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When I first began reading these books I thought that perhaps I could be disappointed. At this stage of reading them I have found the writer to be quite eloquent in his writing styles, and the way he can lead you to believe something and then change your belief all at once. I have to say of the few books that I have read so far , they have all been of the highest quality. I give this book five stars and I believe that the rest of the books will continue to be as good.
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat Conclusion to a Wonderful Series
Reviewed in the United States on December 9, 2009
I stumbled upon the Ranger's Apprentice series a couple of years back when I was walking through Barnes and Nobles. I bought the first book on a whim and glad I did! The series has been incredible and one that I will read over and over again... and I'm 25! I love the writing style of John Flanagan, how well he captivates the characters and really brings you into the story.
The Seige of Macindaw is a great conclusion to the series, however I do not wish it to end! I would love to hear how everyone ends up in their lives... who becomes married, who finally expresses their love after all those years of friendship. A lot of questions are answered in this book, a lot of passion and emotion are revealed... though if you read the previous books it is clearly obvious how Will and the other characters really feel about one another. I won't spoil the great ending! :) I was incredibly impressed with the ingenious character traits of everyone in this book... even Shadow, or "the dog", and her loyalty to the people she loves... really reminds me of my own Brandy (a Collie mix who thumps her tail the same way when you talk to her; I pictured Shadow doing the same whenever she is mentioned or even looked at). I have to admit, though, that I fell in love with Trobar and how well he blooms in this book. He doesn't have the largest part, but how Mr. Flanagan brings that small part out is amazing. He is probably one of my favorite characters just through how he describes his love and even his smile! :) Great book and a great, "easy" read for any young adult! When I have children I will even let them read these books... it's so hard to find good books that are suitable these days! I'm glad Mr. Flanagan was able to captivate such a large audience without the distractions of sex.
5.0 out of 5 starsAwesome conclusion to the second arc of the series.
Reviewed in the United States on May 16, 2017
Full of action and heart wrenching moment's it is hard to put down. The author makes the smallest character seem real and full of personality. The second arc of the series sees our young protagonist rise above apprentices and stepping into the world as masters of their own craft. The humerus moments give the reader a good breather as well.
5.0 out of 5 starsJohn Flanagan poses yet another piece of beautiful work, and I love it!
Reviewed in the United States on March 24, 2020
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5.0 out of 5 starsEngaging for young adults who struggle to love books!
Reviewed in the United States on April 30, 2015
Our 12 year old son adores these books. It's challenging to find literature that's appropriate for young adults that's not filled with worldly garbage, but that holds the attention of reluctant readers, which my son was until we found these. After finishing the Eragon series on Audible, we wondered if we'd be able to find something that would keep him enthralled. We did. I love that there's so many in the series. It makes it simple to order him more. We buy in sets of 3 and he looks forward to each shipment! It's a great way to keep him motivated and engaged in reading. Children love getting mail. And we save a small amount of $ on each book!
5.0 out of 5 starsAmazing SPECTACULAR Can't find any other words that would describe a book as good as this
Reviewed in the United States on June 14, 2015
John Flanagan mixes a exciting combination of comedy action and mystery in this book. The author creates a mysterious atmosphere that makes predicting events in the book so challenging. His surprising plot twist makes you want to read the entire book instead just skimming through it or giving up in the first couple of chapters. Although I would recommend reading the entire series, the author fill in background information that would be found in previous books. What is also interesting is the some what relatable characters that deal with problems that we may face in everyday life. What may make this book the most interesting is its humorous remarks , comments, comebacks, and events. I highly recommend this book and believe that you should read the entire series.
5.0 out of 5 starsas with all good series, it extends automatically into the next
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 15, 2013
the series intrigued my grandson, and now me, excellent story telling, very enjoyable easy to read plot lines, I seem to be getting through them very quickly, time to return to Mathew Hervey (Allan Mallinson) Glenda Larke (Storm Lord series) Simon Scarrow (Cato & Macro series). If you enjoy the John Flanagan's Rangers Apprentice then you should enjoy these. R4
I have enjoyed the Ranger's Apprentice books very much as they have well thought plots and are good for any age to be gripped by. There are funny parts and there are parts that bring a tear or two to the eye, however, these books are a must read.