* 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
Unstoppable action and riveting reading.
Readers from ten to fifteen years will find much to enjoy in this fantasy adventure: action, intrigue or identification with the small hero. Reluctant readers in secondary school can be reassured that this book is for them, as Will is fifteen years old.
Up there with young Harry Potter.
A colourful and rousing story of heroism and friendship.
This book was so good I couldn't put it down ... John Flanagan really kept me on edge.
Robere, age 12, Random House Book Buddies club
Very enjoyable and thoroughly captivating.
Christopher, age 12, Random House Book Buddies Club
To John Flanagan, I just finished your book THE RANGER'S APPRENTICE and it was awesome!
Edward, age 12, Random House Book Buddies Club