19 April, 2011

Oakleaf Bearers

Title: Oakleaf Bearers
Author: John Flanagan
Genre: Fantasy Fiction
Series: Ranger's Apprentice
Audience: Young Adult
Format: Book - Library

Synopsis: Having escaped the Skardians, Will and Evelyn face a new threat when Evelyn is taken by a mysterious horseman. Rejoining Will, Halt and Horace set off to rescue her, but the question is what are the Temujai doing  in Skandia? And will the Skandian's accept Halt's offer of help to try and stop the invaders.

What I thought: Seriously this series just keeps getting better! Flanagan again writes an exceptional young adult fantasy book that keeps the reader engaged and interested. Will's character continues to develop and grow and while the ending is not totally happy, it is believable and does not buy into the "happy ever after" myth so many young adult  (and lets face it, adult fantasy fiction) fantasy novels do.

Recommended for: those who enjoy good quality fantasy.!
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