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The Rogue Crew (Redwall Series #22)

The Rogue Crew (Redwall Series #22)

4.7 99
by Brian Jacques, Sean Rubin (Illustrator)

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Redwall Abbey has never seen a creature more evil or more hideous than Razzid Wearat. Captain of the Greenshroud, a ship with wheels that can sail through water as well as the forest, this beast is a terror of both land and sea, traveling Mossflower Country, killing nearly everything–and everyone– in his path. And his goal? To conquer Redwall Abbey.


Redwall Abbey has never seen a creature more evil or more hideous than Razzid Wearat. Captain of the Greenshroud, a ship with wheels that can sail through water as well as the forest, this beast is a terror of both land and sea, traveling Mossflower Country, killing nearly everything–and everyone– in his path. And his goal? To conquer Redwall Abbey.

From Salamandastron to the High North Coast, the brave hares of the Long Patrol team up with the fearless sea otters of the Rogue Crew to form a pack so tough, so rough, only they can defend the abbey and defeat Razzid Wearat once and for all.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Cara Chancellor
Contrary to popular belief, Captain Razzid Wearat is not dead. Severely burned over most of his body and blinded in one eye, yes, but still very much alive. Now, he and his vermin crew have returned to terrorize the seas in their dreaded ship Greenshroud, which bears one striking modification: wheels. With the ability to sail across flatlands as well as the ocean, the Wearat is charting a course for none other than the famed riches of Redwall Abbey. Against him is an unlikely band of two hedgehogs, the hare patrol of Salamandastron, a small army of shrews, and otter king Skor Axehound. With the defenders on foot and racing to reach the Abbey before the Greenshroud, the peaceful residents of Redwall will need inspiration from a legendary warrior to hold off the Wearat until help arrives. As the final story of Redwall, due to the author's recent passing, A Rogue Crew will be a must-read for fans of the twenty-two book series. Many of its themes are familiar and accessible—such as the fact that neither vice nor virtue ever go unrewarded—but would-be readers should be aware that several major characters bear heavy accents written in diction, which may make reading comprehension difficult for some. Despite its furry protagonists, the story also does not shy away from graphic violence, including beheadings, stabbings, and more. For those who know what to expect from Redwall, however, the book is as detailed, engaging and inspiring tale as one could wish for Jacques' final installment. Reviewer: Cara Chancellor
Kirkus Reviews

Animal warriors band together against innovative corsairs in this 22nd novel set in the richly detailed world of Redwall.

Scarred and psychotic Razzid Wearat and his mutinous crew wreak havoc along the coast, but when they head inland and overland on theGreenshroud—having equipped the ship with wheels—the Long Patrol hares, the ruthless Rogue Crew otters and the Guosim shrews must race to save Redwall Abbey. Grim warriors outnumber peaceful Abbey beasts, and there is far more fighting than feasting. The many battle scenes and deaths—of disposable pirates and high-spirited heroes—are graphic but not gratuitous, and the action sequences are carefully choreographed. In contrast to earlier books, the villain faces an ensemble rather than a strong protagonist, which might account for the narrative's rapid scene changes. Despite their species-typical behavior, the characters are distinctive; the squabbling shrew Queen Dukwina and her lizard husband Empraking Dibby, well-shod Dandy Clogs and the gluttonous Wiltuds are particularly memorable. Though the plot, characters and setting resembles those of the previous 21 books, the multi-stranded plot demands attentive reading. The mouthwatering descriptions of food, the various dialects and the detailed settings also make for an immersive experience.

Familiar, perhaps formulaic, but a nonetheless rousing read from the late Jacques.(Animal fantasy. 9-12)

From the Publisher
“A wonderful storyteller, immersed in his own kingdom.”—The Guardian

“Brian Jacques has the true fantasy writer’s ability to create a wholly new and believable world.”—School Library Journal

“Jacques extols the virtues of honor and valor…[The Redwall novels] are a good read, with enticing maps, plenty of songs, a dose of natural history, and loads of excitement, charm and humor.”—The Irish Times

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Product Details

Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
Redwall Series , #22
Sales rank:
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Brian Jacques lives in Liverpool, England.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
June 15, 1939
Date of Death:
February 5, 2011
Place of Birth:
Liverpool, England
Place of Death:
Liverpool, England
St. John¿s School, Liverpool, England

