Saturday, 5 January 2013

My First Book Review! 'The Ranger's Apprentice!'

This is the book I'll review today: THE RANGER'S APPRENTICE, BOOKS I & II by John Flanagan.
See this on Amazon UK.

Oi guys! Don't go to sleep! I know you're thinking "Can you do it? it's your first review!" Well maybe you're thinking, "Get on with it!" so okay I'll do it...

Here I go:

Will is:

a nearly 15 year old boy

who is an orphan

his mother died in child birth

his father died a hero

Hoping to become a knight, but being an orphan, Will is under the Lord Baron's control while he trains. His wish is to become an apprentice to one of the Craftmasters when he reaches the age of fifteen.

But when the big day comes, the seven Craftmasters reject him because of his lack of height. Sad and worried about his future, for he can only become a villager by gaining an apprenticeship, Will notices Halt the Ranger giving the Baron letters. Will guesses those letters might be about HIM!

But those letters are just the start to this action-packed story that leads Will to his destiny ...

My favourite bits of this book were the descriptions of special battle skills and equipment, bows and arrows etc. I would recommend it to people who dream of becoming great archers, perhaps doing archery in the Olympics. Will is a great hero, the book has a punch-in-the-face storyline, and I enjoyed most of all the good but tragic ending to this 2in1 book.

My rating would be 9/10.

I liked it, and it would make sense if you liked the book to! This volume has two books in one, so it's good value too.

The author, John Flanagan, has a website for The Ranger's Apprentice.


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