The Royal Ranger (Ranger's Apprentice Series #12) [NOOK Book]

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The story that brings the Ranger's Apprentice arc full-circle!

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 ...
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The Royal Ranger (Ranger's Apprentice Series #12)

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Overview

The story that brings the Ranger's Apprentice arc full-circle!

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. Fighting his personal demons, Will has to win the trust and respect of his difficult new companion—a task that at times seems almost impossible.

John Flanagan returns for one final bow to the series that has conquered millions of readers worldwide with this pulse-pounding adventure that brings one era to a close, and ushers in the next . . .

For fans of Tolkien, Redwall, Game of Thrones, and T.H. White, RANGER'S APPRENTICE delivers fantasy-adventure thrills with real-world historical details.

“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
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This Ranger's Apprentice novel marks an end and beginning. For a full cycle of the series, Will Treaty has grown from a fledgling 15-year-old orphan into a heroic adult warrior; now this former apprentice must take and train another. Full circle and a new takeoff.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101638613
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 11/5/2013
  • Series: Ranger's Apprentice Series , #12
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 1,373
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

John  Flanagan

John Flanagan grew up in Sydney, Australia, hoping to be a writer. John began writing Ranger’s Apprentice for his son, Michael, ten years ago, and is still hard at work on the series and its spinoff, Brotherband Chronicles. He currently lives in the suburb of Manly, Australia, with his wife. In addition to their son, they have two grown daughters and four grandsons.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted November 7, 2013

    Great, as are the rest of the books in the series (I have them a

    Great, as are the rest of the books in the series (I have them all).
    But I guess we'll never find out what happens to Maddie... 
    I understand that Mr Flanagan is tired of the series,
    but it could go in other directions now..Please keep writing???

    12 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 6, 2013

    5 STARS I love this series. They say this is the last book, but

    5 STARS

    I love this series. They say this is the last book, but I won't mind if more come out at all. I would read them.

    The plot is years after the last book and things have changed a lot. Will is in a depression state. He has refused Ranger assignments. Horace and Cassandra are frustrated parents at wits end. plus Cassandra is running the country. Halt has a plan.

    The main characters are back but most of them have a small part except Will and his new apprentice.
    I love these characters. They are so likable so real to me.

    Even Tugs are back.

    The setting is at least 16 years since we have seen them. Araluen is still ruled by King Duncan but he is ill so Princess Cassandra is running the country.

    Once I started the book I did not want to put it down till I had finished reading it.

    I hope this book will bridge a new series starting from the old one.

    Fans of the series will love it. It is aimed at boys but all ages can enjoy. My daughter was in High school when she started reading the series. So I love it. My friend and her family a mix of ages girls and boys have all read the series too.

    November 5th 2013 by Philomel 464 pages ISBN: 0399163603

    9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2013

    Anonymous

    Plz tell me this is not the last book plz! I hate it when good series end. If u have to end it, plz put an attaching series like how rick riordian did with percy jackson series and the heroes of olympius series. I am a fan!

    9 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2013

    Amazing

    I can't believe anyone would rate this negatively. This book was the beautiful end to a magnificent series

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2013

    Sooo good

    It was such a great book.im just so sade that more arnt on the way

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2013

    Amazing

    Like always Flanagan writes a masterpiece. Wish this wasn't the end of the series

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2013

    This is yet another fantastic book by Flanagan.  The book takes

    This is yet another fantastic book by Flanagan.  The book takes a few twists that made me a bit unhappy initially but they help set the mood and feeling for the rest of the book.  As long as the series continues I will continue avidly read of the adventures of Will Treaty, Maddie, and the rest.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2013

    Loved it

    I like all the ranger books and can not decide which one i like best. If i had to pock i could not but this book is in the top 5 of all his books.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 5, 2013

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    I had great expectations for The Royal Ranger and I can't say I

    I had great expectations for The Royal Ranger and I can't say I was disappointed. When the story begins, we find Princess Cassandra and her husband, Sir Horace, at wits ends with their fifteen-year-old daughter and Will Treaty in a well of despair, intent on revenge.

