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In , an archaeological dig unearths an ancient trunk containing manuscripts that confirm the existence of Araluen Rangers Will and Halt and tell of their first meeting and some of their previously unknown exploits. Flanagan, John (John Anthony). Add tags for "Ranger's. Author: Flanagan, John, –. Title: The lost stories / John Flanagan. ISBN: 1 8 (pbk.) Series: Flanagan, John, – Ranger's apprentice; The lost stories [electronic resource (EPUB eBook)] / John Flanagan. In , an archaeological dig Flanagan, John (John Anthony). Ranger's apprentice.


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John Flanagan's bestselling RANGER'S APPRENTICE adventure series originally comprised twenty short stories, which John wrote to encour- age his. The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice #1) The Burning Bridge (Ranger's Apprentice #2) . The Lost Stories (Ranger's Apprentice #11). Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share.

I read the first three books in this series a while ago and couldn't for the life of me remember why I stopped. But after reading Lost Stories, I remembered why I had stopped. For example, "The farmer was I read the first three books in this series a while ago and couldn't for the life of me remember why I stopped.

For example, "The farmer was already dressed in a nightshirt and it was clear that he was about to retire for the night.

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Or "He placed a finger to his lips, signaling her to be quiet. Now, I can handle these redundancies in small doses, but Flanagan seems to phrase most sentences this way. It gets to the point that there are so many of these poorly phrased sentences that reading becomes painful.

And when his sentences aren't redundant, they are just annoying.

And the last reason I can't stand Flanagan's writing style is that he breaks one of the Golden Rules of writing: An example of this: The stories: Foreward, Afterword, Fragment: I really don't understand why it was necessary to add these. Why did we have to see a professor digging up these stories? Just tell me or rather, show me the stories; you don't have to contrive some reason for me to be reading them. Death of a Hero: I actually rather enjoyed this one.

It was interesting to see Will's parents and what had happened to them. It gave Will a little more depth as a character. It was also nice to see a slighly different side of Halt, who so rarely shows emotion.

But even though I liked this story, it really suffered from just a meh writing style. The Inkwell and the Dagger: I enjoyed this story too, maybe even more so than Death of a Hero. It made me remember that I really liked Gilan. Things I didn't like about it: The Roamers: I didn't so much like this one.

I found the premise sort of ridiculous: Ranger going on a dangerous infiltration mission to save his. His dog.

Are you really out of cool ranger stuff for him to do that you half to build a storyline out of him saving his dog? Purple Prose, Dinner for Five: I didn't read these.

I read the last half first, so at this point in the book, I just couldn't go on anymore. The Bridal Dance: I thought the whole assassination plot was a neat concept, but the clues that lead Will to the assassins seemed a little far-fetched and contrived.

I had trouble believing that anyone could take those random, insignificant pieces of information and form them into a coherent suspicion. The Hibernian: I wanted to like this one more than I did.

I liked the idea of seeing Halt before the Rangers series takes place, but I found myself rolling my eyes at the writing style more than actually enjoying the story. The Wolf: I hated this story. I hated the way the events of this story were handled, and I hated why this story was written. The premise: Ranger tracks down and kills wolf that has been harassing the countryside.

Sounds cool; I wouldn't mind reading that. But the way in which Will tracked down the wolf was so surpassingly stupid that I lost all immersion in the story.

The wolf attacks a farmer's wife and son, but is driven back into the forest. The wolf is easily identifiable because it is missing one of its legs.

Thus, it should be a simple matter for a ranger to follow its distinctive tracks back into the forest to its lair. But instead of taking a brief account of the farmer's story and departing for the hunt, Will keeps cross-interrogating these poor farmers.

Farmer's wife: Why are you interrogating these farmers? This isn't that big of a mystery: There was a wolf; you found its tracks. And you already knew it was missing a leg from those tracks, so this line of questioning serves no purpose. Stop cross-interrogating these poor farmers and go kill that wolf. Then the next morning, having nothing more to interrogate the farmers about, one would imagine Will would begin the hunt. Tug his horse, and we'll talk about the fact that he can "talk" later: Are we hunting the wolf this morning?

