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Publisher's Summary

John Flanagan, author of the best-selling Ranger's Apprentice fantasy adventure epic, delivers a second prequel to Ruins of Gorlan, the novel that started it all, with Halt and Crowley preparing for war against a near-unstoppable enemy 

When the former Baron Morgarath escaped to avoid punishment for treason, an uneasy peace fell on Araluen. But Morgarath, now in hiding, is already planning his next move, recruiting an army of savage, overpowering beasts known as Wargals. Newly crowned King Duncan knows he must assemble his troops for battle. 

To find out the full extent of Morgarath's plan of attack, Halt prepares for a seemingly impossible task - climbing the deadly cliffs of the Mountains of Rain and Night and venturing deep into enemy territory to spy. After all, the winner of this war could be determined by one wrong move. 

At the Battle of Hackham Heath, the fate of a kingdom will be decided. This origin story of how Halt came to be Araluen's most famous Ranger - and how war will decide the future of the next generation - will thrill Ranger's Apprentice fans and new listeners alike. 

©2016 John A. Flanagan (P)2016 Listening Library

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Marvelous

This one is a touch more serious. Still funny and still brilliant. The epilogue in great!..

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Where The Ranger's Apprentice(s) Really Began.

Being 46 yrs old, and not caring what age these books are supposed to be written for, I can say it was an absolute delight hearing the story of the still new king with the brand new daughter, Halt and Gillen's first meeting, and how much Halt was really involved with Will's life before he became 'The Ranger's Apprentice'. Through the original series you learn to love these characters, so seeing them become what you know them as is a real treat. The epilogue, shoot, maybe even the last line of the entire book, may well be my favorite part.

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Another Great Addition to the Ranger Apprentice

This books like all of the other ranger apprentice books is amazing and narrated well.

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This is a great series.

I hope the stories keep coming. I really like the continuity with the other books.

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I love this series

I can't wait to get my hands on the next book in the series! This has been is a very good writer and I enjoy the genre the era and the reader is very good. I love the characters I love the ideas this is a great series for kids and adults!

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All of the Rangers Apprentice books are awesome.

All of the books in the series are very engaging. And I've read them all. I even have them all on autobook. I'm fixing to start the series over again. Wonderful for kids. And kids at heart like me.

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Adventure and great accents in one!

We downloaded this for my kids who got hooked on the first story. John Keating does a fantastic job narrating and my kids ask to listen to this adventure story again and again. The story is entertaining and you get great descriptions. #Adventures #Rangersrule #Fantasty #Tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

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awesome story

I've listened to all these books.
I love these stories, they have brought many moments of laughter, sadness and pride mixed in. I can't wait till the next one to come out. if your reading this review, I'd say give this series a listen, it has a way of pulling you in as if it were for real.

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I love this book series

I have read the Ranger's Apprentice book series since 2005. I love both the prequel books. The audio books have always been a favorite of mine. John Keating does a wonderful job. :)

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book

this is a great book for action and mystery, the way he described everything in such great detail makes everything, seem real in your imagination