The Ruins of Gorlan

Author: John Flanagan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0142406635
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

When fifteen-year-old Will is rejected by battleschool, he becomes the reluctant apprentice to the mysterious Ranger Halt, and winds up protecting the kingdom from danger.

The Ruins of Gorlan Ranger s Apprentice Book 1

Author: John Flanagan
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448100972
Release Date: 2011-10-06
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The Ruins of Gorlan is the first thrilling book in John Flanagan’s Ranger’s Apprentice series – over eight million sold worldwide. They have always scared him in the past – the Rangers, with their dark cloaks and shadowy ways. The villagers believe the Rangers practise magic that makes them invisible to ordinary people. And now 15-year-old Will, always small for his age, has been chosen as a Ranger’s apprentice. What he doesn’t yet realize is that the Rangers are the protectors of the kingdom. Highly trained in the skills of battle and surveillance, they fight the battles before the battles reach the people. And as Will is about to learn, there is a large battle brewing. The exiled Morgarath, Lord of the Mountains of Rain and Night, is gathering his forces for an attack on the kingdom. This time, he will not be denied . . . Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, T.H. White’s The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series and Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series.

The ruins of Gorlan and The burning bridge

Author: John Flanagan
Publisher: Random House Australia
ISBN: 9781742745626
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Fantasy fiction

Will is small for his age, but fast and quick-witted. He has always wanted to become a great knight, so he is devastated when he is instead apprenticed to Halt, the mysterious Ranger whose uncanny ability to move unseen is thought to be the result of black magic. But Will is about to find more excitement and adventure than he could have dreamed of when he is sent on missions whose success or failure could affect the fate of the Kingdom.Is the legend true that says the terrifying Kalkara can kill with one glance? And why are the villages and mines of nearby Celtica silent? There can only be one answer. Morgarath is on the move...Read the full story of how Will and his friends from Castle Redmont battle the evil warlord Morgarath in this special one-volume edition of THE RUINS OF GORLAN and THE BURNING BRIDGE.

The Tournament at Gorlan

Author: John Anthony Flanagan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780142427323
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

"First published in the United States of America by Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2015"--Title page verso.

The Burning Bridge

Author: John A. Flanagan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101221228
Release Date: 2006-06-08
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The international bestselling series with over 5 million copies sold in the U.S. alone! 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? if so, the king?s army is in imminent danger of being crushed in a fierce ambush. And will and Horace are the only ones who can save them. Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, T.H. White’s The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series, and George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire series. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Ranger s Apprentice

Author: Jane Kotinek
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1470034387
Release Date: 2012-02-01
Genre: Education

This is a novel study for the first book in the Ranger's Apprentice series. It includes: study guide questions, essay prompts, vocabulary lists with activities, activities for cause/effect, compare and contrast, theme activity, character analysis, analyzing the title, internal/external conflict, plot diagram and summary, character analysis, and four quizzes. Answers are included for the study guide questions and quizzes.

Kingdom s Dawn

Author: Chuck Black
Publisher: Multnomah
ISBN: 9780307562678
Release Date: 2009-04-23
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A Riveting Medieval Parallel to the Bible Good and evil clash. Leinad and Cedric are determined to not only survive, but claim hope and victory! In Kingdom’s Dawn, Leinad and Tess, along with all the king’s people, must escape slavery by the powerful Lord Fairos. Kingdom’s Hope finds them free and arriving in the Chessington Valley. But when they forget the king, will Kergon and the Kessons capture them for good? After many years, Kingdom’s Edge finds Cedric living a hopeless life until a stranger appears with powerful words of a new kingdom and a grand army. Finally, Kingdom’s Reign marches you through the danger of earth’s last days as the evil dark knight threatens to defeat the prince once and for all. Swords, knights, and battles define these captivating tales that parallel biblical events from Genesis to Revelation! He’s just a young man, but that doesn’t change the truth. He was chosen… Sixteen-year-old Leinad thought he was a common farmer’s son, nothing more. He wondered why his father had trained him for years to master the sword—not exactly a tool of the trade for farmers—but one tragic event initiates a world of revelation. Only then does he begin to understand his calling—a calling no other man in the entire kingdom of Arrethtrae can fulfill—a calling given him by the King himself. Teamed with a young slave girl, Leinad is thrust into adversity and danger—for the Dark Knight and his vicious Shadow Warriors will stop at nothing to thwart the King’s plan to restore the kingdom. Leinad will need more than a sharp blade and a swift hand to fulfill his mission and survive the evil plots of the King’s sworn enemies! Journey to Arrethtrae, where the King and His Son implement a bold plan to save their kingdom; where courage, faith, and loyalty stand tall in the face of opposition; where good will not bow to evil—and the future of a kingdom lies in the hands of a young man. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS INCLUDED Story Behind the Book “When my six kids’ eyes glossed over during a reading from the Bible, I paused to explain the significance of redemption to a sin-sick soul. I was rewarded with patronizing elephant nods and more blank stares. Shortly thereafter, I awoke in the middle of the night with a medieval story enveloping my mind. I wrote it down and later read it to my children. Their waning attention transformed into complete anticipation. I was amazed and disappointed. Why did it take a fictional story, not a Bible passage, to get that response? Then I realized—that is how Jesus taught! Parables are powerful! I penned the Kingdom series to help young people get excited about the supremely significant story of Jesus Christ and His mission to save mankind.” — Chuck Black From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Royal Ranger

