For a limited time, you can read Book One of John Flanagan’s The Ranger’s Apprentice series online free until February 15.

Here’s what the book is about: 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. . . .

You can read the book right here:

Don’t you just love the whole idea of making books available for free, online? Hardcovers in particular are pretty expensive, so I think it’s quite awesome that Penguin is letting us read this book for free. Go enjoy it!

Like what you see? If you enjoyed that book, you can enter to win an ARC of book six in the series by commenting below! Tell me about the best book you’ve read recently, and I’ll pick two winners at random. This contest will close at 11:59 pm on February 15.