The Resource The emperor of Nihon-Ja, John Flanagan

The emperor of Nihon-Ja, John Flanagan

Label
The emperor of Nihon-Ja
Title
The emperor of Nihon-Ja
Statement of responsibility
John Flanagan
Title variation
Ranger's apprentice: the emperor of Nihon-ja
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In a faraway land, a young warrior must protect an emperor from an uprising and train an inexperienced army, with assistance from his Ranger friends
  • In his brief time as an Araluen warrior, Horace has traveled the known world and fought countless bloody battles. All for his country, his king, and his friends. For all that is right. When Horace travels to the exotic land of Nihon-Ja to study the Senshi fighting technique, 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. The Nihon-Ja emperor, a defender of the common man, has been forcibly dethroned ..
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Award
Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book
Review
  • Grades 5-8 The tenth and final volume of the Ranger’s Apprentice series brings Will, Halt, Horace, Alyss, and Evanlyn together to help defend the wise yet vulnerable emperor of Nihon-Ja (an alternate-world Japan) from the renegade Senshi (samurai) force that threatens to overthrow his rule. Introducing a new setting and culture, the story calls upon the familiar characters’ courage, wits, and confidence in each other. Though it’s the last, this novel is no sentimental journey but a rousing adventure that delivers all the elements that have made the series so popular: comradeship, danger, strategy, warfare, and humor. -- Phelan, Carolyn (Reviewed 03-15-2011) (Booklist, vol 107, number 14, p56)
  • The 10th and final full-length episode in an alternate-Earth series that's just about reached its sell-by date unites the five members of the central cast in yet another rescue mission to a distant land. This time its a thinly disguised medieval Japan, where bluff young warrior Horace has been swept up in the entourage accompanying a kindly emperor who is on the run from a vicious usurper. Thanks to a sequence of massive coincidences, he is soon joined in a remote mountain fortress by Rangers Will (who graduated from "apprentice" about five volumes ago) and his crusty mentor Halt, plus temperamental Princess Evanlyn and her spunky frenemy Alyss. While the usurper and his forces obligingly winter nearby, the menfolk train a peasant army for the true emperor while Evanlyn and Alyss set out to recruit more allies and have an air-clearing heart-to-heart about who really loves whom. By the end battles are won, bad guys slain, feasts held and everyone heads home for weddings and further adventures. The "keep it simple" approach has served Flanagan—and readers who prefer predictable plots and easily recognizable settings and character types—well, but the formula has staled. "The Final Battle" blazoned on the cover indicates a recognition of this fact, though loose ends leave open the possibility of further, as-yet-unplanned developments. Here's hoping a break will restore zing to future adventures. (Fantasy. 11-13)(Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2011)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
380517
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Flanagan, John
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Ages 10 up
  • 860L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 8
Reading level
6.2
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Ranger's apprentice
Series volume
10
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kings and rulers
  • Emperors
  • Soldiers
  • Quests (Expeditions)
  • Battles
  • Alliances
  • Reading (Middle school)
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The emperor of Nihon-Ja, John Flanagan
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes excerpts from Rangers Apprentice: The Lost Stories, and the new series Brotherband Chronicles, Book 1: The Outcasts
Carrier category
  • volume
  • sheet
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • nb
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
438 pages, 7 pages
Isbn
9780606236416
Lccn
2010025784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration, map
Label
The emperor of Nihon-Ja, John Flanagan
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes excerpts from Rangers Apprentice: The Lost Stories, and the new series Brotherband Chronicles, Book 1: The Outcasts
Carrier category
  • volume
  • sheet
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • nb
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
438 pages, 7 pages
Isbn
9780606236416
Lccn
2010025784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration, map

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