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A series for the whole family: children, teens and adults.
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★★★★★ Epic Fantasy
★★★★★ Sword & Sorcery
★★★★★ Coming of Age
★★★★★ Action & Adventure
★★★★★ Magic & Fantasy
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Immerse yourself in this adventure, packed with mystery and action.
Discover a vast and fascinating universe, filled with lively, unique, entrancing characters. Experience adventures, intrigues, spying, treachery, fights and relentless action.Live an adventure with a group of misfits you will fall in love with.Enjoy Fantasy, Steel, Magic, and Love.
About this series:
- Genre: Epic fantasy, sword & sorcery, action & adventure, coming of age, fantasy & magic.
- Audience: Middle-grade, teen, young adult, adult.
- Setting: Continent in quasi-medieval times and with magic users.
- Reader age: 8+
- Explicit language: None.
- Completeness: It is a 7 book adventure.
- Similar/influenced by: The Ranger's Apprentice, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Dragolnlance...
Path of the Ranger:
- The Traitor's Son (Book #1)
- The King's Secret (Book #2)
- Mystery in the Tundra (Book #3)
- Treason in the Norh (Book #4)
- The Secret Refuge (Book #5)
- Path of the Specialist (Book #6)
- The King of the West (Book #7)
A saga that will keep you gripped!
- File Size : 2670 KB
- Publication Date : February 21, 2020
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B082V9M127
- Print Length : 401 pages
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,994 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Lasgol, his mysterious pet reptile, Camu and his 5 Ranger Apprentice companions are in their second year of Ranger school and the action and plot twists keep coming. It was so hard for me to put this book down (and the previous one too) that I snuck in chapters when I ate and took breaks.
This is sort like Harry Potter meets Darth Vader and they all train for survival with Army Special Forces and MacGyver. If you’ve had family or friends in Special Forces you know what I mean; secretive survivalists training in nature’s harshest conditions using only a twig and twine as weapons..lol..not really but you get the idea, creativity plus strength and a willingness to do what no sane person would do haha. These apprentices only get to use a compound bow, a dagger, a small ax plus their limited knowledge of potions for weapons; survival in this Ranger school and its harsh terrain is all about using one’s brain as well as physical endurance and agility.
Love, love this series. I read Harry Potter when it first came out and really liked it but I like the outdoor situations and skillsets that must be learned in this series much better. There’s also magic elements, in which Camu plays a fun role. How Camu ended up in Lasgol’s care is a huge plot twist surprise I didn’t see coming. Well done!
Top reviews from other countries
A number of the faults with the first book rear their head up again, and are far worse. The characters are generally written pretty poorly, with significant stereotypes. The behaviours are over the top and don't really feel realistic. This is perhaps exacerbated by a large chunk of the book being set in the holidays between the years for the rangers training. This means the other characters are no longer students and teachers with clearly defined objectives, which tailor their interactions with Lasgol in simple but understandable ways. Instead the characters are a diverse set with varied backgrounds, objectives, and world views. It requires more complex writing that the authors just aren't up to. Making many of the characters simply caricatures. The entire interaction with Egis's family is a case in point.
The authors poor writing of conspiracy continues. After the first book where you're left trying to decide if Lasgol and the king's commanders are amongst the biggest idiots going around, or just lack any ability to question events or logically assess what has happened. Well, the authors truly become ham-fisted on this in the next book. Because if I was considering being a traitor I'd invite someone sworn to the king's service into my home and let them wander around, right? And that's just an example. I don't expect a game of thrones level of quality for the politics and conspiring, but characters simply acting believably is a minimum.
The authors knowing a bit about how medieval societies work (distances travelled, interactions with lords, treatment of castles, house keepers) would significantly enhance the story. It just doesn't come across as realistic world building, but lazy ones. They just don't care about those elements of their writing. I think they only care about Lasgol, and everything is then built around him.
Overall, I'm probably going to stop reading, and not read any more of the series. The world building, consistency of behaviour, character writing are just not good enough.
Love the characters.
Some small issues, like any book, but this is a fun story to read with more drama than the first.
Really worth a read.