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The Battle of Hackham Heath  : The Ranger's Apprentice, the Early Years Series: Book 2 - John Flanagan

The Battle of Hackham Heath

The Ranger's Apprentice, the Early Years Series: Book 2

Paperback Published: 31st October 2016
ISBN: 9781742759326
Number Of Pages: 384

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What really happened at Hackham Heath that made Halt a hero to the entire Kingdom? This is the prequel Ranger's Apprentice fans have been waiting for.

When Baron Morgarath escaped to avoid punishment for treason, an uneasy peace fell on Araluen. But the Rangers know Morgarath will be planning his next move. King Duncan must prepare for war.

Halt volunteers for a seemingly impossible task – climbing the deadly cliffs of the Mountains of Rain and Night and venturing deep into enemy territory to spy on Morgarath. Meanwhile, Crowley must ensure the Queen’s safety as she undertakes her own perilous journey for the sake of her unborn child.

Morgarath’s force of savage, inhuman Wargals seems unstoppable against Duncan’s depleted army. One wrong move could mean defeat. At the Battle of Hackham Heath, the fate of a Kingdom will be decided.

The origin story of how Halt came to be Araluen’s most famous Ranger – and how war will shape the future of the next generation – will thrill Ranger’s Apprentice fans and new readers alike.







Not his best


I LOVE his stuff. This one, however, didn't have his usual sense of humour and pizzaz. Still a good read. Still glad I bought it, although it didn't improve much on what already covered.

South Australia


Not a hack writer!


Great follow-on prequel (if that's not confusing) of Halt's early Ranger life. Well-written, nice cover design (compared to the UK edition), fast-shipping and Booktopia usually offers a signed copy too! Makes an excellent Christmas gift for young and old fans of the series. Also, not too inaccessible for new readers unfamiliar to the established 'Ranger's Apprentice' universe and parent series of books.








I would buy this product again and again.


Because it's a prequel that was written after the series, I had a rough idea as to what would happen, but it still made me laugh and cry and it surprised me, so happy to add it to my rangers apprentice collection:)

Big hill nsw Australia


The Battle of Hackham Heath

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ISBN: 9781742759326
ISBN-10: 1742759327
Audience: Children
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 31st October 2016
Publisher: Random House Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1

John Flanagan

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 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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