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The Battle of Hackham Heath

The Battle of Hackham Heath When the former Baron Morgarath escaped to avoid punishment for treason an uneasy peace fell on Araluen But Morgarath now in hiding is already planning his next move recruiting an army of savage

  • Title: The Battle of Hackham Heath
  • Author: John Flanagan
  • ISBN: 9780399163623
  • Page: 231
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When the former Baron Morgarath escaped to avoid punishment for treason, an uneasy peace fell on Araluen But Morgarath, now in hiding, is already planning his next move, recruiting an army of savage, overpowering beasts known as Wargals Newly crowned King Duncan knows he must assemble his troops for battle.To find out the full extent of Morgarath s plan of attack, Halt pWhen the former Baron Morgarath escaped to avoid punishment for treason, an uneasy peace fell on Araluen But Morgarath, now in hiding, is already planning his next move, recruiting an army of savage, overpowering beasts known as Wargals Newly crowned King Duncan knows he must assemble his troops for battle.To find out the full extent of Morgarath s plan of attack, Halt prepares for a seemingly impossible task climbing the deadly cliffs of the Mountains of Rain and Night and venturing deep into enemy territory to spy After all, the winner of this war could be determined by one wrong move.At the Battle of Hackham Heath, the fate of a Kingdom will be decided This origin story of how Halt came to be Araluen s most famous Ranger and how war will decide the future of the next generation will thrill Ranger s Apprentice fans and new readers alike.

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    1. John Flanagan

      Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information.For mysteries by this same author, see John A Flanagan.John Flanagan grew up in Sydney, Australia, hoping to be a writer It wasn t until he wrote a highly uncomplimentary poem about a senior executive at the agency where he worked, however, that his talent was revealed It turned out one of the company directors agreed with John s assessment of the executive, and happily agreed to train John in copywriting After writing advertising copy for the next two decades, John teamed with an old friend to develop a television sitcom, Hey Dad , which went on to air for eight years John began writing Ranger s Apprentice for his son, Michael, ten years ago, and is still hard at work on the series He currently lives in a suburb of Manly, Australia, with his wife In addition to their son, they have two grown daughters and four grandsons.

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    1. I should probably give this book 4 stars, but well, it was so easy and fast read and I love the idea of the prequels to Ranger's Apprentice series. I read the first book, Ruins of Gorlan, many years ago. I liked the idea of mysterious and skillful Rangers, who could shoot the bow like no one else, and ordinary people knew so little about them that they actually thought the Rangers were wizards of some kind, who could become invisible.My favorite character has always been Halt. Grumpy, seemingly [...]


    2. Onward to the flailing of a fangirl. I did rather love this. (Hence it took me three hours to read from cover to cover) There is so much that excites me about returning to the great old kingdom of Araluen and the great old characters that are all so familiar.(Disclaimer: actually, I don't really know quite why I rated it 4 stars rather than 5 just struck me as not quite 5-star stuff. Almost, but not quite)It was so fun to get back to the old characters that I remember, and quiz my brain on every [...]


    3. Rangers Halt and Crowley are once again called upon to defend the realm for Duncan. Halt is sent off to spy on Morgarath and his band of Wargals, gaining valuable intelligence while Crowley accompanies the Queen to a spa during her difficult pregnancy. The serial introduction of important characters in the latter series was fun, as well as learning more backstories, but there is too much meandering and repetition in the novel, which could have been omitted.



    4. En weer een heerlijk spannend verhaal van John Flanagan. Erg leuk om vele mensen in de serie al te kennen, maar nu juist in hun vroege jaren. Blijf het toch knap vinden hoe Flanagan zo spannend kan blijven schrijven en op het juiste moment naar een ander persoon of situatie weet over te schakelen. Eerlijk gezegd ben ik door dit boek ook weer nieuwsgierig geworden naar deel 1, want hoe verging het Will in het begin van zijn Grijze Jager tijd In ieder geval: als je op zoek bent naar een serie die [...]



    5. Of course this is a good read, if too focused on coffee and meals. But I love the relationship between Halt and Crowley and young Gilan, King Duncan and Baron Arald. Fun to see the birth of Princess Cassandra and the origins of Will, Horace, and the other wards (orphans).If I hadn't already read The Ruins of Gorlan and The Burning Bridge, this book wouldn't have felt somewhat anticlimactic and predictable. But that's the risk when an author writes prequels to a finished series. Flanagan repeated [...]


    6. Another fantastic John Flanagan book. I love this world and the characters and getting to see Halt and Crowley in their younger years. Parts of this book made me want a whole series dedicated to Gilan and his backstory with Halt but I can't wait to see what comes next.


    7. Unfortunately, this book was light on the usual banter of the series, which is really the main reason why I read these.


