Erak's Ransom

Erak's Ransom

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When the Skandian Oberjarl is taken hostage during a raid on the desert land of Arrida, his second-in-command, Svengal, asks the Araluans for help. Halt and Will must go with him to deliver the ransom and secure Erak's freedom, but a royal presence is needed. The Princess Cassandra - or Evanlyn, as Will knows her - persuades her father to let her go with them. Horace and the Ranger Gilan round out the group to make sure that Evanlyn is well protected. But with violent sandstorms, warring tribes and danger at every turn keep them from reaching Erak in time?
Publisher: Random House Australia,
ISBN: 9781864719109
Branch Call Number: YF FLAN


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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.

Nov 14, 2011

I thought that this 8th installment of the Ranger's Apprentice series was the best so far. At first I wasn't sure how it was going to end up; it seemed to be moving fast and Will, Horace, Halt, Gilan, Princess Cassandra (aka Evanlyn) and Svengal seemed very close to getting Erak back within the first 20 out of 49 chapters. But the book then took a few unexpected twists to make Erak's return much farther away...

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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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