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John Flanagan, author of the "Ranger's Apprentice" series of YA novels, is interviewed on the "Reuters India" website by Belinda Goldsmith.

Q: What is the appeal of the "Ranger's Apprentice?"

A: "I think the books are exciting. They are adventure stories that I initially wrote for my son Michael when he was 12 and not interested in reading. I made them short stories as I thought that would keep him going and those stories helped me identify a set of characters."

Q: Did it get him reading?

A: "It got him interested in it. There is a scene where the lead character breaks into an office at midnight to find a paper about himself and out of the darkness shoots a hand to grab his wrist. Michael said that really frightened him and that is actually the best compliment I ever had."

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