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The Battle for Skandia: Book Four (Ranger's Apprentice) (2006)

by John Flanagan

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Title:The Battle for Skandia: Book Four (Ranger's Apprentice)
Authors:John Flanagan
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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 (again), and Will discovers an enemy of the Skandians, who is eventually interested in invading Araluen. This means he'll have to combine his powers with the Skandians so he can save Araluen and Evanlyn.

Everything from the first three books comes together in this book (Book five skips ahead in time). This means that, as there is a lot left to be tied up, it's simply action packed. Some great battles and fighting are in there. The story is very fast here and it was hard to put the book down. Luckily these books don't have too many pages, so I didn't suffer any sleep deprivation =) ( )
  Floratina | Jan 4, 2015 |
This is a very action-packed story. The battle strategies were very well thought out and the scenes are depicted in a very clear manner. In reading, one could see the 'movie' in one's mind. More than that the values of chivalry, honor, loyalty, friendship... and all that is pure and noble are very well showcased here. ( )
  MomsterBookworm | Jul 14, 2014 |
The more I read the "Ranger's Apprentice" series, the more I enjoy it. "The Battle for Scandia" jumps from daring rescues and formidable enemies to brilliant ideas, and, of course, non-stop action. In this book, Flanagan adds yet another layer to this believable fantasy world and introduces a new race of enemies that the main characters must defeat in order to survive, while becoming friends with old enemies along the way. In conclusion, although there are a few points where the plot lacks a bit an originality, overall Flanagan delivers yet another winner with this fast-paced, quick read that will please teens as well as adults. ( )
  ThePageturners | Feb 23, 2014 |
The fourth book in the rangers apprentice book series is amazing i really don't have 1 thing that i could say that would be bad about it. the action scenes at the end and the ginormous welcome back at the end.

Book four in the rangers apprentice series is a must read although you have to read the three before it to get the story. ( )
  br14adro | Dec 18, 2013 |
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! ( )
  jmoncton | Jun 3, 2013 |
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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.

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After Ranger's apprentice Will battles Temujai warriors to rescue Evanlyn, Will's kingdom of Skandia joins forces with rival kingdom Araluen to defeat a common enemy.

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