    8. 3.5 STARSAs much as I love the Ranger's Apprentice series, I'm sad to only rate this book 3.5 STARS. I enjoyed this book, but it seemed a bit repetitive at times. The title is The Battle of Hackham Heath and when the battle came, it just came and went. It just didn't seem like much of a battle to me. Everything that came before was more exciting than the battle.I don't remember much about the first book in this prequel series, but did it mention the Wargals in it? How did these Beasts come about [...]


    9. I didn't enjoy this book as much as other Ranger's Apprentice novels, but it was still a good middle-grade read.


    10. I was disappointed by this book. I must admit, I started it with a bad attitude. The end was alright, but I did not find it a good book.The first sentence was lame. The first 100 pages were also lame. I did not care about the characters or about the story. It is a prequel, I know who lives at the end. There should have been more there to care about. When you read a good book you actually care about the outcome.The action got a bit better towards the last 1/3 of the book. But I still was not comp [...]


    11. Not as good as other books in the series, but still enjoyable. A little disappointed in the ending, maybe that's a another book


    12. I really liked it how it gave more information about how the battle of Hackham Heath went. And It followed how it went after wards.


    13. This is post originally onVivian's Book PavilionYeah!! I’ve finally read this book!!!! Congrats to me!!! I actually bought it last year, as soon as it was released. But…I didn’t read it until now. What am I waiting? Like…I don’t know…I realize that my reading process is rather slow during the semester…although I haven’t had a lot of work to do. (Wait…like hell I don’t have works to do…I’ve tons!) Now…I’ve loved Halt and Crowley, and i especially love how John Flanagan [...]



    14. Wow . He did it again!! It was just so amazing words can't describe how much I loved it!!!!!!! It answered some of my questions too ! You'll love it!!!!!


    15. There's certain things about this book that I liked (Halt's feat of getting into the Mountains of Rain and Night, the scenes with him and Pauline, the scene where Halt takes command of the Rangers), but what doesn't sit well is the inconsistency between this and other books, e.g. Gilan's back story from Book 2 about 'just following Halt one day', when he clearly had an opening to apply as an apprentice after this book, Sir David is supposed to the cavalry master in the final battle (also from Bo [...]


    16. 4.5/5 stars Whether I should be reading this prequel series to Ranger's Apprentice is up for debate; however, I know I am definitely enjoying it. After reading The Tournament at Gorlan, I was ready for the next book in this series. The Battle of Hackham Heath was an exciting book. Most of the book was spent on various battles that the Rangers and kingdom fight against Morgarath who is now equipped with some deadly allies, the Wargals. By controlling the Wargals with mind control, Morgarath can s [...]


    17. Milujem sériu Hraničiarov učeň a toto bolo opäť skvelý návrat k známy postavám a do obľúbeného kráľovstva. Prvý diel Turnaj na Gorlanu bol trošku slabší, tu už som mala pocit, že John Flanagan to zasa rozbehol. Najmä, keď sa začali boje proti Morgarathovi, užili sme si akciu, plánovanie, boj proti presile a samozrejme skvelé hraničiarske schopnosti či už v podaní Halta, Crowleyho alebo ostatných členov zboru. Za seba môžem spokojne skonštatovať, že sa mi kni [...]


    18. This would have done better as a novella perhaps, because this really felt stretched and to be honest, not entirely necessary.



    19. Ranger's Apprentice is such a great series, I was so excited about this prequel series and it doesn't disappoint. The epilogue to this book was especially revealing, but it is also great to revisit all these characters and learn more about their back story.Great audio narrations too


    20. I love the Ranger's Apprentice series. I love John Flanagan's work.I hate prequels. There was no drama. We all knew who would live and die. Prequels are rarely worth it.





    21. See more of my reviews on my blog the Book DeviantNo correlation between previous book or original seriesLet me just say this first. If you're writing a book, and there's a SLIVER of a possibility that there COULD be a prequel-whether you write it first or last-you have to match your facts. You can tell nearly immediately that that isn't what Flanagan did. Not only did he go against facts he presented in the original series, but he also flipped facts around in the first book, The Tournament at G [...]


    22. This was a lot higher quality than some of the more recent Ranger's Apprentice book, but still at times missing the banter and wit that I loved from the original series. The battle tactics are back. In full force. I really do love the way Flanagan describes battle scenes. It's easy to understand where everything is, and very descriptive, but at the same time full of action.Also: (view spoiler)[BABY GILAN I'M YELLING. He was so cute but so badass gosh. Halt and Pauline with Will at the end made m [...]


    23. It took me a while to get into this book. As much as I love the series and a lot of the humour a lot of the things that were meant to be funny at the beginning just felt forced. It also took a few chapters to get to somewhere where things really started happening. I much prefer if a book is page turning from the start, we had to read through pages and pages about a castle that was unoccupied being destroyed, and really it had no bearing on the rest of the story at all. I only began to really enj [...]


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