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  • Published: 1 October 2013
  • ISBN: 9781864718195
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $17.99

Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger

The next generation of Ranger's Apprentice is here.

Many years ago, Will joined the mysterious Rangers who protect the Kingdom of Araluen. Under Halt's guidance, Will grew into a legend. Now it is time for him to train his own apprentice.

The candidate is the last person Will would ever have expected. His new apprentice is of royal blood – a dangerous secret to be kept – as well as rebellious, unwilling and definitely not used to hard work.

The task seems impossible, but Will cannot refuse. And when a routine mission uncovers a shocking web of crime, Will's new apprentice might come in handy – and even save his life.


  • Pub date: 1 October 2013
  • ISBN: 9781864718195
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $17.99

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 Royal Ranger

“Flanagan's deft world -building and characterisation draw you in, and his ability to write realistic action scenes and create nail- biting suspense keep you hooked.”

Aleesah Darlison, Sun Herald

“A rollicking read.”

Literacy Learning

“The author’s trademark writing style serves up action, suspense and light humour, all woven into a marvellous medieval adventure, combined with warm characterisation and colourful, believeable settings. The most beguiling but uplifting characteristics of the Ranger’s Apprentice series are the ongoing warm friendships and loyalties that exist between the leading characters, and the fact that good resoundingly triumphs over evil. Recommended – for the series fans, highly recommended!”

Russ Merrin, Magpies

“With constantly changing scenery, twists and turns at every corner of the storyline and shocking revelations, this book is 473 pages of unadulterated (pure) writing genius.”

Bailey Dawson, Year 12, Gold Coast Bulletin

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