The Ruins of Gorlan


by John Flanagan (Author)

Book Cover for The Ruins of Gorlan

   Book 1   
Pages: 272

Will is small for his age, but agile and energetic. All his life, he has dreamed of becoming a great knight like the father he never knew, so he is devastated when he is rejected as an apprentice to Castle Redmont's Battleschool. Instead he is apprenticed to Halt, the mysterious Ranger whose uncanny ability to move unseen is thought to be the result of black magic. Reluctantly, Will learns to use a Ranger's secret weapons: a bow and arrow, a mottled cloak and a stubborn little pony. It may not be the sword and battle horse he longs for, but when Will and Halt set out on a desperate mission to prevent the assassination of the King, Will finds that a Ranger's weapons are not so useless after all...

Recognition: Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Book 2005, Finalist for the 2004 Aurealis Award - Children's Novel, Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award Nominee 2008




Ranger's Apprentice Series—Summary and Book Order

Series: Ranger's Apprentice
Reading level: 10+
Books in series: 11
Read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished
Website: www.rangersapprentice.com.au
Tags: medieval  adventure  action  fantasy  royalty  boys 

 Print series book list

Books in series order

1.   The Ruins of Gorlan  (2004)
2.   The Burning Bridge  (2005)
3.   The Icebound Land  (2005)
4.   Oakleaf Bearers  (2006)
5.   The Sorcerer in the North  (2006)
6.   The Siege of Macindaw  (2007)
7.   Erak's Ransom  (2007)
8.   The Kings of Clonmel  (2008)
9.   Halt's Peril  (2009)
10.   The Emperor of Nihon-Ja  (2010)
11.   The Lost Stories  (2011)