John Flanagan

You aren't hunting for a serial killer; you are hunting for a WOLF. Are you planning on giving this wolf a trial or something? You don't need to cross-interrogate anybody and you don't need to gather evidence. Even if this wolf attacked no other family, it has still proven itself to be highly dangerous and in need of slaying.

Fortunately for my sanity, Will eventually tracks and kills it. But his horse, Tug, is seriously wounded in the process. Herein lies the reason why Flanagan wrote the story so says his note at the end. He realized that horses can't serve their ranger forever and must eventually be "retired. Tug doesn't die, he just retires.

But Will would need a new horse, wouldn't he? Simple enough. He can now choose from a variety of trained ranger horses, right? But surprisingly, bafflingly the answer to that is no. Oh, no. For there is a breeding system in place for every ranger in which a stallion and mare are chosen that have nearly identical traits to the stallion and mare that bred the ranger's retired horse, hereby breeding another horse, seemingly identical to the ranger's retired horse, that said ranger can now use to take the place of said retired horse.

Why is this necessary and why did we need to frame an entire story around this ludicrous concept? This horse breeding system seems impractical and stupid. Why does he need to have a horse exactly like the old one? I don't think that's even possible, no matter if the parents of that horse are similar to Tug's. A horse close to Tug, yes. Exactly like Tug, no. Not to mention the fact that this HAS to have some adverse effects on the whole gene pool from which you are breeding your horses.

I found this entire concept and story impractical, impossible, and stupid. Side note on ranger horses: I really don't buy in to the whole fact that they can communicate with their rangers so effectively. The way it was described is that the horse can communicate with his ranger by way of nonverbal communication. I can understand this maybe for some simple communication, but some of these bits of horse dialogue are far too complex for that explanation.

Even just taking the example I gave earlier: If it were explained as telepathy, that would have been fine. I could suspend my disbelief for that. But nonverbal communication, no. Unless the anatomy of ranger horses differs from that of the horses we the readers know and to my knowledge, it does not , a horse simply cannot physically communicate in this manner, no matter its mental capacity. This has been something that irked me throughout every Rangers book I have read.

And About Time Too…: This story too was just meh.

Ranger's apprentice : the lost stories

It finally brought together the romance between Will and Alyss. I found it sweet, but I never really felt that their romance was a big part of the story. In the three books I read of this series, I hardly remember any significant interaction between the two. Maybe their interactions took deeper meaning later in the series, but for the books I read, their romance seemed hastily thrown in. I know I've been harsh on this book and on the Ranger's Apprentice series in general.

But I am harsh only because I so opened my heart to love it. And I tried to do just that; believe me, I couldn't rave for this long if I didn't care. And the whole time I was reading the series, I was on the brink of really liking it, but the manner in which it was told kept me just shy of crossing over. But in the end, story is what matters. Not necessarily what happens that would be plot , but why and how it happens.

Some may argue that Ranger's target audience is aimed for a young demographic ages and, therefore, simpler, but I honestly don't think that is an excuse.

Consider Avatar: It too was aimed for a younger audience, but it is one of the most amazing pieces of storytelling I've ever encountered. Also consider Eoin Colfer, Cornelia Funke, and so many others. All aimed for younger audiences, and able to be enjoyed by the younger audience while still staying true to good storytelling; able to be simplified without becoming condescending.

I'm not sure if it is because Rangers was simplified for a younger audience or if it is just Flanagan's writing style, but I did find the storytelling severely lacking. And that is the main reason why I disliked this book, and why I found the part of the series I read to just be meh where it had the potential to be truly good.

It's all about execution. So I've finally finished the published Ranger's Apprentice books don't fear - John Flanagan pointed out in the talk I was at on Thursday that there will be at least one more.

I'll start with my thoughts on the Lost Stories and then move back to the series as a whole.

This is a series of short stories covering everything from how Will's parents really died, through to random adventures through to more important milestones. The stories are short and easily digestible, which was good because there So I've finally finished the published Ranger's Apprentice books don't fear - John Flanagan pointed out in the talk I was at on Thursday that there will be at least one more.

