Ranger's Apprentice (published order)

20 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 7,362 ratings

The Ruins of Gorlan Publisher's Summary

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....

©2010 John Flanagan (P)2010 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • The Ruins of Gorlan

    • Ranger's Apprentice, Book 1
    • By: John Flanagan
    • Narrated by: William Zappa
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    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 what he longs for, but when he and Halt are sent out to prevention the assassination of the King....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Most enjoyable

    • By Sarah on 08-31-14

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 2

    • The Burning Bridge

    • Ranger's Apprentice, Book 2
    • By: John Flanagan
    • Narrated by: William Zappa
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    As the Kingdom of Araluen prepares for war against Morgarath, Will and Horace accompany the Ranger Gilan on a mission to Celtica. But Celtica's villages and mines are silent. Only an exhausted and starving girl called Evanlyn can tell them why: Morgarath has sent his foul creatures to enslave the Celts. While Gilan rides swiftly back to Araluen to report this news to the King, Will and Horace discover the true purpose behind Morgarath's actions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story

    • By Betsy on 03-30-18

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    • The Burning Bridge

    • Ranger's Apprentice, Book 2
    • By: John A. Flanagan
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    For years the Kingdom of Araluen has prospered, with the evil lord Morgarath safely behind the impassable mountains. For years its people have felt secure. But the scheming hand of the dark lord has not been idle.... On a special mission for the rangers, Will and his friend Horace, an apprentice knight, travel to a neighboring village and discover the unsettling truth: All the villagers have either been slain or captured. But why? Could it be that Morgarath has finally devised a plan to bring his legions over the supposedly insurmountable pass?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the ending.... oh my wheres book 3..

    • By Browyn Brough on 06-10-18

    Regular price: $35.00

  • Book 3

    • The Icebound Land

    • Ranger's Apprentice, Book 3
    • By: John Flanagan
    • Narrated by: William Zappa
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Will and Evanlyn are bound for Skandia as the captives of the fearsome Skandian wolfship captain, Erak. Halt has sworn to rescue Will, and he will do anything to keep his promise – even defy his King. Expelled from the Rangers, Halt is joined by Horace as he travels through Gallica towards Skandia. On their way, they are constantly challenged by freelance knights – otherwise known as thieving thugs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • truly enjoyable, great narrator

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-18-11

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 4

    • Oakleaf Bearers

    • Ranger's Apprentice, Book 4
    • By: John Flanagan
    • Narrated by: William Zappa
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Can sworn enemies fight side by side to save their lives and their kingdoms? Just as spring approaches and Will and Evanlyn can finally escape Skandia, Evanlyn is carried off by mysterious horsemen. Will sets out after them, but one boy against six fierce Temujai warriors is impossible odds - even for a Ranger apprentice. Halt and Horace arrive just in time. But the happiness of their reunion is cut short when Halt realizes these Temujai are only scouts for a massive invasion force.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 stars

    • By Kindle Customer on 03-23-17

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  • Book 5

    • The Sorcerer of the North

    • Ranger's Apprentice, Book 6
    • By: John Flanagan
    • Narrated by: Stuart Blinder
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 728
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 593
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 602

    Time has passed since the apprentice and his master, Will and Halt, led the Araluens to victory against invaders, and Will is now a full-fledged Ranger with his own fief to look after. The fief seems sleepy - boring, even - until the king is poisoned. Joined by his friend Alyss, Will is thrown headfirst into an extraordinary adventure propelled by fears of sorcery, and must determine who is trustworthy to the king and who is trying to take his throne.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Buy the other book

    • By Wayne on 07-04-09

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Sorcerer in the North

    • Ranger's Apprentice, Book 6
    • By: John Flanagan
    • Narrated by: William Zappa
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    Five years have passed since the Skandians and the Araluans made their treaty, and Will has finally become a Ranger, with his own fief to look after. He soon learns that even sleepy little islands have problems to keep him on his toes. Then he and his old friend Alyss are thrown into a terrifying new adventure, investigating the truth behind rumours of sorcery in a remote northern fief.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Part one of two

    • By Skipper on 02-02-16

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  • Book 6

    • The Siege of Macindaw

    • Ranger's Apprentice, Book 7
    • By: John Flanagan
    • Narrated by: William Zappa
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 85

    Will is determined to rescue Alyss - even if it means laying siege to an enemy castle. In this desolate northern fief, where can Will find the fighting men he needs to overcome the traitorous Sir Keren and his band of criminals? Across the border, the fierce Scotti tribesmen are waiting for the signal that Castle Macindaw is in friendly hands and the way is clear to mount a full-scale attack.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Characters, Solid Plot, Fun Dialogue

    • By Skipper on 02-07-16

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  • Book 7

    • Erak's Ransom

    • Ranger's Apprentice, Book 5
    • By: John Flanagan
    • Narrated by: William Zappa
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    What does it mean to earn the Silver Oakleaf? So few men have done so. For Will, a mere boy, that symbol of honour has long felt out of reach. Now, in the wake of Araluen's uneasy truce with the raiding Skandians comes word that the Skandian leader has been captured by a dangerous desert tribe. The Rangers are sent to free him. But the desert is like nothing these warriors have seen before.

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  • Book 8

    • Ranger's Apprentice, Book 8: Kings of Clonmel

    • By: John Flanagan
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,312
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,145
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,146

    Mankind puts its faith in many things - gods, kings, money - anything for protection from the worlds many dangers. When a cult springs up in neighboring Clonmel, promising to quell the recent attacks by lawless marauders, people flock to offer gold in exchange for protection. But this particular group, with which Halt is all too familiar, has a less than charitable agenda. Secrets will be unveiled and battles fought to the death as Will and Horace help Halt in ridding the land of a dangerous enemy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very gripping like the earlier books!

