The Ruins Of Gorlan, by John Flanagan

download (1)When fifteen – year – old Will is rejected by battleschool, he becomes the reluctant apprentice to the mysterious Ranger Halt, and winds up protecting the kingdom from danger.

This book was beyond perfect. I loved it. It is the perfect middle grade adventure story. Everything about it is great. Personally, I think that everyone should read this book. It is not getting as much publicity as some other middle grade series (like Percy Jackson) and it totally deserves it. The summary pretty much describes the whole book. I love it. I am at a lose for words now so lets just continue on.

The characters were very descriptive and real and I loved them to pieces. All of them, even the side characters, were very fleshed out. They all had their own personal stories and journeys to go on as well. I also liked how we were not looking out of a first person perspective but a third person one. It was very comforting to me. I also enjoyed reading about the horses, Tug and Abelard. They make me wish I had a horse of my own. They were really funny. Yes, the horses can be funny. There was lots of humor in this book. Here is an example of it: 

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Like I said the characters are hilarious. I really think that if you read books for humor then you should really read this one. I enjoyed reading about all of the characters because of their humor. I am just rambling now so lets move on to the plot.

This book was intense and was always moving. It was pretty fast – paced, which suited it. I think that it could have been a little bit longer though. This book was only 216 pages long. So, pretty short. At least there are more books in the series. There are like 12 books in this series and then there are the prequels. I can’t wait to get reading. I loved this book so much and I hope that you do as well.

Sorry for the short review today. It is just the day before New Years Eve and I want to chill. Please read this book. And please remember to fill out my survey. You can find the link on my about page. Thanks for Reading!!!! Have a Great Day!!!! -Annalee and Buttons

Book Rating: th (14)

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