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Eulalia! (Redwall #19)

4.07  ·  Rating Details ·  5,843 Ratings  ·  112 Reviews
The aged Badger Lord of Salamandastron sends a young haremaid on a quest to find his successor Gorath—held captive by Vizka Longtooth and his scurrilous crew of Sea Raiders, bound for plunder and conquest.
Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Published August 26th 2008 by Ace (first published October 4th 2007)
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Brian Jacques was one of the pillars of my childhood. I grew up with the Redwall series, pretty much literally; the full-cast production audiobooks were a constant on family road trip, and there were a lot of the books in my elementary school library. I now own nineteen of the books, plus three Tribes of Redwall booklets, the Map and Riddler, the official cookbook (and yes, I've made some of the famous feasting food; watershrimp and hotroot soup really is that good), two picture books, and the o ...more
Joseph Leskey
May 03, 2017 Joseph Leskey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anybody
This was most top-hole and first-rate, and all that. I enjoyed it to no end, until it ended, of course, and within the reasonable bounds of possible enjoyment.
Aug 16, 2016 Josiah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
"Is not the light of day a wondrous thing? It banishes all fears and worries of the previous night."

Eulalia!, P. 57

For the first time since Cregga Rose Eyes, the Badger Ruler of Salamandastron is blind in Eulalia!, victim of the ferocity of his own youthful Bloodwrath. Lord Asheye is an elderly badger now, wiser and more cautious than when he was young, living his final seasons at Salamandastron mountain with the Long Patrol of warrior hares to daily assist him. Yet Asheye knows there's a sh
May 07, 2010 X rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
***Mild Spoilers***

After so many Redwall books, even die-hard fans must admit they get a tiny bit predictable. However, this one did not turn out quite like I thought it would. The annoying little hedgehog banished for thieving does not have great adventures, become a hero and return victoriously to Redwall after his banishment ends, and some characters had different fates/demises than I had expected (though I should learn not to expect things from Jacques!). While I remain partial to some of th
Jan 05, 2008 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: animal fantasy or Brian Jacques fans
Eulalia is another Redwall epic from Brian Jacques. The basic storyline is that Gorath, a badger, has been captured by a crew of Sea Raiders led by Vizka Longtooth who decides to try to capture Redwall Abbey. The Sea Raiders aren't the only ones trying to capture the famous Abbey - Gruntan Kurdly and his Brownrat crew are also attacking the Abbey - and the Sea Raiders. Meanwhile, Maudie, a Salamandastron fighting hare, is trying to find a badger to fulfill a prophecy of Salamandastron. All these ...more
Madison Straatman
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Eulalia! Is a marvelous book written by Brian Jacques. It is about a young badger named Gorath who is captured by Sea Raiders and sailed all the way to Mossflower country. There the captian of the ship, Vizka Longteeth, decides to invade Redwall Abbey after capturing a small hedgehog named Orkwill Prink who is from Redwall. Orkwill then helps Gorath escape from the ship and they go back to Redwall.

Meanwhile over in Salamandastron, Maudie Thropple is being sent out to find Gorath. She is sent by
Kelsey Hanson
Sep 22, 2014 Kelsey Hanson rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
And once again I find myself reading a Brian Jacques novel after a disappointing Dystopia novel. This one is one of the last books that Brian Jacques wrote and so I haven't read it as many times as some of the others. This one has a lot going for it. I LOVE Maudie the slightly crazed, very opinionated heroine. I find hares in generally very amusing in Jacques' books and Maudie has a pleasant balance of courage and humor. The villain for this one was a bit more forgettable than most but I did adm ...more
Brian Jacques is so amazing! He can put sadness, pity, joy and anger and many other emotions into just one book! One of my best reads of the year.
Ah, Redwall--would that I could visit there but at least I can visit it in the books.
Jasmine Woods
I'm normally very critical of the later books in Brian Jacques' Redwall franchise. The general consensus within the fandom is that things started to go downhill around Outcast of Redwall (for me it's nearer Marlfox, but whatever) but Eulalia! is actually very decent. This is mostly due to its excellent cast of characters. Maudie is a refreshing addition to the series, never veering too far into Mary Sue territory as so many of Jacques' female characters are wont to do. Instead she's a fierce fig ...more
Oct 20, 2008 Nic rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: map-in-the-front
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Eulalia by Brian Jaques was a book I really enjoyed reading. The book was very well written with cool adventures the characters went on. The adventures kept you on edge wondering what the outcome would be. Throughout the story as a reader i began liking characters for their extreme and different personalities and purposes throughout the story. Each character had their skill sets and abilities making them unique and special to the story. at the end of the story i felt happy knowing their outcomes ...more
Feb 22, 2008 Jamie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Hardcore Redwall fans
When I give the book 2 stars, I am not saying at all that it is a bad book. It includes everything I like about the Redwall series, and Jacques' writing is as good as ever. But really, there isn't really anything about the book, or the last few books in the series, that makes it stand out from the other Redwall books. Basically, the species of the protagonist and villain are changed, the motive of the protagonist is changed (avenging family member, hunting for purpose in life, just being a swell ...more
Jan 23, 2009 Julia rated it liked it
A nice surprise for a longtime and long-concerned Redwall fan, and one that gives me hope for future books.