The stories are short and easily digestible, which was good because there were some I liked more than others. While these stories fill in some holes, they also create a few more which is also fun for any reader young or old.

I particularly liked the way the stories were bookended with the story of an archaeology dig in the 19th century uncovering the stories. As for the series as a whole - well I can understand why they're so popular with my students now.

They are fantasy - but like Harry Potter, they're set in a world close enough to ours to be easily relatable. They're set in a medieval-like world, which brings the knights and princesses which are so fascinating - but the world is fantastical enough to allow women to take on greater roles and conditions to be a little more palatable.

There's adventure, grizzled mentors, humour and great friendship. All in all, a great series for both boys and girls to read, and one that many adults would probably enjoy as well.

Nov 13, Jacob Copps rated it it was amazing. This is a fantasy novel written by John Flanagan. It is the 11th book in The Rangers Apprentice series. It is not a continuation of the series, instead it is a collection of stories that explains questions from fans of things that weren't covered in the series.

For example it includes stories about what happened at the wedding of Hoarce and Cassandra. Also it explains what happened when Halt and Will left Gavin. It also includes another story that explains how Halt became a ranger, and another s This is a fantasy novel written by John Flanagan. It also includes another story that explains how Halt became a ranger, and another story showing where Will came from. I rated this book 5 stories because it was expertly written, and it answered a lot of my questions about one of my favorite series of all time.

One of my favorite quotations is, "Sometimes I'm so devious I confuse myself". I like this quote because it made me laugh and it's very true. Another one of my favorite quotes is, "You're a dead man, Arratay, Jerrel said through clenched teeth. Halt smiled. That's been said before. Yet here I am" I like this quote because I thought it was a great comeback. I sometimes wonder if it was a good idea having Halt train apprentices. He seems to teach them no respect for authority.

Oh, he teaches us to respect authority, Gilan said innocently. He just teaches us to ignore it when necessary. I also had a text to self connection. Will was described as funny and spontaneous.

He reminded me of myself. Feb 02, Tricia Mingerink rated it liked it. I enjoy some of the short stories in this book. Others, not so much. I like the ones leading up to Horace's wedding and the actual wedding. I like the short clip of Will's wedding and Jenny's and Gilan's romantic dinner that never was. The first time I read this book, I really liked the short stories with Halt's backstories. Those stories are now partially repeated in the two prequel books, so I ended up skipping them this time while re-listening because I'd just listened to the prequels.

I'll a I enjoy some of the short stories in this book. I'll admit, I also skipped the short story The Wolf. I know that story was written to answer a reader question and it makes sense, but Apr 16, Kylia rated it really liked it Shelves: I think there should be more stories about Will and Alyss.

Muito, muito bom! Oct 25, Melenia rated it it was amazing Shelves: October - 5 stars - Audio book - Loved it read back to back December - 4 stars - Pretty good read. Stety czy niestety Pierwsze jest absolutnym majstersztykiem. Jeszcze jedno. The reunion is cut short, however, when they make a horrifying discovery: Skandia's borders have been breached by the entire Temujai army. And Araluen is next in their sights If two kingdoms are to be saved, the unlikeliest of unions must be made.

Will it hold long enough to vanquish a ruthless new enemy? Or will past tensions spell doom for all? Time has passed since the apprentice and his master, Will and Halt, led the Araluens to victory against invaders, and Will is now a full-fledged Ranger with his own fief to look after.

The fief seems sleepy -- boring, even -- until the Skandians show up and Will has to deal with the threat. Shortly thereafter, Will goes on a secret mission. Joined by his friend Alyss, Will is thrown headfirst into an extraordinary adventure propelled by fears of sorcery, and must determine who is trustworthy to the king and who is trying to take his throne.

Will and Alyss must battle growing hysteria, traitors, and most of all, time. The king is fading, but when Alyss is taken hostage, Will is forced to make a desperate choice between loyalty to his mission and loyalty to his friend. Now a full-fledged Ranger, Will must rescue his friend Alyss from a rogue knight and uncover vital information needed to ward off a Scotti invasion. 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: When a cult springs up in neighboring Clonmel, promising to quell the recent attacks by lawless marauders, people flock from all over to offer gold in exchange for protection.

