BOOK NAME: Ranger’s Apprentice: The Kings of Clonmel
AUTHOR: John Flanagan
Welcome to the last DogEared book club meeting of June! We just finished The Kings of Clonmel by John Flanagan. It’s the eighth book in the Ranger’s Apprentice series. So we don’t give anything away to people who aren’t following along, click “See More” to keep reading this post.
If you don’t want to read any spoilers, don’t keep going!
Warning–we’re talking about things that happen at the end of the book! If you haven’t read it, STOP HERE!
Halt ends up disguising himself as his brother and confronting Tennyson and the Outsiders cult! Horace faces Tennyson’s bodyguards in single combat, and if he wins, Tennyson will be considered a false prophet. The final chapters of the book are full of action (with a few twists along the way, of course)!
Do you think that trial by combat is a fair way to find out the truth?
The title of the book is The Kings of Clonmel. How many characters can be considered to be kings by the end of the book?
Do you think the ending of the book is similar to other endings you’ve seen in other book series?
Here are some words you might not have seen before. (All definitions
from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.)
A fabric characterized by raised designs.
Cronies: A close friend especially of long standing. (DogEared: The word is often used negatively for friends who plot together!)
Implication: A logical relationship between two propositions in which if the first is
true the second is true.
Steward: One employed in a large household or estate to manage
For our meeting next Wednesday, we’ll start reading Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm. How about we start with the first four chapters? See you next week!