Rise of the Ranger is a fantastic fantasy novel that delves deep into a magical world thrown into disorder and disarray post war. Asher, our main character is a ‘Ranger’, who hasn’t the best reputation amongst the locals, or the knights known as Grey Coats, also known as protectors of the lands. This is a fast paced and action packed novel and I feel will draw reader in just as I have been, and unable to put the book down. It has definitely been and exciting beginning to what’s set to be a fantastic series, Echoes of Fate authored by Philip C. Quaintrell.
The storyline and plot are marvellous, giving fabulous character descriptions, and making their stories individually feel familiar in some way, though each with unique characteristics. The setting is also quite well described and the reader is plunged into a world they can almost see touch and smell. Each time the Elves is this book discuss the smells of humans that they have such difficulty coping with, I can’t help feeling a little self conscious and find myself looking around for the deodorant!
This book has been a page turner that I have had difficulty putting down at all. Totally action packed, Rise of the Ranger keeps readers at the edge of their seats with constant danger and imminent peril. My favourite character has to be our hero Asher, with his strange past and dangerous lifestyle. It leas to one of my biggest questions hopefully answered in the following novel: Will Asher and the elf Faylen end up together?
Overall I have to say Rise of the Ranger is well written and very addictive, keeping me up way past bedtime. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the fantasy genre of the young adult age group onwards. I give this book a rating of 9.5/10 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