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Resgate de Erak (Ranger's Apprentice #7)

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Quando Erak, o oberjarl da Escandinávia, decide liderar seus homens em um saque à pequena cidade mercantil de Al Shabah, ele não imagina o desfecho dessa empreitada. Depois de uma invasão surpreendentemente fácil, o líder escandinavo acaba prisioneiro de um grupo de guerreiros do povo arridi. Svengal, homem de confiança do escandinavo, pede ajuda aos araluenses. Por conta ...more
Paperback, 390 pages
Published December 2010 by Fundamento (first published 2007)
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Juny Actually in an authors note, John Flanagan was almost done with book 6 when he realized that he left out an important part in Will'l life, ooops....…moreActually in an authors note, John Flanagan was almost done with book 6 when he realized that he left out an important part in Will'l life, ooops.... anyways he had already started on this adventure, sooo.... that my friend is why he went back in time :) (less)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Erak's Ransom (Ranger's Apprentice, #7), John Flanagan
عنوان: آزادی ایراک - جنگاوران جوان کتاب هفتم؛ نویسنده: جان فلنگان؛ مترجم: فائزه اثناعشری؛ تهران، افق، 1394، در 320 ص؛ نقشه، شابک: 9786003531178؛ موضوع: داستانهان کودکان از نویسندگان انگلیسی قرن 21 م
Chichipio
Jan 31, 2016 Chichipio rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
It would have worked great as a fifth book. As a seventh, however, loses major points.

First, you have to get over the fact that you won't get to know what happens after the end of book six for a while longer.

Then, once you start warming up to this story, you realize that there's no sense of urgency to it. It's not because any fault with the writing, but because you already know how things are going to turn up for the characters.

For example, at Tug's disappearance, nobody could have any doubts t
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Thais
Feb 23, 2012 Thais rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was the first book in the series that I was disappointed in. If it had been placed in it's proper sequence according to the timeline of the other books, it would be read before book 5. Flanagan goes back in time to tell a story before Will becomes a full fledged Ranger. If it had been placed before book 5, I wouldn't have been disappointed. However, I felt that there were certain elements that would have been referred to in book 5 and 6 that couldn't because this book hadn't been written ye ...more
Kathleen
One of the best in the series, set in Arabian lands called Arridin and reminiscent at times of the movie Hidalgo. It's quite heartwarming, yet also heartbreaking. Lots of action, some battle scenes with clever tactics, etc.

This book features some poignant horse scenes (Tug, Arrow, etc.). Main characters are Will, Halt, Gilan, Horace, Princess Cassandra, Erak and Svengal the Skandians, Setheren the Arridin leader (the Wakir), and Umar ib’n Talud, Aseikh of the Khoresh Bedullin tribe..

I loved thi
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Polly
Will the Ranger meets Lawrence of Arabia, and a good time is had by all (well, except for a little being chained to camels and almost beheaded, etc)! No, not really Lawrence, but definitely Arabia, and the book is much the better for a little touch of exoticism and the lack of rain (I don't know why, but whenever I think of this series, I picture a guy with a longbow standing in drizzling rain). I got kind of tired of the series last year, but had a yen to pick it up again, and I'm glad I did. I ...more
Connor
Dec 18, 2015 Connor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: middle-grade
This just needs to be read in between books 4 and 5. I'm rating this book as if I had read it in its proper place. It is exactly what I wanted. It had such a happy-sad feeling that would be a perfect transition to the books where Will is on his own. Loved it, and I am loving this series!
Dan
Feb 21, 2016 Dan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, adventure, 2016
The best, so far, in this enjoyable series.
Negar
Aug 29, 2014 Negar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
بعله. اول اینکه بگم، بعد از اینکه اینقدری که من این کتاب رو خوندم یه کتاب رو بخونید، آخرش یه سری عیب پیدا می کنین که باعث بشه کتاب پنج کامل نشه.
ولی من اینقدر با کل این مجموعه خاطره دارم، اینقدر که تموم شخصیت هاش برام عزیزن، به جز پنج چیز دیگه ای نمی تونم بدم بهش.
اصلاً بشینم خاطره ها رو تعریف کنم یه سه چهار سالی طول می کشه. :)


این کتاب داستان ویله که سال آخر کارآموزیش رو می گذرونه. داستان ویل که پنج سال گذشته رو همراه هلت و با پشتیبانی اون گذرونده و حالا مجبوره به زمانی نزدیک بشه که مسئولیت های
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Dana
Feb 05, 2014 Dana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well well well, that went too well. It was fantastic in fact! One of my favorites in the whole Ranger's Apprentice series <3
Erak's Ransom is:
*Cute! (Halt's wedding, sweet remarks between Halt and Lady Pauline, Horace and Gilan, Will's graduation)
*Adventurous! (I just love how the adventures take place in different landscapes and countries: Celtica, Lands of Rain and Night, Skandia, Gallia, Arrida -I'm not sure the spelling is correct. The characters have experienced the freezing climate of
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cindy
Well...well... looks like Will &co. were loooong way from home in this 7th book... Get trapped on sand storm, lost direction and half dead on vast dessert, wagering Tug on Bedullin tribe's race and Halt nearly beheaded? What went wrong here? Wait a minute, where were they actually?
(By the way, story wise it was between 4th and 5th book, so I read this before the 5th, but it was the 7th book of the installment)

