The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice #1)
A fifteen year old orphan boy named Will has always dreamed of entering a battle school.so one day will go's to a battle school trying to get in. unfourtinetly they turn him down because of his thin body and because they think he's to weak. the battle school would not let him enter the battleschool and be a knight but they would let him be a rangers apprentice!
I think the auther described will and his charecter very well! I think he could of told us more about what a rangers apprentice does.
I think kids ages 10-14 should read this book. I rate it 5-5 stars!
This book didn't turn out to be what I was expecting, but that's ok because I really enjoyed it anyway. I thought it was going to be another magic and socerer story, but it's really not. Will starts out as an orphan and gets the chance to be trained as a Ranger--basically a medieval CIA agent. He's curious and energetic and acts without thinking, so he's a lot like all the boys I know that are his age. I was glad to find out there are more books in this series.
Will is a small orphan boy who dreams of joining the Battleschool. When he requests this assignment he is told he is too small and weak to be a knight, but he may be a Ranger, apprenticed to Halt.
I first saw this book when I was browsing the shelves at the library, and was instantly caught by the whole Ranger thing. It took me a long time to get around to reading it- I was rereading Lord of the Rings, after all.
This book is very good, but it would be best enjoyed by Tolkien fans, who may find it a little, shall we say, comical.
I'll be honest, I've been sick of the young adult/ children's fantasy genre lately. It seems that everyone has been trying to create the next Harry Potter and all the plots run together. There's seems to be a lack of individuality. That's why I was so pleasently surprised by this book. Sure it has the orphan element. But this book reminds me why I like the fantasy genre so much. It's the perfect hero quest and it reminds me more of a David Eddings book. Perfect for the reader whose dying for that last Harry Potter book to come out and as enjoyable.