The characters in this one really shine through. Orkwil is a very atypical Redwall hero, starting out as a thief and growing beyond that while still hanging onto some of his faults throughout the story. The lone journey of Maudie is a different take on the usually incorrigible, usually male Salamandastron hero - she seems to realize what's at stake and she's not pictured wolfing down food a
Kyle Johnson
Jul 23, 2008 Kyle Johnson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
Its probably been 15 years since I started reading the Redwall series, and I still enjoy them to this day. Its hard not to enjoy Brian Jacques' stories, no matter how old you are. A wonderful mixture of cute and happy animals, savage battles, and nasty bad guys (or is that bad beasts?), can appeal to young readers and hardened fantasy fans alike.

Eulalia, like a few of Jacques' other Redwall books, focuses mainly on a young badger lord. Salamandastron has always stood out as my favorite of the Re
Dec 31, 2013 L. rated it really liked it
Torn from his humble home in the Northern Isles, Gorath the badger is taken captive aboard the feared vessel Bludgullet captained by the feared Viska Longtooth, a savage and crazed fox with an unquenchable blood thirst.

Meanwhile, far away in the heart of Mossflower Woods, a young thief is exiled from the great Redwall Abbey. Excited to seek his fortunes in the wider world, Orkwill Prink, a spirited and energetic hedgehog forges ahead into the unknown to search out his fate. Orkwill is unaware h
Apr 27, 2008 Tom rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like harry potter and books with animals that talk
Eulalia is an animal fiction novel by Brain Jacques. This is the nineteenth book in the series of animals that walk talk, and fight. The protagonists of all these books are mice, rabbits, otters, and badgers, while the antagonists, or vermin, of these books are ferrets, rats, weasels, and stoats The plot of this book follow a young badger named Gorath who lives with his grandparents until they are murdered by vermin. He is then taken captive and is taken to a far off land. After he escapes he ru ...more
Jan 03, 2015 Elizabeth rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, children-s
I had the unfortunate pleasure to read this book during a very hectic week of my life, when I was getting ready for school and moving to a different apartment. Because of that, a lot of Eulalia! was very forgettable to me, partly due to the story itself and partly due to the distractions I had while reading it.

The one character that stood out to me was Maudie, mainly because I thought it humorous whenever (the Hon.) showed up in her name. I think she was most likely modeled after Dottie or Hon R
Jesse Booth
Jul 16, 2008 Jesse Booth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
This was a fun read. The main characters Maudie, Orkwil, and Gorath were a lot of fun to read about, and there are some important characterizations that any reader could apply to their life.

First, Maudie's chief characteristic is loyalty. Obviously, she is brave, humorous, and a flippin' awesome boxer, wot! But she was given an assignment at the beginning of the book, and she followed through to the very end on it, even against impossible odds.

Second, Orkwil... he is banished from Redwall Abbey
Bradley Cannon
Jan 10, 2015 Bradley Cannon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In my opinion, Eulalia! was a nice step up from the previous book in the series. It definitely struck me as a little more intense, because I was never all that sure which characters might die.

I felt fully convinced of Jacques's world this time, and I was pleased to see several small themes throughout the story dealing with the somewhat "outcasted" characters. Mad Maude was an especially entertaining character, and I greatly appreciated the occasional clever boxing scenes that she had throughout
This is basically the same Redwall novel that's been coming out for the last few years, but this round the main characters are a young badger (Gorath) that's been taken prisoner by a band of sea vermin, and a haremaid (Mad Maudie) from Salamandastron on a mission to find him and take him back to become the new badgerlord. The villain is Vizka Longtooth, a golden fox who is roughly the same as the other villains in the series.

