My sister and I have been reading this series over the last month. I borrowed the first book — The Ruins of Gorlan — from a friend sometime at the beginning of December and placed holds on the rest of the series at my library. These books take place in an imaginary world that is very similar to ours during the Middle Ages. My favorite characters included Will, Halt, Erak, Evanlyn, Alyss, Tug, and many others. I loved reading about how Will grew up, from a skinny fifteen-year-old boy to a young man known across all of Araluen.