The Ruins of Gorlanby John Flanagan
Series: Ranger's Apprentice #1
272 pages, Fantasy
Reviewed by LadyEarwen
A good book. Lacking in originality, but with good morals and lessons and humor.
PlotA fifteen year old Will becomes the apprentice to the mysterious ranger, Halt during the midst of a rising war.
MoralityThe morality is pretty good in this book - it mentions Will having climbed up the wall a few years ago to steal some cakes, but he told the truth about it.
Halt tells Will that he never would have become his apprentice if he had lied about it.
Will and Horace get into a fight, but they make up later having saved each other.
Spiritual ContentNot any that I could make out - it is not an allegory.
ViolenceThere is little violence, and what violence there is is not very graphic.
Drug and Alcohol ContentNone.
Sexual ContentA kiss between Alyss and Will. Very short. You could fit all the 'mushiness' into one short paragraph.
Crude or Profane Language or ContentFour swear words in the book, mostly D--n.
ConclusionA fun book, though very much taken after the Lord of the Rings.(Rangers, the bad guy's name is 'Morgarath' instead of 'Morgoth,' there are 'Wargals' and not 'Wargs') but still a fun book, and very clean for being non-Christian.
|Written for Age:||13+|
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