Still, despite the fact it is pretty much a formula novel, I enjoyed it
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J. Alfred
When I was loving the Redwall series in elementary school, I never really thought about their author, because kids don't think about that stuff. Look him up; he was a pretty cool guy. Also, I didn't realize that he was still alive and churning out books: this one was published in 2007 (Jacques died in 2011) and in between his first few and this later book, he seems to have mellowed out a little. The Badger Lord hero is a Maximus-type who'd rather farm than fight, and the two big bad guys are mor ...more
Dec 21, 2012 Josie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The story is another typical Redwall tale, with all the same elements as its predecessors: awesome badger lords, mad military hares, irritable Guosim, starchy sickbay mouse matron, incorrigible abbey youngster who (frustratingly) ends up with disproportionate privileges after reforming his ways, etc etc. In this book, however, it was the generally poor standard of writing that really surprised me. In particular, but the author's very bad use of commas in many sentences did not make for a smooth ...more
Paige Mefferd
Jul 26, 2011 Paige Mefferd rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book! Every person who appreciates Brian Jacques' work, will desire to keep this novel dear to them. When Gorath the Badger gets taken captive by Vizka Longtooth, Vizka has not only Gorath on his mind, but raiding Redwall Abbey. When Vizka's patrol finds a young hedgepig, Orkwil Prink, Orkwil soon relizes that these murderous looking sea-pirates mean no play. He is chained to a mast next to Gorath. He unlocks the massive lock that holds them both captive, and they both go gallavantin ...more
Apr 21, 2016 Zuha rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: did-not-finish
I read the summary for this book and I wanted to read it but as the book progressed I felt like the author was just dragging the story to make the book longer. I was reading this waiting for something to happen but Gorath was just wasting his time and even when I had read more than half of the book Maudie still had not gotten any where near Redwall Abbey. I was honestly really disappointed in this book. I think that the author could have made it better by making it shorter
Moses Operandi
Brian Jacques has been releasing the same story since Redwall first came out, back in the 80s. Sure, there have been various small divergences, but none that really stand out.

It must be a very GOOD story, though, because Eulalia is an enjoyable book. I felt like I had read it before, and since I'm one of those people who tend to read books over and over again, that's a good thing. All in all, Eulalia was not one of Jacques better efforts. The narrative states the obvious--over and over again, an
Jun 06, 2008 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: faves
i would love to know how brian jacques can continue to produce that continue to grip and completely hook his readers. admittedly some of them are a bit hit and miss, but not this one. as soon as you thought the characters were safe, something else would happen that would put them in danger again. some could say that jacques was just trying to find something to move the plot along and these events were essentially unnecessary. this could be true, but after 20 years after writing in this world, ja ...more
Apr 10, 2012 Inkylizard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have long been a fan of Brian Jacques's Redwall series. However, some of the content seemed a bit predictable. The characters for the most part were interesting, and I didn't feel as if I needed to force myself to keep reading. I was a bit bothered by the abundance of sentence fragments. Perhaps I had not noticed them in other Redwall books--it has been a while since I read one--but it sometimes irked me. It was a nice read, but I feel that it falls short of some of the other books in the seri ...more
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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.

Brian grew up in the area around the Liverpool docks, where he attended St. John's School, an inner city school featuring a playground on its roof. At the age of ten, his very first day at St. Joh
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Redwall (1 - 10 of 29 books)
  • Redwall (Redwall, #1)
  • Mossflower (Redwall, #2)
  • Mattimeo (Redwall, #3)
  • Mariel of Redwall (Redwall, #4)
  • Salamandastron (Redwall, #5)
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“Is not the light of day a wondrous thing? It banishes all fears and worries of the previous night.” 0 likes
“Let me wander here forever, through the glades
where once I played,
Long ago in carefree seasons, mid the noontide
sun and shade.
I will see again before me, all those smiling
friends I knew,
gone alas to memory's keeping, faithful comrades
good and true.
Oh, those days of youth and splendour, when we
dreamed of glorious war,
vows were made to keep forever, and return back
here once more.
Then the clouds began to gather, winter came,
we marched away,
singing songs of love and valour, off we went
into the fray.
Comes a warrior returning, to autumn's gold-clad trees,
where the leaves do fall like teardrops, on the
gently sighing breeze.
Casting sword and shield aside now, I stand
weary and forlorn,
In the silence of the woodlands, I will rest
until the dawn.
Let me sleep and dream forever, of the golden
days of yore,
and those friends who marched off with me,
who'll return alas no more.”
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