Thursday, September 6, 2012

Book Review: The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice, Book 1), By John Flanagan

The Ruins of Gorlan: Book One
The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice, book 1)
By: John Flanagan

All that Will ever wanted in life was to follow in his father's footsteps and become a warrior. However, when battle school refuses his application, he finds himself apprenticed to a mysterious and possibly magical Ranger. With his fate decided one question remains: What is it Rangers do?

The Ruins of Gorlan is an enjoyable read that ends when it's finally getting started.

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It contains:
  • extensive bullying 
  • beating (kid on kid) 
  • animal/creature attacks 
  • killing 
  • injuries
  • and a kiss 

The Ruins of Gorlan is best treated as a setup for the rest of an enjoyable series as it does not really provide a truly satisfying tale in and of itself. Recommended if you plan to read more than just the first book.

More Ranger's Apprentice:

  • Book 1: The Ruins of Gorlan (Review)
  • Book 2: The Burning Bridge (Review)
  • Book 3: The Icebound Land (Review)
  • Book 4: The Battle for Skandia (Review)
  • Book 4.5: (officially book 7) Erak's Ransom (Review)
  • Book 5: The Sorcerer of the North (Review)
  • Book 6: The Siege of Macindaw
  • Book 7: (chronologically Book 4.5) Erak's Ransom (Review)
  • Book 8: The Kings of Clonmel
  • Book 9: Halt's Peril
  • Book 10: The Emperor of Nihon-Ja
  • Book 11: The Lost Stories
  • Book 12: The Royal Ranger

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  1. :o Props for posting a review on Rangers Apprentice. It's an amazing book and an even better series! It's one of my Faves! I totally recommend it

  2. Very good book, I enjoyed reading it a lot. I look forward to reading the rest of the series and hope they will be just as good.


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