The Siege of Macindaw

The Siege of Macindaw

Book - 2009
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Now a full-fledged Ranger, Will must rescue his friend Alyss from a rogue knight and uncover vital information needed to ward off a Scotti invasion.
Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, 2009
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780399250330
9780142415245
0399250336
Characteristics: 293 p. ; 24 cm

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TJH2004
Dec 04, 2016

Its a great book in a great series, but not the best.

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laughoutloudbro
Jun 21, 2016

it good

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fantasybkaddict
Mar 23, 2016

For a much more detailed review, check out this book on my blog!

https://readfantasybooks.wordpress.com/2015/12/10/rangers-apprentice-series-by-john-flanagan/

A great, exciting addition to the story and a terrific ending to the current story arc. It is a bit darker than early books, and there are several instances of the word “damn” as well as slightly more descriptive battle scenes and wounds. However, I think anyone ten and older would love the book.

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lucasrocks
Jul 22, 2015

One of the best books ever!

Rapagnap Apr 09, 2015

awesomeness

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Sunshine8899
Jan 23, 2015

I love these books so much it hurts! I could read them over and over.

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banana7
Dec 28, 2014

CHEESY cover............... CHEESY COVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

h8badbooks Jul 22, 2014

amazing series i think this is the best book ever !!!:)

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Ciara_the_ranger
Mar 07, 2014

really good book, and amazing series

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MEWKYOGRE
Jul 18, 2013

Great. I do judge books by its covers though.

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TJH2004
Dec 04, 2016

TJH2004 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 15

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black_hawk_400
Jun 28, 2014

black_hawk_400 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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dovercourt
May 15, 2013

dovercourt thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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JihadiConservative
Apr 23, 2013

JihadiConservative thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

shallowriver Jan 25, 2012

shallowriver thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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FuNkYbOoKwOrM
Jan 21, 2012

FuNkYbOoKwOrM thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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Jdude
Mar 25, 2011

Jdude thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 13

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laughoutloudbro
Jun 21, 2016

attack!!!

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daisylilacrose
Dec 04, 2014

"There was some mention of food?" he reminded them. Horace always did have a good grasp of priorities.

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daisylilacrose
Dec 04, 2014

"I don't snore," Horace said, with dignity.
Will raise his eyebrows. "Is that so?" he said. "Then in that case, you'd better chase out that colony of walruses who are in the tent with you."

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soccerlvr9493
May 16, 2013

He kissed her forehead gently to calm her. He sensed the confused tangle of thoughts in her mind.

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musicwithdance
Jul 25, 2012

"LOVE WILL"

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laughoutloudbro
Jun 21, 2016

With the overthrow of Castle Macindaw by Keren, Orman's traitorous cousin, Will Treaty needs to find men to help win back the crucial northern stronghold. Will seeks out a group of shipwrecked Skandians, which he hires as mercenaries. Halt, Will's former mentor, and Crowley send Horace to help Will, and together, they manage to take prisoner MacHaddish, a Scotti general, in league with Keren. They manage to find out that Keren has made a deal with the Scotti and is allowing them access to Araluen's northern fiefs in return for a portion of their plunder.

Alyss has been held captive by Keren who has been mesmerising her and pumping her for information that may be of use to him. Will sends Alyss a stone to help thwart Keren's attempts to control Alyss' mind however and she is able to deceive Keren for a while. Alyss and Will send messages using the code taught to all members of the Ranger Corps and Diplomatic Service and are able to relay messages.

They make a wheelbarrow-like machine to wheel over to the castle. It collapses, according to plan, and the Skandians pretend to run away. Keren tells his men to try to "set that thing alight", but failed in his attempt and the castle defenders, murderers and bandits, quickly become uninterested in the strange machine and are easily distracted by a show of lights and strange hallucinations to the south. While that happens, Keren asks Alyss for her hand in marriage, however she refuses.

When all the focus is away from the west wall, Will and Horace, who had been under the machine, put ladders up onto the wall. Later, the Skandians run and manage to climb the ladder. They slaughter the defenders and quickly gain a foothold in the castle but Will runs to the central tower, carefully, to avoid defenders' attacks, to rescue Alyss. There, Alyss is mesmerised by Keren. Keren tells her to kill Will if he hurts him in any way. Will doesn't want to shoot Alyss, but he knows that he has to kill Keren. Will tells Alyss "I love you", the spell is broken and Alyss is shocked at what she was about to do. A fight between Keren and Will ensues. With a smaller saxe knife, Will quickly is overpowered by Keren, until Alyss splashed acid into Keren's face who reels backwards in agony and falls to his death out of the window.

Later, many soldiers of Norgate come to Macindaw to help defend and go to the north to ensure the Scotti invasion force turned back, leaving the Skandians to defend Macindaw. When he returns to the "Healer's Clearing", he decides to give Shadow to Trobar. Will goes back to Seacliff Fief and falls into a peaceful but unfulfilling lifestyle and becomes depressed, until he receives a letter from Alyss which says that she loves him. Will hurriedly saddles Tug and begins the trek to Redmont.

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FuNkYbOoKwOrM
Jan 21, 2012

Will, along with Horace and a surprising band of followers must attack Macindaw Castle in order to defeat the lord who resides there.

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JihadiConservative
Apr 23, 2013

Violence: some battles

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FuNkYbOoKwOrM
Jan 21, 2012

Violence: Contains low level violence.

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