De Verloren Verhalen (De Grijze Jager, #11)
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De Verloren Verhalen (Ranger's Apprentice #11)

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Iedereen kent inmiddels de legenden van de Grijze Jagers van Araluen, maar niemand kende tot nu toe het hele verhaal... Het moment is aangebroken om de laatste vragen te beantwoorden en losse eindjes aan elkaar te knopen. Heeft Halt de waarheid gesproken toen hij vertelde hoe Will wees is geworden? En heeft Gilan ontdekt waar Morgaraths luitenant zich schuilhield na de str...more
Paperback, 472 pages
Published February 29th 2012 by Gottmer Uitgevers Groep (first published October 4th 2011)
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Jonathan
This is yet another (the eleventh in fact) addition to a wonderful series of YA books. I love them for their characterisation, for the rich world, for the fact that both men and women are heroes in this world, for the fact that it is set in a more pure older time with a clear distinction between good and evil and just because it's great entertainment as a series. And like all great book series both the target audience of 12-16 year olds and adult readers can enjoy them. I know this to be true be...more
Becca
Firstly, just a warning, this review contains spoilers.

Secondly, for the record, I would actually give this book 3.5 stars, which I rounded up to four.

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love this book - it is really well written, and I incredibly enjoyed seeing all the characters again, and getting all my questions answered, and seeing the marriages between Cassandra and Horace, Will and Alyss, and seeing the continuing relationship between Gilan and Jenny. But I give the book 3.5 stars for two re...more
kelley
The Lost Stories is a unique book. The author John Flanagan writes a series of short stories that answer questions sent to him by his fans.

1. Death of a Hero--How Halt finds Will.
2. The Inkwell and the Dagger--What happened to Gilan when Halt and Horace went to Gallica to rescue Will in The Icebound Land.
3. The Roamers--an adventure that Alyss and Will have together.
4. Purple Prose--is an assignment Will and Halt have to capture some moondarkers who have been wrecking and plundering ships.
5. Di...more
Kathy Davie
Series: Hibernian, Ranger's Apprentice 0.25

Death of a Hero, Ranger's Apprentice 0.5

Inkwell and the Dagger, Ranger's Apprentice 3.5

Roamers, Ranger's Apprentice 7.5??

Purple Prose, Ranger's Apprentice 10.5

Dinner for Five, Ranger's Apprentice 10.6

Bridal Dance, Ranger's Apprentice 10.7

And About Time, Too..., Ranger's Apprentice 10.8

Wolf, Ranger's Apprentice 10.9


An omnibus of stories revolving around the Ranger Corps in the Kingdom of Araluen.

Flanagan takes an unique approach introducing this collecti...more
Aspen
I LOVED IT! It was so cool learning how Halt and Crowley met.

Although the last story was kinda dissapointing. (view spoiler)
There HAS to be another book!!! I wonder if the Rangers appear in the Brotherland Chronicals
Kat
Basic Premise: This volume is a collection of short stories set in the world of the Ranger's Apprentice series. They fill in some of the gaps on reader questions that aren't specifically addressed in the novels of the series.

Flanagan's short fiction works well, but if you haven't read the series, you won't have a clue what's going on in the stories. This was definitely intended for people who are already fans. The stories cover most of the logical questions readers would ask: what happens to Ran...more
Bec the Ninja
I think that rangers apprentice book 11, the lost stories, was just as good as the rest of the series though i am a little disappointed that will didn't end up getting an apprentice of his own (i thought that would of been wicked awesome if he did). This book was basically about all the little things that had been left out in the first 10 books, such as; Gilan's capture of Foldar (Morgrath's second in command), Horace and Evanlyn/Cassandra's wedding, and a few other things which i weren't mentio...more
Jocelyn
I really enjoyed these stories. I think taking the short story path allowed Flanagan to diverge from repeating the same formulaic plots of the rest of the Ranger's Apprentice series, which luckily means a lot less Deus Ex Machinas. A lot of these stories illuminated some kind of specialty that I sometimes didn't even realize Flanagan was capable of, whether it was humor, cleverly structured mysteries, characters getting out of tight situations, or expanding on some Araluen history that gets skip...more
Amber
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Luann
What a joy it was to be back in the Ranger's Apprentice world with Will and Halt and all the others. I had resigned myself to the fact that book 10 would be the last, so this was a very pleasant surprise! And while a series of short stories isn't quite the same as a full-length book, I still enjoyed it VERY much. I think my favorite was the story about Halt before he became a Ranger - probably because I've always thought that a series about his younger years would be just as great as the books w...more
Melina
So I've finally finished the published Ranger's Apprentice books (don't fear - John Flanagan pointed out in the talk I was at on Thursday that there will be at least one more). I'll start with my thoughts on the Lost Stories and then move back to the series as a whole.

