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Eulalia


Eulalia!, US Cover

Year Published: 2007
Illustrator: David Elliot
US Cover Artist: Troy Howell
UK Cover Artist: David Wyatt
Page Count: 389
ISBN: ISBN 0399242090
ISBN-13: ISBN 9780399242090
Chronological Order: 19
Publication Order: 19
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Eulalia!, UK Cover


Book Divisions (English)

  • Book 1: Longtooth's Prisoner
  • Book 2: A Thief Absolved
  • Book 3: The Battle of the Plateau

Summary

Book One: Longtooth's Prisoner

Gorath the Flame, a badger living on the Northern Isles, lives a peaceful life of farming with his grandparents, until Sea Raiders, led by the evil Vizka Longtooth, drop anchor on their island and pillage their farm. Vizka kills Gorath’s grandparents, but takes Gorath as prisoner on his vessel, the Bludgullet, hoping to convert him into a Sea Raider and thus become invincible with a powerful badger on his crew.

Meanwhile, Lord Asheye, the blind ruler of Salamandastron, receives a prophecy from his predecessors that he will leave the mountain in the autumn, and a new badger is meant to come and lead. He sends his assistant cook (and formidable boxing champion), Mad Maudie Mugsberry Thropple, to find this mysterious badger. Maudie travels out to the Western Plains and meets an owl companion, Asio Bardwing.

At Redwall Abbey, a young hedgehog by the name of Orkwil Prink is charged with stealing various possessions from the Abbeydwellers. He is banished from the Abbey for a season as punishment, and his luck plummets after he ends up without supplies and trapped in a swamp.

On the Bludgullet, Vizka Longtooth has failed to brainwash Gorath, who has sworn to kill him and his first mate and brother, Codj. Vizka resolves to simply starve the badger. But after hearing about Redwall from a ratwife cook, Vizka makes a new goal: conquer the Abbey and reign over Mossflower Woods. He sails down the River Moss to find the Abbey.

Maudie, meanwhile, has joined up with Guosim shrews, who agree to take her down the River Moss to Redwall, where she thinks she will learn about the mysterious badger. Asio was killed by an adder while trying to rescue a shrewbabe named Dupper, and the Log-a-Log Luglug, resolves to help Maudie at all costs, in memory of the owl.

Book Two: A Thief Absolved

Vizka and his Sea Raiders, once traversing down the River Moss, find Orkwil stuck in the swamp and capture him, attempting to get directions to the Abbey. Orkwil refuses to tell them, and is chained up with the half-starved Gorath. The hedgehog picks the lock easily during the night, and the newly made twosome decide to head towards the Abbey. Before they leave the Bludgullet, Gorath kills Codj in retaliation for what Codj's party did to his grandparents.

Meanwhile, Maudie and the Guosim travel down the tributaries of the River Moss, pursued by a second vermin horde, the Brownrats, led by the morbidly obese Gruntan Kurdly. With the help of an otter holt and a self-proclaimed rogue, Rangval, they shake off the rats in time to reach the River Moss’s source and go on foot. In the process of going to the Abbey before the Brownrats could attack, Log-a-Log Luglug is slain by arrows.

Maudie, Gorath, and Orkwil all arrive at the Abbey, and Maudie discovers that Gorath is the badger from Asheye's prophecy. The Abbey is ravaged by the Brownrats and the Sea Raiders, and is forced into war. After retaliating following several attacks, Gorath decides to go out to face Vizka once and for all. Orkwil, Maudie, and Rangval the Rogue also set out into Mossflower, to find Gorath and a thieving bankvole that stole The Sword of Martin.

Book Three: Battle of the Plateau

Gorath meets two other badgers, Salixa and Tabura Melutar, in Mossflower Woods. Tabura claims he is the opposite of a Bloodwrathing badger Lord: a wise and gentle beast. He persuades Gorath to take them back to the Abbey. When Gorath arrives, he discovers that Orkwil, Maudie, and Rangval had set out to find him. Along with Salixa, he travels back into Mossflower to in turn find them.

After the bankvole flees from the Abbey, he sets up a fire by striking the sword onto a piece of rock. Magger, Vizka's foraging party leader, comes across the bankvole and kills him with a boulder. He takes the sword and dreams of ruling Mossflower as he returns to Vizka's camp.

Meanwhile, Orkwil and his companions have been captured by Vizka Longtooth’s crew. They see Magger return with the sword and try to stay silent. Vizka kills Magger with chains because he feels that Magger was treacherous and cowardly, and takes the sword. Orkwil, Rangval, and Maudie manage to escape, and attempt to run back to the Abbey. Before they can make it back, they see Gorath and Salixa, surrounded by Brownrats on a Plateau. They rush to their aid, Orkwil disappearing in the process.

The five heroes battle the Brownrats valiantly, and are joined by Log-a-Log Osbil and his Guosim shrews. After Osbil kills Stringle with an arrow, Vizka assumes control of the Brownrats. A deadly battle ensues, but the Redwallers emerge victorious when Orkwil returns with reinforcements from the Abbey.

Gorath follows a fleeing Vizka Longtooth to the Bludgullet, and the two duel. Vizka loses the Sword of Martin in the battle, but Orkwil retrieves it. Gorath loses his weapon, Tung, in the process, but kills Vizka by breaking his spine. After throwing the carcass into the water, Gorath, accompanied by Orkwil, Rangval, and Maudie, travels to Salamandastron.

Epilogue

Gorath becomes the Badger Lord of Salamandastron, and marries Salixa; the two have a daughter, Rowanbloom. Asheye travels to Redwall to meet his long-lost brother, the Tabura, and retires at the Abbey. Orkwil becomes the captain of the Bludgullet, renamed Eulalia, and Maudie is promoted to the rank of Colonel.

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Books in the Redwall Chronicles, by Brian Jacques

Redwall | Mossflower | Mattimeo | Mariel of Redwall | Salamandastron | Martin the Warrior | The Bellmaker | Outcast of Redwall | Pearls of Lutra | The Long Patrol | Marlfox | The Legend of Luke | Lord Brocktree | Taggerung | Triss | Loamhedge | Rakkety Tam | High Rhulain | Eulalia! | Doomwyte | The Sable Quean | The Rogue Crew

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