Review: Ranger’s Apprentice: The Tournament at Gorlan

The Tournament At Gorlan reviewed by a kidTitle: Ranger’s Apprentice: The Tournament at Gorlan

Author: John Flanagan

Publisher: Penguin Random House

About the book: This book is a prequel to the very popular Ranger’s Apprentice series. It is about Crowley as a young ranger who is trying to thwart the plans of the evil Lord Morgarath. He is accompanied by Halt, a gruff Hibernian, and picks up other rangers along the way.

What I thought: I thought this book was really good. It keeps the same qualities of the other Ranger’s Apprentice books – adventure, good vocabulary, humour and a good story. I have often been disappointed by prequels, but this one really stood out. I really liked finding out more about Halt before he became a Ranger. You could start the series with this book, or you could read it after you’ve read all the others.

I would recommend it for good readers of 8+ and, really, anyone who enjoys a good fantasy adventure would love this book.

Buy Ranger’s Apprentice: The Tournament at Gorlan here.


  1. Hamish Maintenance on July 16, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Hey Book Boy,

    @kidsbookapedia here! That was an awesome read and I loved it! We really do like the same books. Thanks for the review!

    • Book Boy on July 20, 2016 at 10:51 am

      We do!

  2. Maria on July 26, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Awesome! Thank you for featuring the Ranger’s Apprentice series. I anticipate you have read The Brotherband Series from the same author. These complement this series, as Halt & Will help the Skandians in one of the series.

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