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review 2015-06-25 20:00
The Siege Of Macindaw
The Siege of Macindaw (Ranger's Apprentice #6) - John Flanagan

Because of the Ranger's Apprentice Day I recently attended with my youngest sister (and the following meet-and-greet with the author; you can read more about that here) I decided it was time to read more books in the Ranger's Apprentice series and start where I left off.

 

The Siege of Macindaw is the sixth instalment of the series and forms one story together with the fifth book. The main thing happening in this book is the actual siege.

 

I was a little bit disappointed that it turned out to be almost solely about the siege. It's a 300-page read and it reads very fast, but focussing so much on this one event made it really feel like a middle book. In the end, not that much happens at all.

Also I didn't remember just how much these books are focussed on younger readers. The hero's are all very heroic and they are sure very smart/strong/overall awesome. The main villain was mostly mean.

 

I hope I'll like the next book in the series better.

 

You can also read my reviews for the rest of the books in the series:

The Ruins of Gorlan

The Burning Bridge

The Icebound Land

The Battle For Skandia / Oakleaf Bearers

The Sorceror of the North

 

 

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review 2014-10-16 00:00
The Sorcerer of the North (Ranger's Apprentice, #5)
The Sorcerer of the North (Ranger's Apprentice, #5) - John Flanagan Well, that was dumb...

That ending wasn't a cliffhanger--it just stopped in the middle of the story! Too bad the story wasn't anywhere near engaging enough to make me want to find out what happens next. I should have just stopped at book 4...it wrapped things up nicely and was actually entertaining! Waste of time!
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review 2014-08-28 00:00
The Battle for Skandia (Ranger's Apprentice, #4)
The Battle for Skandia (Ranger's Apprentice, #4) - John Flanagan Best of the series so far...

Book 4 finally lived up to the reputation for awesomeness the Rangers Apprentice series seems to have. The first three books were carried by a fun, easy going story, but held back by annoying quirks in writing style. Either I was so engaged by this story that I didn't notice, or the writing finally got better. I guess it doesn't really matter, The Battle for Skandia was great!
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review 2014-08-27 00:00
The Icebound Land (Ranger's Apprentice, #3)
The Icebound Land (Ranger's Apprentice, #3) - John Flanagan The Story Continues...

More fun story, more lame writing. It's driving my crazy how much these characters can read into a small nod of the head or a gleam in someone's eye. But I'm a sucker for a good story, so on to book four!
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review 2014-08-11 20:20
The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice, #1)
The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice, #1) - John Flanagan

A fun story...

...especially for kids and grown ups looking for a break from the heavy stuff we sometimes submit ourselves too. The Rangers Apprentice is quite elementary, but we'll written and engaging. I cared about the characters and enjoyed the simple plot. I'll be anxious to keep moving through the series. 12 books though? I'm going to have quite a collection when I'm done

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