Sturdily competent fantasy from a veteran Australian screenwriter, this quartet opener introduces five teenaged orphans raised together in the medieval-like kingdom of Araluen, focusing on the apprenticeship of wiry, clever Will to a mysterious scout/spy, and on Will’s changing relations with... read more
This book is a story that follows the live of Will noname. Will never knew his father and his mother died in childbirth. He grew up a orphan the only thing he knows about his father was that he died bravely in the great war. So will wanted to grow up and follow in his fathers footsteps and... read more
This book is a story that follows the live of Will noname. Will never knew his father and his mother died in childbirth. He grew up a orphan the only thing he knows about his father was that he died bravely in the great war. So will wanted to grow up and follow in his fathers footsteps and become a knight. The problem was he was a little too small to be a knight. At the day of the choosing he is refused to go to battle school. And is sadly not taken in by anyone. Except for the ranger named Halt he at first didn't want to be a ranger. But later on he learns that its not so bad to be a ranger. Now Halt his master is secretive and not talkative. Of course Will is bursting with questions and is very talkative. But after learning not to annoy a ranger the hard way he learns that some questions are best unasked. Halt teaches him the ways of being unseen and how to shoot a bow. At first when Halt first showed him the weapons the two small daggers one small and one about the size of a short sword. He was skeptical of the weapons until halt took the smaller one and threw it perfectly in to the center of the target. Will now knew that they were every bit as deadly as a sword. and perhaps even more. Halt and Will go on many dangerous adventures. Can Will noname survive his apprenticeship find out when you read the books and find out for your self.
“"You're an apprentice. You're not ready to think."”Halt and Gilan
“Halt added. "Can you cook, boy?""Cook, sir?" Will asked uncertainly. Halt raised his eyes to some unseen superior being."Why do young people invariably answer a question with another question?" he asked. Then, receiving no reply, he continued. "Yes, cook. Prepare food so that one might eat it. Make meals. I assume you know what food is- what meals are?"”Halt and Will
“...he heard the Ranger say contentedly as he poured himself a mug of coffee and sat down again:"I'd forgotten how much fun having an apprentice can be."”Halt
“"Hmmm. Not bad. Can see my own face in it," he said, then added, without a hint of a smile, "May not be such a good thing."”Halt
“"Don't tell Halt that I told you he led the cavalry. I don't want him angry at me."”Arald
“For, standing a little aside from the crowd, wrapped in his grey and green mottled cloak, his eyes shadowed by the cowl, was Halt.And he was smiling.”
“One riot. One ranger.”Rangers
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