Series: Ranger's Apprentice


THE ROYAL RANGER by John Flanagan
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"An excellent addition to a favorite series; the short breather did Flanagan good. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Flanagan returns to the kingdom of Araluen for another adventure, reuniting readers with familiar characters and introducing them to a new generation of heroes and villains. Read full book review >
THE EMPEROR OF NIHON-JA by John Flanagan
FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2011

The 10th and final full-length episode in an alternate-Earth series that's just about reached its sell-by date unites the five members of the central cast in yet another rescue mission to a distant land. Read full book review >

THE BATTLE FOR SKANDIA by John Flanagan
Released: March 1, 2008

Taking up where the previous episode, Icebound Land (2007), left off, the latest chapter in this unusually well-founded heroic fantasy reunites the four central characters—then sends them back into the hands of the (Viking-like) Skandians to defend these erstwhile enemies against an invading army of (Mongol-like) Temujai. Read full book review >

THE ICEBOUND LAND by John Flanagan
Released: June 1, 2007

A mild case of middle-volume-itis afflicts the third episode in this increasingly popular fantasy series, as Flanagan alternates short chapters to weave a double-stranded tale that advances the main story only an inch or two while filling out the page count with incidental adventures and repetitive explanations. Read full book review >

THE BURNING BRIDGE by John Flanagan
Released: June 1, 2006

More absorbing, straight-arrow adventures set in the medieval, alternate world kingdom of Araluen and featuring the three apprentices introduced in The Ruins of Gorlan (2005). Read full book review >

THE RUINS OF GORLAN by John Flanagan
Released: June 1, 2005

Sturdily competent fantasy from a veteran Australian screenwriter, this quartet opener introduces five teenaged orphans raised together in the medieval-like kingdom of Araluen, focusing on the apprenticeship of wiry, clever Will to a mysterious scout/spy, and on Will's changing relations with oversized, rival-later-friend Horace. Read full book review >