The Ruins of Gorlan



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About the Author: John Flanagan (Aus)

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10 thoughts on “The Ruins of Gorlan

  1. says:

    It s been a while since I read a classic sword and sorcery fantasy novel, but I enjoyed this one a lot In fact, it had no sorcery at all, which was kind of refreshing It was a believable, well grounded alternate medieval earth In Flanagan s world, young wards of the state have to choose professions, and Will is reluctantly recruited to become a ranger The relationship between Will and his Battleschool rival is particularly well portrayed, and Will s training as a ranger makes for great reading The novel was a...

  2. says:

    No Ashley Put the book away But Mooooom I m at the part where he kills I don t care It s two in the morning Go to sleep She snatched the book one of Rangers Apprentice, The Ruins of Gorlan right out of my hands She told me goodnight and slammed the door behind her.Snap That s the third time this week she took it from me I was at the good part too Well, it s all good The action, the adventure, the surprises My favorite part, especially, when the boys got in a fight Will and Horace Brilliant Will is a fifteen year old boy with no parents He lives in the Ward with his friends Alyss, Jennifer, George and Horace Sadly, when you live in the Ward you are orphans and you basically take care of yourself But Will s past is a mystery He was found in a basket with a note saying only that his mother died giving birth and his father was a Hero.In this land, when you think or the word Hero you think of a knight and the only way to become a knight is battle school Sadly, Will does not make it to battle school so he believes his life will be one of a farmer Until, a Ranger comes and hold the key to his destiny in a piece of paper Will finds the paper and sees that he is to become the one thing people happen to fear A Ranger.Oh man, just thinking about the beginning made me excited Remembering the dangers Will has to face like Wargals and Kalkaras who do nothing but the bidding of Moragrath, the bad guy Then the sus...

  3. says:

    3.5 stars Yippee Hooray..EXCELSIOR I found a quality YA fantasy story that I really liked Before reading this, I had been in a bit of a slump with this sub genre and had been considering a permanent separation Thank goodness my literary guidance counselor asked me to give it one try and recommended this book I am very happy I stuck with it I really liked this story and was surprised with how quickly and effortlessly, I go sucked into the narrative Now, granted, this book is incredibly derivative of all of the fantasy that has come before it and there is nothing here that I could point to and say, ah, now that is a very unique concept In fact, before reading this story, I thought that this lack of newness might have been my problem with the whole sub genre I was wrong Turns out I was just looking for a well told story with an engaging cast of characters I found them both here I really liked the tone of the narrative and the pace was absolutely perfect It never felt rushed and yet moved along without a dull moment despite having to introduce the world of the series to the reader something that often hampers pacing in a first book I also genuinely liked the characters from Will and Horace and the Ranger Halt and the Baron, Sir Rodney Finally, I found the fantasy elements to be well done if standard This book proved to me that I wasn t necessarily burned out on Y...

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    This book was a pleasant surprise for me I really had no expectations going in and I didn t read anyone s reviews beforehand so I ended up being completely blindsided by this awesome story, which is definitely a good thing I ll admit I wasn t expecting much, I figured I d get a good time waster and a fun story, but I never thought I d be moved to tears by the honor, loyalty, and friendships forged within This is the story of Will, an orphan raised with fellow wardmates, and it tells the tale of his growth into a young man and Ranger, who are the eyes and ears for the fiefdom At a certain age the castle wards each must choose a Craftmaster to study under, such as the castle s chef, Horsemaster, or Battlemaster Young Will is a bit scrawny but he has always dreamt of becoming a mighty knight, because although he never knew his father he believes he died the heroic death of a brave knight Unfortunately, the Baron has other plans for Will, and even though he s crestfallen at not being able to enter Battleschool, he has a much important fate awaiting him the Rangers.Will is a great character not too smart, not too cocky, not too bratty but full of heart In the beginning we get to meet him when he s still living with his friends before they ve all chosen their crafts and it s shown that the kids don t always get along There s a particular boy, Horace, who bullies Will relentlessly Will isn t exactly...

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    I wrote this review quite some time ago but I had to come back and improve it a little after reading several other books of this wonderful series I am officially a big fan I read many positive reviews before picking up this book and I was afraid that I might be too old for actually enjoying this I was WRONG This book was such a pleasant surprise and definitely deserves all the positive reviews.I didn t find the beginning of this story very original but my opinion changed very quickly as the story developed This book begins the story of Will, an orphaned boy with his own dreams and insecurities who struggles with who he is and who he wants to be The entire series is a tale of his growth into a young confidant man, finding his right place in the world I have to say that the author does a brilliant job with his young characters gradual growth Many characters are slowly added to the story as the series progresses and it s quite wonderful to see them all change and help each other grow, from young ones to grownup adults There are many memorable characters that I have come to really like Back to the story of this book, the most pleasant surprise for me was when the book switched from Will s point of view to Horace s I did not expect that at all The story immediately ...

