High Rhulain by Brian Jacques Online

High Rhulain
Title : High Rhulain
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ISBN : 9781419343209
Language : English
Format Type : Audio CD
Number of Pages : 11

The otters of Green Isle have long been enslaved to the Wildcat Riggu Felis. They work and wait for the day their savior will arrive- the prophesized High Rhulain, who will lead them in battle and a return to glory. Meanwhile, young Tiria Wildlough, an ottermaid at Redwall Abbey, pines for her chance to learn the ways of the warrior, much against the wishes of her father.The otters of Green Isle have long been enslaved to the Wildcat Riggu Felis. They work and wait for the day their savior will arrive- the prophesized High Rhulain, who will lead them in battle and a return to glory. Meanwhile, young Tiria Wildlough, an ottermaid at Redwall Abbey, pines for her chance to learn the ways of the warrior, much against the wishes of her father. So when an injured osprey arrives at the Abbey, seeking help for its wounds and carrying tales of an embattled clan of otters, young Tiria knows what she must do.

High Rhulain Reviews

  • Josiah

    "When autumn's day grows old, sad orchard leaves do fall. Dawn breaks o'er silent gardens, bereft of sweet birdcall. Stark winter's dirge then wails, until the earth appears, white clad 'neath drifted dunes, whilst trees bear crystal spears. My chamber is a refuge here, against the snowbound night, a flickering cave of crimson gold, made warm by firelight, where images are conjured, of friends I used to know. I battled and I marched with them, one dusty long-ago. I see them now arise again, in m [...]

  • Joseph Leskey

    This book was highly enjoyable. It had a different plot from the other books (always nice) and the Long Patrol, so it was bound to be so.

  • N A

    One of the more generic Redwall books. The characters were even less developed than normal; I think this can be blamed on the fact that there was action taking place in as many as five different locations simultaneously (Redwall books usually have only three at once), so there were fewer scenes than normal dedicated to each set of characters. Tiria annoyed me greatly. She was never really a part of the main story because she was just a very young Abbeymaid with no experience. In most scenes, she [...]

  • X

    Another grand Redwall adventure with new characters and lands, and some unexpected surprises. Redwall books may often follow a certain story "formula" but they always surprise me in some way, and this one was no exception. Great story!

  • Qt

    I think this is the best (and my favorite) Redwall book in quite a while! An epic plot, good characters, lots of action--and, of course, many beautiful descriptions of food.

  • Jeremy Gallen

    The late Brian Jacques dedicated this entry of his Redwall series to his friend Alan Ingram, whom he terms "the guardian at Redwall's gate." A poem about autumn follows, with plenty of good poetry, as always, throughout the book, its main action opening on Green Isle, where the Warlord of the Green Isle Cats, Riggu Felis, makes his home, and has a pine marten aide named Atunra, not to mention scion Jeefra and Pitru. Meanwhile, back at Redwall Abbey, the young Lycian the mouse is Mother Abbess, w [...]

  • Tim Man

    High RhulainAuthor: Brian Jacques Pages: 341High Rhulain is another book of the Redwall series, written by Brian Jacques. The setting is consisted of two places: Redwall Abbey and Green Isle. The protagonists are Tiria Wildlough, an ottermaid, and Cuthbert Frunk, a hare with many roles. The antagonist is Riggu Felis, a wildcat ruling on Green Isle. Tiria Wildlough has peacefully live in Redwall Abbey with her friends for many seasons, but all that changes with the arrival of an osprey, captured [...]

  • Nic

    As a teenager, I read every Redwall book I could get and bought the new ones as they came out. I stopped fairly recently - after Lord Brocktree - but recently checked out the newest book, Eulalia, from a library. I was so disappointed by it that I hardly dared try any of the others, but I did want to determine whether an author I used to love had plummeted downhill recently or had just written one bad book. When I read the also-recent High Rhulain, I was happy to conclude the latter.This is poss [...]

