16 Nov


When I finished reading book 11 The Lost Stories in the RANGER’S APPRENTICE series, I thought it was the last book. Or so I believed. But then ……….. The Royal Ranger appeared. While excited about seeing my old friends again – I couldn’t help but wonder, was this the end? I found it difficult to grasp that this would, indeed, be the last time I’d ‘ride’ along side the Rangers.

How is it possible that such emotions can be elicited from a series of books? If you ask that question, you haven’t read The Ranger’s Apprentice. The characters are so ’real’, that they’re friends, not just characters in a book.

This ’final’ moves us ahead in time. Everyone is older. Princess Cassandra and Sir Horace, the Oakleaf Knight, the Sunrise Warrior and champion knight of the realm, now have a child who, as the title implies, is to become The Royal Ranger. Under the cloak of Will Treaty, who, since the last story line, has become the master of all Rangers, the princess child will be the first female Ranger’s Apprentice. And so the adventure continues….. I assume by the way this book ends, that there will be more Ranger adventures to come? Or is this just wishful thinking on my part?

Philomel Books/an Imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group
2013 First American Edition – 455 pages


4 Responses to “THE ROYAL RANGER”

  1. electricbluegaloo January 26, 2014 at 8:59 p01 #

    I have just finished listening to the entire 11 Ranger’s Apprentice books on audio book and was just wondering if there were any female rangers. What a great idea. I have also read the Brotherband Series and got the impression that it was just the three books, but from Goodreads it looks like there will be at least 2 more (with Gilan making an appearance if the rumour is to be believed).

    • WORDMAN January 27, 2014 at 8:59 p01 #

      This is good news! I have read them all, as well. Now you’ve got me looking forward to another adventure. Thank you.

      • electricbluegaloo January 27, 2014 at 8:59 p01 #

        My guess is there’ll be a lot of “Gorlag’s beard”ing

      • WORDMAN January 27, 2014 at 8:59 p01 #

        Slaves of Socorro – June 2014

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