Ranger's Apprentice: The Early Years

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The Tournament at Gorlan Publisher's Summary

When Halt and Crowley discover that the ambitious Morgarath has been infiltrating the Rangers in order to corrupt the Corps, the young Rangers travel north to find Prince Duncan, seeking a royal warrant to stop Morgarath before it is too late. By weakening the Rangers, the most powerful force in support of the King, Morgarath plans to steal the throne.

Yet when Halt and Crowley arrive in Gorlan, they discover just how close Morgarath's scheme is to success. Morgarath has a plan to discredit the prince and alienate him from his father. At the same time, the Baron of Gorlan has been conspiring to win the trust and admiration of the Council of Barons to further his plan. If the young Rangers are to prevent the coup from succeeding, they will have to tread a dangerous path, which leads them to a thrilling climax at the annual tournament at Gorlan, where a series of bitter duels must be fought and won.

This origin story brings listeners to a time before Will was an apprentice and lays the groundwork for the epic battles that will culminate with The Ruins of Gorlan and The Burning Bridge - books 1 and 2 of the Ranger's Apprentice series.

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  • Book 1

    • The Tournament at Gorlan

    • Ranger's Apprentice: Early Years, Book 1
    • By: John A. Flanagan
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Halt and Crowley discover that the ambitious Morgarath has been infiltrating the Rangers in order to corrupt the Corps, the young Rangers travel north to find Prince Duncan, seeking a royal warrant to stop Morgarath before it is too late. By weakening the Rangers, the most powerful force in support of the King, Morgarath plans to steal the throne.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great Book!

    • By Harry on 10-11-15

    Regular price: $38.50

    • The Tournament at Gorlan: Ranger’s Apprentice - The Early Years, Book 1

    • By: John Flanagan
    • Narrated by: Piers Wehner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
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    • Story
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    The Ranger's Apprentice origin story fans have been waiting for. Before they became the most famous Ranger in the land and the hard-working Ranger Commandant, Halt and Crowley were young friends determined to change the world. The scheming Baron Morgarath is drawing other power-hungry knights and barons to his banner. King Oswald is wasting away, and, if gossip can be believed, Prince Duncan is causing havoc in the north.

    Regular price: $22.38

  • Book 2

    • The Battle of Hackham Heath

    • Ranger's Apprentice: The Early Years, Book 2
    • By: John Flanagan
    • Narrated by: Piers Wehner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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    What really happened at Hackham Heath that made Halt a hero to the entire Kingdom? This is the prequel Ranger's Apprentice fans have been waiting for. When the former Baron Morgarath escaped to avoid punishment for treason, an uneasy peace fell on Araluen. But the Rangers know Morgarath will be planning his next move, and there are rumours he has recruited an army of savage, inhuman creatures. Newly crowned King Duncan must prepare for war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great books

    • By Anonymous User on 07-07-17

    Regular price: $22.38

    • The Battle of Hackham Heath

    • Ranger's Apprentice: The Early Years
    • By: John A. Flanagan
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 454
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 421
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 420

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Marvelous

    • By sal on 04-16-17

    Regular price: $38.50