The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan
When Will is accepted as an apprentice for Ranger Halt, he’s not sure what to think. The Rangers are a mysterious group that most people think are black magicians. But as Will finds out, they are really an elite group of men dedicated to protecting the kingdom’s fifty fiefs. He soon begins his training, and spends most of his days practicing archery, tracking, geography, and most importantly, learning how to move without being seen. But soon it becomes evident that the kingdom is in danger. Morgarath, Lord of the Mountains of Rain and Night, is preparing to attack the kingdom. And he is determined to win.
This book is amazing! It was recommended to me by several people before I finally read it and I’m so glad I didn’t skip it. This is another one of those books you will not be able to put down. It is the first book in a series of 12, called the Ranger’s Apprentice, and there is a companion series, the Brotherband Chronicles. There will also be 2 prequels. Don’t wait to read it like I did. READ IT!