Ranger’s Apprentice, Book 9 is entitled “Halt’s Peril.” “Halt’s Peril” is about a man named Halt and his crew, who were on a mission to permanently shut down a false cult led by a man named Tennyson. Tennyson hired two highly-trained assassins to kill Halt and his crew. The assassins, also known as the Genovesans, failed. However, one of the Genovesans was able to put a poisonous bolt in Halt’s arm. It is up to Will and Horace, the protagonists of the book, to save his life. This essay will focus on one important point―how much one sacrifices for another reveals the depth of one’s love for that person.
One example that demonstrates that true sacrifice shows true love is how Will and Horace abandoned their mission in order to save Halt even though they were so close to succeeding. This displays how much the mission means to them, compared to how much Halt means to them. Will and Horace are both orphans so they’ve never had a father. Nevertheless, Halt has always been that father to them. To just abandon their mission even when they were so close to succeeding after months and months of pursuing shows how much they love Halt.
Another instance of true sacrifice that shows true love is how Will traveled without food or sleep all the way until Halt was cured. Will rode a three-day trip in one day. He traveled nonstop without having eaten any food or water. Will would sacrifice the world to let Halt live. Halt and Will’s story goes back to when Will’s father was still alive and Will was a baby. Will’s father, Daniel, was a brave fighter. Halt was there with him when Will’s father died. Halt was surrounded ten to one and facing certain death. Daniel saved Halt’s life by sacrificing his own. Ever since then, Halt felt the responsibility over Will to watch over him.
The last example that displays that true sacrifice reflects true love is how Will risked his life to save Halt. Malcolm, a very smart doctor and a good friend to Will, had two cures―one would heal him, and one would kill him. Will and Horace planned to capture the Genovesan and test the cure on him first. However, Will needed the assassin alive but the assassin didn’t need Will alive. This put Will in a tough situation as it put his life at risk. Even so, without hesitation, Will still went on. He traveled eight hours right after returning from his three-in-one day trip. Will risked dying the same way as Halt was, knowing that the assassin could shoot him with the same poisonous bolt―leading to a slow, painful, death. This shows Will would risk his own life to save Halt’s.
In conclusion, sacrifice for someone reveals how much you love them. Will and Horace sacrificed their mission, they traveled nonstop without any food, water, or sleep and they risked their lives to save Halt’s life and this shows how much they love him.