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The Royal Ranger : Ranger's Apprentice Series : Book 12 - John Flanagan

The Royal Ranger

Ranger's Apprentice Series : Book 12

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Published: 1st October 2013
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John Flanagan makes a spectacular return to the world of Ranger's Apprentice - but what has happened since you last saw Will and his friends might shock you!

John Flanagan makes a spectacular return to the world of Ranger's Apprentice - but what has happened since you last saw Will and his friends might shock you!

Will took an oath when he joined the Ranger Corps. Does it mean nothing to him now?

After a senseless tragedy destroys his life, Will is obsessed with punishing those responsible – even if it means leaving the Ranger Corps. His worried friends must find a way to stop him taking such a dark path.

It is Halt who suggests the solution: Will must take an apprentice. The candidate Halt has in mind surprises everyone – and it's a request Will cannot refuse.

Training a rebellious, unwilling apprentice is hard enough. But when a routine mission uncovers a shocking web of crime, Will must decide where his priorities lie – finishing his quest for revenge, or saving innocent lives?

The final book of the Ranger's Apprentice series raises the stakes higher than ever. Is Will on his last mission for the Ranger Corps?

About the Author

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 Yotk 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.

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The Royal Ranger
 
4.7

(based on 14 reviews)

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Pros

  • Engaging characters (14)
  • Easy to read (12)
  • Well written (12)
  • Page-turner (11)
  • Deserves multiple readings (10)

Cons

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  • Gift (9)
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  • Older readers (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Long-awaited conclusion to great series!

Another great book from John Flanagan! I LOVE Ranger's Apprentice, and also Brotherband as well. I had been hoping for a book that would show Will with his own apprentice, and this was...Read complete review

Another great book from John Flanagan! I LOVE Ranger's Apprentice, and also Brotherband as well. I had been hoping for a book that would show Will with his own apprentice, and this was it. It brings the series full circle, back to its starting point, with a Ranger and his apprentice. I was sad to find that this was the last Ranger's Apprentice book, but it does finish off the series quite well. I loved this book.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

An unexpected finale for the series

Diverted from the previous books and followed a different character to the rest of the series.

Diverted from the previous books and followed a different character to the rest of the series.

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4.0

Long-awaited conclusion to great series!

By 

from Adelaide, AUS

About Me Bookworm

Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging characters
  • Funny
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

Cons

  • A Bit Confusing At Times

Best Uses

  • Gift
  • Older Readers
  • Travel Reading
  • Younger Readers

Comments about The Royal Ranger:

Another great book from John Flanagan! I LOVE Ranger's Apprentice, and also Brotherband as well. I had been hoping for a book that would show Will with his own apprentice, and this was it. It brings the series full circle, back to its starting point, with a Ranger and his apprentice. I was sad to find that this was the last Ranger's Apprentice book, but it does finish off the series quite well. I loved this book.

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4.0

A perfect conclusion

By 

from Victoria, Australia

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Older Readers
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about The Royal Ranger:

    I found the whole book action-packed and really gripping. I was hooked from the start. The book "The Royal Ranger" was a great finale was a totally unexpected new story line. Through out the book there were many twists and turns that were very unpredictable and highly thrilling. Though, in this book I was rather sad to have to farewell one of the characters due to tragic circumstances.

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    5.0

    Super value!

    By 

    from Melbourne, AU.

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Read
    • Engaging characters
    • Page-Turner
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Reluctant readers
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about The Royal Ranger:

      Not only was this book cheaper on Booktopia than in the stores (and that includes postage) but I was able to get a SIGNED copy! Awesome! Loved reading this series to my class of year 5/6's, and loved reading it myself. :)

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      5.0

      Great kid's read!

      By 

      from Caloundra, AU

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      Pros

      • Easy To Read
      • Engaging characters
      • Well Written

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about The Royal Ranger:

      This was a great book! I bought it for my mum. She introduced me to this series when they first came out. It was a great finish to the series!!

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      5.0

      John Flanagan you've done it again

      By 

      from Sydney

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      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Read
      • Engaging characters
      • Page-Turner
      • Well Written

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Travel Reading

        Comments about The Royal Ranger:

        WOWEE!! what a book

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        5.0

        Keep going please Mr Flanagan

        By 

        from The Shire, Sutherland - Sydney

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        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Easy To Read
        • Engaging characters
        • Page-Turner
        • Well Written

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adventure Lovers
          • Any Age
          • Gift

          Comments about The Royal Ranger:

          *I have the whole series .... just borrowed the 1st while working in a Library .... got hooked! Thank you Mr Flanagan for many hours of enjoyable reading!

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          5.0

          Excellent!

          By 

          from South Australia

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          Pros

          • Easy To Read
          • Engaging characters
          • Great series
          • Page-Turner
          • Well Written

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Great "time Out"
            • Travel Reading
            • Younger Readers

            Comments about The Royal Ranger:

            LOVE his books! He writes very well. Characters are interesting, strong and engaging. The "bad" guys- the right balance, not overdone. No filth!!
            Can't recommend his books enough!!

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            5.0

            Totally Awesome

            By 

            from North Coast NSW, AU

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            Pros

            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Easy To Read
            • Engaging characters
            • Informative
            • Page-Turner
            • Well Written

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Older Readers
              • Younger Readers

              Comments about The Royal Ranger:

              Couldn't wait to read the book. Wasn't disappointed it was a great book. Shame it's the end of the series. 13 yr old son read it in 24 hours, he couldn't put it down, went to bed early so he could read!

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              5.0

              Enjoyable Finale

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              from Sydney

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              Pros

              • Easy To Read
              • Engaging characters
              • Page-Turner

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift
                • Younger Readers

                Comments about The Royal Ranger:

                A great finish to an excellent series. I am an adult who enjoyed this series. Highly recommended for young reluctant readers boys or girls. Not as complex as Harry Potter but still very engaging and kept a high standard right through to the last volume.

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                3.0

                An unexpected finale for the series

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                from Perth AU

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                Pros

                • Deserves Multiple Readings
                • Easy To Read
                • Engaging characters
                • Page-Turner
                • Well Written

                Cons

                • Not What I Expected

                Best Uses

                • Young adult
                • Younger Readers

                Comments about The Royal Ranger:

                Diverted from the previous books and followed a different character to the rest of the series.

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                John Flanagan

                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.

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                ISBN: 9781864718195
                ISBN-10: 1864718196
                Series: Ranger's Apprentice
                Audience: Children
                For Ages: 9+ years old
                Format: Paperback
                Language: English
                Number Of Pages: 480
                Published: 1st October 2013
                Publisher: Random House Australia
                Country of Publication: AU
                Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.3  x 3.2
                Weight (kg): 0.33