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.
- My first review:
I really enjoyed this last book of the Ranger's Apprentice series. I loved the culture and humanity that Flanagan puts in his stories.
I thoroughly enjoyed the accurate and awesome Japanese culture. Will, Horace, and Halt have been all over the place and have seen many cultures, but this one is my favorite.
I loved how this book focused more on Horace. His character and morals really showed through, and I think he deserved the recognition. I wish the ending had gone on a bit longer, but it ended very nicely. I just know that the gang had many more adventures, and I'm sad that I won't be able to read more.
- I only have a couple things to add. Friendship has been a prominent theme throughout the series, and I have loved each moment. I really liked how Evanlyn and Alyss were thrown together on their own adventure, and I love that they were able to talk through their angst and become close friends.