John Flanagan's bestselling Ranger's Apprentice adventure series originally comprised twenty short stories, which John wrote to encourage his 12-year-old son, Michael, to enjoy reading. John wanted to show him that reading was fun, and heroes weren't necessarily big and muscular. The series has come a long way since then. Now sold to more than 20 countries, the series regularly appears on the New York Times Bestseller List and has been shortlisted for children's book awards in Australia and overseas. John, a former television and advertising writer, lives with his wife, Leonie, in the Sydney beachside suburb of Manly.
Brotherband is a spin-off series from Ranger's Apprentice but focuses on new Skandian characters.
Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger Series
Ranger's Apprentice: The Early Years