RU Level: Secondary
The Ranger's Apprentice series has been very popular--especially with upper elementary and secondary APA boys. Set during the Middle Ages it combines historical fiction with fantasy in a way that is very engaging. The recently released prequel to the current twelve books in the series, The Tournament at Gorlan, tells of how Halt became a Ranger and how the tensions with Morgrath began. The ending leaves a feeling that there are certainly more to come in The Early Years books.
Parents should be aware of some violence typical of Middle Age conflicts.
With parental permission, students can check out the author's website for more things Ranger's Apprentice: