Book Review: Ranger’s Apprentice: The Kings of Clonmel

The Kings of Clonmel
Ranger’s Apprentice, Book 8
By John Flanagan

Crowley, commandant of the Ranger Corps, reassigns Will to Redmont Fief while Halt enters semi-retirement with his wife at Redmont Castle. Meanwhile, a group of religious charlatans known as the Outsiders sweep across nearby Hibernia, gradually undermining and overthrowing the rulers of the five Hibernian kingdoms.

Fearing a future Outsiders’ invasion into Araluen, Halt, Will, and Horace travel to the Hibernian kingdom of Clonmel to convince the king, Halt’s estranged brother, to stand against the Outsiders.

The Kings of Clonmel is an excellent addition to the Ranger’s Apprentice series. It was interesting to finally get a glimpse of Halt’s past, and to see more interaction between Will and Alyss. I really liked this book and had to immediately begin reading Book 8 to find out how the storyline ends. I would recommend this book, and the entire series, to any fans of fantasy or medieval adventure stories.

This review originally appeared 13 April 2013 on

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