This is a series of short stories covering everything from how Will's parents really died, through to random adventures through to more important milestones. The stories are short and easily digestible, which was good because there...more
Jacob Copps
This is a fantasy novel written by John Flanagan. It is the 11th book in The Rangers Apprentice series. It is not a continuation of the series, instead it is a collection of stories that explains questions from fans of things that weren't covered in the series. For example it includes stories about what happened at the wedding of Hoarce and Cassandra. Also it explains what happened when Halt and Will left Gavin. It also includes another story that explains how Halt became a ranger, and another s...more
Ben
*********SPOILER ALERT***********

I loved The Lost Stories by John Flanagan. It really cleared up a lot about the rest of the series. This book was composed of several short stories that fill in plot holes pointed out by fans. I loved getting to read more about will and halt and what happened after the tenth book. There isn’t much bad you can say about this book. It told secrets that I never thought would be told. The first story is about what really happened to Will’s parents. I thought that tha...more
Kylia
I think there should be more stories about Will and Alyss.
Stephanie
The Lost Stories was an informative book and let us see more of our favorite characters. It has nine short stories within its 422 pages. Each story had the familiar Ranger's Apprentice feeling to it even though they all weren't one big connected story like the other books.

Although I enjoyed this book, I missed the feature of having one continuous story throughout it. We learn some interesting things about Will's mother and even get to see Gilan and Jenny together, although, I would have loved to...more
Mara
At last, here it is - the official last Ranger's Apprentice book, though technically it is not an "11th book," because it is a collection of short stories. But some things would not make sense if the Reader had not read the previous ten.

To put my opinion of this book bluntly: it was what I expected, and many of the stories were so clearly fan-questions-based. The last two in the collection I didn't think needed to even be included. It is a logical assumption that Will and Alyss marry, and as for...more
David
The Lost Stories (Ranger's Apprentice #11) by John Flanagan is a collection of short stories that fills in some background, answers peripheral questions and addresses the gaps between the Rangers' Apprentice novels. These tales are inspired by questions and letters his loyal readers have sent over the years.

Framed as an archaeological discovery centuries after the characters in the series lived, there are nine tales, with a Foreward, A Fragment and An Afterward. The Fragment aludes to the new se...more
Samantha
I find it harder to review a book full of short stories than I do a novel, as some stories work well, while others fall short. I really love Flanagan's work, which also makes it harder to judge this book. I enjoyed reading all of these short stories--most written in response to questions/comments he's received from fans--but none of them were groundbreaking.

The humor, as always, was amazing, and I love the way the characters are written. These short stories stayed true to the Ranger's Apprentice...more
colleen the contrarian  ± (... never stop fighting) ±
A collection of short stories set in the Ranger's Apprentice universe - one of my favorite series.


Overall comments:

I went in thinking the set was mostly filling in various gaps of the other stories, and there are a few stories that do that, but a lot of the stories took place after book 10, and I almost feel like Flanagan wanted to write another book but knew he'd said it was done, so went this route instead. It would be ironic if that was the case, since another book is coming out now. ^_^

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Tincangoat
Mr. Flanagan’s written better, much better, and this book is quite frankly one a fan could skip. I know fan’s question things authors have written and some fan demand answers, but to me it’s often times better when the questions we have go unanswered. Some things are better left unsaid. Or in this case, unwritten. Even so, there are two stories in here that I loved. The rest were cannon fodder to fill the pages, in my opinion.

