About the Book: Ruins of Gorlan, the first book in the Rangers apprentice series, is a 249-page book by John Flanagan. It was first published on January 1st, 2004 and has a Lexile measure of 920. It is about Will, a fifteen-year-old boy, who gets selected to be a Ranger’s
Review: The Ruins of Gorlan is a fairly entertaining book that follows the life of Will, a teen boy in medieval times, as he becomes a Ranger’s apprentice. The book was fairly entertaining but at times felt a little slow and lost my interest. There were some fairly funny things though and the story was pretty entertaining. Despite these good things the book did have some problems other than some slow points. For one, there was some cussing as the D-word was used several times and the H-word was used at least once. Also, I did feel that it took a good while to get to the meat of the plot. All this taken into consideration this was a fairly good book and I do plan to read the next in the series.