Rakkety Tam (Redwall Series #17)

Rakkety Tam (Redwall Series #17)

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by Brian Jacques, David Elliott
     
 

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There has never been a Redwall hero quite like Rakkety Tam, theroguish Highlander squirrel who sets off for Mossflower Wood on a mercenary errand and loses his heart to the charms of Redwall Abbey. And there's never been a villain quite like Gulo the Savage: a vicious beast-eating wolverine who descends upon the Abbey in search of a relic called the Walking Stone.…  See more details below

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There has never been a Redwall hero quite like Rakkety Tam, theroguish Highlander squirrel who sets off for Mossflower Wood on a mercenary errand and loses his heart to the charms of Redwall Abbey. And there's never been a villain quite like Gulo the Savage: a vicious beast-eating wolverine who descends upon the Abbey in search of a relic called the Walking Stone. Readers will cheer at the return of the Long Patrol, the antics of a renegade vole thief, and the emergence of a new champion to wield the sword of Martin.
As fans of Brian Jacques and Redwall know, the adventures just keep getting bigger and better.

Editorial Reviews

The Abbey of Redwall and all its peaceful inhabitants by a ravenous invader. From the frozen north, Gulo the Savage and his pack of white-furred vermin have landed to slaughter Gulo's brother, cannibalize the land, and seize the fabled Walking Stick. Can anybody stop this vicious beast-eating wolverine? A new hero named Rakkety Tam musters all his squirrel courage to seize the day. Redwaaaaaaal!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756953836
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Series:
Redwall Series, #17
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
969,380
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Rakkety Tam (Redwall Series #17) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 110 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Those are the things a good book needs! Not to mention all the glorious feasts! (Brian Jaques now has a Redwall Cookbook out, and now I can't get enough of Redwall cuisine!) This is a good book for fantasy geeks, strategy geeks (like me,) and charming animal tales alike. Admittedly it is a little violent, but if you have ever seen S.W.A.T. then I think you won't be bothered.
Guest More than 1 year ago
OHH MY GOSH! This book is the best book i've ever read (and I'm fifteen by the way). The story is full of action, suspense, and a awesome epic fight between Raketty Tam and Gulo the Savage. I still give it five stars but please Brian Jacques make the books at least 100 pages longer because the book is over before it begins. Having said that even though it is a little short I will re-read it over and over again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In a riptide of thrilling actions and events, Brian Jacques has succeeded in creating a most intriguing and exciting tale, his style obviously apparent in one of my favorite of the Redwall series. The comical hares, wise moles, limber squirrels, and a large host of other woodland creatures return to deliver comic relief to a thoroughly breathtaking adventure. I loved how Gulo's savage ways contrasted with the warrior's honor that Doogy and Tam possess, and how the woodlanders' wit was used extensively to defeat the invading forces of evil.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The peace and security of Mossflower Country and Redwall Abbey is threatened by the most vicious adversary since the time of the legendary Martin the Warrior. From the frozen northern wastelands, cannibal Gulo the Savage and his vermin cohorts pursue his brother, Askor. Askor has stolen the symbol of power, the Walking Stone, for which Gulo murdered their father. Gulo and his horde find Mossflower's woods and its creatures much to their "taste" as they pillage and devour all in their path. But there is help from the highlands-soldier of fortune Rakkety Tam MacBurl and his valiant companion, Wild Doogy Plumm, will march with the hares of the fabled Long Patrol Regiment, wielding the sword of Martin as Redwall's newest champions.The peace and security of Mossflower Country and Redwall Abbey is threatened by the most vicious adversary since the time of the legendary Martin the Warrior. From the frozen northern wastelands, cannibal Gulo the Savage and his vermin cohorts pursue his brother, Askor. Askor has stolen the symbol of power, the Walking Stone, for which Gulo murdered their father. Gulo and his horde find Mossflower's woods and its creatures much to their "taste" as they pillage and devour all in their path. But there is help from the highlands-soldier of fortune Rakkety Tam MacBurl and his valiant companion, Wild Doogy Plumm, will march with the hares of the fabled Long Patrol Regiment, wielding the sword of Martin as Redwall's newest champions.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This has to be one of the most amazing books Brian Jacques has ever written. It is filled with a mixture of war, adventure, honor and love (kid-friendly of course). If you want to read one of Brian Jacques finest books, here it is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Brian Jacques is the best book writer. I have read all of his books, and this one tops it. When Gulo the Savage steals and massacres a community, Rakkety Tam and Doogy Plumm go after him to resign from their leigelords control. Soon they must save two redwall maids from Gulo's vermin. Accompanied by hares of the Long Patrol they set out to save Redwall Abbey.