Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ranger's Apprentice and The Mysterious Darth Bill

Hi all in the Land of Blog,

Once again the mysterious and somewhat strange presence known only as Darth Bill is with you again to talk about my latest cool read.

Ranger's Apprentice, Book 1: The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flannagan - I know there are probably a bunch of you guys out there who are aware of "The Ranger's Apprentice" Series and I had seen it and heard about it for a long time myself. However, I just recently finished the first book in the series and it was awesome!!!!! The story centers around a 15 year old orphan named Will and several of his friends (also orphans: Horace, George, Jenny and Alyss) who have been taken in by the kind Baron Arald. At the age of 15 they are expected to be chosen for one of the many job classes in and around the castle.

Many years ago the powerful and evil Lord Morgarth tried to invade the Kingdom of Araluen, with his monstrous Wargals, ruled by King Duncan whom Baron Arald serves. Will's father was killed in the deciding battle of the war and knows nothing about his father. He assume he was a brave knight and has ambitions of being chosen to be apprenticed through Battleschool so he can be trained to be a great knight also. However Will is small for his age and not as strong as most who get into Battleschool (like Horace who who does) and indeed he is rejected.

However just when it looks as no one will pick Will to apprentice, a mysterious Ranger named Halt shows up in Baron Arald's room and gives the Baron a note he says concerns Will. Will's curiosity is peaked, to say the least, about what the note has to say. The Barron tells Will to come back in the morning and they will discuss what the note has to say. Needless to say this is to long for Will, so he decides to break into the area of the castle Baron Arald lives in to see what the note says. With this action Will's future is decided. Read this awesome book to find out what that future is.......

Till next time all,



Susan Quinn said...

You've just reminded me I need to get the sequel for Ruins for my eldest son - he's loving the book(s) so far!

Darth Corder said...

Glad to hear it Mrs. Quinn. I can't wait to read the next book in the series!!!!