again pick it up at your local library

    15. This is an amazing adventure fit to be part of the Redwall series. As he is abducted from his home by a club of thieves, young Tagg strives to find his family back in Redwall and be welcomed by them. But first, he must get past the thieves in his way and find where he was born. This is real page turner!

    16. Another great work in the Redwall series. The only complaint I have is that more often than not, in the Redwall books nature overrides nurture. This is very rampant in this book. Yes, some characters in the series as a whole fight against it successfully, sometimes literally in their dying moment, but most seem to have their destinies set before them for what they are born as.

    17. Taggerung was always mine and a friend's favorite. It's among the most unique installments in the series, following a conflicted otter character as he learns about good and evil from different perspectives. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and quickly connected with the protagonist, which is always a major plus.

    18. Stolen as a kit by the Juska clan; Tag is raised to be the fiercest warrior around. The very name of Taggerung strikes fear into most beasts. But Tag soon discovers there is something different about him and attempts to leave his Juska clan. Caught in a race to see who can catch who first, Tag discovers who he really is and must protect the family he never knew.

    19. After a while, all these Redwall books start to feel alike. Sure, this one has a fairly different premise (instead of a kidnapping or a siege, we have a return after a kidnapping)- but the plot is still overused. One storyline follows someone traveling through Mossflower, while at the Abbey they must solve a riddle. The "double" ending was also very tacked on and forced.

    20. This is my second favorite of the Redwall Series. This book showed a completely new way to view people. Just because you are raised a certain way, does not mean that you have to carry that with you. I love this series for all the real world lessons being taught through the animal world.

    21. The entire Redwall series has always been near and dear to my heart ever since I discovered them, but this one has to be my favorite by far. I'm a sucker for tortured characters fleeing the darkness of their past, and this one hits the mark.

    22. A friend of mine recommended this series to me, and I cannot thank them enough. This was the second Redwall book that I have read, and by far the best. Other than Salamandostrom, which revolved around many characters, Taggerung only revolved around one, that being the Taggerung himself. I find this better because when you switch settings between every chapter, it gets very confusing. This book incorporates many different things, including comedy, action, and romance, making it one of the best bo [...]

    23. An interesting addition to the Redwall saga, with an otter being brought up as vermin! A rollicking good read as usual.

    24. Taggerung is a fictional book where all of the characters are animals. The plot is that basically the main characters, Deyna and Mhera, are otter siblings that have been separated by fate. The story starts with a bandit leader named Sawney Rath finding Deyna with his father. Deyna is just a newborn baby and is with his father finding some food in a stream. Sawney kills the father and takes him to raise him as his own son. The bandits that Sawney leads are a very superstitious bunch, and they bel [...]

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