The Icebound Land (Ranger's Apprentice #3)
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In this book we have two storyline's going on. One features Will and Evanlyn who have been kidnapped and are stuck on a ship headed to Skandia, where they en ...more
As captivating as they were, if the 200+ pages of this book had been summarized into a chapter or two and had been merged with the previous or next installment of the series, I would have liked it much more. But the plot just doesn't deserve a whole book of the series to itself. And I understand that Flanagan was merely giving the readers a chance to identify with Evanlyn, but he didn't have to cut Will out of the action do so. The series is called the Ranger's Apprentice af ...more
Kidnapped after the fierce battle with Lord Morgarath, Will and Evanlyn are bound for Skandia as captives aboard a fearsome wolfship. Halt has sworn to rescue Will, and he will do anything to keep his promise—even defy his King.
Expelled from the Rangers he has served so loyally, Halt is joined by Will’s friend Horace as he travels toward Skandia. On their way, they are challenged constantly by freelance knights—but Horace knows a thing or two about combat. ...more
The end of the book didn't really have what I would call a climax - but these are shor ...more
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· Ranger’s Apprentice Book 3: The Icebound Land by John Flanagan
· Will, the main character of this series, is a young ranger apprentice under the guidance of Halt.
· Halt is Will’s teacher and mentor and is regarded as the best ranger of the time.
· Horace is a great friend of Will’s. He attended battle school and is a known for being a brave knight.
· Evanlyn is a friend Will and Horace met in the last book. She is actually the daughter of King Du ...more
There is so much incompetence in this book it's difficult to even begin to chronicle. The much vaunted Ranger awareness is shown in this book to be a total joke. In chapter 24 Halt, the best ranger in the entire kingdom, who's horse has the amazing ability to sense danger lurking in bushes, who himself can hear the slightest whisper of movement from uncanny distances, is caught completely unaware by a dozen untrained crossbow wielding louts hiding in the bushes. Will, the up and coming ...more
One of the main conflict ...more
Halt and Horace have some fun times and great adventures. I'm very much liking how their characters are dev ...more
This entire book is told in alternating chapters, taking place hundreds of miles apart, each centering on a pair of characters from the first two books. While Will and "Evanlyn" have been made slaves of the Skandians, Halt and Horace end up on their trail, sort of. Actually, they're not very close to catching up, ...more
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Kidnapped after the fierce battle with Lord Morgarath, Will and Evanlyn are bound for Skandia as captives aboard a fearsome wolfship. Halt has sworn to rescue Will, and he will do anything to keep his promise–even defy his King. Expelled from the Rangers he has served so loyally, Halt is joined by Will's friend Horace as he travels toward Skandia. On their way, they are challenged constantly by freelance kn
Like the previous two books, the strength of this one is its unexpectedness in the middle of all the familiar ...more
For mysteries by this same author, see John A. Flanagan.
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 ...more
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Did that hurt?" Halt asked, and Horace looked at him with exasperation.
Of course it did," he said sharply. "That's why I said 'ow!”