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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?

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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  • EBook

    9781864715026

    May 1, 2010

    RHA eBooks Child

    320 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • 2005
    Aurealis Awards
    Commended

Also by John Flanagan

Ranger's Apprentice 1: The Ruins Of Gorlan
Ranger's Apprentice 2: The Burning Bridge
Ranger's Apprentice 4: Oakleaf Bearers
Ranger's Apprentice The Early Years 2: The Battle of Hackham Heath
Ranger's Apprentice The Early Years 1: The Tournament at Gorlan
Ranger's Apprentice 6: The Siege Of Macindaw
Ranger's Apprentice 5: Sorcerer In The North
Ranger's Apprentice 11: The Lost Stories
Brotherband 1: The Outcasts
Ranger's Apprentice 12: The Royal Ranger
Brotherband 6: The Ghostfaces
Brotherband 5: Scorpion Mountain
Ranger's Apprentice 10: The Emperor Of Nihon-Ja
Brotherband 2: The Invaders
Ranger's Apprentice 9: Halt's Peril
Ranger's Apprentice 7: Erak's Ransom
Ranger's Apprentice 8: The Kings of Clonmel
Brotherband 7: The Caldera
The Grey Raider
Brotherband 4: Slaves of Socorro
Brotherband 3: The Hunters

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