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Gillian
May 03, 2013 Gillian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
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Loralee
Jul 04, 2010 Loralee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's not To Kill a Mockingbird or Lord of the Rings. But for what this book is supposed to be, a YA fantasy novel, it's brilliantly put together. Good sound plot, memorable characters, satisfying action scenes, near-death in the desert, traitors, bargaining, horse-racing, archery, and a princess with a sharp turn for bargaining--as well as a mean slingshot. The quality of this novel is even more remarkable considering this is the seventh book in the series, although the author has wisely tackled ...more
Alex
Oct 29, 2012 Alex rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Okay, first, this book is non-chronological with the rest of the series so-far. it doesn't offer any spoilers or anything really of value where it is in sequence (out-of-chronology), so I'd suggest reading the books in this order (so far)

1-2-3-4-7-5-6

I'll edit my book 5 review to reflect that as well..


..anyway, I really liked this book as well. As I've said on all the other ones in this series, it's candy fiction. It's not deep, but it sure is fun.

This one takes place in a north-africa-type set
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Rachel Lightwood
4.5 stars

This was probably my favourite of the series so far. The Battle for Skandia used to be but I felt that this was a much more well-rounded read. The action was paced better and not just left for a massive finale. I liked that we got to see another new land with new characters, new customs and culture. The desert scenes really added to the atmosphere well. We got to see a lot of character development in Will as he faced some dangerous situations and prepared himself for his graduation. I l
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Brianne
Jan 09, 2010 Brianne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the ranger's apprentice series. But for the last few books I haven't really been feeling it, where the plot was going.

This goes back in time in comparison to the last two books by being in the time period when Will is still an apprentice. I thought that this bridged the gap nicely and I am ready for the next one in the series.

The characters are much the same as they have been before, and it seems that all the actions are kind of shallow. But Will goes through some really trying times. T
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Jocelin
It's a wobbly 3 stars. I was really disappointed in this entry in the series. It was based around the capture of a an old friend ( almost adversary ) Erak one of the Skandians from previous books. The problem was the focus was mainly on the rescue and then trouble that the team of heroes get into and not the captive. The one thing that did save this book for me was the horse race in the desert. It was a brief race but it was thrilling.
The author did state that this entry in the series went back
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Adrielle
May 11, 2016 Adrielle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
Nothing but love. I adore the characters in this series. Yes this novel falls out of order but that doesn't mean it is any less meaningful. I like it as much, if not, even more than a number of the others in this series.
Anwar
Mar 17, 2015 Anwar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was probably the most clumsiest so far in the series. In this book Erak (oberjarl for skandia) goes on a raid even though he's not supposed to and when they enter the city it is very quiet and unusual and when they enter the main city square the wakir or mayor ambushes the skandians and only takes Erak because he is the most valuable and takes Erak for ransom while his skandian companians asked the Araluens for help so the three rangers Will,Halt, and Gilan and horace the warrior along ...more
Brandon Enyeart
Who would you go to if your leader was kidnapped for a large ransom? Well, in Erak's Ransom by John Flanagan, a Skandian, answers this very question: By going to King Duncan of Araluan for help. Erak, Svengal's leader, was kidnapped by the Arridi after they failed to raid a coastal town called Al Shabba. Someone betrayed them, but who would do such a thing? The only way to find was for them to go and pay the Arridi the ransom. So Svengal, along with the Rangers Gilan and Halt, and Halt's apprent ...more
Kat
Feb 25, 2015 Kat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star
I seem to have quoted over half this book while reading it. It was so amazing! I just enjoyed it so much.
Ranger's Apprentice is an awesome series. I loves the brilliant lines that they were spouting. I couldn't help but smile at everything they said, even the serious stuff.
And Horace's love of food? How come he can be such a good knight, but still have crazy quirks like that. Seriously, a four legged chicken. I need that.
Anyway, the conflict between Alyss and Cassandra was perfect. I was worried
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Alexander Insoft
Jan 07, 2014 Alexander Insoft rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
- Ranger's Apprentice Book 7 - Erak's Ransom by John Flanagon.

- The main characters are Will, Halt and Erak, who are friends.

