Ranger’s Apprentice – The Royal Ranger,
by John Flanagan (Random House, RRP $23):
Horace and Cassandra don’t know what to do with their daughter because she is so troublesome, sneaking into the forest at night to catch game.
It is 15 years since the last book and in this story Will takes Maddy on as his apprentice.
When a fellow Ranger is found dead, Will and Maddy are sent to investigate. In doing so they uncover a slave trade.
I’ve already read this book twice. It’s the last in the Ranger’s Apprentice series.
Most 10-to-11-year-olds should enjoy it. I give it 10 out of 10.