By John A. Flanagan
He had consistently desired to be a warrior. The Rangers, with their darkish cloaks and shadowy methods, made him apprehensive. The villagers think the Rangers perform magic that makes them invisible to usual humans. And now fifteen year-old Will, regularly small for his age, has been selected as a Ranger’s apprentice. What he doesn’t detect but is that the Rangers are the protectors of the country. hugely expert within the talents of conflict and surveillance, they struggle the battles earlier than the battles achieve the folks. And as Will is ready to profit, there's a huge conflict brewing. The exiled Morgarath, Lord of the Mountains of Rain and evening, is accumulating his forces for an assault at the state. This time, he'll now not be denied . . . .
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The clock’s pendulum swung back and forth. The mouse blinked, then gathered itself and dashed forward across the hardwood floor. That was when the cat pounced. It streaked from its hiding spot beneath the couch, and a heavy paw knocked the mouse sideways. The mouse skidded across the floor, rolled to its feet, and ran. A shadow passed over TWO AND TWENTY DARK TALES: Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes it, and two paws came down on either side of it. The cat batted it across the floor, slamming it into something hard and slick.
And at the far end of the room, so immense it should not have fit, a grandfather clock of wood and gold and diamonds. Its base and sides were carved with runes that, Amarind knew from experience, made your vision blur if you stared at them too long. The clockface was carved of diamond, but had no arms. The pendulum and weights were solid gold, and despite the glass covering, the power leaking out of the clock was enough to make Amarind shiver. ” she said carefully. “I’m here,” the Witch said. And she was, sitting in the chair at the head of the table.
Hide? Draw the knife? ” and a noblewoman came into the library, giggling behind her handkerchief. She stopped giggling, stood in the doorway, and stared. King Cedric stopped short. After a long moment, he said, “Summon the guards, please. ” *** The guards recognized her at once. She saw it in their faces, in the way they hesitated before taking her by the arms, in the gentle way they escorted her through the halls. ” Kind Cedric looked at her over his shoulder, nothing uncertain in his glance. She glared back.
The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice, Book 1) by John A. Flanagan