The Ruins of GorlanBook - 2005
From Library Staff
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.
From the critics
AgeAdd Age Suitability
lionslayer1 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 99
PeggyCarter16 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 99
Coarse Language: Instances of 'damn', which isn't exactly a terrible word to say, but still not great for young children. And you, Grudgeholderr, please don't be rude. The FVRL is for honest and considerate borrowers and/or reviewers who love books.
Other: Not for young children (as those who reported it to have "course language" who think words like "damn" and "stupid" are swear words. You should probably be reading picture books. Anyways, "course language" in dialogue does not matter. And also the violence is hardly inappropriate.
Coarse Language: There's a couple of uses of the D-word here and there but it's mild compared to some books out there.
SummaryAdd a Summary
The Rangers have always made Will nervous. And now, the fifteen year old castle ward has been chosen as a Ranger's Apprentice. But what Will doesn't know is that the Ranger's are the protector's of the kingdom, who fight the battles before everyone. And now Will is facing the largest battle the kingdom has seen in fifteen years.
In the fantasy world of Araluen at a place called Castle Redmont, a fifteen-year-old orphan boy named Will anxiously waits for Choosing Day, the day Will can choose who he will be for life--if he is accepted to be apprenticed by the master. Will is desperate to be accepted into Battleschool, where he wishes to train to be a knight like his father. However, on Choosing Day, Will is apprenticed to Ranger Halt. Will and Halt end up saving the kingdom from an exiled lord.
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"People will think what they want to," he said quietly. "Never take too much notice of it."