It has recently come to my attention that Penguin is running a promotion in which anyone can read the first book in the Ranger’s Apprentice series, The Ruins of Gorlan, absolutely free (1/15/09-2/15/09). Now, that’s what I call pretty awesome.
Now, what is this series about? Just read a little further…
They have always scared him in the past—the Rangers, with their dark cloaks and shadowy ways. The villagers believe the Rangers practice magic that makes them invisible to ordinary people. And now 15-year-old Will, always small for his age, has been chosen as a Ranger's apprentice. What he doesn't yet realize is that the Rangers are the protectors of the kingdom. Highly trained in the skills of battle and surveillance, they fight the battles before the battles reach the people. And as Will is about to learn, there is a large battle brewing. The exiled Morgarath, Lord of the Mountains of Rain and Night, is gathering his forces for an attack on the kingdom. This time, he will not be denied. . . .
This intrigue you? Then read along below or check it out here: http://www.blogger.com/www.penguin.com/rangersapprentice
And what’s even better than being able to read a book for free online? A giveaway of course!!
I’ve got a couple of ARCs of the sixth in the Ranger’s Apprentice series, The Siege of Macindaw to give away, courtesy of Penguin. Just leave your name and email address in a comment to enter. US entrants only. Contest ends 2/15/09.