History Literature / RangersApprentice

14th May '16 7:48:58 PM OddOneIn
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* TheExile: Happens to [[spoiler: Halt. He invokes it on purpose so he can go and search for Will, who was captured by the Skandians.]]


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* TomboyPrincess: Cassandra's hobbies including sneaking around at night and scaring the sentries half to death with her sling.
19th Aug '15 6:25:17 AM eagee
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** Averted by Halt in Book Three, when he does bad things like forging documents to be able to [[spoiler: save Will and Evanlyn]].
5th Aug '15 8:33:15 AM PixelKnight
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** For Halt - Old Joe Smoke. Don't play it. Also, don't hurt Will, or Horace, or Abelard. And don't be an idiot. And [[TooDumbToLive do NOT]] insult Lady Pauline. You will be thrown in the moat.

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** For Halt - Old Joe Smoke. Don't play it. Also, don't hurt Will, or Horace, or Abelard. And don't be an idiot. And [[TooDumbToLive do NOT]] insult Lady Pauline. You will be thrown in the moat. Finally, anyone mentioning his seasickness would do well to safeguard their helmet. Halt's vomit can really stain.
31st Mar '15 6:59:17 PM jormis29
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* IstanbulNotConstantinople: Araluen = England, Gallica = France, Celtica = Wales, Hibernia = Ireland, Picta = Scotland, Teutlandt = Germany, Arrida = North Africa (likely Tripoli), Skandia = Scandinavia, Nihon-Ja = Japan, Iberion = Spain, Toscana = Rome/Italy, the unnamed Temujai country, referred to as the Eastern Steppes = Mongolia ({{Genghis Khan}}'s name was Temujin), Indus (briefly mentioned in Book Ten) probably = India, etc. A map appears in later books that is reminiscent of a early map of the Old World. These all really could really be seen just as {{Fantasy Counterpart Culture}}s.

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* IstanbulNotConstantinople: Araluen = England, Gallica = France, Celtica = Wales, Hibernia = Ireland, Picta = Scotland, Teutlandt = Germany, Arrida = North Africa (likely Tripoli), Skandia = Scandinavia, Nihon-Ja = Japan, Iberion = Spain, Toscana = Rome/Italy, the unnamed Temujai country, referred to as the Eastern Steppes = Mongolia ({{Genghis Khan}}'s (UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan's name was Temujin), Indus (briefly mentioned in Book Ten) probably = India, etc. A map appears in later books that is reminiscent of a early map of the Old World. These all really could really be seen just as {{Fantasy Counterpart Culture}}s.
9th Mar '15 6:40:14 PM Dorano1
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** Halt and Horace are this in Books 3 and 4 to Will and Evanlyn [[spoiler: and just barely manage to get their in time, as per the usual for this trope]].
*** Then played straight in Book 4 with [[spoiler:Halt, Horace, Will, and Evanlyn in regards to ''the entire Skandian race'']].

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** Halt and Horace are this in Books 3 and Book 4 to Will and Evanlyn [[spoiler: and just barely manage to get their in time, as per the usual for this trope]].
*** Then played Subverted with [[spoiler: Halt for Will in Book 2]] and [[spoiler: Halt and Horace for Will and Evanlyn]] in Book 3
*** Played
straight in Book 4 with [[spoiler:Halt, Horace, Will, and Evanlyn in regards to ''the entire Skandian race'']].



* BigFancyCastle: A few of them.

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* BigFancyCastle: A few of them.them, Castle Araluen particularly.
28th Jan '15 1:46:47 PM Dorano1
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** Halt and Horace try to be this in Books 3 and 4 to Will and Evanlyn [[spoiler: although Will and Evanlyn might have made it without their help]].

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** Halt and Horace try to be are this in Books 3 and 4 to Will and Evanlyn [[spoiler: although Will and Evanlyn might have made it without just barely manage to get their help]].in time, as per the usual for this trope]].
27th Jan '15 9:30:35 PM Dorano1
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* BerserkButton: Plenty
**For Will - don't hurt Tug. Don't try to kill Halt.
**For Horace - Has surprisingly few, but don't disrespect his friends.
**For Halt - Old Joe Smoke. Don't play it. Also, don't hurt Will, or Horace, or Abelard. And don't be an idiot. And [[TooDumbToLive do NOT]] insult Lady Pauline. You will be thrown in the moat.


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* BigBrotherInstinct: A fairly mild example, but Horace and Will have this in regards to each other, and Gilan has this in regards to Will.
* BigDamnHeroes: In the backstory, [[spoiler:Halt]] is this when he leads the cavalry in the Battle of Hackham Heath.
** [[spoiler:Will's father]] is also this in the backstory, saving Halt's life.
** [[spoiler:Will and Evanlyn]] are this in Book 2 when they [[spoiler: burn the bridge down]].
** Halt and Horace try to be this in Books 3 and 4 to Will and Evanlyn [[spoiler: although Will and Evanlyn might have made it without their help]].
*** Then played straight in Book 4 with [[spoiler:Halt, Horace, Will, and Evanlyn in regards to ''the entire Skandian race'']].


