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Halt's Peril (Ranger's Apprentice, Book 9) Hardcover – October 5, 2010
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Continuing the story line begun in The Kings of Clonmel (2010), book 9 of the Ranger’s Apprentice series sends Halt, Will, and Horace back on the trail of the same vicious, thieving outlaws. When a poisoned arrow takes Halt out of his senses and soon threatens his life, his younger comrades must take the lead to save him and continue their mission. A fine addition to a popular series, this volume sends the three main characters into adventures that they can survive only by relying on one other. Series fans will enjoy the dialogue and camaraderie as much as the action. Grades 5-8. --Carolyn Phelan
"A fine addition to a popular series, this volume sends the three main characters into adventures that they can survive only by relying on one other. Series fans will enjoy the dialogue and camaraderie as much as the action." * Booklist * "It's clever, it has some great tension and when backed with the authors flamboyant writing style alongside his grasp of tactics and strong characters makes this a title that was hard to put down . . . It's a title that really will please as well as enthuse the reader for more. Great stuff." * tattystreasurechest.blogspot.com * --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I live in America, and was VERY excited when I learned there's a company that imports from Australia; the book's not out here until October 5th. I really enjoyed this book, but I would have made two changes;
1) I would have mashed the first three chapters into one. It would help the beginning flow of the book a LOT.
2) I would have extended the beginning of one of the chapters, as it mystifies the reader, and would be much better if it kept the suspense up a little longer.
I read this book two times the first day I got it, a third time the next day, a fourth and fifth the next, and then just read it whenever I could wrest it away from my two younger siblings. If you are a hopeless romantic (not meaning love scenes, but drama) with a vivid imagination and a thirst for adventure and humor, as I am, this is the book for you.
Again, this is an engaging and thrilling read, and it interests even my brother, who is not known for his biblophilia. Be forewarned, however; it does move a little slow in places, but that seems to just make the other bits even more interesting, especially the times when Will comes close to cracking. After all, nobody likes watching their mentor die.
I was a little disappointed that the Black O' Malley was not really Sir Keren; it would have opened up quite a few possibilities if he had survived Macindaw, by some miracle. I mean, come on, a major face-off between Will and someone he thought was already dead? Still, the way he was forced to give them information was quite intruiging. I'm going to shut up now, and go and find that book to read it for the... eighth? ninth? tenth time?
Bring on the tenth book! And the eleventh! And the twelveth! And the - you get the idea.
This series is excellent for those who love the middle ages, dungeons and dragons, and just people who like heroes who stand up to the bad guys instead of wimps who wonder why things are like they are and if they should get involved. These guys step up and make a difference.
But enough of my love! Let's get to the point.
For those unfamiliar to the series, Will is a King's Ranger in the medieval Kingdom of Araluen. Halt's also a Ranger, but he was Will's mentor. I say was not because he's dead, but Will's a Ranger now, not an apprentice (yes, I know the title says Ranger's Apprentice, but...) and he doesn't need Halt anymore. Or does he?
That question is asked when Halt is struck by a deadly poison arrow. Halt is desperately in need of an antidote, and Will journeys to find one.
I loved Book 8 a lot because Horace, the knight, joined Will and Halt's party. This RA book is funnier than the rest, in my opinion. Many chapters end with a joke. I loved how once again, Will tries to manage without Halt, like in Book 7. Plus, there are 2 story arcs to keep you entertained. And here's the part I loved most: one of my favorite characters from a previous book that I thought I would never see again returns!
So, with that said, why 4 stars and not 5?
Like a previous reviewer said, the first 150 pages drag a little. They're just tracking assassins, but it's handled well. I mean, who would think a little scrap of cloth could help you figure out so many things?
The ending is good. It doesn't leave you begging for more, but I found myself wanting to read the tenth and final book, THE EMPEROR OF NIHON-JA already.
I would like to give this a 4.5/5 stars, but I can't, so I'll have to give it a 4 since it doesn't deserve a 5. HALT'S PERIL is one of the best in the Ranger's Apprentice series yet.