The Ranger's Apprentice 1: The Ruins of Gorlan

The Ranger's Apprentice 1: The Ruins of Gorlan

Book rating: 05 Paperback Ranger's Apprentice

By (author) John A. Flanagan

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  • Publisher: Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 194mm x 20mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 5 April 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 044086738X
  • ISBN 13: 9780440867388
  • Illustrations note: No
  • Sales rank: 4,690

Product description

Will, you have been chosen. You and you alone. You will become the eyes and ears of the kingdom, learning to move silent as a shadow. Your arrow will fly true and your sword will be swift, risking your life to protect your people. You are the Ranger's Apprentice. Are you ready?

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Author information

John Flanagan began his working life in advertising before moving to freelance writing and script editing. He has written TV jingles and comedy-drama for television, and is one of Australia's more prolific TV writers. John wrote the first book in The Ranger's Apprentice series to encourage his twelve-year-old son to enjoy reading. Michael was a small boy, and all his friends were bigger and stronger that he was. John wanted to show him that reading was fun, and heroes weren't necessarily big and muscular. Now in his mid-twenties, Michael is six feet tall, broad-shouldered and powerful - but he still loves The Ranger's Apprentice. John lives in the beachside Sydney suburb of Manly.

Customer reviews

By rhiannon 30 Aug 2013 5

i came across this book a few years ago and i can truly say it is the best series of books i have ever read. the story really pulls you in and you feel like you really know the characters and in some ways you end up too attached to them! the story through out all the books really developes and keeps you on the edge of your seat, once you have read one you will need to read the rest. it really is an enchanting story which will make you laugh and cry. it is so beautifuly wrote and i can really not do this series of books justice! just buy it and read it. you will be in love with the characters and story in no time!

By Tayla Shelton 11 Mar 2013 5

I have to say that this is a truly amazing read. I'm one of those people who become addicted to a book and have a desire for those fast-pace action and especially fantasy.
It definitely had action and a tiny bit of fantasy added into it.
I just have to say, this is probably the greatest book in a series that I've ever read apart from Rick Riordan's books of course; the man is a genius writer.

I definitely reccommend, you will definitely NOT be sorry. Don't wait to order, I made the mistake of not picking it up earlier when people were reading it and I waited years later to get a hold of them.


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"Young readers who enjoy adventure fantasy stories will find this well written and carefully crafted tale thoroughly captivating" Through the Looking Glass