Paperback. Ranger's Apprentice.
Book One: The Ruins Of Gorlan by John Flanagan
Scholastic. 249 Pages. Price New $4.99
Synopsis: They have always scared him in the past - the Rangers with their dark clouds and mysterious ways. Folks in the village claim that Rangers have the power to become invisible at will. A skill Will would now clearly love to have.
Will's heart had been set on Battleschool, on becoming a hero to the kingdom. But Will is small for his fifteen years, too small to be a warrior. He possesses other skills though - a Ranger's skills. he can move silent in as a shadow. He can climb. And he is brave.
He will need all these skills and more. For Morgarath, Lord of the Mountains of Rain and Night, is gathering his forces. A battle for the kingdom is destined to begin. A battle the likes of which Will cannot even imagine.
Combining the intensity of a young King Authur and the epic fantasy of The Lord of the Rings, John Flanagan brings to America the adventure of the year.