Monday, November 18, 2013

MMGM: The Royal Ranger (Book 12 of the Ranger's Apprentice books)

My promised MMGM!

First of all, I have this awesome GIVEAWAY going on for Kasie West's book, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US! Check it out!

 So back to THE ROYAL RANGER!


YAY!!!!
(I love the cover...the colors are so pretty!)

Goodreads says:
After a senseless tragedy destroys his life, Will is obsessed with punishing those responsible - even if it means leaving the Ranger Corps. His worried friends must find a way to stop him taking such a dark path.

It is Halt who suggests the solution: Will must take an apprentice. The candidate Halt has in mind surprises everyone - and it's a request Will cannot refuse.

Training a rebellious, unwilling apprentice is hard enough. But when a routine mission uncovers a shocking web of crime, Will must decide where his priorities lie - finishing his quest for revenge, or saving innocent lives?

John Flanagan makes a spectacular return to the world of Ranger's Apprentice - but what has happened since you last saw Will and his friends might shock you!
My review:
I was surprised when I heard that another Ranger's Apprentice book was coming out. After all, THE EMPEROR OF NIHON-JA, was called "the final battle".  
I am a fan of John Flanagan. I received the first Ranger's Apprentice book as a birthday gift and I was hooked.  
I really liked the plot and the writing. It was great, as usual. But I didn't like how Will morphed into Halt in a way- his actions mirrored those of Halt's in the earlier books.  I liked my Will, who was young and spry and had no grey hairs. I wasn't ready for him to change in the ways he did. Because of this, I'd say 4 out of 5.

2 comments:

  1. Character development in series can be hard to take, especially when a character you love has changed. I'm not a big series reader to begin with but would give this one a try. Thanks for bringing it to everyone's attention.

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    1. I know what you mean. You have the character in your mind, then the author goes and changes them into something you don't like so much.

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