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The Rogue Crew (Redwall Series #22) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 99 reviews.
Dominic Cascio More than 1 year ago
I was sucked in by this series and think I will go hysterical if there will be no more Redwall series books... Fortunately I havent read them all so the journey isnt completely over for me, I just wish there was a bigger selection on the Nook!
Trissica More than 1 year ago
I really am looking forward to this upcoming book! I have kept up with the series from the start and even with the 21 books that came out I have NOT YET been dissatisfied. Each character is new and charming in its own way and you instantly take a likely, or for the bad guys, an instant disliking. The villains are truly evil and show no sign of remorse, the plots are twisted and original and there is always a riddle that needs to be solved in the most creative way! I have never not liked a Redwall series book, and I have been reading them since I was in 7th grade and I am now in College! I cannot wait for this book and I will purchase the book, not download it onto my nook. The adventure this time seems to be really exciting and I am already waiting to find out what will happen! If you haven't read the series I suggest that you start picking up those books because I know that between the battles, and friendship, the comic relief and well as the descriptions of food (Don't read on an empty stomach you will regret it!) it is truly a wonderful world that the author created. I cannot wait to be able to go back to Redwall and Mossflower forest!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Redwall series is so amazing and I can't wait to read the latest book in the series- The Rogue Crew. Brian Jacques books are only getting better so this book should be fanatstic and even better than The Sable Quean, if that's even possible. The summary of the book sounds so exiting and the Redwall books are always better than their summary's so this book should be better than 5 stars. I am not sure if I will be able to wait until 5-03-11 when the story is officially published.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In my opinion, this is one of the best books in the Redwall series due to all the action that Brian Jacques put into The Rogue Crew. One con to this book is that it is predictable at some points of the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had an amazing story and an even better end. I will most definitly miss the redwall series, and now i can say i read them all in one and a half years, and im halfway thru 7th grade.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have loved all your books. I really want to make a play out of this. In honor of Brian Jacques...Redwalllllllllll!!!!!! Eulaliaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!! Haway the Braaaawww!!!!!!! Logalogalogalogalog!!!!!!!!!!! and all the other Redwall warcries. Brian Jacques, I swear by the sword of Martin the Warrior that all the other Redwall geeks and I will make the Redwall books live on forever.REDWALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
sunwillow More than 1 year ago
i cant wait to read the book! brian jacques might have passed on but his son has taken over the books and is continuing the series. he has written some of the last books made and he is about as great of a writer as his ole pop! i'll be reading this to my future family!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To the person who wrote the review before me. Thank you for writing such a helpful, well informed review! I would like to add, just for the information of those who are careful what they read, that there is a theme of revenge. I really enjoy this series, but there is definitely a thread of revenge. The good guys often say things like "Because you killed my father, my only goal in life is to avenge him by killing you." I leave you with this information, to do with it as you like. I recommend the Mismantle chronicles, as well. - The Homeschool Ballerina
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This book is awosome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love ANY books by Brian Jacques. He was an amazing auther,so sad that he passed on... Anyways, I would this book 5 out of 5 :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Something as small as a mouse can be as strong as a lion. Brian Jacques' books ar'net just about animals. It is also about how someone small can have a big heart, like Matthias. Brian may be gone, but his stories will live on until the end of time. We will miss him greatly, rest in peace Brian Jacques.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters are great. The villians live up to their reputation and the heroes learn their way to strength and survival. However I must say I missed the warmth of "come visit again, you are always welcome at Redwall."
Samuel Bryson More than 1 year ago
I wish redwall would stay forever
Jacie LeBlanc More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing!!! Its exciting and funny. Brian has never disappointed me in writting his books. This is his best and most exciting book yet. I recommend u read this book today.
Lambee5990 More than 1 year ago
This series will go down as one of my favorites of all time. I was a little dissapointed with this book just because it was pretty predictable but still a very good read. I really wish he would write a few redwall books from back in the time some. I would really like a book about the badger lord with the blue stripe, but still no matter what I will love this series!!!
Daija Hill More than 1 year ago
It's kinda sad to know that the writer to all those great stories will never be heard of writing ever again (I wish he had one more back-up book.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Here! The High North Coast, where the fierce sea otters live and protect the shore from sea rats and other pirates.
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Not my favorite but ok
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I know someone who has met Brian Jacques, shaen his hand, and got their books signed by him!!!!!!! Isnt that COOL??????
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So good!
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