They have always scared him in the past, the Rangers, with their dark cloaks and shadowy ways. The villagers believe the Rangers practise magic that makes them invisible to ordinary people. And now 15 year old Will, always small for his age, is to be a Ranger’s apprentice. What he doesn’t yet realise is that the Rangers are the protectors of the kingdom. Highly trained in the skills of battle and surveillance, they fight the battles before the battles reach the people. And as Will is about to learn, there is a large battle brewing. Morgarath is gathering his forces for an attack on the kingdom.
This is an exciting story and is full of action and adventure. Also there is good character development and you find yourself cheering for them. Plus it is well written and an older age group might enjoy reading it too.