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The Battle for Skandia (Ranger's Apprentice Series #4)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Sam P.

I loved this book! It was an amazing way of Flanagan to bring all tje characters into one daring rescue. This book is an epic battle that will take you to your own world! A colision of raders and defenders mix to one team to defeat the riders from the east. The princess...
I loved this book! It was an amazing way of Flanagan to bring all tje characters into one daring rescue. This book is an epic battle that will take you to your own world! A colision of raders and defenders mix to one team to defeat the riders from the east. The princess of Arulen risks her life for the city of Halasholm, Skandia. Let the series continue! It took me to my own little world, battle, and character.

posted by Anonymous on March 29, 2012

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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Want to join. U wont regret it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2012

    Sam P.

    I loved this book! It was an amazing way of Flanagan to bring all tje characters into one daring rescue. This book is an epic battle that will take you to your own world! A colision of raders and defenders mix to one team to defeat the riders from the east. The princess of Arulen risks her life for the city of Halasholm, Skandia. Let the series continue! It took me to my own little world, battle, and character.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    Great book

    In this book i really got a good picture of every thing that was going on. I loved the imagination and visulisation in this book. Think the author did an awsome job

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    Battle for Skandia Book #4. What an awesome read!

    Book 3 had less action and more on the emotional side. It was a turning point for Will when he and Evanlyn were captured and taken as slaves. Book 4 is action-packed and had humorous moments just like the first two books. This series is addicting. I'm getting ready to start book 5.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2012

    WHOA!!!!!

    THIS BOOK IS LIKE FREAKING AWSOME!!!!ALL THE BOOKS ARE AWSOME!!!
    hahahahahahahaahahahahahahaah

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2012

    Funny beyond compare!

    Halt adds alot of humor will is starting to be serious its like halt has lost his seriousness and gained will's funnyness 5 STAR

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    The best so far

    A very nice follow up to the previous book and as far as I am concerned the best book of the series so far. Many of the characters were given more depth and the plot has just the right amount of twists and turns. Not a book that is easy to put down!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2012

    Addictive

    This book is about a sixteen year old boy named Will and his friend Evanlyn, who are escaped slaves in Skandia. Will is addicted to warmweed, which was given to him by another slave in Hallasholm. Meanwhile, Halt and Horace came to Skandia looking for Will. They found him just after Evanlyn was captured by a Temujai, and Will got off the warmweed. Halt thought that the Temujai was an advance scout for a larger party. He was right! The temujai was part of a force of about 5000 like him with only one purpose in mind- to destroy Hallasholm. And they wouldnt stop there. They needed the Skandians ships so they could attack Araluen, or the Ara-Land as they called it. Halt knew the Temujai ( having lived there for awhile) and knew how they fought. He knew that they were expert bowmen, and they knew the Skandians werent. But there were some slaves thar knew how to shoot a bow, and Erak (one of the Skandians) had a bunch of longbows that he "liberated" on a raid. Will trained them and told them where they would go during the battle. He also had the Skandians raid the Temujai supply column and formation to make them slower because they ad to post guards around the formation. When the Temujais got there, they didnt know the Skanfians had archers. They had a nasty surpris! The Skandians beat the Temujai and elected Erak as the Oberjarl. Then, they negotiated a treaty between Araluen and Skandia and sent the Araluens home. When they got back, they found out that Evanlyn was really Princess Cassandra in disguise, and Horace got knightd. This book has excellent character development and stratwgy. It is very addictive (like warmweed) A great book for ages 10-15 PS read number 7 next PPS Johns Brotherband chronicles is really good

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2012

    What the crap is is blazeclan?!

    Wtgfugjuhthuhucsioiv

    2 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    Good

    Good series

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2014

    Awessome

    Awesome

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2013

    Review

    This book is great! I recommend it to anyone who enjoyed john flanagans other books in this series. Ps: stop posting about pokemon and cats.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 13, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Good book

    Good book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    You certainly look like it!

