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The Sorcerer of the North (original 2006; edition 2009)

by John Flanagan

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Title:The Sorcerer of the North
Authors:John Flanagan
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In book five of the rangers apprentice series will becomes a jongular and has to travel to the north to investagate a so called "sorcerer" in grimsdel wood. His friend Horace and Alyss meet him and have some interesting adventures.

I recomend this book to any reader out there! ( )
  br14adro | Jun 13, 2014 |
For many authors, by the time they begin writing the fifth book in their series, they might fall into the trap of recycling certain plot points a bit. However, that is definitely not the case with John Flanagan thanks to his changing the setting of this story and introducing yet another new group of enemies. Once again he creates a tale that still has his trademark action and suspenseful scenes and yet it also explores the process that the main character goes through as he becomes a man in his own right. In short, I found "The Sorcerer of the North" yet another riveting read. Highly recommend it! ( )
  ThePageturners | Feb 23, 2014 |
This book is the 5th book of the Ranger's Apprentice series. In this book Will is now a official ranger. He is then sent to go to the sea cliff fief to be the ranger there. Then Halt, Will's ranger mentor and Crowley, the head of all rangers send him on a special assignment to Norgate fief to investigate claims of a sorcerer. Will's disguise on this assignment is a jongleur to easily blend in. While Will is there the courier to give Will information is none other than Alyss, the girl Will loves.

The position elements of action and adventure together with a twist of science. The reason I include science is because the sorcerer Will was sent to investigate turned out to be a scientist. This book had lots of good action like when Will fought this guy at his ranger cottage in seacliff fief. Also the book showed elements of adventure when Will was in Norgate fief he went into this forest and these lights that the scientist set up to try and scare people made Will scared and he left. I think that The scientist who's name is Malcolm is pretty cool because he set up all this neat stuff and he has everything to pretty much cure everything. Will also finds a dog that is really cool and can do a lot of stuff like seeking and spying on people. That is what I think of this book.
  GarrettE1.B4 | Dec 23, 2013 |
This is not a book... This is half of a book. Seriously... It's not even a cliffhanger ending, it just stops. I read it on my Kindle, so when I got to the ending I honestly thought something was wrong with the file. Nothing gets wrapped up, it doesn't even slowly draw to a close or hint that a conclusion is coming. It just ends. Not cool...

That said.. I have the next in the series already available to read, so it's not that big of a deal. And the rest of the book, putting aside how I feel about the ending, was pretty entertaining. There's something about these books that just feels comforting. They are YA done well.. Well written and well thought out. The plot and character relationships may be a little candy coated, but that doesn't take away from my overall enjoyment of the series.

3 stars. ( )
  breakofdawn | Jun 11, 2013 |
Book review by Tom J., posted by CA Library:

"The Rangers Apprentice: The Sorcerer to the North by John Flanagan is a fantasy story that is put together in a very different way than the others books in the Rangers Apprentice series. This book is the 5th book in the series, and the series/book tell about a boy/protagonist named Will and his live growing up as a ranger, except in this book it is seven years after the previous book and Will has been given a special assignment.

The story kicks off with Will heading to his new fief he was assigned too after becoming a full-fledged ranger. After Will arrives to his new fief, he sees that this fief is very boring and lazy. Soon after though Will is told to meet his former master and the head of the rangers for his secret mission.

After given this mission, Will is sent to a frozen land engraved with fear and hysteria. The mission was simple: go to this place, get as much info as you can, and do as much as you can do without exposing who you are. Although soon after Will is thrown into a crazy turn of events that leave him questioning everything, and also leave him to make a decision between his friends or the mission.

I liked this book, but I do wish it could’ve been better. The books story all-in-all is pretty good, but it lacks in comparison to the other books in the series. Most of the surprises in the story leave a big question mark, but they all lead up in the end of this book. This book ends on a cliff hanger so you will have to read the next book to see the conclusion. In the end, I would rate this book a 3/5 stars." ( )
  calibrary1 | Nov 27, 2012 |
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Time has passed since the apprentice and his master, Will and Halt, led the Araluens to victory against invaders, and Will is now a full-fledged Ranger with his own fief to look after. The fief seems sleepy boring, evenuntil the king is poisoned. Joined by his friend Alyss, Will is thrown headfirst into an extraordinary adventure propelled by fears of sorcery, and must determine who is trustworthy to the king and who is trying to take his throne.Will and Alyss must battle growing hysteria, traitors, and most of all, time. The king is fading, but when Alyss is taken hostage, Will is forced to make a desperate choice between loyalty to his mission and loyalty to his friend.Adventure abounds in this absorbing installment of the New York Timesbestselling series.
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Will is finally a full-fledged Ranger with his own fief to look after. The fief seems boring until Lord Syron, master of a castle far in the north, is struck down by a mysterious illness. Joined by his friend Alyss, Will is suddenly thrown headfirst into an extraordinary adventure, investigating fears of sorcery and trying to determine who is loyal to Lord Syron. As Will battles growing hysteria, traitors, and, most of all, time, Alyss is taken hostage, and Will is forced to make a desperate choice between his mission and his friend.… (more)

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