The Sorcerer in the North (Ranger's Apprentice #5)
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 Skandians show up and Will has to deal with the threat. Shortly thereafter, Will goes on a ...more
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5. The Sorcerer in the North (2006)
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The Sorcerer in the North was, unfortunately, my least favourite of the series and probably the weakest sequel too IMO. I was a little jarred by the beginning - as it was set an entire five years after the events of The Battle for Skandia. Once I got used to an older will and the surrpisngly obvious lack of both Halt and Horace, it wasn't so bad... until we got pulled away from the new situation - again - and thrust into this new world of clo ...more
There were great additions to the main charac ...more
Will is finally a full Ranger, and is out on his own. While most of his growth happened in books 1-4, it is easy to see how much more he has improved in the skip of a few years, and his ...more
This book had some themes I think are especially important for adolescents to read--being popular vs. being good, the idea of appearances and making judgments on those appearanc ...more
Are these even middle grade anymore? I mean, the first few books pushed that because usually 15-19 is considered YA, and now he's in his 20's and he'll only get older as the series goes along, but I only find these books in the children's section at bookstore, so I dunno how ...more
Will finally is set off on his own, but not to fight the straightforward, frontal assault enemies of the past. This time he is up against a legend, an elusive sorcerer rumored to be poisoning the king of a northern fief, a land integral to the protection of the whole kingdom.
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As with all of the Ranger's Apprentice books, I loved the characters, the battle tactics, the weaving of plot lines, and the setting. Seeing Will strike out on his own was almost poi ...more
What I liked most about the novel was the element of mystery. In most of Flanagan's other books, the antagonist and protagonist are both clear as daylight, but in ...more
The series takes place in a vast land of kingdoms, battles, and sorcery. Will is centered in Sea Cliff fief temporarily until he is sent to the Northern lands as a jongluer. It is foretold that sorcery is about and a small cast ...more
At first I was disappointed that there seems to be a gap of a few years between the previous book and this one (I still feel deprived of those lost years/event). Will has now emerged as a full fledged Ranger with his own fife, and is clearly the lone ma ...more
I am a fan of this series, as it includes a large amount of adventure, wit and great characters. For those who haven't read the series yet, I advise you do.
This is the first book in the series where Will is finished his apprenticeship. When Lord Syron of the Norgate Fief in Hibernia is struck by a mysterious illness, Will, Tug, his new dog, and his friend/lover Alyss are called in to figure out what is ailing the Lord of No ...more
Edit - finished it yesterday over my breakfast. :) They're quick reads & it was easy to guess what w ...more
The international bestselling series with over 5 million copies sold in the U.S. alone! 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 kin...more
I liked the beginning the best I think. He ...more
Have you ever had to face fears that you don’t even understand. Have you ever had to save the one you love. Well Rangers Apprentice Sorcerer of the North has all that, sadly it falls short of other books in the series. If you’ve read the other four books in the series which I’m assuming you have. This book doesn’t lead up to my standards set by the other books in this great series. This book is reading to continue the series but it will leave you with questions answered in book six.
Will, must br ...more
As a lover of adventure, I felt this book had everything; lovable characters, a plot-line that was amazing and moved quickly, and most of all, ...more
So, can you still call the series "The ranger's apprentice" when the main character is no longer an apprentice? and how many books are left? I guess it's like the new kids on the block (who are no longer new nor kids, just creepy men)...anyways,...
So, this book was some more fun literary candy. If I ques ...more
Víte, tuhle sérii mám vážně rád. Je to taková příjemná oddechovka, u které vypnete a jednoduše si užijete ten příjemný příběh, který si pro Vás John Flanagan připravil. Vím, že od těchto knih nesmím vždy očekávat nejvíce, ale i když se mi pátý díl velmi líbil, z tohohle už jsem tak nadšený nebyl. Jo, bylo to vtipné, svižné, zajímavé a prostě flanaganovské, ale něco tomu chybělo. Kdybych ale jen tak věděl co. Každopádně doufám, že se vydám na dobrdoružství za nalezeném téhle odpovědi. A nebo s ...more
For mysteries by this same author, see John A. Flanagan.
John Flanagan grew up in Sydney, Australia, hoping to be a writer. It wasn't until he wrote a highly uncomplimentary poem about a senior executive at the agency where he worked, however, that his talent was revealed. It ...more
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Halt shrugged. "Near enough," he replied.
"And did you ever understand a word he was saying?"
"Not a lot of the time, no," Halt said.
Crowley shook his head in wonder. "It's just as well he didn't go into the Diplomatic Service. We'd be at war with half a dozen countries by now if he was on the loose."
Will drew a deep breath to begin talking. He noticed that both men took an involuntary half step backward and he decided he'd better try to keep it as simple as possible.”
"Ten? I've got twenty-seven men behind me!" There was an angry growl of assent from his men-although Ulf didn't join in, Gundar noticed.
This time, when the Ranger spoke, there was no trace of the pleasant, reasonable tone. Instead, the voice was hard and cold.
"You haven't reached the castle yet," Will said. "I've got twenty-three arrows in my quiver still, and a further dozen in my packsaddle. And you've got several kilometers to go-all within bowshot of the trees there. Bad shot as I am, I should be able to account for more than half your men. Then you'll be facing the garrison with just ten men.”