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John Flanagan books - Ranger's Apprentice & Brotherband

Ranger's Apprentice and Brotherband books by John Flanagan

2 fast moving adventure series for young readers

John Flanagan originally wrote twenty short stories to encourage his 12 year old son Michael to read. These 20 short stories formed the basis for the very popular bestselling Ranger’s Apprentice series of 11 books. Now sold to twenty countries, the series has appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List and is regularly shortlisted in children's book awards both in Australia and overseas.

John is now working on a new series, Brotherband. The first book, The Outcasts, was published in November 2011.

 



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of gruelling training inside seamanship weapons plus battle techniques. It's brotherband against brotherband fighting it out inside a series of challenges. There is just 1 winner. Whenever Hal Mikkelson finds himself the unwilling leader of the brotherband produced up of outcasts he should step up with the challenge. The Heron brotherband may not have the strength plus numbers of the additional 2 groups however with inventiveness ingenuity plus courage about their side they could only surprise everyone. They are outcasts. Hal Stig as well as the others - they are the guys the others desire no piece of. Skandians because any reader of Ranger's Apprentice can tell we are recognized for their size plus strength. Not these guys. Yet which doesn't signify they don't have abilities. And courage - that they need each ounce of with do battle at sea up against the twenty brief stories that John wrote with motivate his twelve-year-old son Michael with enjoy reading. The series has come a lengthy means because then. 11 books inside the series plus today available over 4 million duplicates with over 20 nations the books have appeared found on the NY link here

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many unexpected places... Will plus Evanlyn are bound for Skandia because the captives of the fearsome Skandian wolfship captain Erak. Halt has sworn with save Will plus he may do anything with keep his promise - even defy his King. Expelled within the Rangers Halt is joined by Horace because he travels by Gallica towards Skandia. On their method they are consistently challenged by freelance knights - otherwise well-known as thieving thugs. However Horace knows a thing or 2 regarding fight plus he shortly starts with attract the attention of knights plus warlords for miles about with his uncanny talent. However may they be inside time with save Will from a existence of slavery? Praise plus Awards Short-Listings for the Series Aurealis Awards - Children's Novel finalist (Books One plus Four) plus Highly Commended (Book Three) Children's Book Council of existence of slavery? Praise plus Awards Short-Listings for the Series Aurealis Awards - Children's Novel finalist (Books One plus Four) plus Highly Commended (Book Three) Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Book (Books One Two plus Five) New York Times Bestseller - children's section full details

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talent of the thief. Meet the fresh hero Book 8 The Kings of Clonmel The Outsiders have returned with result havoc. Who might stand inside their path? Will is at the yearly Ranger Gathering however Halt is researching mysterious happenings inside the west. Whenever he does finally return it's with bad information. Hibernia is within chaos. A religious cult phoning themselves the Outsiders are sowing confusion plus sedition plus five of the six Hibernian kingdoms have been undermined. Then the sixth Clonmel is within risk. Halt Will plus Horace set out with restore purchase. Can the tips of Halt's previous aid them inside their mission? One Ranger could stop a riot however this time twon Rangers might not be enough... Book 9 Halt's Peril Pursuing assassins is a fatal company - even for a Ranger Halt Horace plus Will follow Tennyson’s path with plus Highly Commended (Book Three) Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Book (Books One plus Two) New York Times Bestseller - children's section books (Book Two) Longlisted for the Ottakar's Children's Book Prize 2006-07 UK (Book One) Nominated for the Grand Canyon Reader Award - additional info.....

