The Battle for Skandia

The Battle for Skandia

Book - 2008
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The international bestselling series with over 5 million copies sold in the U.S. alone !

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?

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.
Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, 2008.
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780142413401
9780399244575
0399244573
Branch Call Number: j F FLANAGAN
Characteristics: 294 pages ; 24 cm.

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fantasybkaddict
Mar 23, 2016

For a much more detailed review, check this book out on my blog!

https://readfantasybooks.wordpress.com/2015/12/10/rangers-apprentice-series-by-john-flanagan/

Another great addition to the series with improvement in character development and a conclusion to the current story line. It is also one of the more emotional and action packed books of the series so far. A must read!

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janelllim
Dec 03, 2015

This is my favorite in the whole series. John Flanagan keeps writing books that are completely original and fantastic. I absolutely LOVE this series. Can't wait for The Tournament At Gorlan to come out!!!!

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orange_elk_15
Oct 21, 2014

It really gets good when large hairy men fight large battles against invading Temujai.

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JihadiConservative
Apr 23, 2013

Excellent! One of my favorites in the series. Lots of uh..Epicness

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pollyvirgil
Dec 09, 2012

I think that this book is the second best book after book 10

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ericpang0
Oct 26, 2012

this is just those kind of books you can't leave your eyes out of:)

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BlankParchment
Sep 12, 2012

Well, Will has conveniantly recovered from his accidental addiction just in time for the start of this book. Flanagan starts off reminding us every other paragraph that Will is weak and recovering slowly, then throws all that out the window as soon as Evanlyn is in danger. Granted, Will does have a few side effects from exaustion, but not many. Once again, Will acts younger than his supposed age. Flanagan's favourite word pops up even more (see my previous reviews on this series). Halt and Horace \re around to provide just the extra boost of skill that Will needs to defeat an invasion. Yes, they did have quite a few Skandians to help them, but because Will is oh-so-special he can turn the tide nearly by himself. Not suprisingly, they have some close calls along with perdictable ways to save themselves from such things. Flanagan's writing is still decent. The book is a little slow at first but picks up during the battle. Flanagan seems to skim over the events prior to the battle while still taking quite a long time to do so. Then the battle takes up quite a bit of page space. This book comes to his usual standard. Read it for yourself, as I will always say.

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_Abi_
Sep 09, 2012

SUCH a good book!!!!! i read this one first....dont do it! i was a little confused at some parts and then i read the others and i was like..oooohhhhh. loveitloveitloveit! will is so awesome and they need to make rangers apprentice books into movies! 5 stars!!!!!!

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1230053
Aug 20, 2012

sooogood

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musicwithdance
Aug 20, 2012

Good, must read others before

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Apr 23, 2013

Violence: battles

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