The moment I started reading The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan, book one of the Ranger’s Apprentice series, it suddenly occurred to me how much I missed reading books of this kind and fangirling over a series. Reading this book has told me that this kind of story indeed is my favorite. And it’s been a while since I last fangirled over books. Lately, I’ve been trying to discover and read genres I’ve never tried before or genres I’m not really familiar with that I think it was total bliss when I’ve finally read my preferred one again.
Anyway, I still haven’t figured out why but I immensely enjoy books about young people who have the ability to defeat evil, or the all-powerful enemy, and save the world; books with creatures that do not exist and whose names I can’t even pronounce; books with unique character names; books with surprises, action, and adventure and with plenty of courageous characters; books with lots of journeying to unknown worlds; and books with epic battles. The Ruins of Gorlan has got all that. And that’s why I loved it so much.
The Ruins of Gorlan is one of the few books that I’ve given five out of five stars to and that earned a space in my Favorites shelf on Goodreads. So looking forward to reading the second book! (And, hopefully, there will be a movie version.)
The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan is the first of twelve books in the Ranger’s Apprentice series and was published in 2004.