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Horace isn't meant to take sides, but he can't stand back and let an oath-breaker claim the throne.

Horace isn't meant to take sides, but he can't stand back and let an oath-breaker claim the throne.

Horace is missing. Months have passed since he was sent on a military mission to the court of the Emperor of Nihon-Ja but he has failed to return. Evanlyn is worried, and in company with Will and Alyss, she sets out to discover what has become of their old friend.

They find that Horace has become embroiled in Nihon-Jan politics. The arrogant Senshi sect has rebelled against the rightful Emperor and Horace has chosen to stay and lend support to the deposed ruler. Now he and Will must find men willing to face the highly trained Senshi warriors, while Alyss and Evanlyn must overcome their longstanding rivalry to seek aid from a mysterious group of mountain dwellers.

The tenth book in the Australian and New York Times mega-selling Ranger's Apprentice series.

Reviews

As with the previous nine books, the characters are engaging, of particular note is their witty banter – as a reader I often feel like I too am an old friend, I know all their inside jokes and which ‘insults’ are really meant tongue-in-cheek. One of Flanagan’s skills as a writer is capturing the dangers of some very tense situations and providing action filled battles without the need for graphic overkill.The only thing better than a Ranger’s Apprentice book is 10 Ranger’s Apprentice books – now just how many sleeps is it until book 11 is released?!

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The Emperor of Nihon-Ja is purely an enjoyable adventure story ... I would recommend it to any reader who enjoys a good story.

Jean Doran, Fiction Focus

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781741664485

    November 1, 2010

    Random House Australia Children's

    496 pages

    RRP $17.99

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  • EBook

    9781742741420

    November 1, 2010

    Random House Australia

    496 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards
    2011
    Honour Award
    Older Readers

Also by John Flanagan

Ranger's Apprentice 1: The Ruins Of Gorlan
Ranger's Apprentice 2: The Burning Bridge
Ranger's Apprentice 3: The Icebound Land
Brotherband 7: The Caldera
Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger
Ranger's Apprentice 5: Sorcerer In The North
Ranger's Apprentice The Early Years 1: The Tournament at Gorlan
Ranger's Apprentice 8: The Kings of Clonmel
Ranger's Apprentice 4: Oakleaf Bearers
Ranger's Apprentice 9: Halt's Peril
Ranger's Apprentice 6: The Siege Of Macindaw
Ranger's Apprentice The Early Years 2: The Battle of Hackham Heath
Ranger's Apprentice 11: The Lost Stories
Ranger's Apprentice The Royal Ranger 3
Ranger's Apprentice The Royal Ranger 2: The Red Fox Clan
Brotherband 6: The Ghostfaces
The Grey Raider
Brotherband 5: Scorpion Mountain
Brotherband 4: Slaves of Socorro
Brotherband 3: The Hunters
Brotherband 2: The Invaders
Brotherband 1: The Outcasts
Ranger's Apprentice 7: Erak's Ransom

Recommendations

Ranger's Apprentice 1: The Ruins Of Gorlan
Eldest
Voyager
Hollow City
The Hazel Wood
The Colour Of Magic
The Bear and The Nightingale
The Alchemyst
Magnus Chase And The Ship Of The Dead (Book 3)
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Minecraft: The Island
Tarin of the Mammoths: The Exile (BK1)
The Burning Maze (The Trials Of Apollo Book 3)
A Wrinkle In Time
Kensy and Max 1: Breaking News
La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
The Night Circus
Friday Barnes 1: Girl Detective
Blast Off!
Two Wolves