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The Ruins of Gorlan

Flanagan, John (John Anthony) Book - 2005 Teen Book / Fiction / Fantasy / Flanagan, John, Teen Fiction / Flanagan, John None on shelf 3 requests on 5 copies Community Rating: 4.7 out of 5

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When fifteen-year-old Will is rejected by battleschool, he becomes the reluctant apprentice to the mysterious Ranger Halt, and winds up protecting the kingdom from danger.


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The Ruins of Gorlan submitted by lsfnewyork on June 17, 2011, 7:29am Suprising, as Will Fids out that Halt has picked him. And even more - Halt is satisfied - He doesn't have to do any work any more!!!

interesting book submitted by steelersfan1 on June 23, 2011, 4:28pm this book had an interesting story line

Ranger submitted by nasuaada on June 23, 2011, 7:45pm A very good book. Starts off at a fast good pace.

The Ruins of Gorlan submitted by 0liviap0pp on June 24, 2011, 8:41am A great start to this series as Will becomes apprentice to Halt, the mysterious ranger.

The Ruins of Gorlan submitted by bobsmith on June 29, 2011, 12:02pm Interesting. This book is one of the few fantasies in the series

good beginning to series submitted by Nathan Ng on July 9, 2011, 11:10am sweet

The Ruins of Gorlan submitted by Memoria1224 on July 15, 2011, 1:28pm The is the best book ever!

OK submitted by tree64 on July 16, 2011, 5:49pm This book was my least favorite in the series, but it was good enough that I rad the rest of the series. If you really don't like this book, give the 2nd or 3rd a try. They will be better.

great submitted by readingking on July 17, 2011, 11:04am great start off for the amazing series

Overveiw Of Rangers Apprentice submitted by drewy234432 on June 15, 2012, 12:55pm The ruins of Golan is the 1st book to the rangers apprentice. It is about a boy named Will and his adventures in the mystical land.

I love it! submitted by AbbyJNg on June 16, 2012, 8:07am I love how this series begins. Will gets chosen as Halt's apprentice and becomes a ranger's apprentice!

Ruins of gorlan submitted by shalinigurl on July 6, 2012, 10:29am i love this book. The boar hunt was a critical moment which i enjoyed

Read it! submitted by jenny2012 on July 21, 2012, 2:49pm Very interesting! Lots of mild action and appropriate.

Great submitted by Commander Taffy on June 18, 2013, 2:19pm This is quite good. I like the whole series, my one disappointment is that the female characters are not as strong as they could be.

Boys Will Love This Series submitted by skcramer on July 15, 2013, 8:47pm Fifteen-year-old Will dreams of becoming an apprentice warrior at the prestigious Battleschool but when his childhood rival gets in and he is not, Will instead chooses to become an apprentice to the mysterious Ranger Halt and soon must save Halt from a monstrous assassin sent by the evil Lord Morgarath. This fantasy, the first in the Ranger’s Apprentice series, focuses largely on Will’s initiation into the scout-like Ranger Corps and on the growing friendship between Will and his childhood rival. Thus it offers a satisfyingly character-driven story while still leaving plenty of room for future development of the impending war with the Lord Morgarath. Echoes of Tolkien may make this fantasy feel a little too familiar to lovers of fantasy – there is nothing strikingly original about the world of Araluen or the characters that populate it. Nevertheless, this fantasy offers enough heart-pounding action to make for an enjoyable read.

best book in the seiries submitted by eagles on August 30, 2013, 7:41pm Even better the than last

Exciting new discovery submitted by garotagretta on June 21, 2014, 3:00pm My kids and I were excited to discover this refreshing series recommended by a friend. This first book grabbed us and got us hooked on the series. It's geography and names are loosely based on our own here on Earth. What is really good is the writing. The story lines are interesting and the writing is quite good.

My daughter declined to read the rest submitted by juanc01 on July 5, 2014, 1:45pm She read the whole thing. I asked if she wanted me to get the rest of the series and she declined. She is 10 if that helps. I know she prefers things with a little humor, like Percy Jackson

A Good Book (although really this review is more about the series in general) submitted by avanlav on June 18, 2016, 2:01pm I love this series. I would recommend it to someone who loves fantasy and is willing to settle down to a series about war strategy. If you're very squeamish, don't read this series. I have read all twelve books and am now reading the fourth Brotherband (a companion series to Ranger's Apprentice) book. I give it 4 out of 5 stars, as there are really only five female characters in Ranger's Apprentice and Brotherband combined, and four of them are blonde (no offense, but I would like to have a little more diversity). However, I cannot be too harsh, as due to the setting and circumstances of the story, a figurehead female character would be out of place and unrealistic. One fun thing is to try to figure out what all the countries correspond to in our world.

5 stars submitted by katbrehob on August 13, 2016, 10:51am My son's review: It's awesome. I liked the main character because he was fun to read about. It was a good adventure story.

Exciting submitted by Titen on June 17, 2019, 4:23pm Action packed and very exciting, anybody who likes action should read this exicting book!

Good stuff submitted by slugwhisperer on July 17, 2019, 5:20pm Looking forward to reading more - apparently there are more books in the series.

Great submitted by MHZ on June 14, 2020, 5:53pm This book is a great start to a great series.

Exciting submitted by Archit12 on August 6, 2021, 10:28am It catches your interest as soon as your done through the 1st page

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Ranger's apprentice

New York : Philomel Books, 2005.
Year Published: 2005
Description: 249 p. ; 24 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

Lexile: 920


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