Book Review: Ranger’s Apprentice: The Siege of Macindaw

The Siege of Macindaw
Ranger’s Apprentice, Book 6
By John Flanagan

With the traitor Keren holding Alyss hostage in Castle Macindaw, Will joins forces with the shipwrecked crew of a Skandian wolfship. The small force is soon joined by Horace, posing as an unattached knight, and they begin plotting to retake the castle.

The two friends, along with their misfit allies and the famed Sorcerer Malkallam, hatch a plan to kidnap a Scotti general and take the castle using a force four times smaller than the accepted requirements. When Will finally comes face to face with Keren, he finds himself locked in an impossible choice between killing Alyss or allowing her to kill him.

A worthy addition to the Ranger’s Apprentice series, The Siege of Macindaw is full of adventure and entertainment. Will’s feelings for Alyss finally come to his full realization, but will he have the courage to tell her how he feels?

I would definitely recommend this book to fans of the series. It wraps up the story from the previous novel, but leaves a suggestion of more to come.

This review originally appeared 25 August 2012 on

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