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Kings of Clonmel: Book Eight (Ranger's Apprentice) (original 2008; edition 2011)

by John Flanagan

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Title:Kings of Clonmel: Book Eight (Ranger's Apprentice)
Authors:John Flanagan
Info:Puffin (2011), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 400 pages
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The Kings of Clonmel by John Flanagan (Author) (2008)

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Fast-paced plot, lovable characters, page-turning action, evil bad guys--all of these qualities are ones that Flanagan manages to bring to his books time and time again, and "The Kings Clonmel" is certainly no exception. Readers will find themselves caught up in Will, Halt, and Horace's adventure as they must defeat a new enemy that threatens the peace of their homeland and will discover shocking secrets revealed in the process. Although the enemies in this book aren't quite as engaging as the ones in past installments, Flanagan still delivers another solid read that will leave readers anxiously awaiting to continue the series. Definitely recommend "The Kings of Clonmel"! ( )
  ThePageturners | Mar 23, 2014 |
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  BRCSBooks | Dec 6, 2013 |
In the kings of Clonmel made by John Flanagan, the legendary rangers Will and Halt along with the famous knight Horace go to Hiberia to stop a religious cult. What the cult does is cause trouble in towns then say that there god will save them but they need gold to do it, they take the gold then get out stopping the invasions increasing their fame. The two rangers and the knight see that the only way to stop the myth was with another myth.
This book is a bit slow and boring up to the second half where it picks up and gets plenty of action, however it does not compare to the other books
  br14jamo | Oct 25, 2013 |
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  BRCSBooks | May 15, 2013 |
This is the eighth book in the Ranger’s Apprentice series. There are ten books total in the series. If you have enjoyed the previous books in this series, then you will enjoy this one as well.

When Will arrives at the yearly Ranger’s Gathering he finds that Halt is missing. Halt is in the west investigating a mysterious religious cult called the Outsiders that is affecting the stability of the kingdom of Clonmel. Will and Horace are asked to go and assist Halt in dealing with the threat.

This book was very much like all the previous books in this series. It was a solid and well done fantasy with humorous banter between the characters. Will, Halt, and Horace are fun to read about.

The plot is very much like other plots in this series. This is a problem in a kingdom that needs to be dealt with; our trio goes and deals with it. Along the way there are some twists and turns that put them in tough situations and they need to use their wits and talents to figure out a solution.

There is one additional thing in this book that makes things a bit more interesting. In this story we learn a lot about Halt’s history, where he comes from, and who his family is. It was fun to learn about Halt’s past and get some more background on him. Although I found the background as to why Halt left his family to be a bit unrealistic when you consider who Halt is and how he normally acts.

I was a bit disappointed that none of the girls feature in this story. I have enjoyed having Alyss or Cassandra as part of the story. I also thought that there really wasn’t as much character development in this book as in previous books. Will is grown and seems a bit stagnant. Horace was more witty than in previous books but outside of that he was the same old Horace. Even Halt seems a bit tired throughout the story.

This book is the first half of a story that will be continued into book 9. As with previous books, this is a well written but not super creative story.

Overall another solid addition to this series. It was great to learn about Halt’s past. The witty banter between the characters is highly entertaining. I didn’t think there was as much character development as in previous books. In general this is a solid traditional adventure fantasy that should appeal to a middle grade and older audience. ( )
  krau0098 | May 17, 2012 |
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Will, Horace and Halt travel to Eire to investigate the unrest that has taken over Hibernia, to the west of Araluen. Outsiders are causing strife and the kingdoms of Hibernia are falling. It's up to the rangers to find out what's going on.
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Halt, Will, and Horace set out for Hibernia, where a quasi-religious group, the Outsiders, is sowing confusion and sedition, and they find that secrets from Halt's past may hold the key to restoring order before the last kingdom is undermined.

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