Some claim they were merely the stuff of legend---the Rangers with their mottled green-and-gray cloaks and their reputation as defenders of the Kingdom. Reports of their brave battles vary. Many feature a boy---turned man---named Will and his mentor, Halt. Others tell of those who fought alongside the Rangers, such as the young warrior Horace, a courageous princess named Evanlyn, and a cunning diplomat named Alyss. Yet this crew left very little behind and their existence has never been able to be proved. Until now that is. . . Behold the Lost Stories. Recommended for ages 10+.
Inspired by his millions of fans worldwide, many of whom wrote him emails and letters questioning the fate or the origin of some of the most popular characters and storylines from Rangers Apprentice, John Flanagan decided to reward his loyal readers with a collection of stories answering these questions. In Book 11 of the Ranger's Apprentice epic, fans will see never-before-published stories featuring all their favorite characters, from Will to Halt, from Horace to Alyss. More than a companion book, THE LOST STORIES is, ultimately, a new entry in the seriesand a tribute from author to reader.
John Flanagan grew up in Sydney, Australia, hoping to be a writer. John began writing Rangers Apprentice for his son, Michael, ten years ago, and is still hard at work on the series and its spinoff, Brotherband Chronicles. He currently lives in the suburb of Manly, Australia, with his wife. In addition to their son, they have two grown daughters and four grandsons.
"The last few years have seen the publication of many fantasies, but few have the appeal of this original story."Booklist, starred review, on The Ruins of Gorlan