AUTHOR = JOHN FLANAGAN
GENRE = FANTASY, ADVENTURE, ACTION
INTEREST LEVEL = YEARS 7 – 9
Book 8 in the popular Ranger’s Apprentice series is chock full of action and adventure – and a few surprises thrown in for good measure. With a religious cult threatening Clonmel, Halt’s birthplace, Halt enlists the help of Will and Horace to deal with the situation. But it is not just the cult and bandits that are casuing headaches for Clonmel, it is also their weak king, Ferris. What secrets lie in Halt’s family closet that will help him to overcome both the cult and the weak king??
Readers who have enjoyed earlier books in the series will not be disappointed by this book. Apart from action, adventure and family intrigue there is plenty of wry humour to enjoy in the interchanges between grumpy Halt and his young comrades. Another entertaining addition … and Book 9 is not far away!
Notable Book CBCA Book of the Year (Younger Readers) 2009
Highly Recommended (dma) *****
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