    All righty, this wasn't entirely unexpected, but it was a bit unexpected too. For one, Gilan and Jenny aren't married yet? Not okay. I mean, last we knew, Jenny was infatuated with Gilan. How could she be so stupid! Why? Just why? The rest of it all made sense though. Poor Crowley's left the world. King Duncan is dying. Halt's retired but is still his awesome self. Pauline hasn't changed. Cassandra and Horace are different but age does that.

    Will remains both the same and the most different all at the same time. He's so sad and much grimmer than Halt ever was, but we get to see pieces of him between it all. His apprentice, Maddie, was a wonderful addition to the story. Mr. Flanagan had her develop as a character at just the right pace, keeping her fundamental attributes together while having her grow everywhere else.

    While I can't say I'm disappointed, there were a few things I missed that just weren't part of this story. I missed young Will and Horace. I missed Halt being the mentor. And I wished Gilan and Jenny had a different ending, but I can't say it was unrealistic either, just not the one I wanted. I truly missed the byplay between Will and everyone else.

    But I will say that Will fulfilled every expectation I had for him as a mentor. He was everything I always knew he'd be. And The Royal Ranger had just the right amount of echoes from The Ruins of Gorlan at the moments they counted the most.

    The plot and events were reminiscent of The Ruins of Gorlan, but not exhaustively so. The Royal Ranger was a wonderful ending to a beloved series. It brought all of our characters full circle and it was nice to it all done so masterfully. I will truly miss this series.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2013

    Love it

    L

    3 out of 51 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 25, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Absolutely loved this series

    I hate to see the story end. The characters were so interesting and believable that you feel like you really know them. I can't recommend this series enough, it was just a wonderful story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    Gilan not Crowley

    Did anyone notice on page 106 that it says Crowley not Gilan?
    But overall a great book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2013

    Amazing

    This book is a great end to an even greater series. Every aspect of it was amazing. John once again wove an enthralling tale that captures the readers attention. Great book, well worth picking it up!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2013

    Really good

    The book seems like its opening up a new story line and i aldery cant wait for the next one thanks alot Jhon ya dick now im obseing over when the next one comes out pleas tell me that this is not the end or i will find you and end you

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2013

    Hella good

    Amazing book again done by John A flangan. A great read, but i hated that alyss had died. Halt dieing would have made more sense. We never got to hear about there weding. If he makes a short story out of that ill be very happy.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2013

    .

    I enjoyed the series but I felt that this one added more questions than answering the ones already out there. Overall I think that this book didnt properly close out the series.

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2014

    Who loves............

    Who loves naked girls kissing naked boys?

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    Great

    For someone who believed that the Lost Stories would be the final book, this was a pleasant surprise. It would be amazing if Flanigan made a spin-off of this, even if he doesn't, it would still be a more than worthy finale to the series. I reccommend it to even those who havent read the rest of the series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2014

    G Not Bad

    I liked this book, It really portrays how hash and miserable life can actually be, Alyss dying was a nice touch to the book, it was meant to cause saddness, and it suceeded

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2014

    I couldn't put the book down I was completely mesmerized into th

    I couldn't put the book down I was completely mesmerized into the book I could hardy walk without reading it!
    John Flanagan I know that this the last book but if you would please just make another book I am completely mesmerized by your work and respect it with great quality but can you at least consider it I hate it when a wonderful series end, everybody does I bet you right now millions of your wonderful fans are asking the same trust me you could bring joy to the lives of the people who have asbergers desiese and altimers desiese just think about. P.s I have, a sister who wants to read them and I will once she turns 7 or 9 and I would like to provide her a nice complete series she is really interested in these book I read her a page or two and she loved it! Can you please consider it for me

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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