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  • Published: 16 September 2015
  • ISBN: 9781742759302
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $18.99

Ranger's Apprentice The Early Years 1: The Tournament at Gorlan




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?

  • Pub date: 16 September 2015
  • ISBN: 9781742759302
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $18.99

About the Author

John Flanagan

John Flanagan’s Ranger’s Apprentice and Brotherband adventure series have sold more than fifteen million copies worldwide. His books are available in more than one hundred countries, are regularly on the New York Times bestseller list, and have had multiple award shortlistings and wins in Australia and overseas. John, a former television and advertising writer, lives with his wife in a Sydney beachside suburb.

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Praise for Ranger's Apprentice The Early Years 1: The Tournament at Gorlan

“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


Awards & Recognition

  • Indie Book Awards

    Shortlisted • 2016 • Young Adult


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