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The Ranger’s apprentice is about to be sold into slavery - but help can arrive from the most unexpected places . . .

The Ranger’s apprentice is about to be sold into slavery - but help can arrive from the most unexpected places . . .

Will and Evanlyn are bound for Skandia as the captives of the fearsome Skandian wolfship captain, Erak. Halt has sworn to rescue Will, and he will do anything to keep his promise - even defy his King. Expelled from the Rangers, Halt is joined by Horace as he travels through Gallica towards Skandia. On their way, they are constantly challenged by freelance knights - otherwise known as thieving thugs. Horace knows a thing or two about combat, though, and he soon begins to attract the attention of knights and warlords for miles around with his uncanny skill. But will they be in time to rescue Will from a life of slavery?

The third book in the Australian and New York Times mega-selling Ranger's Apprentice series.

Reviews

A wonderful fantasy tale full of thieving thugs, warlords, mystery and action. This thrilling series has taken off around the world with boys and girls 11 and up crying out for more.

ABA Kids' Reading Guide 2005-2006

Wow!! This book is great! It kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time! I loved the adventure and the characters! John Flanagan has such a vivid imagination. It felt like the characters were alive and real and that they were in the room with me!! The characters were so complex and realistic … I absolutely love EVERYTHING about this book!!!

Kate, age 12, Random House Book Buddies

Highly Commended, Children's Long Fiction 2005

Aurealis Awards

The Ranger's Apprentice keeps getting better and better.

Connor, age 10, Random House Book Buddies

I was hooked from the first few pages. It's exciting, it's different, and it shows the real meaning of brain over brawn. I loved it.

Dylan, age 14, Random House Book Buddies

'Yet again John Flanagan has managed to keep me on the edge of my seat!

Robere, age 14, Random House Book Buddies

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781864719062

    September 1, 2009

    Random House Australia Children's

    320 pages

    RRP $17.99

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    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781864715026

    May 1, 2010

    Random House Australia

    320 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • Aurealis Awards
    2005
    Commended
    Children’s Long Fiction

Also by John Flanagan

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

Recommendations

Ranger's Apprentice 1: The Ruins Of Gorlan
Eldest
Voyager
Hollow City
The Hazel Wood
The Colour Of Magic
The Bear and The Nightingale
The Alchemyst
Magnus Chase And The Ship Of The Dead (Book 3)
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Minecraft: The Island
Tarin of the Mammoths: The Exile (BK1)
The Burning Maze (The Trials Of Apollo Book 3)
A Wrinkle In Time
Kensy and Max 1: Breaking News
La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
The Night Circus
Friday Barnes 1: Girl Detective
Blast Off!
Two Wolves