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at The Bookshelf of Oz click here New softcover book the sixth inside the exciting series. 332 pages published 2007. The courage of the warrior. The talent of the thief. Meet a hot hero Castle Macindaw has been overrun by traitors as well as the Scotti are going to invade. On his initial top secret mission because a Ranger could Will discover a method to protect the Kingdom from fierce northern enemies? In a desolate northern fief where will Will discover the fighting guys he must overcome the traitorous Sir Keren plus his band of thieves? Across the edge the fierce Scotti tribesmen are waiting for the signal which Castle Macindaw is within friendly hands as well as the means is obvious with mount a full-scale attack. Time is running out. Will's courage plus ingenuity - as well as the arrival of a aged friend - is the just items which stand inside their technique. nations the series has appeared found on the NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller List plus is frequently shortlisted inside children's book awards inside Australia plus abroad. John a previous tv plus advertising author lives with his spouse Leonie inside the Sydney beachside suburb of Manly. He is extra

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warrior. The talent of the thief. Meet a brand-new hero The Ruins of Gorlan The Burning Bridge The Icebound Land Oakleaf Bearers (called The Battle for Skandia inside the US) The Sorcerer inside the North The Siege of Macindaw Erak's Ransom The Kings of Clonmel Halt's Peril The Emperor of Nihon-Ja Click found on the title of every book for a description Praise plus Awards Short-Listings for the Series Aurealis Awards - Children's Novel finalist (Books One plus Four) plus Highly Commended (Book Three) Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Book (Books One Two plus Five) New York Times Bestseller - children's section books (Book Two) Longlisted for the Ottakar's Children's Book Prize 2006-07 UK (Book One) Nominated for the Grand Canyon Reader Award - Tween Books 2008 Arizona US (Book One) Other books inside the series: The Ruins of Gorlan The Burning Bridge The Icebound Apprentice plus it is set 20 years following Book 10 Books 1 - 4 are additionally today accessible because a boxed set Books 6 - 8 are accessible because an unboxed set plus every book is accessible individually - click here to find the entire range of Ranger's Apprentice books About the author: click here

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approaches plus Will plus Evanlyn may finally escape Skandia Evanlyn is carried off by mysterious horsemen. Will sets out following them however 1 boy against six fierce Temujai warriors is impossible odds - even for a Ranger's apprentice. Halt plus Horace arrive merely inside time with save them as well as the 4 are overjoyed with be reunited. However there is not any time with enjoy because Halt realises which the Temujai they noticed are just the scouts for a huge invasion force. The Skandians don't have a chance except they accept the assistance of their sworn enemies from Araluen. Note: Book 4 was introduced beneath a different title (The Battle for Skandia) inside the USA however it's the same book because Oakleaf Bearers. Praise plus Awards Short-Listings for the Series Aurealis Awards - Children's Novel finalist (Books One plus Four) plus Highly Commended Ranger's Apprentice adventure series initially composed twenty brief stories that John wrote with motivate his twelve-year-old son Michael with enjoy reading. The series has come a extended method because then. Then available with fourteen nations the series has appeared found on the NEW YORK additional info.....

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Celtica's villages plus mines are quiet. It is just whenever the 3 discover an tired plus starving girl called Evanlyn which they understand why: Morgarath has delivered his foul creatures with enslave the Celts. As Gilan rides fast back with Araluen with report this information with the King Will plus Horace discover the true cause behind Morgarath's actions. The Kingdom is certain with be defeated inside a surprise three-sided attack - except the 2 neighbors could somehow intervene. Praise plus Awards Short-Listings for the Series Aurealis Awards - Children's Novel finalist (Books One plus Four) plus Highly Commended (Book Three) Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Book (Books One Two plus Five) New York Times Bestseller - children's section books (Book Two) Longlisted for the Ottakar's Children's Book Prize 2006-07 UK (Book One) Nominated for the Grand Longlisted for the Ottakar's Children's Book Prize 2006-07 UK (Book One) Nominated for the Grand Canyon Reader Award - Tween Books 2008 Arizona US (Book One) Other books inside the series: The Ruins of Gorlan The Burning Bridge The Icebound Land Oakleaf Bearers (called The Battle for Skandia more information.....

