If you enjoy a book with excitement, daring exploits, and heroic heroes, then you will love The Siege of Macindaw.
Will starts to put together an army, determined to save Alyss and Castle Macindaw.
But how can he put together an army when most of Castle Macindaw’s loyal guards have left the area.
The answer comes in the form of a Skandian captian who goes by the name of Gunder Hardstriker. Gunder and his men were shipwrecked.
Stranded and with two men dead, they have no way of getting home. Things have never looked so bleak.
Until, to Gunder’s surprise and delight, Will Treaty shows up. Will needs his help.
In The Sorcerer of the North, Halt and Crowley worried that Will might need help. They decided to send Horace to Will.
Reunited, the two friends are delighted to see each other again.
Will is relieved to have some one on his side who knows a bit more about how to take a castle.
Together, with the help of Malcolm, they find a way to rescue Alyss and to regain the Castle.
But how can they take over a castle with only twenty-seven men?
They must find a solution and quickly before the Scotti come take over Castle Macindaw and from there all of Norgate Fief.
I like The Siege of Macindaw because it has a lot of what I want in a medieval type book: adventure, good characters, good versus evil, and an underdog.
Author: John Flanagan
Publisher: Puffin Books
Series: Ranger’s Apprentice
Book: The Siege of Macindaw #6
Age Range: 12-15
Media Type: Kindle, Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Book
Note: There is a prequel series known as,“Ranger’s Apprentice; The Early Years,” a spin-off series called “BrotherBand Chronicles,” and a sequel series named “Ranger’s Apprentice; The Royal Ranger.”
A list of the books in the Ranger’s Apprentice series:
Book 1: The Ruins of Gorlan
Book 2: The Burning Bridge
Book 3: The Icebound Land
Book 4: The Battle for Skandia
Book 5: The Sorcerer of the North
Book 6: The Siege of Macindaw
Book 7: Erak’s Ransom
Book 8: The Kings of Clonmel
Book 9: Halt’s Peril
Book 10: The Emperor of Nihon-Ja
Book 11: The Lost Stories