The Emperor of Nihon-JaBook - 2011 | First American edition.
Months have passed since Horace departed for the eastern nation of Nihon-Ja on a vital mission. Having received no communication from him, his friends fear the worst. Unwilling to wait a second longer, Alyss, Evanlyn, and Will leave their homeland behind and venture into an exotic land in search of their missing friend.
When they finally catch up with him, they find Horace entangled in a military coup. Determined to protect the imperial throne, Will and his band of Araluens must piece together and train a force in order to fend off the master Senji warriors intent on overthrowing the emperor.
Suspense and pulse-pounding action abound in the tenth adventure in the worldwide phenomenon that is Ranger's Apprentice.
Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, T.H. White's The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini's Eragon series, and George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire series.
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Horace is sent to Nihon-Ja to train there. When the Emperor Nihon-Ja tries to treat civilians the same way as soldiers, he breaks a law and his men betray him. Horace goes with the Emperor and they seek the hidden fortress. They recruit the woodcutters and train them to soldiers. Will, Halt, Cassandra, and Alyss arrive to help. Cassandra and Alyss go on a raft and row to the other side of the lake where their allies are. Meanwhile, a battle goes on on the other side of the lake. The two armies clash together and fight for what is right.
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Gundar: Well, as my old mam used to say, if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck and walks like a duck, it's probably a duck.
Halt: Very wise. And what exactly do your mother's words of wisdom have to do with this situation?
Gundar: It looks like a channel. It's in the right place for a channel. If I were digging one, this is where I'd dig a channel. So…
Selethen: So it's probably the channel?
Gundar: Either that or it's a duck.