    • By K. Shah on 01-11-16

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Kings of Clonmel

    • Ranger's Apprentice, Book 8
    • By: John Flanagan
    • Narrated by: William Zappa
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 20

    Will is at the annual Ranger Gathering but Halt is investigating mysterious happenings in the west. When he does finally return, it’s with bad news: Hibernia is in turmoil. A false religious cult calling themselves the Outsiders are sowing confusion and sedition, and five of the six Hibernian kingdoms have been undermined. Now the sixth, Clonmel, is in danger. Halt, Will and Horace set out to restore order. Can the secrets of Halt’s past help them in their mission?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Total Fan of Flanagan and Zappa

    • By Robyn on 11-20-12

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  • Book 9

    • Ranger's Apprentice, Book 9: Halt's Peril

    • By: John Flanagan
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,279
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,089
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,093

    The renegade outlaw group known as the Outsiders may have been chased from Clonmel, but not before killing Halt's only brother. Now Rangers Halt and Will, along with the young warrior Horace, are in pursuit. The Outsiders have done an effective job of dividing the kingdom into factions and are looking to overtake Araluen. It will take every bit of skill and cunning for the Rangers to survive. Some may not be so lucky.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • excellent

    • By Steve on 04-12-11

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Halt's Peril

    • Ranger's Apprentice, Book 9
    • By: John Flanagan
    • Narrated by: William Zappa
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 27

    The renegade outlaw group known as the Outsiders may have been chased from Clonmel, but not before killing Halt's only brother. Now Rangers Halt and Will, along with the young warrior Horace, are in pursuit. The Outsiders have done an effective job of dividing the kingdom into factions and are looking to overtake Araluen. It will take every bit of skill and cunning for the Rangers to survive. Some may not be so lucky.

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  • Book 10

    • The Emperor of Nihon-Ja

    • Ranger's Apprentice, Book 10
    • By: John Flanagan
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,226
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,110
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,118

    Months have passed since Horace departed for the eastern nation of Nihon-Ja on a vital mission. Having received no communication from him, his friends fear the worst. Unwilling to wait a second longer, Alyss, Evanlyn, and Will leave their homeland behind and venture into an exotic land in search of their missing friend.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great character builders for 10-90 yr olds

    • By Michael on 10-24-11

    Regular price: $42.00

    • The Emperor of Nihon-Ja

    • Ranger's Apprentice, Book 10
    • By: John Flanagan
    • Narrated by: William Zappa
    • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 28

    Horace is missing. Months have passed since he was sent on a military mission to Nihon-Ja. Evanlyn is worried, and in company with Will, Alyss, and Halt, she sets out to discover what has become of their old friend. They find that Horace has become embroiled in Nihon-Ja politics. The arrogant Senshi Sect has rebelled against the rightful Emperor, who Horace supports. Now he and Will must turn farm and forest workers into a fighting force that can face the highly trained Senshi warriors.

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  • Book 11

    • The Royal Ranger

    • Ranger's Apprentice, Book 12
    • By: John Flanagan
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,176
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,082
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,093

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great ending and better begining

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-09-13

    Regular price: $42.00

    • The Royal Ranger

    • Ranger's Apprentice 12
    • By: John Flanagan
    • Narrated by: William Zappa
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    After a senseless tragedy destroys his life, Will is obsessed with punishing those responsible - even if it means leaving the Ranger Corps. His worried friends must find a way to stop him taking such a dark path.It is Halt who suggests the solution: Will must take an apprentice. The candidate Halt has in mind will surprise everyone - and it will be a request Will cannot refuse. Training a rebellious, unwilling apprentice is hard enough.

    Regular price: $17.47

  • Book 12

    • The Red Fox Clan

    • Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger, Book 2
    • By: John Flanagan
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Number one New York Times best-selling author John Flanagan returns to the world of Ranger's Apprentice, beginning a new story arc starring fan favorites, Will and Maddie (Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger). Picking up where Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger left off, this next installment continues the story arc featuring young apprentice, Maddie, and the student-turned-master, Will Treaty. The time has come for the next generation to assume the mantle and become protectors of the kingdom of Araluen.  

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Ranger's Apprentice: The Lost Stories

    • By: John Flanagan
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 934
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 868
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 871

    Unconfirmed accounts of a group of Araluen warriors - tales of adventure, battle, and triumph over evil - have spread for centuries throughout the known world. Most notable is a clan shrouded in mystery, phantom warriors known as the Rangers. Two names pass the lips of every storyteller: Halt, and his apprentice, Will. They and their comrades in arms are said to have traveled throughout the kingdom and beyond its borders, protecting those who needed it most.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous!

    • By Novel Reader on 03-14-12

    Regular price: $42.00

    • The Lost Stories

    • Ranger's Apprentice, Book 11
    • By: John Flanagan
    • Narrated by: William Zappa
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Excitement, drama and action - and the answers to all your burning questions about the Rangers of Araluen! Everyone knows the legends of the Rangers of Araluen. But no one has heard the whole story - until now. Has Halt told Will the truth about how Will became an orphan? Did Gilan track down Morgarath's lieutenant after the battle of Three Step Pass? Is there to be a royal wedding - or will tragedy strike first?

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