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The Icebound Land: An icy sequel to Will’s second adventure!

After the victory with Morgarath, tragedy has struck Halt. Will is captured by the Skandians and might not be ever seen by his beloved mentor again. On the rough seas of the winter Stormwhite, Will accompanies Evanlyn on the ultimate trip of doom as they head for the merciless slaves’ barracks of Hallasholm. Meanwhile, Halt is driven mad by the loss of his favorite apprentice. He goes to extreme measures and finally leaves Araluen in search of Will, exiled from the kingdom. But the situation takes a plunge when Will is infected by a drug named warmweed, and  the damage may be beyond repair. Can the Ranger be reunited with his apprentice at last?

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I hope you’ll try Ranger’s Apprentice as I don’t like leaving you guys hanging after my book reports. But please beware of the violence during the battles, though sometimes I think the charismatic events and the unfailing humour is enough to make up for it. 🙂


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Sorry’s and Thank You’s

Hi guys,

I know this is not that much of a popular blog and th subscriber count is 12, but I want to thank all those bloggers out there who’ve remained with me as I keep blogging. A bit late, but Happy Valentines Day everyone 🙂 I hope you all enjoyed it. Anyway, this is also to say sorry for the post I didn’t post last week because I was at the holidays for Chinese New Year. I’ll amend it by giving you the follow-up to ‘The Ruins of Gorlan’, ‘The Burning Bridge’. Not to advertise, but the Ranger’s Apprentice books are awesome. I’ll try to get the second book in the Warriors series posted by Friday. Keep blogging and watch out for the posts!

The Burning Bridge

Will and Horace are chosen on an official embassy to Celtica to accompany Gilan. As went the old Celtic saying, ‘One man may be deceit. Two can be conspiracy. Three is the number I trust.’ The quest started seemingly peaceful, but a curtain of mystery  is pulled up  when the trio discovers that Celtica is deserted! Along the way, they stumble upon a girl named Evanlyn. But what is going on in Celtica, and can they uncover the secret?


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The Ruins of Gorlan: Five-star review!

Will is an ordinary Castle ward, orphaned and under the care of generous Baron Arald, ruler of Redmont Fief. Once the Castle wards turn fifteen, the are a candidate to the Choosing, unique to the Castle wards and giving them a chance to win a life for themselves as apprentice to a Craftmaster.  Those who are not chosen are confined to life as a farmhand. Will has no special talents, and he fears that he will not be chosen. At the Choosing, Will discovers with shock that Halt, the fief’s Ranger, is present. The Rangers are an intelligence force, the eyes and ears of the Kingdom of Araluen and trained in the art of being unseen, though common folk believe they are practitioners of black magic. After Will is refused Battleschool training by the Battlemaster, Sir Rodney, Halt steps forward and hands the Baron a piece of paper. Will is now a Ranger’s apprentice… what horrors await him? A medieval story of courage and determination.