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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

    Random House Australia

    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 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 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

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