Princess-turned-apprentice Maddie is fast learning all the skills she'll need to become a Ranger, under the guidance of her mentor, the legendary Will Treaty.
When Will has to leave the cabin in the woods for a few weeks, he leaves the fief in Maddie's hands, confident that she can keep an eye on things in Redmont.
Then a farming husband and wife come knocking for help, complaining about a mysterious beast that is stealing their farm animals. They don't think Maddie is up to the task, but she's determined to prove them wrong. Maddie starts to investigate - and comes up with a plan that involves putting her own life on the line.
This story follows in sequence after The Royal Ranger – the book that introduced the next generation of Ranger's Apprentice to millions of readers worldwide. It is also available in print and ebook inside Brotherband Book Seven: The Caldera. Now this gripping story written specially by John Flanagan for his fans is available in ebook on its own for the first time. Catch up on Maddie's time as an apprentice before you read her next full-length adventures as The Royal Ranger in The Red Fox Clan and Duel at Araluen! PRAISE FOR 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.' Sun Herald
'A rollicking good read' Literacy Learning
'Action, suspense and light humour, all woven into a marvellous medieval adventure, combined with warm characterisation and colourful, believeable settings . . . Recommended - for the series fans, highly recommended!' Magpies