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  • Published: 1 September 2009
  • ISBN: 9781864719048
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $23.00

Ranger's Apprentice 1: The Ruins Of Gorlan




STUNNING NEW LOOK for the New York Times and Australian bestselling series about Will and his friends from Castle Redmont

Will is small for his age, but agile and energetic. All his life, he has dreamed of becoming a great knight like the father he never knew, so he is devastated when he is rejected as an apprentice to Castle Redmont's Battleschool. Instead he is apprenticed to Halt, the mysterious Ranger whose uncanny ability to move unseen is thought to be the result of black magic. Reluctantly, Will learns to use a Ranger’s secret weapons: a bow and arrow, a mottled cloak and a stubborn little pony. It may not be the sword and battlehorse he longs for, but when Will and Halt set out on a desperate mission to prevent the assassination of the King, Will finds that a Ranger’s weapons are not so useless after all . . .

  • Pub date: 1 September 2009
  • ISBN: 9781864719048
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $23.00

About the Author

John Flanagan

John Flanagan’s Ranger’s Apprentice and Brotherband adventure series have sold more than fifteen million copies worldwide. His books are available in more than one hundred countries, are regularly on the New York Times bestseller list, and have had multiple award shortlistings and wins in Australia and overseas. John, a former television and advertising writer, lives with his wife in a Sydney beachside suburb.

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Praise for Ranger's Apprentice 1: The Ruins Of Gorlan

“* Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Book 2005”

“* Finalist, 2004 Aurealis Award for Children's Novel - Long Fiction”

“* Longlisted, Ottakar's Children's Book Prize 2006-2007, UK”

“* 'Unstoppable action and riveting reading.' Good Reading”

“* 'Readers from ten to fifteen years will find much to enjoy in this fantasy adventure: action, intrigue or identification with the small hero. Reluctant readers in secondary school can be reassured that this book is for them, as Will is fifteen years old.' Viewpoint”

“* 'Up there with young Harry Potter' Manly Daily”

“* 'A colourful and rousing story of heroism and friendship.' Limelight”

“* 'This book was so good I couldn't put it down … John Flanagan really kept me on edge.' Robere, age 12, Random House Book Buddies club”

“* 'Very enjoyable and thoroughly captivating’ Christopher, age 12, Random House Book Buddies Club”

“* 'To John Flanagan, I just finished your book THE RANGER'S APPRENTICE and it was awesome!' Edward, age 12, Random House Book Buddies Club”


Awards & Recognition

  • Aurealis Award

    Finalist • 2004 • Children’s Novels


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