Halt's Peril

Halt's Peril
John Flanagan
Star Rating
Reviewer's Rating
Feb 20, 2023

In this ninth iteration of the twelve books in the Ranger’s Apprentice series, you are kept on the
edge of your seat, itching to see if assassins and later, Halt’s peril (see what I did there?) is just
around the corner or not. In this, you get suspense you have never gotten in any of the other
Ranger’s Apprentice books and you revisit a popular character from two of the previous books,
Malcolm the medieval drug dealer (healer, sorry). This book is for those who like to wait for
chapters on end for characters to die in the least impressive way possible-from a scratch. Out of
all the Ranger’s Apprentice books, this is most likely my least favorite: I didn’t like waiting so
long for them to fight the assassins and I didn’t like the suspense of Halt’s peril-I felt it was
stretched on too long. Despite this, the book achieves the stressful and exhilarating feeling of
suspense that it aimed to achieve and for that, it is still a good book. I would still recommend it,
partially because it is still part of the story and the other books wouldn’t really make sense
without it, but also because it is still a thrilling tale and still entertaining. Besides if you’ve
already read the first eight books, it would be kind of sad if you just stopped there.


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