Duel at Araluen

Duel at Araluen

Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger Series, Book 3

eBook - 2019
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International bestselling author John Flanagan returns to world of Ranger's Apprentice in this new installment of the Royal Ranger series starring Maddie, Will Treaty's fearless young apprentice.
King Duncan and Princess Cassandra are trapped in the south tower of Castle Araluen and under near-constant attack from the Red Fox Clan. Sir Horace and Ranger Commandant Gilan are holed up in an old hill fort, surrounded by the enemy. And Ranger's apprentice Maddie is the only one who can save them all.
With the help of Hal, Thorn, and the rest of the Heron brotherband, Maddie will have to break her father and his men out of the hill fort, but will they reach Castle Araluen in time?
International bestselling author of the Ranger's Apprentice and Brotherband series, John Flanagan returns in the captivating next installment of the Royal Ranger series: The Royal Ranger: Duel at Araluen. Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien, Brian Jacques's Redwall, and George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones!
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

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CreatorOfDespair
Sep 01, 2020

Seriously wonder how Halt hasn't died yet..?

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Frisco66
Oct 30, 2019

Good prose, and fun concepts. Still, from a critic's perspective, this book needs a twist. I mean, everything in it happens exactly according to plan. Where's the surprise ending? All-in-all, the book isn't horrible, but I think Flanagan is running out of ideas.

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LachlanAB
Jul 30, 2019

Stretching out the the series yes? definitely. Do I care? not in the slightest. The rangers apprentice/the brotherband chronicles are two of my favourite series along with all the spin offs. So please keep making more of them. Highly, Highly recommend this series but read everything else first. It's really best to read it in order: 1 rangers apprentice 2 brotherband chronicles 3 early years 4 royal ranger. new book is amazing! Congrats John Flanagan.

Awesome book! I really enjoyed it.
On the cover, is Cassandra wearing the same crown Galadriel wears in The Hobbit?

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somebody64
Jul 01, 2019

In The Red Fox Clan Will and Halt went to the northwest border of the Redmont fief to investigate a rumor about the Red Fox Clan.

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AtticusWestendorf
Jun 23, 2019

I have a question. Where is Will???

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blue_eagle_2085
Jun 18, 2019

I enjoyed this book very much. I love John Flanagan's humor in certain characters like Thorn, Gilan, and Horace. I do think that he is dragging the series out a lot but I still really enjoy it. The book is, as all other ranger's apprentice books are, action packed making it an exciting read. But I do recommend reading the first two in the Royal Ranger Series (#1 The Royal Ranger, #2 The Red Fox Clan) before reading this book as you will most certainly be lost for the entire read. I would definitely recommend this book to all ages but as far as the level of reading, 3rd to 6th grade reading level would make the most sense.

MelifluousView Jun 02, 2019

In his usual style, Flanagan picks up mid-story with Duel at Araluen. If you haven't read the Red Fox Clan first, you will be lost. This piece of the story is action packed with less character development as Maddie, Horus, and Cassandra each have a part to play in their bid to keep the kingdom safe from rebellion. An enjoyable conclusion to this story, but I loved Red Fox Clan more.

OPL_KrisC Jun 01, 2019

Another great addition to the Ranger's Apprentice series!

LoganLib_Linda Jan 31, 2019

This is the third book in the "Royal Ranger" series. King Duncan, Maddie's Grandfather, and her mother, the Princess Cassandra, are holed up in the south tower by the traitor Sir Dimmon. Maddie's father in the meantime is besieged in an old fort, with his troops and Ranger Commandant Gilan. It is up to Maddie try and convince the "Heron" Brotherband to help her free her father and his men, then confront the traitor at Castle Araluen.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was fast paced and well written. I am looking forward to other adventures Maddie will have as a Royal Ranger.

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red_cheetah_5939
Jun 27, 2019

red_cheetah_5939 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 15

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Jun 18, 2019

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Apr 15, 2019

dullaert thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 14

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