Friday, January 19, 2018

The Lost Stories

11309018Goodreads Says:    Unconfirmed accounts of a group of Araluen warriors - tales of adventure, battle, and triumph over evil - have spread for centuries throughout the known world. Most notable is a clan shrouded in mystery, phantom warriors known as the Rangers. 

Two names pass the lips of every storyteller: Halt, and his apprentice, Will. They and their comrades in arms are said to have traveled throughout the kingdom and beyond its borders, protecting those who needed it most. If true, these rumors can be only part of the story. 

Only now, centuries after these men and women walked the earth, do we have confirmation of their existence. Behold The Lost Stories, Book 11 in the Ranger's Apprentice epic.

My Thoughts:

-    They way this book is setup is very interesting. An archaeologist and his apprentice find the remains of a log cabin, and they happen to dig up an old chest with stories about Halt, Will, and the others.

-    I really enjoyed this compilation of short stories. It was fun to get a little more about the characters that have become so dear to me.

-    Most of the stories are happy and have some sort of celebration, but there was some heartbreak as well. 

-    I love that some of these stories are answers to questions that readers had. Flanagan is very generous to his readers. 

-    The first time I read this, I completely missed the little part that introduces us to the Brotherband Chronicles. I thought it was a clever little piece, and I definitely noticed this time.

Previous Ranger's Apprentice Books

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  1. I love that the author wrote this one with some answers for his readers. I REALLY need to read this series already.

    1. Yes, if you love fantasy, this series is a must read!

  2. I thought Nihon-Ja was the last one. I wonder why I thought that. How many are there? I'm glad you enjoy this series and that you picked up something new when you read this one again. :D That's always fun to see new things!

    1. Nihon-Ja is technically the last book, but this one is a bunch of short stories, and Royal Ranger is an afterwards story. The characters are much older.