Book Review: John Flanagan’s The Kings of Clonmel

Posted December 14, 2010 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews, Middle-Grade

This book came from the library, and I will never give you less than an honest review, no matter its source. I do provide informational and purchase links to make it more convenient for you to access the book. I also receive a percentage of the sale if you use one of my links to buy it. And that's not enough money to be less than truthful *grin*.

Book Review: John Flanagan’s The Kings of Clonmel

The Kings of Clonmel

by John Flanagan

three-stars

Series: Ranger's Apprentice #8

Other books by this author that I've reviewed include The Sorcerer in the North, The Siege of Macindaw, Erak's Ransom, Halt's Peril, The Emperor of Nihon-Ja, The Lost Stories, The Outcasts, Invaders, The Hunters, The Royal Ranger, Slaves of Socorro, Scorpion Mountain, The Tournament at Gorlan, The Ghostfaces.

Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy

This Paperback has 320 pages and was published by Random House on May 18, 2010. Discover more about it at Goodreads. You can also buy it at Amazon

Eighth in the Ranger’s Apprentice fantasy action-adventure series for middle-grade readers.

My Take

It was confirming to watch Halt in action with the king. It finally sunk in that one of the things I so enjoy about Flanagan’s series is the responsibility he gives his young characters. For young readers, this has to be a confidence-booster, that adults will take young people seriously. He also promotes a humane interaction with animals which I like.

There wasn’t much to tie Hibernia in to our Ireland except for referring to Sean as O’Carrick and a cairn.

The Story

Whoa…Will and Horace learn Halt’s deep, dark secret when they charge off to rescue the King of Clonmel from a false cult.


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