If you want adventure, awesome heroes, and a battle that defies all odds, then join Will and the gang in this tenth adventure of the Ranger’s Apprentice, The Emperor of Nihon-Ja.
Author: John Flanagan
Publisher: Puffin Books
Series: Ranger’s Apprentice
Book: The Emperor of Nihon-Ja #10
Media Type: Paperback, Hardcover, Kindle, Audio Book
Note: There is a sequel series called Ranger’s Apprentice; The Royal Ranger, a prequel series known as Ranger’s Apprentice; The Early Years, and a spin-off series named BrotherBand Chronicles.
Summary of “The Emperor of Nihon-Ja”
Horace has gone missing!
Sent to learn more about the weapon skills of the Nihon-Ja, Horace had visited the compassionate Emperor Shigeru.
Horace and the Emperor travel from the summer palace to Iwanai, from there Horace will sail back home.
But as they are traveling, word comes that the Emperors opponent is leading the Senshi in a revolt against him.
Horace journeys with Emperor Shigeru to an old fortress in the mountains.
There they get ready for an attack.
With five hundred men in the opposing army, the odds are greatly against them.
Meanwhile, Halt and Will have escorted Alyss to Toscana as part of a delegation from Araluen to help Arridi and Toscana in the making of their trade and military pact.
Selethen is acting in place of the Arridi Emrikir in the negotiations.
With the negotiations finished, Halt and the others prepare to leave.
When suddenly, Evalyn shows up with shocking news— Horace is missing!
Together with Selethen they set off in the Skandian duty ship.
Will they find Horace in time?
And will they be able to fight off the Emperor’s opponent?
Join Will and the gang as they embark on this wonderful adventure The Emperor of Nihon-Ja.
What I like about “The Emperor of Nihon-Ja”
I like how both Alyss and Evalyn are together in this book.
The fatherly relationship between Horace and Shigeru was sweet and touching.
It was also really cool that Selethen joined them in this story.
The way the characters in this book had to work together and to sacrifice for each other added depth.
A list of 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