The Royal Ranger (#1 Royal Ranger: Ranger's Apprentice)
|Series:||The Ranger's Apprentice and The Royal Ranger|
From #1 New York Times bestselling author John Flanagan comes the story that brings the Ranger's Apprentice series full-circle and ushers in a brand new arc starring Maddie, the Royal Ranger.
Will Treaty has come a long way from the small boy with dreams of knighthood. Life had other plans for him, and as an apprentice Ranger under Halt, he grew into a legend--the finest Ranger the kingdom has ever known. Yet Will is facing a tragic battle that has left him grim and alone. To add to his problems, the time has come to take on an apprentice of his own, and it's the last person he ever would have expected: Princess Madelyn, the daughter of Princess Cassandra. Will has to win the trust and respect of his difficult new companion--a task that at times seems almost impossible.
John Flanagan returns to conclude the series that has conquered millions of readers worldwide with this pulse-pounding adventure that brings one era to a close, ushers in the next, starting the series anew starring Maddie, the Royal Ranger.
For fans of Tolkien, Redwall, Game of Thrones, and T.H. White, Ranger's Apprentice delivers fantasy-adventure thrills with real-world historical details.
Praise for John Flanagan:
"The last few years have seen the publication of many fantasies, but few have the appeal of this original story." --Booklist, starred review, on The Ruins of Gorlan
"Fans of the series will eagerly devour this one and wait impatiently for the next . . . A sure bet for fantasy fans." --School Library Journal
"Flanagan's deft character portrayals and well-paced story will engage readers, and the ending will leave them clamoring for the next volume." --Booklist, on The Icebound Land
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 for 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 as well as the exciting new BROTHERBAND series.