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The Emperor of Nihon-Ja

by John Flanagan

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This book is part of an awesome series. After you read each chapter you wonder what will happen next. The battle scenes were great and really descriptive. 4Q4P The cover art was awesome and I'd recommend this book for middle school and high school students, as well as adults. I chose to read this book because I love the series it's a part of and wanted to continue it. DavidD
  edspicer | Jun 30, 2014 |
Once again, John Flanagan delivers another winner with his book "The Emperor of Nihon-Ja." It's full of ingenious plot points, thrilling action, and nail-biting suspense. I especially loved the way he deviated from his typical narrative focus and devoted a significant portion of the story to demonstrating how the two heroines have developed into strong, capable characters, who can more than hold their own. Although for the first several dozen pages, the book had a hard time holding my attention due to the way it jumped back and forth among the main characters, the rest of the book was fantastic. Once you get past those first pages, the book rapidly picks up speed and never stops until its exhilarating ending. Definitely a book worth reading! ( )
  ThePageturners | Mar 25, 2014 |
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  BRCSBooks | Jan 13, 2014 |
This was a great book. I don't know if it is the last Ranger's Apprentice or not, but if it is, it ends on a very good note.

We basically get a taste of Japanese culture here. In some ways, greco-roman military themes and japanese samurai/bushido ideals were simplified to the point of losing what made each great, but it had to be done to appeal to a YA audience and so that the plot could advance. This is a novel after all, not a comparative on military types.

This is where Flanagan should end this series. It is on a high note and will leave a good taste in the readers mouth. I could see him starting another series following the further adventures of Will and Horace and wives, or a different YA series where Will and Horace have moved into the place that Halt occupied in The Ruins of Gorlan.

Either way, this whole series was fantastic. For those leery of magic, but wanting a relatively gore-free medieval read, this is it. Sadly, profanity started creeping in in the last few books, so I suggest a review if you are wondering about these for your kids. ( )
  Bookstooge | Sep 26, 2013 |
The Emperor of Nihon-Ja
John Flanagan
2010
Age 10+
High interest. Reluctant Reader Pick.

This review and more like it can be found on Get Kids to Read. www.mrtierneyslibrary.com

The Ranger's Apprentice series is one of the best Young Adult series to come along since Harry Potter. Ranking high with other similar high octane series, the Rangers Apprentice follows Will on his journey to become a Ranger. The Emperor of Nihon-Ja is the final battle in this series. As such all the allies that Will and Halt (his mentor) have acquired over 9 books are here in a desperate attempt to rescue Will's friend Horrace.
Will has evolved since the first book, Flanagan's books are high octane but he has developed the key characters. Will and Halt are more like brothers at this point. Fans of the series will not be disappointed in how this book ends. It ties up story lines nicely and leaves readers with a satisfaction of an epic quest completed.

The good news is that The Royal Ranger book 12 comes out this fall so the story will continue! ( )
  thereader18 | Aug 6, 2013 |
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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.

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In a faraway land, a young warrior must protect an emperor from an uprising and train an inexperienced army, with assistance from his Ranger friends.

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