The Ruins of Gorlan

John Flanagan

The Boomerang is a monthly digital downloadable product that features copywork and dictation passages from a specific novel. It is geared toward young teens ages 13-14 and is the indispensable tool for Brave Writer parents who want to teach language arts in a natural, literature-bathed context.

This guide contains the following features:

  • 4 Passages (one per week) for copywork/dictation
  • Notes about punctuation, spelling, vocabulary, and literary devices
  • Beyond the Passage and Inside Scoop boxes
  • 9 Think Piece questions
  • Golden Lines prompt
  • Book Club Party Ideas
  • 52 pages
  • Publication Date: September 2022 

How does the Boomerang fit into the Brave Writer complete language arts program? Learn more on our Getting Started page.

All products are digital and downloadable. All sales are FINAL. No refunds.

A note about content

The Ruins of Gorlan is a rip-roaring tale of high adventure, with knights and monsters and hunting and battles and dangers galore. The narrative also includes bullying, a misery that plagues people in all walks of life. The action sequences and retributive justice in the story give rise to important dialogues about bullying, fair play, conflict, and violence. Ultimately the book affirms kindness and loyalty, honor and honesty, safety and healing. Parents are encouraged to pre-read The Ruins of Gorlan to be equipped to process reactions and insights together with their teens.

About the book

They have always scared him in the past—the Rangers, with their dark cloaksand 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. . . .―Amazon

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