Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Book Review: Halt's Peril by John Flanagan

Posted as part of Tween Tuesday, hosted by GreenBeanTeenQueen.
Halt's Peril by John Flanagan
Publisher: Philomel
Publication date: October 2010
ISBN: 9780399252075
Source: Library

Ranger's Apprentice, Book 9: Halt's Peril 

When Halt, Will, and Horace continue to follow Tennyson and his phony religious followers as they near Araluen, they little expect the trouble they encounter.  The remaining two Genovesan assassins are not to be taken lightly.  Will they have the skill to defeat them in a show down, or is it the end of the line for Halt?

Things I Liked:
The series is always action-packed and this book is no exception.  Though, I think this one has a bit less on the action front, because of its main plot line.  I was a bit impressed with the way we finally get to see some weaknesses and mistakes from the rangers, who in the other books seem almost invincible.  It felt a bit predictable, which is kind of expected, considering the title and the excerpt on the back of the book, but still manages to hold a few surprises. 

Things I Didn't Like:
I definitely need longer breaks between the books.  I find them very similar in story and feel to each other.  I am quite sure that tweens and some teens, particularly boys, must love this series, but I find them a bit predictable and sometimes ridiculous.  Still, I'll be interested in reading more of the series, but not for several months.  

Read all the Ranger's Apprentice books

They are a bit like a younger Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

s-factor: none

mrg-factor: none

v-factor: ->->
there's always a bit of action going on

Overall rating: ***

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  1. THis was not my favorite book. I'm still looking forward to the Emperor of Nihon-Ja, but Halt's Peril dragged a lot.

  2. Ms. Yingling, I hope the next one is better, cause I'm almost ready to give up on the series!


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