Wednesday, August 05, 2009

John Flanagan's The Siege of Macindaw ~ Reviewed

The Siege of Macindaw
By John Flanagan
Philomel books
ISBN: 978-0-399-25033-0

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After years as a Ranger’s apprentice, Will is now the protector of his first fief. Not long into his service, everything that can go wrong does: Keren, a renegade knight, has taken over Castle Macindaw, a strategic gateway to the North—poisoning the royal family in the process—and is holding Will’s friend Alyss captive. The situation grows direr when Will uncovers Keren’s secret alliance with the Scotti, who have plans to plunder Araluen. Time is of the essence, and Will must recruit a motley crew to rescue Alyss and reclaim Castle Macindaw—before the Scotti can make it their own.


The kingdom is in danger. Renegade knight Sir Keren has succeeded in overtaking Castle Macindaw and now is conspiring with the Scotti. The fate of Araluen rests in the hands of two young adventurers: the Ranger Will and his warrior friend, Horace.

Yet for Will, the stakes are even higher. For inside Castle Macindaw, held hostage, is someone he loves.

For this onetime apprentice, the time to grow up is now.

The New York Times best-selling series continues its breathless pace in this dramatic new chapter.

Three thumbs up, six stars, eleven out of ten. This book was incredible. The Siege of Macindaw was the perfect extension to the fifth book the Sorcerer in the North, leaving the reader content, but still dying for more. It contains war, magic, action, and extreme intensity. There was nothing I can think of that would make this book better. As I said before, eleven out of ten.

Review by Reid, Age 12

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