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Ruins of Gorlan

#1 Rangers Apprentice

John Flanagan



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Random House
01 September 2009

Soon to be a major TV series! 'Up there with young Harry Potter' MANLY DAILY 'Unstoppable action and riveting reading' GOOD READING 'A rousing story of heroism and friendship' LIMELIGHT 'Battles, swordplay, strategy... an action-packed battle adventure' VIEWPOINT

Will is small for his age, but agile and energetic. All his life, he has dreamed of becoming a great knight like the father he never knew, so he is devastated when he is rejected as an apprentice to Castle Redmont's Battleschool. Instead he is apprenticed to Halt, the mysterious Ranger whose uncanny ability to move unseen is thought to be the result of black magic.

Reluctantly, Will learns to use a Ranger's secret weapons- a bow and arrow, a mottled cloak and a stubborn little pony. It may not be the sword and battlehorse he longs for, but when Will and Halt set out on a desperate mission to prevent the assassination of the King, Will finds that a Ranger's weapons are not so useless after all . . .

Young readers will discover the power of courage over convention and revel in the exciting blend of skill, resilience, and unexpected heroism that defines this compelling series.

KIDS LOVE THE RANGER'S APPRENTICE SERIES! 'So good I couldn't put it down.' Robere, age 12 'It shows the real meaning of brain over brawn. I loved it.' Dylan, age 14 'To John Flanagan, I just finished your book and it was awesome!' Edward, age 12 'A great story... I could read it all over again!' Samantha, age 12 'It was fantastic! I can't wait to read more.' Leigh, age 15 'Absolutely love EVERYTHING about this book!!!' Kate, age 12

Imprint:   Random House
Country of Publication:   Australia
Volume:   1
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 19mm
Weight:   200g
ISBN:   9781864719048
ISBN 10:   1864719044
Series:   Rangers Apprentice
Publication Date:  
Recommended Age:   From 9 to 12 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

John Flanagan's bestselling RANGER'S APPRENTICE adventure series originally comprised twenty short stories, which John wrote to encourage his twelve-year-old son, Michael, to enjoy reading. The series has come a long way since then. Now sold to more than twenty countries, the series regularly appears on the NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller List and has been shortlisted in children's book awards in Australia and overseas. John, a former television and advertising writer, lives with his wife, Leonie, in the Sydney beachside suburb of Manly. He is currently writing further titles in the RANGER'S APPRENTICE series. Visit John's website at or the official Australian website at

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