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The Long Patrol (Redwall #10)

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  13,473 ratings  ·  174 reviews
The Long Patrol--that fighting unit of perilous hares--is called out to draw off the murderous Rapscallion army, and fight them to the death if need be. And the lead sword of the Long Patrol will be taken up by the young, inexperienced hare Tammo--in one of the most ferocious battles Redwall has ever faced...
Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Published February 1st 2000 by ACE Books (first published July 31st 1997)
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LibraryDanielle
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 ...more
Gus
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 ...more
Fiver
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
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Elizabeth
(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
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David Beard
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 ...more
Vickey Foggin
All the hares in the Redwall books have the same personality based on gluttonous upper crust English military officers...point 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 i ...more
Carina
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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Wooga
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.
Dominique Pahina
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David
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
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Daniel Garrison Edwards
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 ...more
Madeleine Lough-Stevens
I devoured all the Redwall books as a child, spending countless hours wandering through Mossflower Forest with all of the Redwall characters. I recently went through all my old books and stumbled across The Long Patrol. What a treat! I barely remembered the story, but Tammo sprang to memory as soon as I opened the book. I always thought that the Long Patrol Hares were some of the coolest and sassiest characters in any of the books, and I'm so glad they have their own novel. I can't recommend thi ...more
Josiah
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 Redwa
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TJ
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
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Lauren
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
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Jing
Dec 26, 2007 Jing rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone looking for adventure
Shelves: advisory
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 ...more
Will Waller
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 ...more
AbbyJoy
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
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Cole
A masterpiece of the Redwall collection, The Long Patrol unveils the mystery of the legendary fire mountain, Salamandastron. Badger Lords and Long Patrol hares help protect the fabled Redwall Abbey, under siege by a band of raiding vermin who will stop at nothing to take Redwall for themselves!
Monique
Dec 31, 2014 Monique marked it as books-2015  ·  review of another edition
I've had this book sitting on my shelf for a long time. I never got around to it, and I am so glad I finally have.
The Redwall series is amazing, and this one was awesome. I am lucky enough to have it in a wonderful blue cloth bound edition, with a paper jacket for protection. The only other hard cover I have is The Taggerung, which is a red cloth bound. But I am getting distracted.
The Long Patrol was an amazing tale of growth and learning, not just for the young hare whom the book centres on, bu
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Garrett
The Long Patrol feels more like a filler or plot positioning for future books than it does a stand alone book. Fans of Jacques' Anglo-Hares will enjoy a book that gives a considerable number of pages over to "Wots" and "Thingummy!", the rest of the story feels disconnected and even fragmented. New characters are introduced but to be developed in a later volume, and other characters die a tragic death before the reader can emotionally invest in them. Jacques writing is becoming more nuanced, and ...more
Jose
My favorite of the series, it chronicles one of Jacques' organization in the Redwall world, the Long Patrol. This book also sets up the stage for the future peace and prosperity of the Mossflower woods and the surrounding area around Redwall Abbey and Salamandastron.
J. Alfred
If you order a lager at a bar, you basically know what you're going to get, even if you've never tried the particular brand before: some might be heavier and some might have different aftertastes, but a lager is, essentially, a lager. And some writers are kind of the same. You can read any of his or her books and they'll give you basically the same feel. Other writers (generally, the fantastic ones) can give you a whole array of styles. Woolf, C.S. Lewis, Pound, Shakespeare-- these guys can writ ...more
Grace
This was recommended to me because of my love of Watership Down. This is the same ideas but taken further, with the animals using armour and weapons and waging huge wars against each other. I really enjoyed it. I udnerstand why they are out of print, they are fairly old fashioned with the portrayal of the hare officers in the long patrol, but it was great fun to read, although im finding it difficult to stop myself saying "wot" at the end of every sentence now. If nothing else, read it for the m ...more
Bryan
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 re
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Piepie Beuttel
Another home run from Brian Jacques. Brilliantly written (of course, practically every Redwall storyline is the same), but I find I never get tired of them. The characters here are just as amazing and personable as ever - Tammo, Pasque, Russa Nodrey, Lady Cregga Rose Eyes, Corporal Rubbadub, Rockjaw Grang, Abbess Tansy, Craklyn Squirrel, Arven (these three have appeared with others in 1 or 2 other books, so it's nice to read about them as they grow older and more responsible and take on Abbey du ...more
Woody
Ahhhhh, taking me back to my days in middle school. I used to read these Red Wall books all the time when I was younger, they were practically the only books I read. This one was probably my favorite, and I had a long plane ride to New Orleans so I thought why not. It was just as enjoyable as I remember it being. Basically the whole plot of these books can be summed up in a phrase my dad used to describe them "It's just about furry little animals who kill each other!" Which is perfectly accurate ...more
Hallie O'malley
I really like this book! I love the way the hares talk and act! It's really funny. Everyone needs to read this series! Truly amazing!
Stephen Fordyce
Dec 27, 2007 Stephen Fordyce rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: nature readers
I've only read two Brian Jacques books and this one was the better of the two. It was extremely realistic in that major characters in the story died. It was extremely unrealistic in the fact that the animals walked and talked and made hotcakes.

The Long Patrol made a valiant stand for Redwall but they couldn't have done it without Cregga and her company. The rapscallion rats (or were they shrews?) proved to be not very organized and did not fight well. They only proved a threat because of the she
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Opetoritse
I was surprised to find that a group of hares could stop eating long enough to organize any sort of patrol.
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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.

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