The Battle for Skandia
The international bestselling series with over 5 million copies sold in the U.S. alone! Still far from their homeland after escaping slavery in the icebound land of Skandia, Will and Evanlyn's plans to return to Araluen are spoiled when Evanlyn is taken captive by a Temujai warrior. Though still... show more
The international bestselling series with over 5 million copies sold in the U.S. alone! Still far from their homeland after escaping slavery in the icebound land of Skandia, Will and Evanlyn's plans to return to Araluen are spoiled when Evanlyn is taken captive by a Temujai warrior. Though still weakened by the warmweed's toxic effects, Will employs his Ranger training to locate his friend, but an enemy scouting party has him fatally outnumbered. Will is certain death is close at hand, until Halt and Horace make a daring, last-minute rescue. The reunion is cut short, however, when Halt makes a horrifying discovery: Skandia's borders have been breached by the entire Temujai army. And Araluen is next in their sights. If two kingdoms are to be saved, an unlikely union must be made. Will it hold long enough to vanquish a ruthless new enemy? Or will past tensions spell doom for all?The battles and drama are nonstop in Book Four of this hugely popular epic. Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, T.H. White’s The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series, and George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire series.
Publish date: March 18th 2008
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
Series: Ranger's Apprentice (#4)
Best of the series so far...Book 4 finally lived up to the reputation for awesomeness the Rangers Apprentice series seems to have. The first three books were carried by a fun, easy going story, but held back by annoying quirks in writing style. Either I was so engaged by this story that I didn't not...
Alternate Title: Oakleaf Bearers This review contains spoilers for the first three books of the Ranger's Apprentice series. Will and Evanlyn, with some help from Erak, have escaped slavery and drug addiction and are making plans to return to Araluen. That is, until Evanlyn gets herself kidnapped...
So far the best book in the series! I really really enjoyed this one and I couldn't put it down. Cleverly written, action-packed with great characterization.Simply perfect.
Installment 4 was an improvement over Book 3, which was disappointing. The gang reassembles in Skandia, and then - ultimately - returns to Araluen having forged a tentative alliance with the raiders from the north.Both Nick and I are very much enjoying this series. I really like Flanagan's treatment...
Another great book in the Ranger's Apprentice series. If you are a fan of young adult fantasy with a medieval setting, you have got to listen to this series. Can't wait until the rest of his books get published in the US!