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George Carter is a kind, affectionate, and studious
Emperor Shigeru

Emperor Shigeru of Nihon-Ja who George accompanies

 boy who appears in The Ruins of Gorlan and The Emperor of Nihon-Ja. He is an old wardmate of Will, Alyss, Jenny, and Horace.  


The Ruins of GorlanEdit

He always had his hopes set on Scribeschool and he was accepted by the Scribeschool master, Nigel, to join it. The second time he appears in the Ruins of Gorlan, he has lost his shyness and is now comfortable with speaking in front of people.  

Erak's Ransom Edit

George is present at Will's graduation as a Ranger but plays a minuscule part in the celebration.

The Kings of ClonmelEdit

George is only mentioned in book eightAlyss informs Will that George has become one of Redmont's greatest district attorneys. 

The Emperor of Nihon-JaEdit

In Book 10, he accompanies Horace to Nihon-Ja as his protocol adviser. Later in the book, he is wounded by an arrow, saving Horace's life from one of Arisaka's Senshi. He offers to stay and help Emperor Shigeru, but Horace convinces him to leave as he would be a burden and would slow the group down. Horace shifts some of the blame


Horace, whose life he saves

onto the horse George was riding. George accepts the fact, almost immediately thinking up a good way to find help and follows through with the plan to contact the Silasion Council's fast messaging system. Later, help does come in the form of Will, Alyss, Evanlyn, Halt, and Selethen.


  • George is John Flanagan's least favorite character, even though George seems to have developed an impressive fan base.

‘I’m amazed by the number of people who want to see George again. He was just there to make up the numbers in the Choosing Day scene in Book 1. Frankly, I found he was boring in the extreme and was glad to see the back of him. There! I’ve said it! No more George! He does get a mention in Book 8, but everyone falls asleep at the mere thought of him. (No, just kidding about that last bit).’

Are you going to reveal more about Foldar?

I doubt it. I think he’s locked away in a room somewhere with George.

Evan asks: Will you kill off any of the main characters – for instance, Baron Arald or Erak or maybe King Duncan?

Aaah, that’d be telling, wouldn’t it? If any of them annoy me too much, I could do it. I might kill off George, now I come to think of it.

Description Edit

George is very tall, painfully thin as described by Flanagan, and highly intelligent boy with glossy, black hair and usually has his nose in a book when he's not working as a district attorney.

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