Bestial villains, noble knights and deposed despots prepare their forces for impending battle in the first book in the Ranger’s Apprentice series by Australian . Ranger’s Apprentice: The Ruins Of Gorlan. They have always scared him in the past-the Rangers, with their dark cloaks and shadowy ways. The villagers. Ranger’s Apprentice: The Ruins of Gorlan is the first book in the Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan. The Rangers, with their shadowy ways, have.

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I’m an emotional wreck at this point. Will, an orphan, has always dreamed of attending Battle School, so that he can be a knight and warrior.

It’s a quick read and a bit predictable but honestly it does get better as the series progresses and this is a good introduction! And I was surprised how big of a difference this seemingly insignificant aspect of the book made in making me enjoy it. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Sadly, when you live in the Ward you are orphans and you basically take care of yourself. Back at his fief, Will is considered a hero and receives his bronze oakleaf which identifies him as a Ranger’s apprentice.

I did have problems with this book during my re-read though. I’ve missed these characters so much.

The Ruins of Gorlan: The Ranger’s Apprentice, Book 1 Book Review

I found them both here. He’s not ready to believe that adults always know what’s best, even if they are royalty. But, it was descriptive to the point you were hearing and seeing what the protagonist did. The boy Will has the potential godlan be trained as a Ranger.


I definitely reccommend, you will definitely NOT be sorry. The character development of Will and Horace is one of the best parts of the book, Will finds his confidence, and Horace discovers the importance of perseverance and loyal friendship.

Will is reassured and smiling at Halt says that he believes his father would have been proud of him.

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I recommend this book to those who are looking for a fun and light fantasy book with beautiful concepts such as true friendship and honor hidden in the pages of it. I have just finished the fourth one and I loved it. The pacing and the action scenes are good. Will is lucky to be surrounded by men who are strong and caring role models, even though he never knew his father.

The Ruins of Gorlan is a good novel but it does draw very strongly on other fantasy novels such as Lord of the Rings in the creation of its Warguls and Morgarath. They then proceed to the forest to give Will the same treatment. Will didn’t have it easy, but in the situation he was placed in, he excelled as he was expected to and beyond.

Nevertheless, one must wonder how such a society manages to reproduce with so few women.


Instead, for long range attacking, they used longbows. Why didn’t you just put this in your review? Continue reading Show less. I don’t know if their tales are picked clanagan later in the series.


All Will’s friends are chosen for flangaan apprenticeship they wanted It was a bit cruel to this book to read it in the middle of a reread of Megan Whalen Turner’s The Thief series, because the contrasts in quality rather jumped out at one.

Review-ish-but-not-really thing I wrote. Like I said it brings nothing new but dammit the book was well written enough for me to recommend it.

I wrote this review quite some time ago but I had to come back and improve it a little after reading several other books of this wonderful series. And there is a large yorlan brewing. Sign in or join to save for later. Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1.

The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger’s Apprentice Book 1 )

Oh man, just thinking about the beginning made me excited! A Wizard of Earthsea: I love this, because this is included in my membership anyway. When i bike tuins work half an hourI’m able to listen and thus read a book while I would have listed to random music otherwise. How that I’m working in a bookshop, I need to be familiar with books goroan we sell often, like this series.

While a few things about Halt reminded me of Aragor Sometimes, when I’m looking for a break from the gratuitous aspects of adult life and literature, I like to give YA books a try.