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  • Paperback: 853 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin Books; Box edition (Sept. 11 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0142411736
  • ISBN-13: 978-0142411735
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 6.4 x 20 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 680 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #48,839 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

John Flanagan grew up in Sydney, Australia hoping to be a writer. It wasn’t until he wrote a highly uncomplimentary poem about a senior executive at the agency he worked, however, that his talent was revealed. It turned out one of the company directors agreed with John’s assessment of the executive, and happily agreed to train John in copywriting.

After writing advertising copy for the next two decades, John teamed with an old friend to develop a television sitcom, Hey Dad!, which went on to air for eight years.

John began writing Ranger’s Apprentice for his son, Michael, ten years ago, and is still hard at work on the series. He currently lives in the suburb of Manly, Australia, with his wife. In addition to their son, they have two grown daughters and four grandsons.


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By EA Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on June 5 2009
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Imagine if the Rangers from "Lord of the Rings" took apprentices -- what kind of life would that be?

John Flanagan does a decent job answering the question in the first three books of the Ranger's Apprentice series, compiled in "The Ranger's Apprentice Collection." It's a solid trio of fantasy books with plenty of weapons, monsters, a medieval backdrop with some very familiar cultures, and a teenage hero who risks it all for his land.

Hoping to be selected for Battleschool, Will is shocked when he's chosen as an apprentice for the Ranger, Halt. His new life is out in the woods, doing chores and learning unglamorous lessons, but slowly he realizes the importance of the Ranger's skills. And at the same time, his fellow orphan Horace is being tormented at Battleschool by a gang of bullies.

Unfortunately, the kingdom is in new trouble -- the evil baron Morgarath is starting to send his monstrous Wurgals out once more, and there are even rumors that the ghastly Kalkara are also abroad. When it seems that the king himself may be Morgarath's target, Will and Halt are sent on a mission to stop the Kalkara -- except that the target isn't who they expect.

"The Burning Bridge" takes Will, Gilan and Horace out into the land of Celtica, only to find that the Wargals are swarming all over the place, and the Celts are missing. Even worse, the boys stumble across a tunnel and bridge meant to allow Morgarath's army out into the open -- and a vast collection of mercenary Skandians who have been hired to help crush the king's army. And to stop them,. Will may end up in the hands of his worst enemies.
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By WolverineVx on May 25 2013
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This is a collection you should absolutely read if you like fantasy.

And to answer your question, no you don't need to be a child to read these books. You'll enjoy them anyway.

Great read!!!
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By Amanda totte on Sept. 27 2014
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Came still wrapped in plastic! Great condition for all three books!
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By JYDJ on Aug. 29 2015
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Kids enjoyed reading the books.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ARW on Nov. 8 2011
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I have read every one of the set to date and have enjoyed every book a great gift for all ages
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