The Emperor of Nihon-Ja: Book Ten (Ranger's Apprentice)
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When Horace travels to the exotic land of Nihon- Ja, it isn't long before he finds himself pulled into a battle that is not his - but one he knows in his heart he must wage. A kingdom teeters on the edge of chaos when the Nihon-Ja emperor, a defender of the common man, is forcibly overthrown, and only Horace, Will, and his Araluen companions can restore the emperor to the throne. Victory lies in the hands of an inexperienced group of fighters, and it's anybody's guess who will make the journey home to Araluen.
Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, T.H. White’s The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series, and George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire series.
But he hated to desert a friend in danger. ‘I don’t like it, your excellency,’ he said eventually. ‘Neither do I, Or’ss-san. But, trust me, it’s for the best.’ Nihon-Ja An hour passed without any sign of the remnants of the Emperor’s army. Shukin came to a decision. ‘We can’t wait any longer, cousin. Every minute we delay lets Arisaka get closer to us.’ ‘I don’t like deserting my men. They fought in my name, after all. It’s a poor reward for them if I abandon them,’ Shigeru replied.
Well directly overhead, he signalled a halt at a spot where the trail widened and formed a small, level clearing. ‘We’ll eat and rest for a short time,’ he said. ‘That’ll give us and the horses a chance to recover.’ They unsaddled the horses and rubbed them down. In this weather, it wouldn’t do to leave the sweat on them to dry and cool in the chill wind. While this was going on, three of the servants unpacked food from the panniers they carried behind their saddles. By the time the riders had.
Girls disappeared into the stern cabin once more. Will watched them go, then asked Halt, ‘Anything you’d like me to do? Grow a beard? Learn to walk like a rooster?’ ‘If you could stop asking facetious questions, that’d be a start,’ Halt told him. ‘But it’s probably a little late in life for you to do that.’ Halt and Will were waiting by the gangplank for Alyss to emerge from the cabin. The two Rangers looked relatively anonymous in their mottled cloaks, and with their cowls drawn up to.
Jeremy Reston Cover design by www.blacksheep-uk.com Maps by Anna Warren and Mathematics CONTENTS Cover The Ranger’s Apprentice Series Copyright Imprint Page Title Page Map: Araluen and its Neighbours Map: Northern Nihon-Ja One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Ten Eleven Twelve Thirteen Fourteen Fifteen Sixteen Seventeen Eighteen Nineteen Twenty Twenty-one Twenty-two Twenty-three Twenty-four Twenty-five Twenty-six Twenty-seven Twenty-eight.
Previous night and there were trees here, where there had been nothing but low shrubs on the other island. They dragged the boat up onto a shingle beach, then fell exhausted to the ground, both groaning in agony as they lay there. Alyss gave them a few minutes of rest before she roused Evanlyn, shaking her shoulder. ‘Come on,’ she said. ‘We have to set up camp before we stiffen up.’ As Evanlyn rose wearily to her feet, she decided that she had been too quick to forgive Alyss. She hated her.