John Flanagan grew up in Sydney, Australia, hoping to be a writer. John began writing Ranger's Apprentice for his son, Michael, ten years ago, and is still hard at work on the series and its spinoff, Brotherband Chronicles. He currently lives in the suburb of Manly, Australia, with his wife. In addition to their son, they have two grown daughters and four grandsons.
Praise for the Ranger's Apprentice series:
"The last few years have seen the publication of many fantasies, but few have the appeal of this original story." --Booklist, starred review, on The Ruins of Gorlan "Fans of the series will eagerly devour this one and wait impatiently for the next . . . A sure bet for fantasy fans." --School Library Journal "Flanagan's deft character portrayals and well-paced story will engage readers, and the ending will leave them clamoring for the next volume." --Booklist, on The Icebound Land