Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Emperor of Nihon-Ja

8404519Goodreads Synopsis:    Months have passed since Horace departed for the eastern nation of Nihon-Ja on a vital mission. Having received no communication from him, his friends fear the worst. Unwilling to wait a second longer, Alyss, Evanlyn, and Will leave their homeland behind and venture into an exotic land in search of their missing friend.

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 Thoughts:

-    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. 

Previous Ranger's Apprentice Books

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  1. You’re done?! Wow! I’m glad you loved every single one again.

  2. You finished! Awesome!!! And, I love the name of this book. :D