The Royal Ranger
It is Halt who suggests the solution: Will must take an apprentice. The candidate Halt has in mind surprises everyone - and it's a request Will cannot refuse.
It was a pretty long book but this is how I finished:
1. Didn't study for Monday's test.
2. Didn't eat dinner and the next day's breakfast.
3. Didn't get out of bed until 20 minutes before class started.
4. Didn't shower (OK now I showered so shhhh!)
5. Didn't answer my boyfriend's phone calls.
6. Didn't meet an ARC deadline (oops!)
This series, books 1- ...more
John Anthony Flanagan is an Australian fantasy author best known for his medieval fantasy series, the Ranger's Apprentice series.
A New Beginning, originally titled The Royal Ranger, was the twelfth and final novel in the Ranger's Apprentice series.
Will Treaty tries to cope with the death of Alyss, who died in a fire set in an inn by a gang leader (Jory Ruhl) when she went back inside the burning building to save a young child.
Will's frie ...more
This one is still likable. The plot is good but a little bit force to meet something or a demand. I like the humour with the slavers, with Will and Maddie. This one just stirs the memory of the past book...
In the end, I thought this one shouldn't be written but maybe the author thought that an episode in the life of a character should have a closure in order for a new character to shine.
Still a good read 😊 ...more
Not the best installment in the series but I still like it.
The Ranger's Apprentice series is one of my favorites so I was very much looking forward to reading the latest installment. Overall, I guess it's my less favorite of all twelve volumes. My biggest problem with the novel? Character development.
The book centers around Will and Maddie who is the daughter of Cassandra and Horace. Maddie is portrayed as a rebellious princess who sneaks out of the castle at night to go hunting. She un
Excuse me while I go cry in a corner.
Wow, was this book perfect, or what? It was definitely worth the $12 in shipping fees to get it from the UK, rather than waiting for the USA edition in a month. My life is complete, and yet destroyed. This book makes you cry, it makes you laugh, it makes you happy, sad, scared, worried, pretty much every emotion you've ever felt. In one book.
There is a sort of... conclusive feeling to t ...more
The advantage of living in Australia can sometimes feel like a disadvantage. Sure, we're apparently the envy of a lot of the world financially (if they've heard of us), we have a great environment, some wonderful sports and some of the world's best coffee, yet it always feels like we're last to get any of the good cultural acts. Most of my favourite American bands and films seem to come around after everyone else has had them (and books too). Sure, we get the odd Marvel film early viewing but it ...more
1) shouldn't because you don't have much of a grasp on the series.
2) don't want anything spoiled (like I sadly had).
3) just don't want some additional information on JF RA series book #12.
4) however, if you have randomly read the 11th book, then I think you would be okay to read on. It's not like you have become emotionally attached to any of the characters as such. yah.
So, please. Caution has be ...more
This is one of the best books I have read. I loved everything about this book. It is my favourite in the series and one of my favourites in general. I loved ...more
If you love The Rangers Apprentice series, you will LOVE this book.
The perfect read for a Rangers Apprentice fan. This book gave me such a feeling of nostalgia, it was like visiting and old friend. Flanagan tore at my emotions and made me laugh from start to finish of The Royal Ranger.
Like others said, the adventure isn’t as grandiose as previous novels. It does not make this story any less exciting than previous novels. The adventure Will and the ...more
Not necessarily my favorite book of the series, but I did find it a fitting conclusion as things come full circle and Will is now the grizzled grey-beard taking on an apprentice which opens him back up to the world. (I had sort of guessed what the "senseless tragedy" referenced in the blurb was from several of the reviews - so, thanks for that... )
One thing which kept distracting me is I was trying to think of timelines and ages. According to Wiki, Flanagan has said this last story takes plac ...more
It had less humor and fewer laugh out loud moments than most of the preceding books. It's more bittersweet; less lighthearted. I didn't necessarily like it less because of this, but it was definitely different in tone. Readers who read Ranger's Apprenti ...more
Out of the three parts of a story, Flanagan is the best at ENDINGS, I tell you. He may be the best ender-of-stories EVER - I always emerge from a Ranger's Apprentice book feeling ALL THE FEELS. But seriously, this whole book was awesome. Darn. Awesome.
And I'm gonna shut up now, before I start running around in circles with fangirliness. :D ...more
So I had high hopes for this book. Although the set up is fine -- Will's friends ask him to take an apprentice to ease his grief -- the execution felt light. For this adult, the ser ...more
This story was the perfect ending for the series but it broke my heart at the same time. No, ...more
"How do you think fans will react to the final book in the series?
I hope they'll enjoy it. I think they will. It's the usual mixture of adventure, action and, of course, humor. And I hope they'll realise that it's time for the series to end. I've been invading the privacy of Will, Halt, Horace and Evanlyn for years now. It's appropriate to let them have a little time to themselves, without having me peering over ...more
I knew from the first couple of pages that I was going to enjoy this book. ...more
5 purely and entirely nostalgic stars
Is this a very good book? Not really. It almost exactly mirrors the first book for a good chunk of the novel - replace Will with newcomer Maddie, and Halt with Will. The second half is a ranger mission that isn't exactly original either. But. What The Royal Ranger did manage to absolutely nail was to transport me back to when I was twelve and picked up this series. I was so entirely absorbed that it brought back a whole host of memories of me sneakin ...more
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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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"Until I get it right?" she said. But he corrected her.
"No. Until you don't get it wrong.”
Halt turned a perplexed look toward her. “How do you know when I’m doing that?”
She smiled at him. “Your nose twitches.”
… On the way, Kane [stableboy] kept glancing surreptitiously at the famous Ranger, fascinated by the fact that he kept staring down his nose and tweaking its tip between his forefinger and thumb.”