Six years ago I finished the The Royal Ranger, the 12th and final book of the Ranger's Apprentice series by John Flanagan. One of my absolute favorites as well as one of the first Fantasies I ever touched, it had given me 8 years of joy and uproarious laughs. I thought it was the end. Then came the Ranger’s Apprentice: The Early Years duology detailing how Halt and Crowley saved the Corps and Kingdom by getting the drop on Morgarath. Then two years ago (i.e. when I was still reading The Wheel of Time) at a bookstore I saw it. The Red Fox Clan, book #2 of John Flanagan's new Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger series which is nothing less that an entire sequel series to the now-old book #12 of the main Ranger's Apprentice series (now book #1 of the new)!
The Royal Ranger was not the end, but A New Beginning (as it is now officially titled), and now I return to dear old friends for more adventures as I have just begun The Red Fox Clan, book #2 of the Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger series by John Flanagan. Hello again Ranger Will Treaty and apprentice Maddie, Sir Horace and Princess Cassandra, Halt and Gilan! New enemies arise and the Kingdom is once more at stake, this time in a more personal manner.