Reviewer: Megan, 8th Grade
The Ruins of Gorlan is the first book in a 12 book Ranger’s Apprentice series. It is based in the land of Areluen. There, area is protected by the infamous Rangers. Many think the Rangers are shrouded in the mist of magic, but Will, the main character, finds out the truth. The Rangers are highly scolded people who, showed in camouflaged cloaks, are able to blend into the background. Their skill with the bow and arrow is the best in the land. They are also skilled with the sax and throwing knives and the art of hand to hand combat. In this book, Will finds the courage to find and kill the infamous Kalahari. The beasts of legend.The have the power to paralyze any living creature just at the blink of an eye, and their claws are sharp as razors. Together he and is mentor tracked and fought these creatures, at the stake of their lives.
All in all, this series by John Flanagan is by far my favorite series in the whole world. It is funny. It has the power to make you laugh, cry, and hold on to the book so hard your knuckles turn white. It is a series I will hold near my heart, forever and ever.