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Halt's Peril by John Flanagan
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Apr 17, 2011

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bookshelves: children-s, fantasy-sci-fi
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I had a dream the other night that Flanagan wrote a new spin-off to the Ranger's Apprentice series call Jongaleur's Apprentice. I wonder how many more of these books Flanagan will crank out. I was okay with this book up until Flanagan described people receiving intravenous medications by cutting a vein in the arm, sticking a tube into it, sticking the medicine in the tube, then blowing down the tube to get the medicine into the vein. Now, I'm not a physician, but I'm pretty sure that that would kill the patient. This is just another example of how Flanagan writes about things he doesn't really know anything about. Later in the book, he writes about caves in sandstone. His descriptions don't sound like anything that actually could exist. Of course, this is fantasy, so he can write anything he wants, but he set his book in a world like ours, so when he deviates from that, it's not really believeable. At the end of the book, I realized why I dislike the romantic relationship that Will has developed. It's because the woman has no character whatsoever. She's just a stereotype, and it's really annoying.

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message 1: by Andrew (new)

Andrew Beemer hey dont ever say anyrhing like that againg this was the best book ever

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