- Will and Halt are rangers, who are essentially assassins. Will is an apprentice to his teacher, Halt, but is about to graduate from his apprenticeship. Will, Halt and Erak fought in a battle together and won. Will had organized the battle strategy and had signed a treaty, called the Will Treaty, with the Skandians. Will had a strong spirit and is very courageous.

- Halt i
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Erin
Apr 10, 2015 Erin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This sequel was a surprise because it took us back in time to when Will is still an apprentice. Rather a cruel trick, considering the last book was left with an unanswered question that we now have to continue to wait for. However, at the same time, it seems right to address this stage of Will's training. I was rather disappointed when we jumped two books ago from near the beginning of Will's apprenticeship to suddenly finding him a full-fledged ranger (one would assume that, since the series is ...more
Pamela
Alas, this was my least favorite of the Ranger's Apprentice series so far. The main problem is that when Flanagan wrote books 1-6, he skipped a period of Will's history in the Ranger Corps that he later decided to go back and write. This method of writing within a specific universe and time doesn't always fail--Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar novels jump all over the place in time, but because she's given herself a very broad world in which to work, and a large time period, it totally works. Each ser ...more
Sarah Maddaford
I have to admit that my biggest problem with the previous book in the series was that it jumped forward too many years and left out quite a few potential stories. This book seems like a solution to that except that it still jumps forward from Battle for Skandia by about 2 years. I did appreciate seeing Cassandra (still being referred to in text as Evenlyn most of the time...) and Halt featured more prominently (Gilan was a good surprise too). Unfortunately, having Evenlyn on a quest with Will, m ...more
Julie
May 29, 2010 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this series! Although this is the 7th book in the series, it is only the 3rd one I've been able to complete. I listen to these with my 11 year old son and once he gets hooked he brings the book with him everywhere and finishes it without me. There were parts of this book when I was tempted to listen ahead, so I can understand the temptation.

The series is a medieval adventure focusing on a group of warriors who protect the kingdom of Araluen. Will, the Ranger's Apprentice, is a teenage boy
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Mara
Oct 21, 2014 Mara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am pleased to say that this Ranger's Apprentice installment was almost as good as the first four. Almost. But not quite. Why? Well, for one thing Halt gets married. I just have never seen Halt as the marrying type, let alone having a large wedding with ceremony and a bride-and-groom dance. Yes, it is largely Lady Pauline who insists on the large wedding and whatnot, and though Lady Pauline certainly broaches no argument, I just don't see Halt bending to anyone's will - not even hers - as easil ...more
Ellen
Do over! Erak's Ransom, the latest in John Flanagan's Ranger's Apprentice series, is out of chronological order. I *think* that the story timeline probably puts the book before Sorcerer of the North, fleshing out Will's life right before he is promoted to Ranger non-apprentice.

I enjoyed the story, with its desert setting (if a speculative fiction series goes on long enough, there often is a desert setting), the return of the usual suspects, and some interesting friends and enemies to keep the st
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Kathy Davie
This is actually #5 in the Ranger's Apprentice fantasy series for middle-grade readers. I do not know what Flanagan is thinking. In Erak's Ransom, Will is still an apprentice who doesn't graduate until the end of the book when the Rangers decide to christen him as Will Treaty. Um...does Flanagan not remember Sorcerer of the North? The story where Will is a full-fledged Ranger on his first assignment? The one where he is introduced as Will Treaty??? Hullo…??

Maybe I have the numbering wrong…1, 2,
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Derrick Adl
Mar 21, 2013 Derrick Adl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just finished reading Rangers Apprentice: Erak's Ransom. This is the 7th book in the series and is just as intense and action packed as the rest of the books. Yet this is the 7th book, the time period of the story goes between the 4th and the 5th books. This was a bit confusing at first but then i understood it.

The story starts out with Will and Horace and of course Halt. Its after the Battle at Skandia and they are back to their castle and Halt is getting married. Everyone is having a good t
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Carson
Oct 18, 2011 Carson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really like the book overall, it was a little long but it kept my interest the entire time.

Characters
Will- one of the main characters in this book is in Arridia trying to free an old friend. He was an orphan from birth and is going to take the final ranger assesment in less than 6 months. He is apprenticed to Halt and has been for 5 years.

Evanlyn(princess of Arulean- She is the daughter of the king and is set out on her first real political mission. She is sent to Arridi to pay the ransom for
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John Flanagan grew up in Sydney, Australia, hoping to be a writer. It wasn't until he wrote a highly uncomplimentary poem about a senior executive at the agency where he worked, however, that his talent was revealed. It
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“But what if I make a mistake?' Will asked.

Gilan threw back his head and laughed. 'A mistake? One mistake? You should be so lucky. You'll make dozens! I made four or five on my first day alone! Of course you'll make mistakes. Just don't make any of them twice. If you do mess things up, don't try to hide it. Don't try to rationalize it. Recognize it and admit it and learn from it. We never stop learning, none of us.”
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