View Full Version : Book Discussion - Ranger's Apprentice
January 19th, 2007, 05:23 PM
Has anyone read these series? I only read the first book and i loved it, if the books get any better or worse tell me please so I don't waste my money on new books that are bad.
January 19th, 2007, 05:31 PM
And you're not talking about this guy right...
January 23rd, 2007, 01:22 PM
ha!!!...... that was good man! I seen it and thoght it sounded intresting but I never got it.
January 21st, 2009, 05:59 PM
Ranger's Apprentice is my favorite book series and each book is better than the one before. Each book also ends in a sort of cliff-hanger that leaves you wanting the next book to come out immediately! I highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys adventures of the LotR or Tom Clancy style books because this series almost mixes the two! John Flanagan is right up there with the great adventure writers of all time! A must read series!
And, on that note, this guy (http://bookluver-carol.blogspot.com/2009/01/free-e-book-and-contest.html)is giving away 3 Advance Reader's Copy of Book 6: The Siege of Macindaw on his blog. So if you want to win a copy of book 6, click here (http://bookluver-carol.blogspot.com/2009/01/free-e-book-and-contest.html) to enter. The contest will be ending February 15, 2009!:D:ninja:
March 7th, 2009, 09:18 PM
I thought the first one was good however as the series progressed I started to lose interest. It was very cookie-cutterish to me
March 7th, 2009, 10:20 PM
I would agree with that assessment, Lil' Nilfheim. The first one was really great, but after that, starting with book 3, the series kind of went downhill. Granted, it's a really gradual downhill, but downhill nonetheless.
Personally, I'm still keeping up with the series, but maybe for just another book or two, in hopes that it does pick back up.
And besides, Rangers were always my favorite D&D characters to run and play, so maybe I have a bit of a sentimental spot in my heart for this series.
Oh, and welcome to the boards, Lil' Nilfheim. :D
April 14th, 2009, 06:03 PM
I enjoy them, I own the first 5 (all that's been released in the US), and they're solid books. I mean, for me they're all pretty easy reads, maybe a couple days at the most, but they're short and are a nice choice if you get sick of novels that drawl on forever. The first one is obviously the best, and after that it's still nice to hear about Will's adventures. However, I would recommend waiting till the sixth book comes out before you read five...otherwise you'll be extremely disappointed.
September 10th, 2009, 08:42 PM
Personally, I do not like the Ranger's Apprentice series at all. It is fantasy without the fantastic elements. I have seen no magic, no Dragons, no magic/cursed sword, etc. How can you not have these things in this kind of setting? Plus, the distant evil overlord dude, whatever his name is, gets beaten in the second book. Seriously, wtf? Anyway, that's just my thoughts.
December 31st, 2009, 09:06 PM
He gets beat because the series isn't about him. It's about Will growing up to be one of the kingdom's most renown rangers. It also touches base with several of Will's friends and their parts in his adventures. btw, there IS magic. It's just a VERY rare ability. The bad guy in book 5&6 uses dark magic and hypnosis/mind control. Book 1&2's bad guy used mind control with the Urgals.
December 31st, 2009, 10:02 PM
It's not magic, it's a talent. And with the Urgals, he was willing them to do his bidding, and they can sense it. Anyways, I should have Book 7 in hand in a few days. Let's just say I've got... inside sources... 8)
December 31st, 2009, 11:50 PM
I've re-evaluated my opinion concerning the Ranger's Apprentice series and I have to say, it is still solid. I felt, at one point, that it was gradually going downhill, but after reading book 5 and awaiting book 6, I'm stoked once again about this series.
I liken this series to the Percy Jackson Series. They're good and I always check the shelves to see if the new one's out yet.
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