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Outcast of Redwall Hardcover – February 21, 1996


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Series: Redwall (Book 8)
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Philomel (February 21, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399229140
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399229145
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.2 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (195 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #600,715 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com Review

When ferret Swartt Sixclaw and his arch enemy Sunflash the Mace swear a pledge of death upon each other, a young creature is cruelly banished from the safety of Redwall. As he grows, he seeks revenge on the people of Redwall and finds himself embroiled in a hostile battle with far-reaching consequences.

An epic tale of Redwall from the pen of master storyteller Brian Jacques, Outcast of Redwall is a kaleidoscope of color, range, and emotions that culminates in a bitter contest between good and evil. None of the passion of the earlier Redwall titles is lost, as some of the most cherished landscapes and best-loved characters from previous books are revisited, with a wisdom and clarity that has developed and endured.

On a basic level, this is a marvelous fantasy adventure story. Look deeper and you will find that Outcast of Redwall, along with the other titles in the series, has a divine, enduring quality that ranks it among he best in children's literature. --Susan Harrison --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

From Publishers Weekly

Dishing out neither surprises nor disappointments, Jacques's latest Redwall installment (after The Bellmaker) is likely to satisfy his considerable fans even if it doesn't win him any converts. This lengthy story rumbles into life when Sunflash, a badger, prisoner of the cruel ferret Swartt Sixclaw, escapes and swears revenge. Sunflash is destined to get not only his revenge but much else besides, for he is a Badger Lord, fated to rule the mountain Salamandastron. Drawn there by dreams, after an epic journey he takes command of the resident regiments of fighting hares and various serving beasts, and soon defends the mountain from a horde raised by Swartt. Though strongly plotted and spiced with a variety of secondary characters, Jacques's new concoction, like the vegetarian feasts he describes often and in detail, will not appeal to all tastes: the repasts are not the only parts of the story that go on too long, and the characteristics of all the animals in the story are fixed by their species. Moles, for example, are all rural bumpkins, with a "quaint mole dialect" that requires some study. Such ingredients, of course, may be just what makes the Redwall recipe so consistently popular. Ages 8-up.
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It is a long book, over 300 pages, but is worth the time and effort to read it.
Jim Raynor
Veil Sixclaw, while still a great character, is a mystery, even by the end of the book, you can't figure out if he is good or evil.
Jinn Resso
One of the characters I like was Sunflash the Mace, the badger lord of Salamandastron.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Jen on November 30, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book was one of the best I have ever read (and believe me, I have read an enormous amount). Yes, it relies heavily on the standard Jaques a-little-good-beats-alot-of-evil formula, but a wonderful twist is added in the character of Veil. Is he or is he not irredeemably evil...? His actions at the beginning of the book seem to answer the question, but as the plot unfolds his character becomes more and more complex and utterly real. This twist adds depth and realism to the book, as does the searat Blaggut in "The Bellmaker" and the corsair Romsca in "Pearls of Lutra". As for the people who disagree with the title... Veil may not have a huge number of lines, but he is pivotal. Take a close look at the end of the book to see why.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jinn Resso on January 7, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
How does Brian Jacques continue to do it? He uses the same storyline in every single Redwall book (a little good can and will beat a lot of evil), and yet you just can't put the book down! My favorite character was the fox vixen Nightshade. She really did know a lot. If Swartt Sixclaw had only listened to what she had to say, he might have been victorious.
I really like it when a book has strong characters...on both sides of the battlefield. And this book certainly has them, Swartt Sixclaw is a convincing hoard leader, being bull-headed and stubborn. Nightshade the seer is a competant second-in-command. Sunflash the Mace is the best over-all badger lord that I've seen in any of the Redwall books, and his friend Skarlath the kestrel is the best secondary character that I've seen in any book. Veil Sixclaw, while still a great character, is a mystery, even by the end of the book, you can't figure out if he is good or evil.
I would give The Outcast of Redwall more than five stars if I could, this book is not one to be skipped over.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By DJOrion@hotmail.com on March 21, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Like most book series, Redwall can be a bit unaccessible without reading the whole series from oldest to new. Also alot of the plots repeat themselves. But in Outcast, author Brian Jacques really treats his readers with the struggle that young Veil has trying to get Redwallers off his back, but soon ends up sacrificing himself for their survival.
Also, Jacques doesn't actually have any situations in Redwall occuring until halfway into the book, which lets Jacques show much more surprising and interesting characters than he does in his other books. My favorite character has to be Swartt Sixclaw, who is also the most unique, whereas characters like Veil and Sunflash are too usual in a book like this. Sixclaw is really funny all through this book, constantly insulting his horde until they fall apart.
This and Martin the Warrior are probably the best Redwall books and are some of the first you should ever read.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By T. S. on April 6, 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I have been reading the Redwall series for a decade, now, and have read every single one at least once (if not many, many more times). Outcast of Redwall is notable for being the only one that I have mixed feelings towards.

Like all the entries in the Redwall series, Outcast deals with various woodland animals fighting fantastical battles, learning to grow up, and having a good time on the way when they can. For the most part, all the "woodlanders", such as badgers, mice, squirrels, and otters, are good. All the "vermin"--that is to say, rats, stoats, ferrets, and foxes--are unchangingly evil. Outcast, however, highlights the life of one young ferret named Veil Sixclaw, who has yet to decide which side he wishes to be on. Or does it?

Actually, the book seems mostly written to tell of the adventures of the most recent Badger Lord To Be, Sunflash the Mace, and his kestrel friend Skarlath. Sunflash has a bit of a reputation in various online communities as the Mary Sue of the Badger Lords. Although his character is likeable, I often feel that he was written as too perfect a creature, and that he has ENTIRELY too much time devoted to him in a book that is supposed to be about Veil. On top of that, nearly all the rest of the characters in the book are all fairly one-dimensional and undeveloped; with the exception of perhaps Swartt, who was at least given a sense of twisted humor.

Veil himself is a bit of a grab bag. Brian Jacques does not spend enough time writing about him, and we are left with a shaky grip on who this being really is. Unless you are bound and determined to really pull as many clues as possible from what little talk of him there is, you may simply give up on trying to figure out why this book is named after him.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By cory miller on March 21, 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
The book is about Sunflash the Mace(badger) and his friend Skarlath(kestrel)and the creatures they meet on their journey to destroy their enemy Swartt Sixclaw(ferret). While Sunflash and Skarlath are going after Swartt, Redwall gets a new occupant named Veil. Find out what Veil does to Redwall Abbey's inhabitants! It was not the best in the series but a good read nonetheless.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 11, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
The Outcast of Redwall is one of the best books ever written! It deserves 500 stars! It is about Sunflash the Mace, lord of Salamandastron, Swartt Sixclaw, a weasel, and Swartt's son Veil. It has a very intriguing plot where Sunflash the Mace and Swartt Sixclaw swear to kill each other and Veil is taken in at Redwall when just a baby. He is cast out seasons later for trying to commit a murder as well as many other things. The end is totally unpridictable and very exciting.
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