Author: John A. Flanagan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101638613
Release Date: 2013-11-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The story that brings the Ranger's Apprentice arc full-circle! 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. John Flanagan returns for one final bow to the series that has conquered millions of readers worldwide with this pulse-pounding adventure that brings one era to a close, and ushers in the next . . . For fans of Tolkien, Redwall, Game of Thrones, and T.H. White, RANGER'S APPRENTICE delivers fantasy-adventure thrills with real-world historical details. “The last few years have seen the publication of many fantasies, but few have the appeal of this original story.” —Booklist, starred review, on The Ruins of Gorlan “Fans of the series will eagerly devour this one and wait impatiently for the next . . . A sure bet for fantasy fans.” —School Library Journal “Flanagan's deft character portrayals and well-paced story will engage readers, and the ending will leave them clamoring for the next volume.” —Booklist, on The Icebound Land

The Battle of Hackham Heath

Author: John Anthony Flanagan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780142427330
Release Date: 2017-10-10
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

As Morgarath recruits an army of Wargals, Halt ventures into enemy territory to uncover the extent of Morgarath's plan of attack.

The Ranger s Apprentice Collection

Author: John Flanagan
Publisher: Puffin
ISBN: 0142411736
Release Date: 2008-09
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

When fifteen-year-old Will is rejected by battleschool, he becomes the reluctant apprentice to the mysterious Ranger Halt, and winds up protecting the kingdom from danger.

The Icebound Land

Author: John Anthony Flanagan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399244565
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Chasing the Skandian slave-traders who kidnapped Will and Evanlyn, Ranger Halt and warrior student Horace find themselves in the frozen northern islands, where they battle a ruthless black-clad knight as they attempt to rescue their friends.

The Caldera

Author: John Flanagan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698174498
Release Date: 2017-11-21
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The Herons take to the high seas to fend off pirates and rescue the heir to an empire in the newest adventure from John Flanagan, author of the worldwide bestselling Ranger's Apprentice! Includes BONUS content--a brand-new Ranger's Apprentice short story featuring fan-favorites Will and Maddie! In Hallasholm, Stig is contesting the annual Maktig competition to decide Skandia’s greatest warrior. But a late-night knock on the door brings someone Stig never expected to see again, along with a request the Herons are hard-pressed to refuse: a rescue mission of epic proportions. Across the ocean, the southern city-state of Byzantos is plagued by a crew of pirates who’ve kidnapped the son of Empress Justina. Slipping out of Hallasholm under the cover of darkness, the brotherband sets sail to recover the boy from his kidnappers, heading south to the island of Santorillos where a near-impenetrable fortress stands atop a cliff, surrounded by a lagoon—a caldera—formed by the crater of a volcano. In this explosive seventh book in the action-packed Brotherband Chronicles, the Herons battle pirates amid stormy seas as the fate of an empire rests on their shoulders.

Halt s Peril

Author: John A. Flanagan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101198292
Release Date: 2010-10-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The international bestselling series with over 5 million copies sold in the U.S. alone! 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. The international bestselling Ranger's Apprentice series turns up the tension in John Flanagan's latest epic of battles and bravery. Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, T.H. White’s The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series, and George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire series.

Erak s Ransom

Author: John A. Flanagan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101171370
Release Date: 2010-01-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The international bestselling series with over 5 million copies sold in the U.S. alone! 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 - and Will - are sent to free him. But the desert is like nothing these warriors have seen before. Strangers in a strange land, they are brutalized by sandstorms, beaten by the unrelenting heat, tricked by one tribe that plays by its own rules, and surprisingly befriended by another. Like a desert mirage, nothing is as it seems. Yet one thing is constant: the bravery of the Rangers. "Bringing together many favorite characters for a grand adventure, this book delivers both excitement and quiet good times." - Booklist Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, T.H. White’s The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series, and George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire series.

The Sorcerer of the North

Author: John Anthony Flanagan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399250328
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Now a full-fledged Ranger responsible for a sleepy fief, Will finds a new adventure seeking the traitors who poisoned the king, investigating rumors of sorcery, and trying to rescue his friend Alyss, who is taken hostage.