Brian Jacques’ New Releases
May 6, 2008 at 2:51 pm #40135
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I’d heard a rumor earlier this year that the 2008 book would be a fourth in the Castaways series. And then I just recently found the cover and information for a Redwall Book 20, Doomwyte. Now it looks like we’ll be getting both! What do you think about that?May 6, 2008 at 3:31 pm #41437
Yay! I haven’t read any Redwall, but I love the Castaways books! It’ll be great to have a fourth. I should buy the first three sometime. When I read them, I borrowed them from the library. They were excellant.May 6, 2008 at 6:03 pm #41438
Good heavens, another Redwall book?
I like Redwall, but it seems turning into a formulaic mega-series. ah well…the summary does sound interesting.
*oughtn’t to talk, because she has still only read 2/3 of the books*May 6, 2008 at 6:06 pm #41439
Well, this one certainly sounds like he’s going out of his usual mold. I mean, he hasn’t really (officially) ventured to write a scary Redwall book, and this one sounds like it will be quite chilling. *is excited at the prospect*May 6, 2008 at 6:18 pm #41440
But it has the usual treasure hunt/search for a lost heirloom plus vermin-attacking-the-Abbey sort of plotline.
It does sound more scary though. Hypnotic lights, ravens, snakes…yup. Even the cover is a little more, I don’t know, intense?May 9, 2008 at 2:23 pm #41441
Hmm. . . I don’t know if I like intense Redwalls. Mattimeo was creepy enough. I’ll have to read the summary on this one.
But, I shall try not to judge it until I read it.May 19, 2008 at 3:14 pm #41442
I can’t believe I didn’t know about Doomwyte! I try to keep up on the Redwall news, but nothing has been posted yet on the author’s website about it. I like Redwall no matter what, creepy is okay, similar plot is okay, as long as it’s Redwall. I really hope there will be a 4th Castaways this year. Speaking of which, I need to re-read Voyage of Slaves.June 20, 2008 at 9:55 pm #41443
Hey, I don’t mind if Jacques writes 100 Redwall books! Yup, Doomwyte sounds spooky. It’s coming out sometime in October.
Did y’all know that his last name is actually pronounced Jakes? I find that rather hard to believe…June 21, 2008 at 3:28 pm #41444
I’ve always pronounced it Jakes. It just seemed to be the easiest pronunciation.June 21, 2008 at 8:15 pm #41445
I liked pronouncing it Shaques, like a French guy; it was fun to say! Think I might just stick with that.July 10, 2008 at 9:20 pm #41446
Pip here again; I wrote to Mr. Jacques (PM me if you want the address), and today I received a package from the Redwall Reader’s Club…or something like that….Inside were bookmarks, recipes, a poster, an ad (ugh!) and a letter from Mr. Brian, tho’ not handwritten or anything…one of those things he sends to everyone. But it was cool, all the same.July 11, 2008 at 4:14 pm #41447
I was part of the Redwall Readers Club for awhile. It’s fun to get all the cool stuff. Except sometimes they would send a package with nothing but a poster. I liked the bookmarks the best. I might rejoin again soon, with new books coming out.October 8, 2008 at 3:12 pm #41448
8 days till Doomwyte comes out!!October 11, 2008 at 2:24 am #41449
What’s everbody’s thoughts on that? It looks a bit dark. (Compared to the previous books of his, anyway!)October 11, 2008 at 11:54 am #41450
He’s done some darker stuff before, and I really think that he hits his stride when he’s being a bit more spooky. Castaways of the Flying Dutchman is certainly my favorite of maybe all of his books.
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