John Flanagan (born 22 May 1944) is an Australian fantasy author. He lives in Sydney with his wife. His best-known work is the Ranger\'s Apprentice novel series, which is about a boy named Will who is taken as an apprentice Ranger to the grim and mysterious Halt. They meet up with many new people, friends and foes, along their path. Together they set out on mysterious, mind-boggling adventures of a lifetime.