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The New York Times and Australian mega-bestselling series about Will and his friends from Castle Redmont starts here!

The New York Times and Australian mega-bestselling series about Will and his friends from Castle Redmont starts here!

Will is small for his age, but agile and energetic. All his life, he has dreamed of becoming a great knight like the father he never knew, so he is devastated when he is rejected as an apprentice to Castle Redmont's Battleschool. Instead he is apprenticed to Halt, the mysterious Ranger whose uncanny ability to move unseen is thought to be the result of black magic. Reluctantly, Will learns to use a Ranger's secret weapons: a bow and arrow, a mottled cloak and a stubborn little pony. It may not be the sword and battlehorse he longs for, but when Will and Halt set out on a desperate mission to prevent the assassination of the King, Will finds that a Ranger's weapons are not so useless after all . . .

Reviews

* Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Book 2005

* Finalist, 2004 Aurealis Award for Children's Novel - Long Fiction

* Longlisted, Ottakar's Children's Book Prize 2006-2007, UK

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781864719048

    September 1, 2009

    Random House Australia Children's

    288 pages

    RRP $17.99

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    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781864715002

    May 1, 2010

    Random House Australia

    288 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • Aurealis Award
    2004
    Finalist
    Children’s Novels

Also by John Flanagan

Ranger's Apprentice 2: The Burning Bridge
Ranger's Apprentice 3: The Icebound Land
Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger
Brotherband 7: The Caldera
Ranger's Apprentice 5: Sorcerer In The North
Ranger's Apprentice 4: Oakleaf Bearers
Ranger's Apprentice 11: The Lost Stories
Brotherband 1: The Outcasts
Ranger's Apprentice The Early Years 1: The Tournament at Gorlan
Ranger's Apprentice 6: The Siege Of Macindaw
Ranger's Apprentice 7: Erak's Ransom
Ranger's Apprentice 10: The Emperor Of Nihon-Ja
Ranger's Apprentice The Royal Ranger 3
Ranger's Apprentice The Royal Ranger 2: The Red Fox Clan
Ranger's Apprentice The Early Years 2: The Battle of Hackham Heath
Brotherband 6: The Ghostfaces
The Grey Raider
Brotherband 5: Scorpion Mountain
Brotherband 4: Slaves of Socorro
Brotherband 3: The Hunters
Brotherband 2: The Invaders
Ranger's Apprentice 9: Halt's Peril
Ranger's Apprentice 8: The Kings of Clonmel

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