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Nice little mystery.

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Before receiving the Advanced Reader's copy of Siege of Macindaw, I had never read the Apprentice Series. I wanted to read at least the first book before reviewing the newest copy to get a better understanding of the characters and I'm glad I did. Overall I really enjoy this series and will read more as I can! The strength of the Apprentice Series is the realistic way the characters develop and the world they live in. There is no orphan boy who was born with an inexplicable power or supreme magic item that will save the world to be found. Yes, the characters have natural abilities that help them, but they have to work hard for the skills that make them the heroes. They all make mistakes, but they learn from them. In this newest book in particular I liked how the main characters have grown. This is still very much a coming of age story. Even though Will is now a Ranger, he is still grappling with the responsibility of his command, especially when there are lives at risk. He has moments of doubt and worry, but still has the courage to face difficulties that keep coming. However, the drama is more than balanced by the many humorous moments in the book. The camaraderie between Will and Horace is easily one of the best parts of the novel. Those two alone keep things interesting! I also like any scene with the Skandians. (I think I have a weakness for silly Vikings/barbarians!) They are always good for a laugh. I will be recommending this book to any fantasy loving teens.

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ALA ALSC Notable 2009

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