[[SPOILER]]

For example, I didn’t need to know that the ranger’s horses...more
Elisa
This book is freaking awesome.
For me, the sign of an great book is that I can't get enough. Ever. And this book remedied that a little for me. I thouroughly LOVED it.
In most of these stories, I thought, okay, this is great! Fulfillment! But then there was The Wolf(Doesn't it just sound scary?). (view spoiler)...more
Jocelin
There were some stories in here that I really liked:
1. Dinner for Five
2. The Wolf
3. And About Time, Too.
4. Death of A Hero
Then there were the ones that I didn't like
1. Dinner for Five
2. The Roamers
I was really thinking that there would be some stories that would fill in a lot more stories about the individuals; would have loved to have really gotten into Horace's story. I really became more interested in him after the last 2 books where he had a strong presence. The last story was probably my fa...more
Paul
How does Flanagan do it? Create a 10-book Ranger's Apprentice series, then squeeze out an 11th one (stories that "fill in the blanks" in the prior 10 titles) while launching a new series (Brotherband)? The "lost stories" are just that, manuscripts (recovered eons later by archeologists) which recount exploits of the mysterious Rangers who guarded "the kingdom." Not only is Flanagan's usual craftsmanship on display, so is his cleverness, ability to create 3D characters, and feel for nuances of li...more
Miriam
It's has a bunch of short stories that aren't mentioned in the first 10. The first one is Halt telling Will the story of how he really became an orphan. Will's father saved Halts life while the when the wargals were attacking. He died telling halt about his wife and son. Later halt ran into some smugglers who knew were she lived. They were going to attack her because they knew her husband had just died at war. Halt followed them there, and when they attacked Halt tried to stop them. But somethin...more
Natalie
Apr 27, 2014 Natalie rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Young Adults, Adults
Shelves: series
John Flanagan comes back to Ranger's Apprentice series with nine stories revisiting characters at different points in their lives and shedding light on some of the commonly ventured queries as to what happened after or during some of the stories to other characters who weren't along for that particular adventure—many of them were having adventures of their own! Join in the adventure as some of the infamous Ranger's reports are rediscovered, exploring some of the questions left unanswered over th...more
Garrett Young
John Flannagon is the author of all the rangers apprentice books. Each book is better than the one before even though you’d think that is impossible. And each book having a great story line and all together good reads.
The author wrote all these books as reads just a fun book to sit back and enjoy. These specific books though are answers to emails that John got. People would ask him what happened here what happened then and this book is dedicated to answering all of those questions. Such as who...more
Dana
This book has been the cutest, sweetest, and funniest sequel in the whole series! I've never laughed nor was I touched like I did in The Lost Stories! A loot of progress that a reader can't help but tear up as he sees the characters mature page by.page and feel proud of them. That a reader can magically connect with the characters of a story is what made Ranger's Apprentice survive till the 12th book and enjoy such a loyal fandom ^_^ Well done, John!
Smilinhere
Ranger's Apprentice "The Lost Stories" by John Flanagan

It's been a long time coming as I see I read the rest of the series in 2012 ... yet my son found it at the library & poof! I was taken RIGHT back into the great memories of these fascinating stories!
While I wish I could piece these stories (almost each chapter is a different story) and then place them into the original books & re-read them ... ummm NOW THAT would be GREAT!!

While I didn't like the mini series of this book ((each chap...more
Michele
I have been a huge fan of the Ranger's Apprentice series. I really love Will and Halt. I was sad to see the series end awhile back, even if the last book, The Emperor of Nihon-Ja felt almost a little too easy for the characters.

The book is a loose collection of stories connected to the series. I almost gave this book two stars, because so many of the stories are really rather dull and pointless. I guess that I am not so much interested in the "world-building" of this series. I am just not conte...more
Karen
May 13, 2014 Karen rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Ranger Apprentice fans
Recommended to Karen by: Anita Ervin
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For mysteries by this same author, see John A. Flanagan.

John Flanagan grew up in Sydney, Australia, hoping to be a writer. It wasn't until he wrote a highly uncomplimentary poem about a senior executive at the agency where he worked, however, that his talent was revealed. It...more
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“Crowley shook his head. "I sometimes wonder if it was a good idea having Halt train apprentices. He seems to teach them no respect for authority."

"Oh, he teaches us to respect authority," Gilan said innocently. "He just teaches us to ignore it when necessary.”
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