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The Sorcerer of The North (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

The Sorcerer of The North (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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Will�s first adventure as a full-fledged Ranger!

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, even -- until the king is poisoned. Joined by his friend Alyss, Will is thrown headfirst into an

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Will�s first adventure as a full-fledged Ranger!

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, even -- until 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 Times bestselling series.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Arlene Garcia-Allen
Years have passed since Will's adventures in Skandia-he is now a full-fledged Ranger on his first assignment. Thinking he is stuck in the isolated Fief of Seacliffe, Will is surprised to be called away by his old mentor, Halt, for a secret mission. Rumors of genuine sorcery, not simple mind control or mass hysteria, are plaguing Castle Macindaw and upsetting the succession of the barony in the north. The Rangers need Will's special skills to investigate. Disguised as a traveling musician, Will embarks on another quest that not only might cost him his life but also the lives of those about whom he cares. As always, Flanagan is to be complimented for creating a fantasy world that relies on character and action rather than magic, but fans may have difficulty getting into this fifth Ranger's Apprentice novel. The first chapters' exposition tells rather than shows what Will has done during the years between the Battle for Skandia and the present. Familiar characters are sadly absent for the first part of the book, although Halt makes his appearance midway through. The Princess Cassandra is mentioned only in passing, and Alyss, a diplomat, is introduced as Will's new romantic interest. Readers have to assume the relationship between them, as so much happened "off stage" that it is difficult to warm to her character. As the novel progresses and the action picks up, however, it becomes a satisfying, albeit not the best, addition to this popular series. Reviewer: Arlene Garcia-Allen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780606022378
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
07/01/2009
Series:
Ranger's Apprentice Series, #5
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
295
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

John Flanagan grew up in Sydney, Australia, hoping to be a writer. John began writing Ranger's Apprentice for his son, Michael, ten years ago, and is still hard at work on the series. He currently lives in Manly, Australia, with his wife. In addition to their son, they have two grown daughters and four grandsons.

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Aki More than 1 year ago
This is an outstanding adventure tale and very well written. Okay I will admit it. I am an adult who read this book. Believe when I say I as old as I am, I got caught up in this story. The story is about a man named Halt who chooses an apprentice named Will. They soon learn to respect each other. Halt is a Ranger who teaches Will how to shot a longbow, use knives to throw, make himself invisible to others so he can hear what is going on in the kingdom. Halt's teaches Will not only survival skills, but how to relate to a bully who has pestered Will in school. Will learns many of life's lessons from Halt who has plenty of experience as a Ranger. Naturally there is an evil man who wants to take over the kingdom. Also there some creatures who will cause trouble for the Ranger and his apprentice. Halt can easily relate to Will's feelings and is an understanding man. There is plenty of action, adventure, wit, and character charm in this book. I would highly recomment it for any school library. It is an excellent teaching tool for a child who does not like to read. The story moves fast, the characters are people you care about, and the dialogue is excellent. Higly recomment for the young reader and older reader too.
imcgregor More than 1 year ago
The Sorcerer in the North was a great book in the adventurous series The Ranger's Apprentice. John Flanagan has done a wonderful job on this book as well as the others. As an Australian author his books have done very well even in the Untied States. The fifth book of his series is extremely action packed and always keeps you guessing what will happen next. Will has just become a ranger after years of training. His first assignment tests his limits as he is sent to investigate strange happenings in the northern part of his country, Araluen. Rumors of a sorcerer have spread and are causing trouble to the people. This wonderful author uses foreshadowing amazingly, but at the same time keeps you guessing what is going to happen next. This book kept me entertained the entire way through and I couldn't help but to keep reading to find out what happens on the next page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It speeds forward in time, skipping over the rest of Will's training, mentioning his past in 1 chapter. You don't hear of Alyss since The Burning Bridge, and she suddenly pops up as Will's romantic interest. Princess Cassandra is hardly mentioned, like a wisp of smoke in the sky, and I've noticed that some of Will's friends(George and Jenny) vanish from the story in The Burning Bridge. However, I think that The Sorcerer of the North is well written, and plenty of people will like it if they read the books in order. I read this book, and I would recommend this book to people ages 3-103.
devinm7 More than 1 year ago
Engageing reads, very thrilling and just the right size. I can sit down and read for 5 to six hours over the course of the day and be finished. No drawn out fillers. Great series. I recommend this book to anybody and everybody i know.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the better books I've read. If you like this book i definetly recomend The Hungergames by Suzane Collins
cardinal79 More than 1 year ago
My 11-year old son read this book and thought it was great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books Ihave ever read. The whole series is awesome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put the book down! It was just an awesome read. The more you get into the book, the more suspenseful it gets, making it hard to put it down. You'll find yourself reading the next book in no time, especially with the cliffhanger ending...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Ranger's Apprentice series are great. I could not put them down.
writingenius21 More than 1 year ago
John Flanagan is a writing genius! His Ranger's Apprenitice books are some of the greatest storys I've ever read. His charecter portrayal and plot building is that of a master and his writing style is fluid and easy to read, which grabs you into the story. The only thing is, your going to want to read the next book as soon as possible.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And I love them! I think john flanagan should write a series about halt... and I think someone should make movies from the ranger books the brother band series would make good movies too. But for them to be good who ever makes them has to stay close to the books...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book in the series so far i cant wait till i get numbr 6
psychedforreading More than 1 year ago
It's a good book. It's my least favorite in the series, but it's needed to introduce the next book in the serise which I love. Its still a good book though. I recommend the rest of the series and Warriors.
Anonymous 18 days ago
Ive been reading it and its reallgoood. Cant wait to finish it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My Book Review Book title and author: Ranger’s Apprentice: The Sorcerer of The North by John Flanagan Title of review: Sorcerer of The North Review Number of stars (1 to 5): 4.5 stars Introduction The theme of this book is just because it is new doesn’t mean that it is bad. John wrote a very exciting book. Description and summary of content In this book Will, a new ranger, mysterious figures that most think sorcerers themselves, is sent to solve a case of sorcery. When he gets to the place he discovers a plot bigger than anyone imagined. Evaluation I loved this book and thought that is was well written and very clever. There was action at every turn. There are many twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Conclusion In conclusion I think that this book is very well written and I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wanted excitement and action.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books i have ever read!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book one of the best in the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really cool
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a great book that hass a lot of detail and adventure and action. You will love this book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Does will become a full ranger in this book or the one before this?