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assassins is a lethal company - even for a Ranger Halt Horace plus Will follow Tennyson’s path with Picta. They’re determined with stop the Outsider prophet plus his remaining fans before the outlaws create their method over the edge into Araluen. Will has defeated 1 of Tennyson’s Genovesan assassins inside Clonmel – however there are 2 left alive. Are the extraordinary archery abilities of Will plus Halt enough with protect them throughout a duel with all the assassins . . . or is Will’s coach facing his last battle? Praise plus Awards Short-Listings for the Series Aurealis Awards - Children's Novel finalist (Books One plus Four) plus Highly Commended (Book Three) Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Book (Books One plus Two) New York Times Bestseller - children's section books (Book Two) Longlisted for the Burning Bridge The Icebound Land Oakleaf Bearers (called The Battle for Skandia inside the US) The Sorcerer inside the North The Siege of Macindaw Erak's Ransom The Kings of Clonmel Halt's Peril The Emperor of Nihon-Ja About the author: John Flanagan's bestselling Ranger's Apprentice adventure more information.....

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exciting series. 330 pages published 2006. The courage of the warrior. The talent of the thief. Meet the brand-new hero On his initial top-secret mission could the Ranger Will protect a castle lord from a terrible curse? Five years have passed because the Skandians as well as the Araluans created their treaty plus Will has finally become a Ranger with his own fief with look following. He shortly learns which even sleepy small island fiefs have difficulties with keep him about his toes. Next he plus his aged friend Alyss are tossed into a terrifying brand-new adventure researching the truth behind rumours of sorcery inside a remote northern fief. As he stands inside Grimsdell Forest hearing eerie voices plus seeing the horrific figure of the Night Warrior looming inside the fog Will should ask himself 1 question: is there a rational explanation ... or does series. See additional Ranger's Apprentice books at The Bookshelf of Oz click here Rangers Apprentice Book 5 The Sorcerer inside the North by John Flanagan more information.....


The Brotherband series is set in Skandia, and follows the adventures of Hal Mikkelson. In Skandia, there is only one way to become a warrior. Boys are chosen for teams called brotherbands and must endure three months of gruelling training in seamanship, weapons and battle tactics. It's brotherband against brotherband, fighting it out in a series of challenges. There can be only one winner.
When Hal Mikkelson finds himself the unwilling leader of a brotherband made up of outcasts, he must step up to the challenge. The Heron brotherband might not have the strength and numbers of the other two teams, the Wolves and the Sharks, but with inventiveness, ingenuity and courage on their side, they might just surprise everyone.

 

The Rangers Apprentice series is set in the mythical land of Araluen and follows the adventures of Will, a small and lively 15 year old boy living in medieval Castle Redmont.

After being rejected for training as a warrior-knight, Will is apprenticed instead to the Ranger Corps – a mysterious group who act as the King’s eyes and ears throughout Araluen and beyond its shores.

As an Apprentice Ranger, Will is trained to be an expert archer and knife thrower, as well as learning the skills of silent, unseen movement, tracking and concealment. Gradually, a bond develops between the garrulous, inquisitive Will and his grim-faced mentor, Halt – renowned as one of the greatest of all Rangers.

Based on a collection of short stories originally written to encourage the author’s son to enjoy reading, the series is alive with action – battles, boar hunts, inhuman enemies and loyal friends. It’s exciting and fast moving. Humorous at times, spine chilling at others.

It always involves the reader, and best of all, the characters ring true and quickly establish themselves in the reader’s imagination.

Endorsed by Children’s Book authorities in Australia, and having appeared on the New York Times Bestseller list, the series has now been sold in 14 international markets. Avid readers eagerly await the next book in the series. Book 11 in the series, The Lost Stories, will be published in late 2011

The eight books in the series so far are

  1. The Ruins of Gorlan

  2. The Burning Bridge

  3. The Ice Bound Land

  4. Oakleaf Bearers, also known as Battle for Skandia

Follow the first two years of Will’s life as a Ranger, from his initial recruitment as an Apprentice Ranger, through his pivotal roles in battles with the renegade Lord Morgarath, the Kalkara Assassins, the Skandian Seawolves and the fierce Temujai riders from the Eastern Steppes.