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* PapaWolf: Don't mess with Will when Halt's around. Don't mess with Horace when Halt's around. Probably not a good idea to mess with Gilan when Halt's around either, but we haven't seen any evidence of it.
13th Jan '15 8:39:05 PM 102372
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* ArtifactTitle: Zigzagged. Will is a full fledged member in book five, then book seven goes back to show his actual promotion. Eight continues with Silverleaf!Will until book 12, where title character priviledge shifts to Will's new apprentice.
* AutomatonHorses: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. The special Ranger horses may be able to run for incredible amounts of time without rest, but it's pointed out as early as book one that even they need periods of recovery. In addition, Will's horse Tug isn't afraid to get into the fight if he sees his master in trouble, which is also shown as early as book one.

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* ArtifactTitle: Zigzagged. Will is a full fledged member full-fledged Ranger in book five, books five and six, then book seven goes back to show his actual promotion. Eight continues with Silverleaf!Will until book 12, where title character priviledge character-privilege shifts to Will's new apprentice.
* AutomatonHorses: [[AvertedTrope Averted]].{{Averted|Trope}}. The special Ranger horses may be able to run for incredible amounts of time without rest, but it's pointed out as early as book one that even they need periods of recovery. In addition, Will's horse Tug isn't afraid to get into the fight if he sees his master in trouble, which is also shown as early as book one.



* [[TheBerserker The Berserkers]]: Skandians.

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* [[TheBerserker The Berserkers]]: {{The Berserker}}s: Skandians.



* BroughtDownToNormal: In Book Four, [[spoiler:Will is still suffering the after effects of drug addiction and has lost his Ranger conditioning]].

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* BroughtDownToNormal: In Book Four, [[spoiler:Will is still suffering the after effects aftereffects of drug addiction and has lost his Ranger conditioning]].



* CannotTellAJoke: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] by Baron Arald. He keeps telling jokes--pretty good ones at that--but everyone [[NoSenseOfHumor takes him too seriously]] all the time to get them.
* ChekhovsGun: Evanlyn's[[spoiler:/Princess Cassandra's]] belt and necklace in Book Seven.

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* CannotTellAJoke: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] {{Inverted|Trope}} by Baron Arald. He keeps telling jokes--pretty good ones ones, at that--but everyone [[NoSenseOfHumor takes him too seriously]] all the time to get them.
them. Lady Pauline gets them, but chooses not to laugh.
* ChekhovsGun: Evanlyn's[[spoiler:/Princess Cassandra's]] new belt and necklace in Book Seven.



* ChekhovsArmy: The Temujai, used as a throwaway name early in the first book come back in painful force in Book Four.

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* ChekhovsArmy: The Temujai, used as a throwaway name early in the first book book, come back in painful force in Book Four.



* CombatPragmatist: Will. Most of the Rangers, actually, considering the great majority of them carry little more than a bow, saxe knife and a throwing knife.

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* CombatPragmatist: Will. Most of the Rangers, actually, considering the great majority of them carry little more than a bow, bow and quiver, saxe knife knife, and a throwing knife.



* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: A [[FallenPrincess fallen one]] at that.

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* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: A [[FallenPrincess fallen one]] one]], at that.



** Madelyn, daughter of princess regent Cassandra and first female ranger.
* FakeKing: Interestingly inverted. When Halt dresses up as the king of Clonmel, he pretends to be Ferris, but [[spoiler:it is Ferris that pretends to be the rightful king--a title which belongs to Halt; which means that Halt pretends to be someone who pretends to be him]][[note]]An explanation, then. Halt and Ferris are twins, but Halt was born several minutes earlier, making him the firstborn. Ferris hated this about him and attempted to have him killed in a series of "accidents". Halt quickly caught on, and, sick of his brother's attempts on his life and never having really been all that interested in the throne in the first place, basically said, "You want the crown so bad? Here, take it!", and moved out of Hibernia[[/note]].

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** Madelyn, daughter of princess regent Princess Regent Cassandra and the first female ranger.
Ranger.
* FakeKing: Interestingly inverted. When Halt dresses up as the king of Clonmel, he pretends to be Ferris, but [[spoiler:it [[spoiler:Ferris himself is Ferris that pretends pretending to be the rightful king--a title which belongs to Halt; which means that Halt pretends to be someone who pretends to be him]][[note]]An explanation, then. Halt and Ferris are twins, but Halt was born several minutes earlier, making him the firstborn. Ferris hated this about him and attempted to have him killed in a series of "accidents". Halt quickly caught on, and, sick of his brother's attempts on his life and never having really been all that interested in the throne in the first place, basically said, "You want the crown so bad? Here, take it!", and moved out of Hibernia[[/note]].



* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: In Book Six, [[spoiler:Sir Keren]] gets acid thrown in his face, and then [[DisneyVillainDeath falls through a tower window to the flagstones below]].
** The fake prophet from Book Eight and Nine, Tennyson, gets [[spoiler:hit with a box full of grenades, falls off a cliff and gets ''crushed/impaled by falling rocks'']].
** The Kalkara in Book One. The first gets stabbed by two lances, then gets thrown onto a bonfire and is instantly incinerated. The second gets shot with a flaming arrow, and ''burns alive''.

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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: In Book Six, [[spoiler:Sir Keren]] gets acid thrown in his face, face and then [[DisneyVillainDeath falls through a tower window to the flagstones below]].
** The fake prophet from Book Books Eight and Nine, Tennyson, gets [[spoiler:hit with a box full of grenades, falls off a cliff cliff, and gets ''crushed/impaled by falling rocks'']].
** The Kalkara in Book One. The first gets stabbed by two lances, then gets is thrown onto a bonfire and is instantly incinerated. The second gets shot with a flaming arrow, and ''burns alive''.



* GenreShift: The series begins in classic fantasy style--young orphaned hero has to fight against an evil sorcerer controlling an army of monsters. However, in later books there's not a shred of the fantastic to be seen. One story deals with a plot about an old man using primitive science to fake magic. Strangely, it works.

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* GenreShift: The series begins in classic fantasy style--young orphaned hero has to fight against an evil sorcerer controlling an army of monsters. However, in later books books, there's not a shred of the fantastic to be seen. One story deals with a plot about an old man using primitive science to fake magic. Strangely, it works.
13th Jan '15 8:30:52 PM 102372
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* ''Erak's Ransom''

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* ''Erak's Ransom''Ransom'' (takes place in the TimeSkip between books four and five)



* TimeSkip: A pretty long one between the events of Book 10 and Book 12. For example, Cassandra and Horace now have a 15-year-old daughter named Madelyn. Other notable events include [[spoiler:Crowley dying in his sleep of old age, Gilan becoming the new Ranger Corps Commandant, Halt retiring from the Ranger Corps, and, the most shocking thing, Alyss dying in an inn fire, trying to save a child trapped inside]].

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* TimeSkip: Two:
** Book five skips straight to Will being a full Ranger with his own fief after still being an apprentice in book four. Book seven goes back and fills in some of the gap.
**
A pretty long one between the events of Book 10 and Book 12.12 (Book 11, being a collection of short stories, doesn't really count). For example, Cassandra and Horace now have a 15-year-old daughter named Madelyn. Other notable events include [[spoiler:Crowley dying in his sleep of old age, Gilan becoming the new Ranger Corps Commandant, Halt retiring from the Ranger Corps, and, the most shocking thing, Alyss dying in an inn fire, trying to save a child trapped inside]].



* TwoGirlsToaTeam: Alyss and Cassandra in Book 10.

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* TwoGirlsToaTeam: TwoGuysAndAGirl: Will, Horace, and Evanlyn in part of book 2.
* TwoGirlsToATeam:
Alyss and Cassandra in Book 10.



* UnresolvedSexualTension: Arguably, between Will and Cassandra in the second volume.

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* UnresolvedSexualTension: Arguably, Arguably between Will and Cassandra Evanlyn in the second volume.book 2.
13th Jan '15 8:26:25 PM 102372
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* The Ruins of Gorlan
* The Burning Bridge
* The Icebound Land
* The Battle for Skandia
* The Sorcerer of the North
* The Siege of Macindaw
* Eraks Ransom
* The Kings of Clonmel
* Halts Peril
* The Emperor of Nihon-Ja
* The Lost Stories
* The Royal Ranger

John Flanagan has announced that he plans to end the series there. Considering he said the same thing about the tenth book before, some fans hold onto hope that there will be more.

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* The ''The Ruins of Gorlan
Gorlan''
* The ''The Burning Bridge
Bridge''
* The ''The Icebound Land
Land''
* The ''Oakleaf Bearers'' (''The Battle for Skandia
Skandia'' in the US)
* The ''The Sorcerer of the North
North''
* The ''The Siege of Macindaw
Macindaw''
* Eraks Ransom
''Erak's Ransom''
* The ''The Kings of Clonmel
Clonmel''
* Halts Peril
''Halt's Peril''
* The ''The Emperor of Nihon-Ja
Nihon-Ja''
* The ''The Lost Stories
Stories''
* The ''The Royal Ranger

Ranger''

John Flanagan has announced that he plans to end the series there. Considering he said the same thing about the tenth book before, book, some fans hold onto hope that there will be more.
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