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read every one of the Redwall books (as of Jan/06) and although I adore all of them, Rakkety Tam really stands out as one of the best books I've read. Period. It's well balanced, action-packed, great characters and the usual Jacques' touch! I really suggest this for anyone just starting out with Redwall!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book for children and adults. The writing is wonderful and very expressive. This is the first audiobook that I have listened to by this author and I will definitely listen to more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Brian Jacques will have quite a time topping himself after writing Rakkety Tam. Undoubtedly my favourite book in the series! (so far) I always have found the hare officers hilarious, and Sergeant Wonwill especially lived up to my expectations. Rakkety Tam and Doogey Plumm (both squirrels) make quite the pair! Doogey and Ferdimond the Hare are head-butting until Sergenat Wonwill has them box it out (wot wot). I'm not going to tell you how the match ends. Sister Armel and Rakkety Tam (for all you Redwall readers) are almost as Cornflower and Matthias, only the relationship is not quite so obvious at first! Jacques depicted the relationship well! Yoofus Lightpaw is Gonff gone bad, and all the other creatures add to the story positively in one form or another even the villians as there would be no story without them! I enjoyed the entire book. Brian Jacques' books keep getting better! If you don't already crave Brian Jacques' Books, You'll be hooked on Rakkety Tam! ~Matt
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm 24 and I've read all of his books and I can't wait for more. Brian Jacques is one of the best authors I have come across.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this as much, if not more than 'Mossflower' & 'Redwall' my 2 all time favorites. I loved all of the characters (Except the evil ones, of course), and Doogey Plumm was so funny!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I looove Rakkety Tam. It is Brian Jacques best book. My favrite charecters are Wonwill, Rakkety Tam, Wild Doogy Plumm, Armel and many many others. I was so glad that this story is out now after all the suspence. Haway the brae!!! Redwall!!!Eulalia!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Although it wasn't as good as my personal favorite (Martin the Warrior)it was still and outstanding book. I absolutely loved the characters, they were so cool. The story makes you want to jump right into the book with them. I recommend this book to everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
wow....i was quite impressed with this...i went into it with caution for the last couple of books by Brian Jacques were..not his best. but i was completely blown away...Rakkety Tam has serious potential to rival his earlier classics like Martin the Warrior and Mariel of Redwall....though nothing can touch The Long Patrol(my personal fave:) i highly recommed this....i am 15 going on 16 and...yes...i still read the redwall series because it takes me away from the real world for a bit and leaves me wanting more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I mean it, this latest book in Brian Jacques's Redwall series is THE BEST!!! I love all of the characters, definately Jacques's most loveable cast. Doogy and, especially, Tam are the best characters ever!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rakkety Tam is now my new favorite book! I used to think Taggerung was the best but now I think Rakkety Tam is 5 times as good. I recommend this book to every one, although some parts are kind of gross.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A wonderfull book full of wonderous things.Excitement and passion.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This series is unbelievable. It contains some of the best characters and i highly recommend trying the series out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting a year for rakkety Tam to come out (basically since i finished Loamhedge). This one looks to be a great addition to the excellent redwall series..... I just wish they were longer. I finish books like this in a day, but it would be nice to find a book that it would take me a week to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i have read all of the redwall books excpet mariel because ido not want the journey to end for me. so this is another book for me to read with out finishing them. im so exited.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved all the redwall books and i think that this book will be among the greatest in the series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As soon as I read the title I knew it would be one of my faviorites. I can't wait until it comes out!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i have all of the other redwall books and i thoroughly enjoyed each and every single one of them. i have no problem reading them over and over again. there is no doubt in my mind that rakkety tam will be just as good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVED the redwall series and I can't wait for this one to come out.
Anonymous 9 months ago
You have got to read this book! Its the best of the Redwall series if you ask me. (And yes i have read all of the Redwall series.) SO JUST GET THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!