  5.   The Sorcerer in the North
  6.   The Siege of Macindaw

Set a few years later, this two book set describes Will’s first assignment as a fully fledged Ranger. Will is sent to a Northern fief to investigate rumours of sorcery, where he uncovers a planned attack by the fierce Scotti warriors from Picta. Several old friends from previous books assist him as he attempts to unmask a traitor and foil the Scotti plans.

7. Erak's Ransom

Book 7 is actually out of chronological order. Set after Book 4 and a few months before Book 5. Set in the desert land of Arrida, where Erak, Oberjarl of the Skandians, is being held prisoner. Will, Halt, Horace, Gilan and Evanlyn set out on a rescue mission. It’s full of action and adventure: fights, pitched battles, a horse race, a sandstorm in the desert. Two interesting new characters are introduced.

8 The Kings of Clonmel

Will is at the annual Ranger Gathering but Halt is investigating mysterious happenings in the west. When he does finally return, it's with bad news. Hibernia is in turmoil. A religious cult calling themselves the Outsiders are sowing confusion and sedition, and five of the six Hibernian kingdoms have been undermined. Now the sixth, Clonmel, is in danger. Halt, Will and Horace set out to restore order. Can the secrets of Halt's past help them in their mission?

Book 8 will forms a two-volume adventure with Book 9. It picks up the story after Book 6, The Siege of Macindaw. Titles for the two books are The Kings of Clonmel and Halt’s Peril. Book 8 The Kings of Clonmel was released in Australia in November, 2008. Book 9 Halt’s Peril was published in late 2009.

9 Halt's Peril

Halt, Horace and Will follow Tennyson’s trail to Picta. They’re determined to stop the Outsider prophet and his remaining followers before the outlaws make their way across the border into Araluen. Will has defeated one of Tennyson’s Genovesan assassins in Clonmel – but there are two left alive. Are the extraordinary archery skills of Will and Halt enough to save them during a duel with the assassins . . . or is Will’s mentor facing his last battle?

10 The Emperor of Nihon-Ja

Horace is missing. Months have passed since he was sent on a military mission to the court of the Emperor of Nihon-Ja but has failed to return. Evanlyn is worried, and in company with Will and Alyss, she sets out to discover what has become of their old friend.

They find that Horace has become embroiled in Nihon-Jan politics. The arrogant Senji Sect has rebelled against the rightful Emperor and Horace has chosen to stay and lend support to the deposed ruler. Now he and Will must turn farm and forest workers into a fighting force that can face the highly trained Senji warriors, while Alyss and Evanlyn must overcome their long-standing rivalry to seek aid from a mysterious group of mountain dwellers.

11 The Lost Stories

Inspired by questions and letters his loyal readers have sent over the years, John Flanagan offers a gift in response: a collection of "lost" tales that fill in the gaps between Ranger's Apprentice novels. For the first time, readers can learn the truth behind how Will came to be orphaned and what his real relationship to Halt is, or watch Alyss in action as the young Araluen diplomat disguises herself and becomes the perfect spy.

Click on each of the titles below to purchase individual books

  1. The Ruins of Gorlan
  2. The Burning Bridge
  3. The Icebound Land
  4. Oakleaf Bearers (called The Battle for Skandia in the US)
  5. The Sorcerer in the North
  6. The Siege of Macindaw
  7. Erak's Ransom
  8. The Kings of Clonmel
  9. Halt's Peril
  10. The Emperor of Nihon-Ja
  11. The Lost Stories

Books 1 - 10 are also available to purchase as a delux box set - click here, Books 1 - 5 are also now available as a boxed set - click here

 

 

 

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