The Emperor of Nihon-Ja (Ranger's Apprentice Series #10)

The Emperor of Nihon-Ja (Ranger's Apprentice Series #10)

by John Flanagan
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The Emperor of Nihon-Ja (Ranger's Apprentice Series #10) by John Flanagan

The international bestselling series with over 5 million copies sold in the U.S. alone!

Months have passed since Horace departed for the eastern nation of Nihon-Ja on a vital mission. Having received no communication from him, his friends fear the worst. Unwilling to wait a second longer, Alyss, Evanlyn, and Will leave their homeland behind and venture into an exotic land in search of their missing friend.

When they finally catch up with him, they find Horace entangled in a military coup. Determined to protect the imperial throne, Will and his band of Araluens must piece together and train a force in order to fend off the master Senji warriors intent on overthrowing the emperor.

Suspense and pulse-pounding action abound in the tenth adventure in the worldwide phenomenon that is Ranger's Apprentice.

Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, T.H. White’s The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series, and George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142418598
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 03/20/2012
Series: Ranger's Apprentice Series
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 42,580
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 1.25(d)
Lexile: 860L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

John Flanagan grew up in Sydney, Australia, hoping to be a writer. John began writing Ranger’s Apprentice for his son, Michael, ten years ago, and is still hard at work on the series and its spinoff, Brotherband Chronicles. He currently lives in the suburb of Manly, Australia, with his wife. In addition to their son, they have two grown daughters and four grandsons.

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The Emperor of Nihon-Ja (Ranger's Apprentice Series #10) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 921 reviews.
Preceding_Chaos More than 1 year ago
I emailed John a while back. He mentioned this was not going to be the last book. He still has a couple more that he's working on which will be coming out.
Eslin More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best of the Ranger's Apprentice Series. Oh, I hope it isn't the last one. After reading 10 of these books, the characters feel like my relatives...ones I like to visit as opposed to those I'd prefer not to see often. Horace has gotten himself into a mess as usual. He was sent by King Duncan to find out some helpful information from the Emperor of Nihon-Ja. He even becomes friends with the Emperor. Just as Horace is about to return to Araluen, the Emperor is attacked by a man who wants to murder him and become the new emperor and certainly not a nice one. Horace finds himself right in the middle of mess. He has to stay and protect his friend the Emperor and help him defeat his enemy. Horace has been missing and Halt, Will, Alyss, and Evanlyn..aka...Princess Cassandra are sent to find him. They find him in the middle of what could become a war. The plot is slower than Flanagan's last two books but it has to be. The characters are stuck in one place due to the weather. The young ones are more mature and experienced in this book. Halt offers his wise advice but the young ones especially Will come up with some clever ways to make things work. I must admit that I did mess the usual bantering between Halt, Will, and Horace. There is some in the book of course but not as much. Their bantering back and forth makes these books so much fun to read. The ending is good. The last paragraph in the last chapter just made me laugh!! It made the book well worth reading. If you are a fan, read this book. If you aren't a fan, you will start reading the whole series. I do so hope it isn't the last time I will read about my friends, but if it is Mr. Flanagan I must say it has been a journey well worth reading!
Julie_Price More than 1 year ago
Great story with colorful characters and a fast moving plot. It kept the kids entertained for hours. Days later, they were still talking about it.
Balina More than 1 year ago
Very good book. Great plot, great characters.
Mikayla Brown More than 1 year ago
he is aparently on book 14 in austrailia. i wish his books came out sooner. cant wait to read it!!!!!!!
AliceGrace More than 1 year ago
John Flanagan fails to amaze me. He is a very talented author. There are very few series I would read to the very end if they had more than five books. Until now, the only author series I've read that have been longer than five books are Harry Potter and the first twelve books of The Secrets of Droon. My point? For me to read a series for this long and be willing to read more, the author has to be pretty darn good. The Emperor of Nihon-Ja was great! I absolutely loved the drama between Evalyn and Alyss! It was really awesome when they had to work together without anyone else's supervision. This book focused a little bit on everyone, which I liked and didn't like at the same time. I miss the story having more of an emphasis on Will like in the fifth or sixth books. At the same time though, I liked how the story had a more even focus on everyone. Will is so blind when it comes to girls; it makes me laugh. But that's part of his character. As you can imagine, there's a big battle at the end of the book. One of the best parts about the battle is that fact that Will leads it. He's the commander. Yes, he has help and stuff but he's the kind of like the master mind behind it. In previous battles, we've seen how Rangers usually stand back and pull the strings during a battle. Instead of Halt doing this, Will did. He was like the leader of the group at that point, protecting the Emperor. He's like a mini Halt. I love it! The writing was, as usual, spectacular. Flanagan can really write a battle scene! He's done a great job staying true to the characters all this time. The banter between them all is as enjoyable as ever and is always one of my favorite elements of the book. I really do hope this isn't the last book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sure it would make a graet miove.Exsepte they would toldly mess it up!!!!Anyway ILOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!~bye!
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
It is always sad to read the last book in a series. Bit it was good adventure. this book did not let down any. Horace is in fareast learn of different sword fighting style and becomes good friend and admire of The Emperor. When he is overtaken his throne by arisaka and his lies. Horace decides to flee with some of the emperor followers when a messenger comes letting theemperor know. Evelyn hears that Horace is missing and she comes to find will and halt who are in another country to help mediate peace treaty between two countries. So Will,Holt,Princess evelyn,alysa and others go to find out what happened to horace and stay to help fight for the emperor and the common people who are loyal. Its fun book. I enjoyed it and fans of the series will like it too
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorites in the series although all of the books are remarkably good. A must read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If I could I would bive this a 6, the plot is amazing and the charecters refreshing; wheter or not they are new characters or returning friends; i finished the royal ranger and found it disipionting. So why did I love it? Because ive gotten to know the charecters so well, and I was clinging to whatever new material the series had left. I read the Royal Ranger 3 times because of that. I dearly hope that the series that inspired me to get into reading does not end now.
tc-alley-cat More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed entire series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best seris ever this is better then harry potter
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batjack More than 1 year ago
the emperor of nihon-ja is a fast and furious adventure, with a bit history woven in. read and injoy, join the adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thus book is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read,the auther uses good detail and has a very suspenseful style leaving you wanting more with every chapter!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has already comd upin Denmark and i have read it but this isn't the last battle i can say. It's just the last battle in Nihon-Ya if it should be the last something? But i can say it's top recommended and it's relly good, and i think personally he should keep go on writing just send my questions if you want. :) Good job, Flanagan :)
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When i reached this book, i was hooked on tje series and was obsessed with archery. Luckily, tha is what this series is about:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I still need to read it but depending in the other books i bet it will be a good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good. An epic finale to a great series.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(Halt breaks up the skirmish between evanlyn and alys.) Halt: now will you please start acting like a courrier and a princess? Or ill have to think about sending will home. Will: (high pitched) me?! What have i got to do with it? Halt: it's your fault! Later: (Will is lying in bedroll marveling at the adventures he has been through and totally in awe with life. Wonders if halt feels the same way) Will: halt, are you awake? Halt: no. Will: oh, sorry. Halt: shut up. (Will goes to sleep.) Five minutes later: Halt: will, are you asleep? Will: no. But i was. Halt: serves you right. (Having exacted his revenge on his former apprentice, halt goes back to sleep.)