Months have passed since Horace departed for the eastern nation of Nihon-Ja on a vital mission. Having received no communication from him, his friends fear the worst. Unwilling to wait a second longer, Alyss, Evanlyn, and Will leave their homeland behind and venture into an exotic land in search of their missing friend.
When they finally catch up with him, they find Horace entangled in a military coup. Determined to protect the imperial throne, Will and his band of Araluens must piece together and train a force in order to fend off the master Senji warriors intent on overthrowing the emperor.
Suspense and pulse-pounding action abound in this final adventure in the worldwide phenomenon that is Ranger's Apprentice.
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©2011 John Flanagan (P)2011 Penguin
I have enjoyed the whole series. I read the first 8 to my grandsons and liked them so much that I have listed to the last two.
John Flanagan did it again! The adventures of Will and Company never cease to draw me in. the fact that he uses countrys similiar to the ones that we know ourselves only gives life and credit to the writing. Though simply writen, it by no means takes away from the tale and in fact allows the listener to fall into the story that much simpler. you seem to be able to know Will and Allis, Horis and Halt and all the company as you go from adventure to adventure. Such a story will have you listening again and again.
As anyone who has ever read the books know the story of the Will the Ranger is exciting. The story telling in the story is just as exciting as the story it self.
I have now read most of the series and am closing on the last book. I give big kudos to the author for a serious which older children and young adults will build much good clean character and understanding of military and diplomatic interactions between various groups of people. All with quite a good dose of humor and characters which certainly become beloved as the books go by!
Highly recommended for young readers!
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