From Goodreads: They have always scared him in the past—the Rangers, with their dark cloaks and shadowy ways. The villagers believe the Rangers practice magic that makes them invisible to ordinary people. And now 15-year-old Will, always small for his age, has been chosen as a Ranger’s apprentice. What he doesn’t yet realize is that the Rangers are the protectors of the kingdom. Highly trained in the skills of battle and surveillance, they fight the battles before the battles reach the people. And as Will is about to learn, there is a large battle brewing. The exiled Morgarath, Lord of the Mountains of Rain and Night, is gathering his forces for an attack on the kingdom. This time, he will not be denied. . . .
- It was fun to start one of my favorite series again. If you haven't read these, do! They are SO good!
- This was my first review of the book before I started blogging:
Fantastic! If you love fantasy and adventure, you'll love this book. It reminded me of Raymond E. Feist's books and Lloyd Alexander books, but it was it's own book still.
Plot: Reading about Will becoming a Ranger was very interesting, and I also liked the side story of Horace. I think Horace will play a bigger role in later books. The boar fight was exciting, and the ending was really suspenseful and thrilling. I thoroughly enjoyed this book from page 1.
Characters: The characters were all really well done. I love Will and his relationship with the other characters, especially with Halt and Tug. I thought Halt's character is perfect for a mysterious mentor. I am eager to learn more about Halt and his past. The only problem I had with the book is why Horace let the older 3 boys treat him so badly for so long. At one point, I think someone like him would try to retaliate rather than just take it. Oh well, everything worked out in the end.
I'm really excited to read this series!
- I don't feel like I need to add more. I feel the same about this book as I did the first time I read it.