Brian Jacques was a popular author born in 1939 who was best known for the Redwall novels.

Like most notable authors, Brian took to reading at a very young age, enamored by the adventures produced by authors like Edgar Rice Burroughs and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He was also drawn to books like ‘The Wind in the Willows’, not only because of the storytelling techniques used but also the cast of animal characters.

As he approached his teenage years, it was clear that Brian Jacques had a talent for writing. He even went so far as to write a story about a bird and a crocodile when he was ten.

Interestingly enough, the story was so amazingly written that no one believed the ten-year-old had written. They even went so far as to cane Brian for refusing to reveal where he had copied the story from. Brian admitted that it was at this point that he came to appreciate his abilities as a writer.

Instead, Brian Jacques left school (St. John’s) at the age of fifteen and became a Merchant Sailor. The decision drove him to try his hand at a variety of jobs over the years. And it was during his stint as a milkman that Brian wrote ‘Redwall’, a story he produced for the children at an institute for the Blind.

Brian undertook the project after spending time with the children, reading to them and growing irritated with the state of Children’s literature in the process. Brian Jacques’ contention was that the books written for children during his time were filled with too much adolescent angst and were sorely lacking in magic.

The author’s ‘Redwall’ stories were designed to remedy that issue, and Brian’s writing style quickly garnered attention, primarily because of his use of smell, taste, balance and sound in describing scenes and situations.

Books in order of publication:

Redwall Books

Redwall(1986) 
Mossflower(1988) 
Mattimeo(1990) 
Mariel of Redwall(1991) 
Salamandastron(1992) 
Martin the Warrior(1993) 
The Bellmaker(1994) 
Outcast of Redwall(1995) 
The Pearls of Lutra(1996) 
The Long Patrol(1997) 
Marlfox(1998) 
The Legend of Luke(1999) 
Lord Brocktree(2000) 
Taggerung(2001) 
Triss(2002) 
Loamhedge(2003) 
Rakkety Tam(2004) 
High Rhulain(2005) 
Eulalia!(2007) 
Doomwyte(2008) 
The Sable Quean(2010) 
The Rogue Crew(2011) 

Chronogical Order of Redwall Books

Mossflower(1988) 
Redwall(1986) 
Mattimeo(1990) 
Mariel of Redwall(1991) 
Salamandastron(1992) 
Martin the Warrior(1993) 
The Bellmaker(1994) 
Outcast of Redwall(1995) 
The Pearls of Lutra(1996) 
The Long Patrol(1997) 
Marlfox(1998) 
The Legend of Luke(1999) 
Lord Brocktree(2000) 
Taggerung(2001) 
Triss(2002) 
Loamhedge(2003) 
Rakkety Tam(2004) 
High Rhulain(2005) 
Eulalia!(2007) 
Doomwyte(2008) 
The Sable Quean(2010) 
The Rogue Crew(2011) 

Tribes of Redwall Books

Badgers(2001) 
Otters(2002) 
Mice(2003) 
Hares(2006) 
Squirrels(2006) 

Redwall Picture Books

The Great Redwall Feast(1996) 
A Redwall Winter’s Tale(2001) 

Redwall Graphic Novel Books

Redwall(2007) 

Redwall Non-Fiction Books

Redwall Map & Riddler(1997) 
Redwall Abbey(1998) 
Redwall Friend and Foe(2000) 
The Redwall Cookbook(2005) 

Flying Dutchman Books

Castaways of the Flying Dutchman(2001) 
Angel’s Command(2003) 
Voyage of Slaves(2006) 

Urso Brunov Picture Books

The Tale of Urso Brunov(2003) 
Urso Brunov and the White Emperor(2008) 

Short Story Collections

Seven Strange and Ghostly Tales(1991)
The Ribbajack(2004)