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The Ranger’s Apprentice origin story fans have been waiting for.

Before they became the most famous Ranger in the land and the hard-working Ranger Commandant, Halt and Crowley were young friends determined to change the world.
The scheming Baron Morgarath is drawing other power-hungry knights and barons to his banner. King Oswald is wasting away and, if gossip can be believed, Prince Duncan is causing havoc in the north.

Halt and Crowley set out to find the prince, uncover the truth, and re-form the weakened Ranger Corps. Once-loyal Rangers are scattered across the country, and it will take determination, skill, and leadership if they’re to come together as one. Can the Rangers regain the trust of the Kingdom, or will the cunning Morgarath outwit them at every turn?

Reviews

The action, suspense and dialogue keep the reader entertained and always curious about the next chapter. This is a classic good against evil story that delivers a great tale. I recommend this book for students from 10 years +.

Jane Moore, readplus.com.au

Flanagan’s familiar mix of action, humor, and cliff-hanger endings will have fans and newbies hooked.

Vicki Reutter, School Library Journal

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781742759302

    September 16, 2015

    Random House Australia Children's

    400 pages

    RRP $18.99

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  • EBook

    9781742759319

    September 16, 2015

    RHA eBooks Child

    400 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • Indie Book Awards
    2016
    Shortlisted
    Young Adult

Also by John Flanagan

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

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