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Will, you have been chosen. You and you alone. You will become the eyes and ears of the kingdom, learning to move silent as a shadow. Your arrow will fly true and your sword will be swift, risking your life to protect your people. You are the Ranger's Apprentice. Are you ready?

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780440867388
ISBN-10: 044086738X
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 19mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Book Review: Ruins of Gorlan by John A. Flanagan - Reviewed by (05 Apr 2012)

The first book in a new series The Ranger’s Apprentice and one that is definitely targeted to the younger reader.

The formula is simple and one that’s entertaining, with action, and humor.

Will an Orphan is chosen to become a Ranger. From there he learns and trains and gains the necessary skills. Along with his fellow friends who were taken under the wing of the Baron, they grow to arise to the challenges.

Will is a likeable character and is developed and well thought out. There are still plenty of mysteries to unlock which will see this series well over the next books.


Author Biography - John A. Flanagan

John Flanagan began his working life in advertising before moving to freelance writing and script editing. He has written TV jingles and comedy-drama for television, and is one of Australia's more prolific TV writers. John wrote the first book in The Ranger's Apprentice series to encourage his twelve-year-old son to enjoy reading. Michael was a small boy, and all his friends were bigger and stronger that he was. John wanted to show him that reading was fun, and heroes weren't necessarily big and muscular. Now in his mid-twenties, Michael is six feet tall, broad-shouldered and powerful - but he still loves The Ranger's Apprentice. John lives in the beachside Sydney suburb of Manly.

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