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

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Ranger's Apprentice 1: The Ruins Of Gorlan
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Boy Overboard
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Last Chance
The Martian
Magisterium: The Silver Mask
The City of Ember
Our Australian Girl: The Lina Stories
Alice-Miranda in Hollywood
A Wrinkle In Time
La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
Danny The Champion Of The World
Percy Jackson And The Greek Heroes
The BFG
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