Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Book of the week ~ December 20,2013

The Royal Ranger

John A. Flanagan (Author)

The Royal Ranger


Kindle Edition   $11.99

Hardcover          $12.41

Paperback          $ 6.03


Will Treaty has come a long way from the small boy with dreams of knighthood. Life had other plans for him, and as an apprentice Ranger under Halt, he grew into a legend—the finest Ranger the kingdom has ever known. Yet Will is facing a tragic battle that has left him grim and alone. To add to his problems, the time has come to take on an apprentice of his own, and it’s the last person he ever would have expected. Fighting his personal demons, Will has to win the trust and respect of his difficult new companion—a task that at times seems almost impossible.

John Flanagan returns for one final bow to the series that has conquered millions of readers worldwide with this pulse-pounding adventure that brings one era to a close, and ushers in the next . . .

For fans of Tolkien, Redwall, Game of Thrones, and T.H. White, RANGER’S APPRENTICE delivers fantasy-adventure thrills with real-world historical details.

“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

“Fans of the series will eagerly devour this one and wait impatiently for the next . . . A sure bet for fantasy fans.” —School Library Journal

“Flanagan’s deft character portrayals and well-paced story will engage readers, and the ending will leave them clamoring for the next volume.” —Booklist, on The Icebound Land

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Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ March of Dimes News Board ~ December 16, 2013

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Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Book of the week ~ December 14, 2013


Maureen Fergus (Author)

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Price CDN$   9.99 Kindle Version

Price CDN$ 14.43 Hardcover

Maureen Fergus’s second book is even more exciting than the first; a roller-coaster ride of twists and turns that keeps one riveted… This book is an enthralling fantasy series, hope the final book will not only answer all the questions, but will be available very soon.

Product Description

In the final moments of The Gypsy King, a truth was revealeyd to Persephone and Azriel—one that could change everything forever. For her. For him. For them. For the entire kingdom.

But trapped in a windowless castle chamber with soldiers battering at the door, it seems impossible to believe that they’ll even survive. Indeed, they are a heartbeat from death when Azriel boldly bargains with the Regent Mordecai: release them and they will seek out the mythical healing Pool of Genezing. Mordecai agrees but warns that if they do not return with proof that the pool exists, he’ll make those dearest to them suffer—and he’ll start with King Finnius.

About the Author

MAUREEN FERGUS is the author of three other novels for young people: Exploits of a Reluctant (But ExtremelyGoodlooking) Hero and Recipe for Disaster, which were both shortlisted for the McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award, and Ortega, which won the McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award.

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Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Variety Village News Board ~ December 9th 2013



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