In this awesome book, The Sorcerer of the North, comes adventure, suspense, and excitement.
Will, now an official Ranger, is assigned to his first fief. He quickly becomes busy getting familiar with his new home.
But just as he is beginning to settle in, Alyss, a childhood friend of his, arrives on a surprising visit.
She comes with word from Halt and Crowley, the Corps Commandant of the rangers. Will is needed for a top secret mission.
Will meets up with Halt and Crowley at the Gathering Ground. There he is told what his mission is.
Castle Macindaw is Araluen’s main defense against the Scotti but word has come that Lord Syron, commander of Castle Macindaw, has fallen deadly ill.
To further complicate things, rumors have been spread about a sorcerer in Grimsdell Wood.
In order to complete this mission, Will must go undercover. He is told that once he gets there he will meet his contact.
Once he arrives, he is surprised that his contact is none other than Alyss.
Will and Alyss search the forest, looking for something that might give them a clue to what is going on.
The more Will searches for answers, the more curious he becomes.
Who is behind all the strange appearances and mysterious lights?
Just as he is getting closer to the truth, a drastic turn of events happen.
Castle Macindaw is taken over. Will escapes to the forest. Alyss is held captive, locked away in the tower cell.
The safety of Norgate Fief is put in jeopardy with the loss of Castle Macindaw.
Can Will save Castle Macindaw? Will he be able to rescue Alyss before it is all to late?
I like The Sorcerer of the North because it is funny and exciting.
I like the mystery and suspense of Will’s search for the person behind the lights and other weird things that happen.
I also like the romance that is in The Sorcerer of the North.
Author: John Flanagan
Publisher: Puffin Books
Series: Ranger’s Apprentice
Book: The Sorcerer of the North #5
Age Range: 12-15
Media Type: Kindle, Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Book
Note: There is also a prequel series known as “Ranger’s Apprentice; The Early Years,” a spin-off series called “BrotherBand Chronicles,” and a sequel series named “Ranger’s Apprentice; The Royal Ranger.”
A list of the Ranger’s Apprentice books:
Book 1: The Ruins of Gorlan
Book 2: The Burning Bridge
Book 3: The Icebound Land
Book 4: The Battle for Skandia
Book 5: The Sorcerer of the North
Book 6: The Siege of Macindaw
Book 7: Erak’s Ransom
Book 8: The Kings of Clonmel
Book 9: Halt’s Peril
Book 10: The Emperor of Nihon-Ja
Book 11: The Lost Stories