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When fifteen-year-old Will is rejected by battleschool, he becomes the reluctant apprentice to the mysterious Ranger Halt, and winds up protecting the kingdom from danger.

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This is honestly one of my favorite series ever! I have read it a few times and I still love it! ( )
  klcarmack | Nov 12, 2021 |
Excellent book, really enjoyed reading it with my son. ( )
  doerrhb | Oct 31, 2021 |
É uma das minhas séries YA favoritas. Bem escrita, divertidas, temáticas que brincam com questões jovens atuais. Tem personagens cativantes e claro, um herói esperto e arqueiro ( )
  tarsischwald | Oct 23, 2021 |
Recommended by Janice P at MESMS

15-year-old Will is an orphan and a ward of Baron Arald, and Choosing Day approaches, when the castle wards will become apprentices - if they're chosen - or become farmers. Will hopes to join Battleschool, but is rejected. However, mysterious Ranger Halt offers Will an apprenticeship with him. As another ward, Horace, joins Battleschool, Will learns to be a Ranger. But at the first Gathering, the Rangers learn that war is brewing, and Will, Halt, and Halt's former apprentice Gilan have an important role to play in fighting the dreaded Kalkara from the Mountains of Rain and Night.

A solid series opener with enough closure for those who don't want to read more but the temptation to continue.


Praise can win you a friend. Gloating will only ever make enemies. (173)

"It's possible, of course," said Halt quietly, "to want to do two different things at the same time. Then it just becomes a choice of knowing which one you want most." (245) ( )
  JennyArch | Oct 11, 2021 |
Ok. I liked the idea of Rangers. Will was your average orphan(age 15 but should have been 12 - hardly ever say that) that you cheered for, and Halt was even more interesting. The culture was fascinating. . . It wasn't explored enough. Also, the multiple viewpoints were slightly jolting while the story seemed to meander for the first half of the book and then race for the last three chapters. I wanted more character development in the side characters (that will probably be explored in the future sequels). Even though that seems like a lot of nit-picking, let it be noted that it was a pleasant read. No major moral objections. Just artistic ones. ( )
  OutOfTheBestBooks | Sep 24, 2021 |
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MORGARATH, LORD OF THE MOUNTAINS OF RAIN AND Night, former Baron of Gorlan in the Kingdom of Araluen, looked out over his bleak, rainswept domain and, for perhaps the thousandth time, cursed.
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