Book Review: “The Ranger’s Apprentice” series by John Flanagan

I’ve read the first four of “The Ranger’s Apprentice” series and I have enjoyed them.  I don’t know that I can say I absolutely LOVED them, but they were definitely good and I didn’t want to put them down.  I think the first and second were the best, but I am excited to read the fifth.

The basis for this story is that a young boy who is too small to be a knight gets chosen to be apprentice to a “Ranger.”  Rangers are a group that serves the king and works more behind the scenes.  The boy finds that being a ranger entails more than he initially thought.  He acquires skills he never would have imagined and becomes good enough to participate and help the kingdom and his friends.

I like the characters here, especially those of Will and Halt — and Horace in the later books.  The stories are creative and the world feels real.  I would recommend it to those who like fantasy.

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3 thoughts on “Book Review: “The Ranger’s Apprentice” series by John Flanagan

  1. Ive read the fourth book but theres no more in the library limerick and i really llike the book so plz help me find a book 5 of rangers apprentice if there is any more please.

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  2. You said you didn’t LOVE them………….. Well I certainly did, I have read all of them and I’m about to read 10 when I get time..its on bed. The characters have such a fantastic balance of personality, halt is sarcastic, witty, wise and has a ‘rough around the edges, warm inside’ feel to him. You will laugh, cry & I’m sure ou will love them, the first 4 aren’t the best of them because asd people read the first few they gave John Flanagan advice so they get better as they go along, my favourite so far is book nine, halts peril…. but then again i haven’t read 10 yet!!!!! Friends tell me it is the best.

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