The Battle for Skandia (Ranger's Apprentice, #4)
Still far from home after escaping slavery in the icebound land of Skandia, young Will and Evanlyn's plans to return to Araluen are spoiled when Evanlyn is taken captive. Though still weak, Will employs his Ranger training to locate his friend but soon finds himself fatally outnumbered. Will is... show more
Still far from home after escaping slavery in the icebound land of Skandia, young Will and Evanlyn's plans to return to Araluen are spoiled when Evanlyn is taken captive. Though still weak, Will employs his Ranger training to locate his friend but soon finds himself fatally outnumbered. Will is certain death is close at hand, until Halt and Horace make a daring last-minute rescue. But their reunion is cut short by the horrifying discovery that Skandia's borders have been breached by the Temujai army - and Araluen is next in their sights. Only an unlikely union can save the two kingdoms, but can it hold long enough to vanquish a ruthless new enemy?
Publish date: January 8th 2009
Publisher: Puffin Books
Pages no: 294
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!