  6. says:

    3.5 stars rounded down Will, a fifteen year old orphan, has been raised among other orphans his entire life Will was found on a doorstep as a baby with nothing but a note with his first name and that his father was a hero All of Will s life he holds onto this fact and hopes one day to join the Battleschool in order to become a great warrior like his father On the day that all of the skilled masters choose their apprentices, Will applies for and is rejected by the Battleschool But he passes a test he was unaware of, and becomes and apprentice to the local Ranger, Halt Will goes to live with Halt and learns a myriad of new skills from archery to cooking to being stealthy But soon, a threat faces the kingdom Will lives in and he must accompany Halt to fight a returned evil.This is a fantastic book for tween boys Will and the other characters spend the beginning of the book feeling like they do not belong where they are, a struggle for many young tweens There is a lot of detail on fighting and weapons, all things that young Ran...

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    I kept picking up mentions of these books here and there, so finally got a copy from my library Also, I have a soft spot for Rangers Blame Professor T.It was a bit cruel to this book to read it in the middle of a reread of Megan Whalen Turner s The Thief series, because the contrasts in quality rather jumped out at one I was inclined to spot it a few points because it was its author s first book, till I reflected that so was The Thief On the other hand, while Turner s book is classified YA, this one is clearly labeled Children s Fiction by the Hennepin County Library, so I think it is aimed at and probably hits a younger target audience, the chapter book crowd in librarian parlance.The start of a coming of age adventure series, The Ruins of Gorlan chronicles the initial education of Will, a young orphan raised as a ward of his baron in a sort of generic alternate England like scene similar to the one so well described by Diana Wynne Jones in her The Tough Guide to Fantasyland Will, in a scene that reminded me of the opening to Pratchett s classic Mort, is chosen, last and least, to be apprenticed by an unexpected patron, the grim Ranger Halt.Despite a depth of worldbuilding similar to an RPG game, a tin ear for language and history that includes kilometers and potatoes in this medievaloid setting well, all right, I probably have to allow him the potatoes, since Tolkien gets away with them , ...

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    As I ve almost reached eighteen years of age I ve tended to drift away from reading YA fiction I read mostly classics or adult fiction nowadays And yet there are some series which are capable of bridging age gaps despite having been written for a younger audience I believe the best stories can cover all age brackets making them accessible to a wide audience This novel is one of those books in my opinion Or at least the development of the series is.I could spend time reviewing the entire series but I ll stick to reviewing the first novel from the perspective of the series The Ruins of Gorlan is a good novel but it does draw very strongly on other fantasy novels such as Lord of the Rings in the creation of its Warguls and Morgarath Yet what is most impressive about the series is that it develops from then on From the third book onwards the series branches out into a world of its own that draws upon our history to establish its own thrilling tales The world of the Ranger s Apprentice books becomes not dissimilar from a middle ages version of our own There is ...

  9. says:

    The ruins of Gorlan Ranger s Apprentice 1 , John Flanagan The Ruins of Gorlan is the first novel in the Ranger s Apprentice series written by Australian author John Flanagan Flanagan first conceived the world of the novel in a serie...

  10. says:

    3.5 Ruins of Gorlan was a book I read when I first started high school, which was in 2010, I think I graduated last year so I refuse to acknowledge maths It s a book I ve hunted for a while now, and I m so glad to have my hands on it that it s ridiculous I did have problems with this book during my re read though Maybe because it s a middle grade book, probably not However, this book reads like an introductory novel We barely get much action but are instead introduced to the world of the story.The story we have is about a 15 year old orphan named Will In his kingdom when a ward of the Baron turns 15 there is a chance for craft masters to take on apprentices, to train them to be a great knight, cook, or diplomat Will, a small boy, has his eyes set on being a knight However, when the Choosing Day comes he is not given a position that will grant him knighthood, he is however chosen by the mysterious Ranger a craft no one knows much about bar from the Rangers It is rumoured they know magic from the way they blend into the shadows At first, Will has an aversion to the position But, as Halt, his master, and him grow closer he learns to love his craft.That is basically the plot of this particular book We get several perspectives in the book, but the two which cont...

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