  • Will Waller

    This series of books continues to be a bug a boo for me. They are predictable, they are boring, the character development is flat, and each book remains a testament to the ongoing financial grab for a writer committed to a series. What I mean to say is the author's persistence in writing a series that long should have been shuttered, proves that the author's financial needs outweigh the world's literary once, therefore you have a book that is right, and supremely boring. I really could read 3 to [...]

  • August

    Sigh. Back in the day, the Redwall series was one of the reasons I started writing, particularly things with plot. I probably should have just let that sleeping dog slumber, especially since Jacques recently passed away, but in my quest to read all the books I own that I haven't yet, I had to pick up "High Rhulain." Wow. Character development? Nonexistent. Plot? Rushed and haphazard. Emotional content? Suffice to say that a few important characters get killed, and when they do, everyone takes ma [...]

  • Kelsey Hanson

    As always, this is a Redwall book so naturally I enjoyed it. Once again, I love how Jacques features characters at every stage of life and girls are in leadership or warrior roles as often as the guys are. That being said, this wasn't my favorite book in the series. the characters were a bit bland, usually there are a few that really stand out for me and I didn't really get it for this one. Still a good adventure and a fun read.

  • Sam

    One of my favourites. Tiria is a fallible character, Riggu and his family are villains that have some depth, and the supporting cast is strong.

  • Kacey

    I really hate giving these books low ratings. I adored the Redwall series when I was younger and I still get a good feeling when I think about the books or some of the characters. I refuse to believe that the disconnect now is just because I'm older. I've read tons of books where the intended audience is in a younger demographic, but I still end up enjoying the story.The problem for me in this book was that I didn't really care about the characters. There was nothing really distinct about our ma [...]

  • Marlene

    Tiria, the otter maid, discovers she's of royal birth and must leave Redwall for Green Isle ASAP! With the assistance of one mad and perilous hare, a score of Long Patrol hares, one goose, one hawk, and the spirit of Martin the Warrior; Tiria attempts to free the enslaved otters from the terror of Rigu Fellis. Not as cheerful as a few of the others but certainly full of adventure. Lots of different stories going on where I would have liked to see more development.

  • Adela Bezemer-Cleverley

    After all of those wonderfully depressing books I read in the winter, I was quite ready for my Redwall fix. And there are still at least five Tales of Redwall that I haven't yet read (I believe there are 21 or 23 altogether).This is one of the tales which branches out beyond the borders of Mossflower, even further than Salamandastron, the mountain of hares and badgers. The climax of this tale takes place on Green Isle, an island on the Western Sea to which a young Redwall ottermaid must sail wit [...]

  • Matthew McAndrew

    This one seemed similar to Pearls of Lutra to me, in that it was one of the rare occasions there was an otter protagonist I wasn't interested in. That said, it was still better than Pearls of Lutra, and I enjoyed the story overall.

  • SophiaB

    I thought this book showed true companionship and loyalty.

  • Tari_Roo

    A decent installment to the Redwall series.

  • Taylor Schmaltz

    A brilliantly woven story full of action tragedy and excitement. One of my all time favorites. In my opinion this is the best book in the Redwall trilogy. I would definitely recommend this book.

  • Elizabeth

    This was a good, if unnecessary, “girl power” installment of Redwall. Tiria doesn’t do much fighting, but what she does is pretty impressive. She’s also one of the only main non-badger heroes to take out the main villain herself, albeit anticlimactically (but very poetically just).I call the “girl power” of this book unnecessary because it really is. Jacques has had both female warriors and female protagonists in Redwall before, and has done them more memorably and better than this r [...]

  • Bradley Cannon

    Am I the only person who noticed these five things?1. Why were the cat guards unable to get an simple axe and break down the door to get Leatho at the end? It seems like I remember a similar scene in The Bellmaker, where the vermin did exactly that in order to pursue those hidden within.2. By looking at the map, I see no reason why all the characters needed to climb up on the lip of the crater in order to reach the summer holt. Why didn't they just go around that awful place?3. Did Tiria's fathe [...]

