Monday, January 14, 2008

Ranger's Apprentice, The Ruins of Gorlan

Admittedly, I was reluctant to read yet another medieval quest fantasy, especially one in which the first few pages talked about Wargals, but it ended up being a good read. Fans of Tolkien certainly eat this one up, as will any fans of Lloyd Alexander's Chronicles of Prydain.

Will is not large enough to go into battle school, but because of his stealth and intelligence, he is apprenticed to a Ranger, who works as intelligence for the kingdom. Complications ensue, adventures are had, and Will proves that being strong isn't always the best way to win fights.

There are seven of these books available in Australia, although the fourth has yet to be published in the U.S. A must have for fantasy fans in the middle grades.

No comments:

Post a Comment