Ranger’s Apprentice: The Sorcerer of the North, by John Flanagan, is the fifth book in the Ranger’s Apprentice series.
Will is now a full Ranger, with his own posting. But it isn’t long before his friend Alyss arrives with a secret mission for him. It seems that a king of a critical fief has been poisoned. And the king’s people believe a sorcerer is to blame. Will and Alyss must investigate the claims and discover who is really behind the king’s illness. Things aren’t what they seem.
Set years after the last book in the series, Will has finally come to his own. But he still gets some help from his friends in this latest adventure. The mystery and suspense are heightened in this latest installment. With edge-of-your-seat excitement, this is the most thrilling story yet. Though also ends with a cliffhanger, which U.S. readers will have to wait a bit longer to read the conclusion of this particular adventure as it isn’t scheduled to publish here until next spring. The author has just finished book 8, so we’re a little behind. (According to http://www.rangersapprentice.com/news.htm)
Ranger’s Apprentice: The Sorcerer of the North releases November 4th in the US.