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Series: Ranger's Apprentice #9
Other books by this author that I've reviewed include The Sorcerer in the North, The Siege of Macindaw, Erak's Ransom, The Kings of Clonmel, 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.
The ninth in this middle-grade fantasy-adventure series, Ranger’s Apprentice.
Each of them has something to overcome in varying degrees and it is only with help from an unexpected quarter that they have a chance.
While granting adult responsibilities to the two boys, Flanagan permits them to doubt their own abilities even as he sets them up for success with Halt’s subtle guidance. This series continues to impress me with Flanagan’s exposing his readers to the world’s realities with his gentle lessons on honorable behavior.
Halt, Will, and Horace are on a continuing assignment for the king, pursuing a charismatic charlatan of a pseudo religious leader. After his assassins have killed Halt’s brother, King Ferris of Clonmel, Tennyson has fled by back ways (and the help of a vicious smuggler) into an isolated area in Araluen where he had set up a fallback position.
Halt, Will, and Horace must track Tennyson down, force the assassins to act, and take down Tennyson and his core group once and for all…without making a martyr of him.