The Tournament at Gorlan

The Tournament at Gorlan - John Flanagan This was a good book, especially for a prequel. I didn't like the ending that much but, again, considering it's a prequel, it would be very difficult to give us a satisfying ending. I liked hearing more about Halt and Crowley and the other Rangers. I thought that some of the things they did were a little to easy. Of the rangers that Morgoroth demoted, only one resisted enough to get killed, and only two other characters, and only one other
good character besides that one ended up dying. If Morgoroth was as frightening and cold-blooded as he is made out to be, I feel that more people would have died in this book. I really enjoyed the part that took place in the tournament, and I wish that that would have been a little bit longer. It was also nice to see Halt's first encounter with Pauline, though I do wish we would have seen a little bit more of her in the book. Overall it was a decent prequel to the Ranger's Apprentice series that didn't have me rolling my eyes, shaking my head or complaining that the only purpose of the book was to rake in more money from a successful series, which is more than prequels and novellas from other series' can say.