Book Review: Ranger's Apprentice One: The Ruins of Gorlan

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This is a quick review of the listed book for an English class assignment; but the book is really, really good besides being for an English assignment.

Submitted: June 13, 2010

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 Book Review:Ranger’s Apprentice One: The Ruins of Gorlan
 
 
The Kalkara screamed its hateful rage at the two knights daring them to come forth. What will happen to the knights?  You will need to read this book to find out. If you like a good fantasy story full of vivid description, suspense and likeable characters with splotches of humor then you should read a fantastic book by John Flanagen called Ranger’s Apprentice, Book One: Ruins of Gorlan.
 
One part of this book I like is the description which is very vivid to where you can easily picture the characters, action or areas in the story.For example “Master Chubb, the castle cook, came in last of all. Inevitably, he was a fat, round bellied man, wearing a cook’s white jacket and tall hat. Florid-faced and red, and rapidly receding hair”(Flanagan, pg 17). This shows the great description that is in this book.
 
Another part I like about this book is the suspense that rides up and down like a roller coaster. For example it will be low at one point. “When Will returned from the riverbank, he held the pots up for Halt’s inspection.” (Flanagan, pg 52). And high at the next, for example “A deep roaring sound came from inside the thicket and Will’s hair stood on end.” I really like this part showing some of the high suspense in the book.
 
Also some of the parts I like are the characters that are very life-like and relatable plus they have good description. “He was known to have a terrible temper that could flare as quickly as oil spilled on fire, and most of the wards treated him with considerable caution.” (Flanagan, pg 17). This part shows the life-like emotions of the characters.
 
Lastly I like the intense action, for example where the kalkara fight the knights at the end of the book “Rodney charged the last kalkara battle axe swinging in a massive ark ready to crash down on the beast.” (Flanagan, pg 229).
 
So if you like a good fantasy story, description this vivid or suspense this exciting, then I say go out and buy this book today. You won’t be disappointed buying this fantastic book. You will like it so much you will love reading it again and again.
 
 
 
 
 
Works Cited List:
 
 
Flanagan, John. Ranger’s Apprentice: The Runes Of Gorlan.
New York: Scholastic Inc, 2005.
 

 


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