Story Summary: Alt-Vikings and alt-Mongols battle it out with some help from our young heroes Will, the Ranger; Horace, the warrior; and Evanlyn, the princess.
Sequel to The Ruins of Gorlan, The Burning Bridge, and The Icebound Land.
- Rescues, escapes, and splendid archery skills.
- The battle taking up the last third of the book is really epic. Awesomeness abounds.
So I'll skim through the rest, reading the parts with characters than interesting me, bits that pop out, etc. Because they are still fun books. They definitely have enjoyable bits--the fight scenes can be pretty cool, and there can be moments that are quite funny or sweet.
Note: Since starting to write this review, I have gone ahead and skimmed through a couple later books. Although some of the later books do get a bit more complex (I enjoyed The Siege of Macindaw especially), I am definitely content with my decision to skim.