Erak's Ransom

Erak's Ransom

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Penguin Putnam
The international bestselling series with over 5 million copies sold in the U.S. alone!

In the wake of Araluen's uneasy truce with the raiding Skandians comes word that the Skandian leader has been captured by a dangerous desert tribe. The Rangers - and Will - are sent to free him. But the desert is like nothing these warriors have seen before. Strangers in a strange land, they are brutalized by sandstorms, beaten by the unrelenting heat, tricked by one tribe that plays by its own rules, and surprisingly befriended by another. Like a desert mirage, nothing is as it seems. Yet one thing is constant: the bravery of the Rangers.

"Bringing together many favorite characters for a grand adventure, this book delivers both excitement and quiet good times." - Booklist

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.

Baker & Taylor
On a mission to pay the ransom of a new ally, apprentice Will and his friends find themselves in a desert wasteland awash with enemies.

Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, 2010, c2007
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780142415252
Branch Call Number: YA FANTASY FLA
Characteristics: 373 p. ;,24 cm.


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Jun 15, 2018

This book is very awesome and exciting. With all of this Ranger's Apprentice named Will and the battle and events in the desert. And in this book Will will be graduating to become a Ranger. But before that, one of Erak's people betrayed him and got him captured. So the Ranger's and the heir to the throne goes to the Selethen to negotiate. Erak got captured and they almost got executed and Will lost his Ranger horse. Super awesome!!

Nov 30, 2017

I felt that this instalment in the bestselling 'Ranger's Apprentice' series was really, really well-written, full of unexpected twists and interesting character developments and vivid descriptions. Flanagan has captured the essence of his plot, characters, and setting in such a magnificent way. I loved the involvement of Cassandra, Duncan, and Gilan in the story.
Note: don't read this one before 'The Sorcerer of the North' (as many people recommend).

Read it 4 times and is my favourite book ever

Mar 23, 2016

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

This was a great addition to the series, filled in some gaps that were missing from the story, and allowed us to explore more of this fantasy world. It was also a great character development book for Will and Cassandra. I wish I would have known before reading books 5 and 6 because I might have read this one first and then continued on, but it doesn’t really matter.

Aug 12, 2013

who would want honey and coffe???

Jun 17, 2013

I don't have a favorite Ranger's Apprentice book, but this one certainly comes close. I was a little surprised by how much I liked it, because after reading the summary, I didn't expect too much from it. However, it's well-paced and exciting, with great new characters and more fleshing out of relationships between the old ones. Also, its got lots of twists and turns that aren't too confusing. Whoever hasn't read this is in for a great read!

Apr 23, 2013

Great story! Lots of good battles and raids. Story was one of the best also!

HenryAi Nov 23, 2012

Awesome series!!!

GreyGriffins Jun 08, 2012

it is awesome!
i finished the whole series
omg, amazing

Dec 24, 2011

A great book and a great series. Doctor-at Bass! T. A.

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Apr 11, 2013

"When we get back, I'd advise you not to refer to Pauline as a 'plump, motherly widow' in her hearing. She's very good with the dagger she carries, and you need your ears to keep that ridiculous helmet of yours in place." -Halt.


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