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The Royal Ranger: Ranger's Apprentice, Book 12 | [John Flanagan]

The Royal Ranger: Ranger's Apprentice, Book 12

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 legend - the 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 companion - a task that at times seems almost impossible.
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Publisher's Summary

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 legend - the 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 companion - a task that at times seems almost impossible.

John Flanagan returns for one final bow to the series that has conquered millions of listeners worldwide with this pulse-pounding adventure that brings one era to a close, and ushers in the next....

©2013 Jon Flanagan (P)2013 Penguin Audio

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    Amazon Customer colorado springs, CO, United States 12-09-13
    Amazon Customer colorado springs, CO, United States 12-09-13
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    "great ending and better begining"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, It gave a sense of closure to one story but left it open hopefully for another to begin.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the feeling of full circle but at the same time a new begining.


    What about John Keating’s performance did you like?

    Awesome , played the roles perfectly.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    I hope it's the begining to a new rangers apprentice series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Pat Alderson 04-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "HIGHLY RECOMMEND"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    BOYS WILL LOVE THIS SERIES AS WELL AS OTHERS WHO ENJOY THIS PERIOD OF TIME STORIES. VERY WELL WRITTEN AND NARRATED


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jason Palmer, AK, United States 01-04-14
    Jason Palmer, AK, United States 01-04-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Saying goodbye to old friends"

    John Flanagan had originally picked Lost Stories to tell the end of Will Treaty's tale. It did that, but we fans almost felt cheated as it was a collection of short stories. This book, set about 20 years after the events of the last full length story brings things to an end. It gives us the opportunity to meet a new generation. He has tied down most of our original adventurers in ways that prevent continuations of the old stories, but this story offers a lot of the same excitement we saw in earlier books with Will in a slightly different role. I don't give up all hope of seeing another Will Treaty book, as Flanagan has released books that take place between already published books before.

    The story is a compelling one. It dealt with darker plots than we had seen since Icebound Land, but managed to keep things lighter than that story. Introducing a new generation was Flannagn's way to say, "I'm done with this series, but I'm leaving my options open for more stories in this realm." There were several sub-plots to keep the story moving and offer character development. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed any of the books in this series. I wouldn't recommend it as a first book to read as it would provide spoilers for just about every book in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    JoAnna Fry Fort Collins, CO USA 06-27-15
    JoAnna Fry Fort Collins, CO USA 06-27-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Great book , best of them all."

    They go back to old times but will as the mentor it was great.
    OMG Great Book

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    Amazon Customer 04-16-15
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    "I hate that it's over!"

    I could have listened to this series for the rest of my life. He captivated my attention and I am NOT a book reader, therefore the audio series was a great blessing. I actually feel a little bit of grief in my heart due to the fact that was the last book in the series.

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    M. B. Myers Pittsburgh, PA United States 03-12-15
    M. B. Myers Pittsburgh, PA United States 03-12-15 Member Since 2012
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    "<3"

    Totally luvd it so deep with lots of personality change. Would give 5 stars but cannot accept that Alyss died.

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    Tobias Betancourt 02-04-15 Member Since 2014

    Just someone who enjoys books.

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    "I love these stories"

    The beginning was good, but it began to drag after a while. The ending was all right. Keep them coming.

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    John S. Pearlstein 09-02-14 Member Since 2014
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    "My son loved this story. Though it was very funny."
    What did you love best about The Royal Ranger?

    The circle of life. A new trainee and a girls perspective on learning the ways of Rangers. I enjoyed the book with my 13 year old son.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Douglas Owen Sound, ON, Canada 01-24-14
    Douglas Owen Sound, ON, Canada 01-24-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Worst in the series."
    What disappointed you about The Royal Ranger?

    Several things.

    My biggest disappointment though was Maddie. She finds out that her parents have taken a extremely drastic step which upsets her. Unfortunately this betrayal's impact lasts something close to 2 paragraphs and then vanishes. The fact that Maddie doesn't show any other emotional response to the event just makes her appear shallow and leaves the book lacking depth that other books in the series have captured so nicely.

    The Author uses the book as a soap box to preach about the sins of alcohol.

    Maddie had (at first) one memorable character trait but soon that's eliminated to the point where you could go through the book and replace "Maddie" with Wioll and stick Halt back in as the Mentor and you'd likely not notice the difference.


    Has The Royal Ranger turned you off from other books in this genre?

    In the genre? No I've read far worse. By the author possibly.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    About the only good thing about the story was the narration.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No, the book summary is misleading. The summary tries to make it sound more dramatic then it actually is. It should really read "Will takes on his god daughter because her parents don't have a clue what to do with her. This isn't a realy mystery because the author's telegraphed who the apprentice will be from teh second chapter."


    Any additional comments?

    Compared to the rest of the series, this one really flopped for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    shirley 11-10-13
    shirley 11-10-13
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    "Lovely, Satisfying, excited about coming work"

    I don't want to give anything away but plan to laugh, cry, worry and in the end be satisfied with the conclusion of one generation's stories and the beginning of another. Tug and Will offer laugh out loud moments. Flanagan's wit is quick and sharp so pay attention. Keating delivers a great performance, as always.

    One of my favorite lines goes something like this...Maddie said something, Will snorted, Tug broke wind... Flanagan's prose sometimes just sneaks up on you like that and you find yourself laughing out loud in the grocery store when reaching for a gallon of milk.

    There are moments of angst and concern for the characters. There are moments of revenge, moments of heroism and moments of growth. I loved watching Maddie grow from a spoiled princess into a young responsible woman and the first female Ranger Apprentice.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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