John Flanagan


About the Author:


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 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 the suburb of Manly, Australia, with his wife. In addition to their son, they have two grown daughters and four grandsons.


The Book:

In The Emperor of Nihon-Ja, months have passed since Horace departed for the eastern nation of Nihon-Ja on a vital mission. Having received no communication from him, his friends fear the worst. Unwilling to wait a second longer, Alyss, Evanlyn, and Will leave their homeland behind and venture into an exotic land in search of their missing friend.


When they finally catch up with him, they find Horace entangled in a military coup. Determined to protect the imperial throne, Will and his band of Araluens must piece together and train a force in order to fend off the master Senji warriors intent on overthrowing the emperor.


Suspense and pulse-pounding action abound in this final adventure in the worldwide phenomenon that is Ranger's Apprentice.

What:  John Flanagan will discuss and sign the final book in the Ranger’s Apprentice series, The Emperor of Nihon-Ja.


When:  Tuesday, May 3, 5:00 p.m.


Where:  Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX  77079


Admission:  This event is free and open to the public.  In order to meet John Flanagan for book personalization, you must purchase The Emperor of Nihon-Ja from Blue Willow Bookshop.  You may bring up to two books from home to have signed, time permitting. 

We will begin handing out line numbers at 4:00 on the day of the event.

A limited number of autographed copies of John’s books will be available for purchase after the event.  If you cannot attend the event, but would like a personalized copy of his book, please call us at (281) 497-8675.


Event date: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
14532 Memorial Dr
77079 Houston
The Emperor of Nihon-Ja: Book 10 (Ranger's Apprentice #10) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399255007
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Philomel Books - April 19th, 2011

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