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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Siege of Macindaw by John Flanagan

Title: The Siege of Macindaw
Author: John Flanagan
Published: 2006
Pages: 393
Rating: 4/5
Summary: 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.

Review: After what happened during the last book Will needs to find a way to save his friend and Araluen. As always, he will need the help of his friends and others too help him through this and to stand by him when the time comes to fight.

I was glad to see that Will was taking decisions that influenced what happened. He was thinking in the ways that he can help Araluen but also helped him save Alyss. He remembered what he had been taught and knew how to use it to his advantage.

Alyss wasn't the female who just sat around and waited for someone to come rescue her. She knew she had to do something to help herself of the problem she was in. I liked how they made her believe that a stone could help her even though it was only her.

I will have to find the other books and read them. I like the things that they get themselves into and the ways that they solve their problems. This is a good series to read if you want something else other than vampires, angels, or even paranormal stuff.

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