The renegade outlaw group known as the Outsiders may have been chased from Clonmel, but not before killing Halt's only brother. Now Rangers Halt and Will, along with the young warrior Horace, are in pursuit. The Outsiders have done an effective job of dividing the kingdom into factions and are looking to overtake Araluen. It will take every bit of skill and cunning for the Rangers to survive. Some may not be so lucky.
©2008 John Flanagan (P)2010 Penguin Audio
Flanagan continues the saga with twists and turns that keep you guessing. I enjoy the series immensely and anxiously await the next installment.
This book picks right back up where the last on left off. It is a great book. I really love that the narrator is the same in all the books. Can't wait till the next one. Great Book
If you like knights, rangers and adventure this book is for you. Sword fights, archery and chasing villians across the country side, it is all here.
I love the character dynamics in this book and the whole series. The relationship between Will, Halt's apprentice and Halt and Will's best friend Horace a knight, is something that I enjoy reading about again and again.
It is great fun following their adventures from country to country in a world that is very like our own in medevil times.
I've always loved the Ranger's Apprentice series, and this book was no exception. I laughed out loud, and shed some tears. It was a very enjoyable experience.
I did want to listen to it all at once, so it was hard for me to turn it off when I had to go to work.
After listening to the books sequentially, I find myself anticipating and foreseeing some of the plot. However it is so well written and the characters endearing and the audio interpretation so believable, that it doesn't disappoint me to know in advance what might happen. Great series of books!!
This is a fantastic addition to the series. If you liked the other books in the Ranger's Apprentice series, you'll like this book as well!
Book Nine was a great continuation and growth in the characters of Will Treaty and Sir Horace. I was surprised and disappointed that the narrator John Flanagan did not finish the book; about two-thirds through the narrator changed.
Flanagan continues doing a great job at bringing the Rangers story to life, however he might consider getting a better narrator. Keating lacks the skill in making each character distinctive. All the voices sound the same and the pitch of his voice never changes. Halt should be a low, level voice of reason and confidence, but Keating makes him sound like a questioning naive youngster. I was very disappointed when I first started listening to the story but hung in there because I enjoy Flanagan's excellent work.
This book as alot of large series (More than 3 books), is slightly predictable in that is is to pin point a certain action. But the reader did an excellent job in keeping it exciting and enjoyable.
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