Books – Ruins of Gorlan

This is a great read for tweens. Flanagan writes really good medieval adventures. The countries never actually existed but the cultures depicted are based on the actual medieval cultures of Europe and Asia. Fascinating and very informative.

The Ruins of Gorlan is the first book in John Flanagan’s Ranger’s Apprentice Series. I gave this book to my granddaughter when she was 10 and she read it and the rest of the series with huge enjoyment. She and her cousins became infatuated with medieval-style culture and survival. I made them all Rangers’ (camouflage) cloaks so they could fade into the background of the forest where they play. Flanagan’s books are great to read and discuss. My granddaughter began writing a fan fiction episode when her favourite character was written out of the series. I, as a (very) mature adult, enjoyed this series myself. I really recommend it to everyone.