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About Castaways of the Flying Dutchman

If you're interested in more information on Brian Jacques' other series, Castaways of the Flying Dutchman, see this page.

About Redwall


Brian Jacques

Redwall is a 22-book saga comprised of fantasy fiction novels, accessories, eBooks and audio books that involve personified animals set in a medieval-esque time period; the first publishing occurred in 1986. The central building in the novels is Redwall Abbey, a commune for peaceful creatures who are often found defending themselves from villains who wish to destroy their ways of kindness. From 1999 until 2002, it aired as an animated television series.

If you are new to Redwall, it is highly recommended to read the books in Publication Order.


Redwall is often described as having been translated into 28 or 29 languages across the globe. Based on the Redwall Wiki's research, as verified by the Redwall Wiki's Book Cover Gallery, there are at least 26 translations out there, and those include:

English, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, and Thai.

Types of Characters

For further details and information, please see the Species page.

Good Creatures

The following consists of creatures generally considered as protagonists or "good guys":

Neutral/Variable Creatures

The following consists of creatures that either don't take the side of good or evil or may vary between both:

Bad Creatures

The following consists of creatures generally considered as antagonists or "bad guys":

One Hit Wonders

These creatures have only appeared or been mentioned in one Redwall novel:


In the Redwall books there is often a set of recurring themes.

The main theme is the battle of Good vs. Evil. Every book contains an epic battle between a hero and a monstrous villain, with the side of good winning each time. In rare cases, there have been grey characters, crossing this good/evil divide, however Jacques maintains that good characters are good and bad characters are bad.

In two of the novels (The Taggerung and Outcast of Redwall), an important character is a "crossover", specifically, a traditionally good beast brought up among bad creatures (Deyna), or the opposite (Veil Sixclaw), and this complexity creates a new theme, or a twist on the old theme of good vs. evil.

Another major theme is that of an underdog rising up to a great challenge that will develop his or her character into maturation.

Inconsistencies & Coincidences

Throughout the books, there are a few inconsistencies, as well as name coincidences

  • In Mariel of Redwall there is character named Shorebuck; there is also a Shorebuck in Salamandastron.
  • In Salamandastron there is a hare named Catkin; there is also a Catkin in The Legend of Luke.
  • Gurrbowl is a male in Pearls of Lutra, but appears as female in The Long Patrol and Marlfox. This could be because Brian Jacques confused the genders of Gurrbowl and Diggum.
  • In Redwall, Martin the Warrior's sword is named "Ratdeath" by Abbot Mortimer. This name is not referred to in any other book.
  • In Redwall, when Jess Squirrel climbs to the Abbey rooftop, it is said that no other creature had climbed that high before, however, Rufe Brush is known to have done so.

Other Information

  • Check out the Book Cover Gallery for the largest online gallery of Redwall book covers, from all over the world!
  • See the Events category to read about some epic events and battles in the saga!
  • Navigate to the Family Trees page to see completed Redwall family histories!
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