Kings of Clonmel

Kings of Clonmel

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by John Flanagan
     
 

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Mankind puts its faith in many things—gods, kings, money—anything for protection from the world's many dangers. When a cult springs up in neighboring Clonmel, promising to quell the recent attacks by lawless marauders, people flock from all over to offer gold in exchange for protection. But this particular group, with which Halt is all too familiar, has a

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Mankind puts its faith in many things—gods, kings, money—anything for protection from the world's many dangers. When a cult springs up in neighboring Clonmel, promising to quell the recent attacks by lawless marauders, people flock from all over to offer gold in exchange for protection. But this particular group, with which Halt is all too familiar, has a less than charitable agenda. Secrets will be unveiled and battles fought to the death as Will and Horace help Halt in ridding the land of a dangerous enemy.

The worldwide phenomenon is back with a gripping new adventure. Yet for these Rangers, the peril is only beginning . . .

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ISBN-13:
9780440869825
Publisher:
Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
09/28/2011
Age Range:
10 Years

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John Flanagan lives in Australia.

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The Kings of Clonmel (Ranger's Apprentice Series #8) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 670 reviews.
Aki More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books in the Ranger Apprentice series. I read it slowly just so I could savor the story. I have read the series from the beginning. I loved the first 4 books, but I was a little disappointed when Will was no longer Halt's apprentice. The books were just not as entertaining. In fact without Halt, Will, and Horace together they lacked the spark of the others in the series. I enjoyed Erak's Ransom because Halt was back. However, The Kings of Clonmel far surpassed it. First of all only two women characters made brief appearances, the Lady Pauline, Halt's wife and Alyss, Will's love interest. Maybe women characters aren't Flanagan's strongest suit. This book is about Halt, Horace, and Will. That fact alone made the story outstanding for me. Halt learns about a religious cult whose leader is more interested in money than helping people. The Outsiders show up in towns and offer protection against bandits. If the people follow the path of the cult's leader, Tennyson, their families are safe. If they do not, the bandits will attack and destroy them. Tennyson and his cult move into the kingdom of Hibernia which is close to Araluen. That attracks Halt's interest immediately. There is a twist about how Will joins him on this assignment and how Horace beomes involved in the plot. The twist is a delightful and clever way to keep Flanagan's three best characters in books to follow in the series. Halt's past comes back to haunt him. It is a past he would rather forget about, but with the friendship and understanding of Will and Horace, he moves forward to accept its challenges. I cannot say any more about Halt's secret, but it is very entertaining. The thing that makes this book so good is the friendship among these three friends. They act so human which makes the book so delightful to read. They disagree, bicker, and tease each other relentlessly, but when it comes down to loyalty and protecting each other's lives, they are the best of friends. Friendship is the key element in the story. Halt is the plotter and thinker with years of experience, Horace the warrior who's not as young and naive as he use to be, and Will is growing more clever and confident in his skills as a ranger. The story flows quickly, the twists are delightful, the interaction of the characters is so entertaining, and the ending has a sort of sad twist. It is a good book and I thoroughly enjoyed every word. I can't wait for the book 9. I just hope Flanagan finishes it quickly.
Balina More than 1 year ago
That was great. I enjoyed every minute reading this.
alumni More than 1 year ago
very appropriate for children - almost no vulgar language or sexual references - action packed, good role models
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Over all a great series, john flanagan has done it again
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BEST SERIES EVER THANK YOU JOHN FLANAGAN and i want more books in the SERIES YOU NEED TO READ THE BROTHERBAND CHRONICLES FROM JOHN FLANAGAN ITS AWESOME it might take a while to understand the book but it is AWESOME BUY THE BROTHERBAND CHRONICLES NOW
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read em all ,love em all,and want em all. And I do. SO PLEASE MAKE MORE THAN ELEVAN!! P.S. I also love the brotherband chronical!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books in the series and if u read this one i bet u will read Halts peril to so read read read to all the rangers apprentice fans (>" )> (Kirby )
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am crazy abouthis series, it is ssssooooo AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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The Ranger's Apprentice series canbe emotinal at times, but if you like medieval and adventure, these books are the right choice for you. The rangers save the king from losing his people, and learn a new secret about Halt in this new book.
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These are the greatest books ever.
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Rosa stalked through the trees off to the small Ranger cabin before she was caught.
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