    :D

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    Wonderful


    Pulls you in

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2012

    Rangers appp The Rangers Apprentice

    It is a great book!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2012

    Awsome!

    This is a super good book!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2009

    The Battle for Skanida: a review.

    The Battle for Skandia
    John Flanagan
    The Penguin Group
    Fantasy/Adventure


    Imagine escaping from being a slave to a gang of sea pirates, only to have your best friend be captured again, spoiling your plans to get home. Kind of hard to imagine that, right? Well that's what happened to Will in the book Ranger's Apprentice book 4: The Battle for Skandia. This book is written by John Flanagan and is the 4th book in The Ranger's Apprentice series. It starts out with Will and his friend Evanlyn making their way home after they dangerously escaped slavery in Skandia, which is the home to sea pirates. But then, their plans were spoiled when Evanlyn was captured by a mysterious group of little men riding on small horses. When Will tried to rescue her, he met up with his mentor, Halt, and his best friend, Horace, and together they defeated the small group of captors. But who were these strange, small people who kidnapped Evanlyn? Halt, Will, Horace, and Evanlyn found out that the small group was part of a huge army, armed and ready to take over Skandia, and Araluen, their home country, is next on their "invade and conquer" list! In order to save Skandia, and Araluen for that matter, our heroes will have to join up with the Skandian sea pirates. But even with the Skandian's help, will they be able to defeat the highly skilled enemies? Read The Battle for Skandia to find out!

    This book has many well-developed characters which make the story come alive. The main character, Will, is an apprentice Ranger, learning how to be a part of the King's intelligence force. And like all Rangers, he has a gray-green cloak, a bow and a quiver of arrows, and two knives, which he keeps close at hand. Will is a small character; he is thin and short. But this is an advantage because Rangers practice the art of blending into the scenery and becoming totally unseen. Also like all Rangers, Will is brave and he has a big heart. He always tries his best to help people in need of assistance, just like his mentor, Halt, who is an old grizzled Ranger. He taught Will everything he knows. I find Halt the most well developed character because of his personality. Halt seems to be the tough guy, but he really is a big softy. Halt will stop at nothing to help someone, even if it costs him. Someone very similar to this is Evanlyn, or better known as Princess Cassandra. She is King Duncan's daughter, but her "screen" name is Evanlyn. Even though Evanlyn is a Princess, she doesn't act like one. Evanlyn is very spirited, brave, and quite kind. She always gets her way and if she doesn't, she will fight for it. Those three characters are a few of many characters who make up The Battle for Skandia.

    In my opinion, this book is the best book in the series. It isn't just about fighting; the Battle for Skandia really expresses friendship between people who wouldn't normally be friends. That makes it a very touching story, not to mention the heart-stopping adventure and the comedy. This book, like all the other books in the series, is one story you cannot put down. It keeps you wanting more with every page-flip. John Flanagan is a genius when it comes to writing a book full of loyalty, respect, friendship, laughter, fighting, and everything in between. The Battle for Skandia is one book that everyone, young and old, will love and treasure forever :)

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2014

    Battle Area

    Welcome to the Battle Area. It host small battles and torments. Therules are no cheating, no curseing, no fighting, no battleing with out perssion, and no bulling. These rules might change. If you disobay the rules, then it would result in a fine, or ban from useing the both the Battle Area and Arena. Have a nice day.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2014

    Read reveiw

    The battle for skandia is wonderful not only does it play off of the 3rd book but it leads you into an amazing story of how will saved skandia Will treaty will send you on an adventure of a lifetime throughout tje rest of the series this is one of my personel favorites becaues im icelandic and have viking ancestors soo GO SKANDIA HAHA! Read reveiws from december 30th at books 1,2,3

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2014

    AWESOME COVER

    This is the best book ever with the best cover ever!!!!!!(IT IS NOT A PLASTIC HELMET ERAK IS WEARING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

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