The Royal Ranger
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 legendthe finest Ranger the kingdom has ever known. Yet Will is... show more
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 legendthe 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 companiona 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
Publish date: November 5th 2013
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
Series: Ranger's Apprentice (#12)
I think he kind of over-did the teenager thing. While it was ironic and somewhat satisfying to see Ruhl die in his own fire... I also would have liked to see Will go at him with the saxe. Alyss needs more justice than an accidental death.
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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...
You couldn’t think of Will without seeing his unruly mop of brown hair and that cheerful grin on his face. Will had always been filled with an inner energy. He was enthusiastic and inquisitive, forever seeking something new and interesting in life. It was this trait that had led the Nihon-Jan people...
So I might have stayed up really late last night finishing this book. Devouring it whole is probably a fairly apt descriptor. And now I want to read it again. Reread the whole series, really.The marketing of this series fascinates me. I know I need to check the children's section of my local booksho...