Ranger’s Apprentice is a series of fantasy novels by Australian novelist John Flanagan. The series follows an apprentice Ranger named Will fighting to keep Araluen safe. The series takes place in the same world as Flanagan’s Brotherband Chronicles series.

John Flanagan began the Ranger’s Apprentice series in 2004 with the novel The Ruins of Gorlan. Below is a list of Ranger’s Apprentice books in order of when they were originally published as well as in their chronological order:

Publication Order of Ranger’s Apprentice Books


The Ruins of Gorlan(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Burning Bridge(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Icebound Land(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Battle for Skandia(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sorcerer of the North(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Siege of Macindaw(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Erak's Ransom(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Kings of Clonmel(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Halt's Peril(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Emperor of Nihon-Ja(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lost Stories(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Ranger’s Apprentice Books


The Ruins of Gorlan(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Burning Bridge(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Icebound Land(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Battle for Skandia(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Erak's Ransom(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sorcerer of the North(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Siege of Macindaw(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Kings of Clonmel(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Halt's Peril(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Emperor of Nihon-Ja(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lost Stories(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Battle for Skandia is also known as Oakleaf Bearers. The Sorcerer of the North is also known as The Sorcerer in the North.


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  • chunk

    just got the new brotherband movie and it turns out the chronological order is different than what we thought

    the kings of clonmel and halts peril actually come after the emperor of Nihon-Ja and some of the lost stories (specifically the marriage of cassandra and horace)