Penguin is doing that free-ebook thing they did for Savvy back in 2008, but this time for the first book in the Ranger's Apprentice series by John Flanagan. For a limited amount of time, you can read the entire first book, The Ruins of Gorlan, online.
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. . . .
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Ranger's Apprentice: The Ruins of Gorlan
I'm weirdly excited by Penguin's efforts to make books available like this. It's a cool idea.