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Ranger's Apprentice 12: The Royal Ranger [Kindle Edition]

John Flanagan
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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Book Description

John Flanagan makes a spectacular return to the world of Ranger's Apprentice - but what has happened since you last saw Will and his friends might shock you!



Will took an oath when he joined the Ranger Corps. Does it mean nothing to him now?



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. But when a routine mission uncovers a shocking web of crime, Will must decide where his priorities lie – finishing his quest for revenge, or saving innocent lives?



The final book of the Ranger’s Apprentice series raises the stakes higher than ever. Is Will on his last mission for the Ranger Corps?


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"... Purely an enjoyable adventure story ... I would recommend it to any reader who enjoys a good story." (for The Emperor of Nihon-ja) (Fiction Focus)

"Such an exciting plot, clearly drawn characters and strong element of danger should engage, thrill and inspire young readers who love adventure stories." (for Erak's Ransom) (Viewpoint)

"A gripping read" (for The Sorcerer in the North) (DMag)

"A wonderful fantasy tale full of thieving thugs, warlords, mystery and action. This thrilling series has taken off around the world with boys and girls 11 and up crying out for more." (for The Icebound Land) (ABA Kids' Reading Guide)

"Unstoppable action and riveting reading." (for The Ruins of Gorlan) (Good Reading)

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The final installment in the internationally bestselling series.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Sad To See The Series End 11 Jun. 2015
Format:Paperback
The Royal Ranger is the very last book in the Ranger’s Apprentice series.

Grief stricken from a terrible tragedy, Will is bent on revenge, even if it means breaking his oath to the Ranger Corps. His concerned friends decide that something must be done and Halt comes up with the idea that he is to take on an apprentice…but not just any apprentice.

I think the last book in a series is a hard one to review because it’s essentially ending the fantasy and that can be a disappointment in itself. Especially after twelve books.

Over fifteen years have passed and a lot has happened in that time. Will has practically turned into Halt, which I found amusing however a little disappointing because there wasn’t much “Will” in him. I know he wasn’t himself due to his grief but even then he just read like Halt. The other characters were practically the same however Princess Cassandra or Evanlyn seemed a bit more bossy and bratty than usual. At first I really liked Maddy and I thought she was severely misunderstood however how wrong was I!!! What a brat!!! It was good to see how she grew and matured though.

The story is steady paced with a fair bit happening throughout. There is a lot of attention to detail, except for the ending. I found the story ended quite abruptly and it didn’t match the rest of the book. I think that was my only disappointment with it.

Overall it was a really enjoyable read and I’m sad to see the series end. I would definitely recommend this book, and this series, for children, young adults and even adults if you like fantasy and adventure. However you need to start at the beginning with the first book, The Ruins of Gorlan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Above satisfactory and beyond 28 July 2014
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This book is by far one of the best books I have read. I love this book as the author John Flanagan has made the characters so love able and interesting that you can't help but feeling the same emotions that they do. Therefore as the characters are so loved it creates a certain intimate
Relationship with the story and the world they all live in.

As for people who say the first four books in the series are the only decent books I disagree entirely as my thoughts on the topic are that the further on you get in the series the more you are connected with the characters of the story which in turn makes the books better on some level.

This review was made to be helpful and informative about the rangers apprentice books and series and how I believe they are an excellent read for all ages. As for me I hope John Flanagan keeps writing more of this series and also of the Brother band series which I would defiantly check out if you are a fan of rangers apprentice.

I hope this has been helpful if so like it and I will see you in my next review.
Tar ra!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Bit of a dud 20 Feb. 2014
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My son loved the first 11 Ranger books and the Brotherband series but this one was hard going from the start as the first half of the book has no action at all and the whole thing read like a rehash of the earlier stories.

It feels like an attempt to restart the franchais for girls ... Not a patch on his previous stuff!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful addition to the series 30 Jan. 2014
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My 11 yo son loves these books. He's read them all and was delighted when we saw this had been published. The book arrived, he went to his room and I didn't see him for the rest of the day. When he finished he came downstairs and said 'I'm so sad -I've finished it'. What better recommendation can there be?
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2.0 out of 5 stars Weak and non consistent 7 April 2014
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Does not get to the level of the previous ones.

Better to catch another apprentice than the one selected in the plot.

If it was pretended to be an ending saga book, lacks pulse. Sorry John, the other left the mark high
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ranger's Apprentice Series 30 Oct. 2013
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12th in an intriguing adventurous series written for teens. As a great gran I thoroughly enjoyed the whole series. Enjoyed the warped geography of places I could identify, almost. Real page turners.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The royal ranger 1 July 2014
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A well written story as all of the books in the series have been. Plenty of action and will keep the reader wanting to get involved and not put the book down. Can't wait for the next book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Fair to middling 8 May 2015
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For fans of will and halt and the Rangers this book starts with a serious kick in the happily ever after, I won't spoil it, suffice to say that I litterally put the book down and said "aw! You poor ba** ard!"
Having got that off my chest I will say it introduces a peach of a charector in wills apprentice! A spoiled princess is no match for a grumpy, grieving hate filled ranger. While I wasn't impressed with the way the book starts, I enjoyed the way the story unfolded and particularly loved the ending
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
T was one of the best books I have read in the series by John Flanagan and other peeps bye
Published 10 days ago by geo12345
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Author & Brilliant Stories
So VERY happy to have the final installment of this series. Have SOOOOO loved reading about Halt and all the other Rangers. Read more
Published 23 days ago by J'net Stapleton
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
I'M SAD THE SERIES HAS FINISHED. A great book like all the overs. I approve of this great series and you have my thumbs up
Published 3 months ago by Dr Ian M Dady
2.0 out of 5 stars I loved the previous books
I loved the previous books, they brought everything I loved to the table and let me watch Will grow from being the lonely boy to the hero we all loved. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Review
5.0 out of 5 stars interesting
good read
Published 4 months ago by Busymom
5.0 out of 5 stars Ranger's Apprentice book 12 review
I have loved reading these books they are great for any age and need to be read, gripping detail and funny in parts, a must read collection of books.
Published 5 months ago by allison campbell
5.0 out of 5 stars great
I loved this book. I hope another is written soon in this series. I want to see what happens next.
Published 5 months ago by Pesky
5.0 out of 5 stars last book
Surprising twists . Very good for kids
Published 5 months ago by Evelyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Ranger's Apprentice 12: The Royal Ranger
I absoltely LOVED this book. I have read the whole heart-wrenching series.They somehow reached into my soul, and manged to touch my heart. Couldn't get enogh of it. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
This book is truly a fantasic return to this amazing series with a big plot-twister that kept me excited the entire time, would definetely recommend.
Published 9 months ago by S E CULLEN
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