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One Ranger can stop a riot, but this time two Rangers may not be enough . . .

One Ranger can stop a riot, but this time two Rangers may not be enough . . .

Will is at the annual Ranger Gathering but Halt is investigating mysterious happenings in the west. When he does finally return, it's with bad news. Hibernia is in turmoil. A false religious cult calling themselves the Outsiders are sowing confusion and sedition, and five of the six Hibernian kingdoms have been undermined. Now the sixth, Clonmel, is in danger. Halt, Will and Horace set out to restore order. Can the secrets of Halt's past help them in their mission?

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


Notable Book for Younger Readers 2009

Childrenâ??s Book Council of Australia

Will the young Ranger and his comrade in arms, Horace, live by their wits and survival skills to protect the safety of the realm of Hibernia. This quest story, one of a series, reveals political intrigue and strategic maneuvering that will appeal to the socially mature younger reader. These comrades in arms are wholesome, honorable, tough and determined. Their training and discipline leads them into high danger which they handle admirably with bravery and intelligence.

Childrenâ??s Book Council of Australia Notable Australian Childrenâ??s Books 2009

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Formats & editions

  • EBook


    May 1, 2010

    Random House Australia

    416 pages

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  • Paperback


    September 1, 2009

    Random House Australia Children's

    416 pages

    RRP $17.99

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Awards and Recognition

  • REAL Children's Choice Awards
    Fiction for Older Readers
  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards
    Notable Book
  • COOL Children's Choice Awards
    Older Readers