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There is one adventure from Will’s time as a Ranger’s Apprentice that is yet to be told...

There is one adventure from Will’s time as a Ranger’s Apprentice that is yet to be told...

When the Skandian Oberjarl is taken hostage during a raid on the desert land of Arrida, his second-in-command, Svengal, asks the Araluans for help. Halt and Will must go with him to deliver the ransom and secure Erak's freedom, but a royal presence is needed. The Princess Cassandra - or Evanlyn, as Will knows her - persuades her father to let her go with them. Horace and the Ranger Gilan round out the group to make sure that Evanlyn is well protected. But will violent sandstorms, warring tribes and danger at every turn keep them from reaching Erak in time?

The seventh book takes us back to the final year of Will's apprenticeship, before the events related in Ranger's Apprentice Books 5 and 6.

Reviews

Set against the backdrop of an unforgiving desert and involving a sheik; a nomadic Bedouin-like tribe and a group of murderous fanatics in the pay of Erak's enemy, the adventures are fast, bloody and dramatic.

Magpies

Notable Book for Younger Readers 2008

Children's Book Council of Australia

Winner, Book of the Year for Older Children 2008

Australian Book Industry Awards

Winner, International Success of the Year Award 2008

Australian Book Industry Awards

Such an exciting plot, clearly drawn characters and strong element of danger should engage, thrill and inspire young readers who love adventure stories.

Viewpoint

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781864719109

    September 1, 2009

    Random House Australia Children's

    448 pages

    RRP $17.99

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  • EBook

    9781864715064

    May 1, 2010

    Random House Australia

    448 pages

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Also by John Flanagan

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Ranger's Apprentice 2: The Burning Bridge
Ranger's Apprentice 3: The Icebound Land
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

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