Will is at the annual Ranger Gathering but Halt is investigating mysterious happenings in the west. When he does finally return, it’s with bad news. Hibernia is in turmoil. A false religious cult calling themselves the Outsiders are sowing confusion and sedition, and five of the six Hibernian kingdoms have been undermined. Now the sixth, Clonmel, is in danger. Halt, Will and Horace set out to restore order. Can the secrets of Halt’s past help them in their mission?
The eighth book in the Australian and New York Times mega-selling Ranger’s Apprentice series.
“Will the young Ranger and his comrade in arms, Horace, live by their wits and survival skills to protect the safety of the realm of Hibernia. This quest story, one of a series, reveals political intrigue and strategic maneuvering that will appeal to the socially mature younger reader. These comrades in arms are wholesome, honorable, tough and determined. Their training and discipline leads them into high danger which they handle admirably with bravery and intelligence.” Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Australian Children’s Books 2009