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Ranger’s Apprentice / Brotherband Chronology

This page is a chronology of the universe of John Flanagan’s Ranger’s Apprentice and Brotherband series of novels. Currently, I have only broken things down into the reading order for the novels and short stories, but as I have more time I plan to go back through each book and break them out into specific events.


  • “The Hibernian” (Ranger’s Apprentice #11: The Lost Stories)
  • The Tournament at Gorlan (Ranger’s Apprentice: The Early Years #1)
  • The Battle of Hackham Heath (Ranger’s Apprentice: The Early Years #2)
  • “Death of a Hero” (Ranger’s Apprentice #11: The Lost Stories)
  • The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger’s Apprentice #1)
  • The Burning Bridge (Ranger’s Apprentice #2)
  • The Icebound Land (Ranger’s Apprentice #3)
  • “The Inkwell and the Dagger” (Ranger’s Apprentice #11: The Lost Stories)
  • The Battle for Skandia (Ranger’s Apprentice #4) – AKA Oakleaf Bearers
  • Erak’s Ransom (Ranger’s Apprentice #7)
  • The Sorcerer of the North (Ranger’s Apprentice #5) – AKA The Sorcerer in the North
  • The Siege of Macindaw (Ranger’s Apprentice #6)
  • The Kings of Clonmel (Ranger’s Apprentice #8)
  • Halt’s Peril (Ranger’s Apprentice #9)
  • The Outcasts (Brotherband #1)
  • The Invaders (Brotherband #2)
  • The Hunters (Brotherband #3)
  • The Emperor of Nihon-Ja (Ranger’s Apprentice #10)
  • “The Roamers” (Ranger’s Apprentice #11: The Lost Stories)
  • “Purple Prose” (Ranger’s Apprentice #11: The Lost Stories)
  • “Dinner for Five” (Ranger’s Apprentice #11: The Lost Stories)
  • “The Bridal Dance” (Ranger’s Apprentice #11: The Lost Stories)
  • “The Wolf” (Ranger’s Apprentice #11: The Lost Stories)
  • “And About Time, Too…” (Ranger’s Apprentice #11: The Lost Stories)
  • Slaves of Socorro (Brotherband #4)
  • Scorpion Mountain (Brotherband #5)
  • The Ghostfaces (Brotherband #6)
  • The Caldera (Brotherband #7)
  • A New Beginning (Ranger’s Apprentice: The Royal Ranger #1) – AKA The Royal Ranger (Ranger’s Apprentice #12)
  • The Red Fox Clan (Ranger’s Apprentice: The Royal Ranger #2)
  • Duel At Araluen (Ranger’s Apprentice: The Royal Ranger #3)
  • The Lost Stories: Forward & Afterward (Ranger’s Apprentice #11)

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