The Royal Ranger

The Royal Ranger

Book - 2014
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A tale that brings the Ranger's Apprentice series full circle finds an adult Will struggling with the loss of his wife and reluctantly mentoring the daughter of Horace and Evanlyn so she can assume leadership over the floundering Rangers.
Publisher: New York, New York : Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), 2014.
ISBN: 9781480668003
Branch Call Number: ON-ORDER
Characteristics: 455, 12 pages ; 20 cm.
Call Number: ON-ORDER


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Oct 24, 2020

It never quite escapes the shadow of a) being the continuation of a series that already had a satisfying conclusion, and b) the wasted potential of A Certain Character in order to cause angst and bring the series closer to the status quo of the original. However, the actual writing is still as entertaining as the rest of the series.

Oct 08, 2020

I really enjoyed this book, and at this point it's the one of the series that I keep coming back to. The story is much smaller in scale compared to the international crises that some of the previous entries dealt with, but that's actually quite a nice change of pace. It starts off rather grim, a period I don't particularly enjoy in the book, but once the characters open up and the plot gets going properly, it's a lot of fun. I always enjoy seeing more stories with the characters I love, and (aside from one heartbreaking exception) this book delivers on that.

May 02, 2020

This book has a lot of adventuring in it.

lgmosher Mar 11, 2020

Break out your tissues!
I haven't cried at a book like this in a long while.
Oh poor Will Treaty :(
I cried when he said our courier died... All Will worked for and all that they went through for her to died. Flanagan what are you doing to my heart!?!?!?!??"

"what if she's hurrying to a needlepoint class, trips of the hem of her long, girly skirt, falls down the stairs and breaks her neck?" Halt asked her.
- oh Halt, always having to be so literal and breaking stupid worries apart.-

I almost love Will as a master better than Halt.... Almost!

I love that Flanagan pulled from the first book with Will responding to Maddie: "actually I did, I can see why Halt enjoyed having apprentices. Should have taken one on long ago myself.

"Will shook his head, "not just yet. I wouldn't want to catch up to him. I'll help him, but I don't want to have to listen to him."

Oh Will, you sum up my day to day life perfectly!

"I'm a King's Ranger, as you've possibly guessed. And that back door lock wouldn't keep out a determined three year old." - Will Treaty.

How Will how I love you so. You are becoming so much like Halt and you don't even realize it!

"Just us, against eleven men?" Maddie asked
"Just us, against eleven men." Will nodded.

Oh honey you just don't know! Him and Halt continuously went up against odds double, triple that even!

"they'll kill you!"
"Nobody's done that yet," he said. " And a lot have tried." -Will"

I cried at the beginning of the book, and o cried at the end. It was an absolute BEST way to end the series of the Rangers we love oh so much!

Oct 16, 2019

Great book, I was super disappointed about what happened in chapter one, but overall it was a great book.

Oct 14, 2019

Flanagan just won't stop his series. Just finish already! He is pretty much just carrying the series on and on by replacing the character with other characters, but keeping them pretty much the same. i.e. Halt replaced by Will, Crowley replaced by Gillian, Will replaced by Maddie, Cassandra replaced by Maddie, etc. The original series was good, but he needs to finally end the series.

Oct 25, 2018

It's ok. I personally don't like it. It seems like he just needed something tragic to happen.

Jun 05, 2018

Ok, so, I really liked this series and i'd defanatly recommend it, but seriously, have you seen the covers? They're horrible! Like on the Siege of Macindaw, i mean pink and yellow?!
Other then the covers though it's a really amazing series, as soon as i'd finished one i'd pick up the next one and start reading!

Mar 13, 2018

Flanagan has done it again, weaving a beloved conclusion to his beloved series with well-fleshed-out characters, raw and undefined emotion, and a few sarcastic witticisms thrown into the mix. Definitely not the best in the series, but heartbreaking all the same. Sudden twists and shocks keep you turning page after page, just waiting to read more. The only downsides are a few editing errors, the existence of a rather annoying character, and the death of a highly-treasured character that will leave you in tears.

P.S. I just get sad thinking about this book. What a heartbreaker.

Jan 29, 2018

Not the best book in the series. AT ALL!!! The character Maddie really spoiled it.

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Mar 13, 2018

Frightening or Intense Scenes: A beloved character dies in a sad (and sort of pitiful too) way.


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Dec 03, 2013

will drew the bow back to his ear. one look at the sights and his well trained eyes could see that it would be a clean shot. He loosed.


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