  • Jessica Byle

    I really like this book, it hardly ever got boring. The only thing I find boring about it was the songs. I skimmed or skipped them. One thing that had me wondering was how Tiria was going to get her coronet because it was at the Redwall Abby while she was at Salamandastron, then at sea, then on Green Isle and she still didn't have it. I was surprised when Jacques had the goose fly non-stop across the ocean to get the coronet to Tiria. I like how Jacques has 3 or 4 scenes in the book and how he e [...]

  • Mac Donhue

    This is another Novel by Brian Jacques and they are always amazing, this one seemed less exciting then normal because of multiple story lines that seemed minimalistic in the grand of things. It's an amazing adventure book set in the locations of Redwall Abbey and the Green Isle. It starts with the combat of a wretched Warlord, Felis, and his battle with a hawk. And then transitions to the redwall abbey with Tiria who is supposed to be the main protagonist but doesn't do a lot and you don't grow [...]

  • Wanda

    Another rip roaring tale of adventure from Brian Jacques and the denizens of Mossflower Country, is the heart of this book. Tiria, a young otter maid, is destined to become the Queen High Rhulian of the Green Isle. This requires her to free the Green Isle from the horrible cats that had invaded and placed many of the otters into slavery. She leave her home at Redwall Abbey with Pandion the hawk and a rather odd acting veteran of the Long Patrol to go to Green Isle. A stop is made at the mountain [...]

  • Whilyam

    Fairly bland and overly confusing. It seems like Jacques was trying to do something new and interesting, but couldn't pull it off. What made the original Redwall intriguing was the presence of a clear hero and a clear villain (Matthias and Cluny). Without spoiling the book, you end up with 2-3 "heros" who suddenly have pretty much no role in the story once the hero from Redwall arrives. You also have at least 3 villains which I had felt were going to come in as a main villain but each just end u [...]

  • Tara Hall

    I have read this series from the first book, Martin the Warrior, years ago. Like so many series, there are repeated storylines of young "good" animal (in this case an ottermaid) finding her destiny (this time as the high queen of Green Isle, to save enslaved otters there), and vanquishing an "evil" animal (usually a carnivore, in this case a wildcat. But This author's skill at telling the tale is so good that its worth reading, even when you know exactly what is going to happen (some puzzle is u [...]

  • J.T.

    I finished High Rhulain, but did not enjoy it. It's hard to distinguish Riggu Felis from the rest of the Redwall series villains, facial injury notwithstanding. The Abbey creatures do not stand out either - though their names, species and ages are different, their personalities seem to be recycled from the previous books. I felt no connection with any of them by the book's end. The various accents and speech patterns which enriched earlier books now drag the story down. None of the characters gr [...]

  • Lex

    This was not my favorite Redwall story but I was happy to be back in the Redwall world again after a long break. As always, the badger lord character did not fail to disappoint and became my favorite, although his appearance was brief.There was a lot that went into setting up this story. I wished I had a little more background on main character Leatho Shellhound, an otter, and how the Rhulain started ruling the Green Island in the first place. But, there was a lot of riddle solving and digging i [...]

  • Jing

    The book first start out wtih an outline of a place called Green Isle; a place that once was ruled by otter clans and currently dominated by cats who rule with an iron paw. An otter soon learns that she has the blood of a Queen: High Rhulain and sought to seek the place and eventaully learn of her role: to end the rule of a wildcat and bring the rule back to the otterclan. In the end, she learned to enjoy herself and learned the role of a warrrior as any living beast. Its kind of getting boring, [...]

  • Liam

    Jacques' later books were typically poorer than his earlier ones. However, there are some exceptions. Rakkety Tam, for one, and High Rhulain. Sure, Tiria in this novel was underdeveloped, but the setting and plot (apart from the Redwall setting, which was, eh, pointless) were fantastic. Leatho was also rather epic, and realistic at the same time, which is difficult to do. All in all, I'd rate this as one of Jacques' best works in the Redwall series!