But Halt is all too familiar with this particular group, and he knows they have a less than charitable agenda. Secrets will be unveiled and battles fought to the death as Will and Horace help Halt in ridding the land of a dangerous enemy.

The renegade outlaw group known as the Outsiders has journeyed from kingdom to kingdom, conning the innocent out of their few valuables. Will and Halt, his mentor, are ambushed by the cult's deadly assassins when Halt is pierced by a poisoned arrow.

Now Will must travel day and night in search of the one person with the power to cure Halt: Malkallam the Sorcerer. When Horace travels to the exotic land of Nihon- Ja, it isn't long before he finds himself pulled into a battle that is not his - but one he knows in his heart he must wage. A kingdom teeters on the edge of chaos when the Nihon-Ja emperor, a defender of the common man, is forcibly overthrown, and only Horace, Will, and his Araluen companions can restore the emperor to the throne.

Victory lies in the hands of an inexperienced group of fighters, and it's anybody's guess who will make the journey home to Araluen. Unconfirmed accounts of a group of Araluen warriors - tales of adventure, battle, and triumph over evil - have spread for centuries throughout the known world.

Most notable is a clan shrouded in mystery, phantom warriors known as the Rangers Two names pass the lips of every storyteller: Halt, and his apprentice, Will. They and their comrades in arms are said to have traveled throughout the kingdom and beyond its borders, protecting those who needed it most. If true, these rumors can be only part of the story.

After a senseless tragedy destroys his life, Will is obsessed with punishing those responsible - even if it means leaving the Ranger Corps. Joined by his friend Alyss, Will is thrown headfirst into an extraordinary adventure propelled by fears of sorcery, and must determine who is trustworthy to the king and who is trying to take his throne. Will and Alyss must battle growing hysteria, traitors, and most of all, time.

The king is fading, but when Alyss is taken hostage, Will is forced to make a desperate choice between loyalty to his mission and loyalty to his friend. 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. Epub Download HERE The Kings of Clonmel Ranger's Apprentice 8 When a cult springs up in neighboring Clonmel, promising to quell the recent attacks by lawless marauders, people flock from all over to offer gold in exchange for protection.

But Halt is all too familiar with this particular group, and he knows they have a less than charitable agenda. Secrets will be unveiled and battles fought to the death as Will and Horace help Halt in ridding the land of a dangerous enemy. Will and Halt, his mentor, are ambushed by the cult's deadly assassins when Halt is pierced by a poisoned arrow. Now Will must travel day and night in search of the one person with the power to cure Halt: Malkallam the Sorcerer.

A kingdom teeters on the edge of chaos when the Nihon-Ja emperor, a defender of the common man, is forcibly overthrown, and only Horace, Will, and his Araluen companions can restore the emperor to the throne. Victory lies in the hands of an inexperienced group of fighters, and it's anybody's guess who will make the journey home to Araluen.

Epub Download HERE The Lost Stories Ranger's Apprentice 11 Unconfirmed accounts of a group of Araluen warriors - tales of adventure, battle, and triumph over evil - have spread for centuries throughout the known world. Most notable is a clan shrouded in mystery, phantom warriors known as the Rangers Two names pass the lips of every storyteller: Halt, and his apprentice, Will.

They and their comrades in arms are said to have traveled throughout the kingdom and beyond its borders, protecting those who needed it most. If true, these rumors can be only part of the story. His worried friends must find a way to stop him taking such a dark pathWant to Read saving….

An omnibus of ten stories revolving around the Ranger Corps in the Kingdom of Araluen. Bracing for a final clash with the evil warlord Morgarath, the Rangers rally the kingdom's allies, and Will is chosen, along with his friend Horace, as special envoys to nearby Celtica. I also had a text to self connection.

Not to mention the fact that this HAS to have some adverse effects on the whole gene pool from which you are breeding your horses.

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