I know I have a ton of other books I should technically be reading/finishing up, buuut this is a book about the son of a traitor. who’s looking to clear his father’s name. So why not read it?
Publication: January 24th 2020
Synopsis: A kingdom in danger, a great betrayal, a boy seeking to redeem his father’s honor. Will he succeed in exonerating him and saving the realm from an enemy in the shadows before it is too late for the whole North?
By the age of fifteen, Lasgol has endured a hard childhood and lives, cornered and hated, in a small village in the North. He is the son of the traitor, the man who betrayed the kingdom and tried to kill the King. His only companions are the mountains and the snow, ever-present in the region. Yet he refuses to believe that his father is guilty, in spite of all the evidence that points to the fact, even though the King himself was a witness to the betrayal.
Lasgol is determined to clear his father’s name, and to do this he has only a single option: the School of Rangers, a secret place where the respected and feared defenders of the lands of the kingdom are trained for four years. Going there is insane, hate and death await him. But as the son of a Ranger, he is entitled to attend.
At the Camp he will find himself involved in political intrigues, disloyalties and murder. He will encounter hatred and fearsome enemies, but also a handful of friends, novices as much out of place as he is himself, determined to do whatever is necessary to pass the first year… without dying in the attempt.
Will Lasgol survive the first year of instruction at the Rangers’ Camp? Will he find out what happened to his father? Will he be able to clear his name?
Find out while you follow fascinating adventures with a group of characters you will fall in love with.
The adventure begins right now!
Review/Thoughts: I’ve never read Ranger’s Apprentice before, however I do get that feel from this book. Maybe that’s weird, especially since I’ve never read that series. That being said, I don’t feel like this is an attempt to copy that series whatsoever.
I really got into the beginning of this book. I got into it and it was very easy to read and lose myself in. I enjoyed getting to know Lasgol, what skills his father taught him before he died. How he reacted to being bullied and just the fact that his father was a traitor to the crown and the Rangers that he was apart of. It was interesting to see how he dealt with those and it helped for reader to get to know the type of person Lasgol is. And can I just say I really like that name, Lasgol.
The middle of the book felt ho-hum to me. I found it harder to get into and hold my attention. Don’t get me wrong all the training, and not to mention all that happened to Lasgol in the middle, was interesting. Yet, at the same time it felt boring. Almost like it was too slow, and too dragged out for my liking. It did slowly pick up again when the attempt on Lasgol’s life was made. I mean I half expected things like to happen to the son of a traitor but as to who would go that far, and in the Ranger camp to boot, that’ll catch my attention.
The characters were so fun get to know, especially Lasgol’s team that he was paired with for the book. Each was from a different stature, and it was fun to see them all come together and figure things out, stand up for each other, or just been there for one another in general. I really like the Ranger Daven. The moment he showed up I took a liking to him. I’m a little sad I didn’t get to see him more in this book. I do hope we get to see him, if not with a little more screen time, in the rest of the series. Camu was so interesting to meet. The connection him and Lasgol share is so unique and I can’t wait to read more about it.
~Till the next Chapter~
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