Five years have passed since the Skandians and the Araluans made their treaty, and Will has finally become a Ranger, with his own fief to look after. He soon learns that even sleepy little islands have problems to keep him on his toes. Then he and his old friend Alyss are thrown into a terrifying new adventure, investigating the truth behind rumours of sorcery in a remote northern fief. As he stands in Grimsdell Forest, with the horrific, ghostly Night Warrior looming over him, Will must ask himself one question: is there a rational explanation... or does sorcery really exist?
©2008 John Flanagan (P)2011 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
"Flanagan expertly juggles the overall plot line...with a logically constructed campaign that culminates in a hard, suspenseful battle." (Kirkus)
"Fans of the series will eagerly devour this one and wait impatiently for the next...A sure bet for fantasy fans." (School Library Journal)
Capable of so much more than what I've been given credit for. ('Until I Break' by Broken Sunday
Yes, the story is great and I love the narrator.
The narrator. He's an excellent voice actor!
My favorite scene is when Will enters Grimsdell Woods for the first time.
The Ranger. The sorcerer. The temporary king. All men of myth and legend. What's real? What's fake?
Having listened to both William Zappa (the Australian narrator) and John Keating (the US narrator), Zappa is tons better. I like how he reads and some of his pronunciations of names are truer than Keating's (mainly of Evanlyn - Zappa says
While not my favorite in the series i still really enjoyed listning to this book. It's the first of a 2 part story within the series so there is a lot of setting up the story and discovering who the bad guys are. If you are listning to all the books and have just finished book 4 I'd suggest listning to book 7 first as, although published later, that story takes place before this one.
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