OK, so after a recent essay about this was made (which was very well thought out), I decided to make my own based on my perspective. Here goes.
First Era: 1986-1993
This was the early era and arguably the "classic" one. It gave us what are probably the strongest books of the series, with tons of classic characters, ranging from Matthias, Cornflower Fieldmouse, Basil Stag Hare, and Queen Warbeak, to Gonff the Mousethief, Chibb, and of course, Martin the Warrior. The ideas were fresh and new at this point, and each book serves a bit of a purpose.
Redwall introduces us to the world of the series and sets the bar for the rest. With Mossflower the series truly settles into itself, and tells us the legend behind the first book, which is a fantastic i…Read more >
So Nightshade the Seer, towards the end of Outcast of Redwall, had a vision of Sixclaw standing victorious atop a mountain, but then sees a silver badger. I assume this is meant to be Sunflash's mother, but I'm not exactly sure what it means. Do her visions predict that if Sixclaw kills Sunflash, Sunflash's mother will kill Sixclaw? Visions are strange things and can be interpreted in several ways...I'd love to hear your thoughts. Argulor (talk) 20:29, October 22, 2014 (UTC)Read more >
Argulor, the eagle from Mossflower, is obviously my namesake, and is so because he is a favorite character of mine. He is obviously one of the great birds of prey in Jacques' series; they are usually my favorite, and thanks to the series, I really like crows, ravens, hawks, and such. I once thought it would be good idea to have birds be a creature added to The Tribes of Redwall, but that obviously isn't happening now since The Tribes has been discontinued.
Anyways, why do I like Argulor? He's obviously a very old guy who's had a history of being a fearsome predator, and yet he's not really a villian, either---it's just in his nature. A lot of people consider Asmodeus to be this as well, but Asmodeus comes across as having a much darker nature, …Read more >
Did Krar hide the sword on the roof? No one seems to know for certain here, but it seems pretty logical since that is where it's been hidden other times. It's said to be hidden above where autumn mist rises, so it's a pretty safe bet.
But what do you think? If it was such a secret, don't you think Jacques would have revealed it?Read more >
Ah, Rufe Brush. The squirrel who was so infamously "strong and silent" in Mariel of Redwall...and then inexplicably turned into a complete wimp in The Bellmaker. Who could forget him. Or shall I say, them?
I'm here to analyze Rufe's strange personality change, and what may have been Jacques' reason for it. I remember totally liking Rufe when I read Mariel of Redwall, so when I heard he was going to be on the quest in The Bellmaker (yeah, I sorta looked ahead), I was excited to see him again. But...I was disapointed, yet could not figure out why. It wasn't until someone pointed out the HUGE difference between the Rufe in Mariel of Redwall to the Rufe of The Bellmaker that I realized why. Heck, even this wiki points it out! It offers a possible explan…Read more >