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The Rivers of Zadaa (Pendragon #6)

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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19  ·  rating details  ·  17,230 ratings  ·  264 reviews
The battle continues. The struggle of good versus evil continues as Bobby Pendragon follows Saint Dane to the territory of Zadaa. Saint Dane's influence has fueled the fire of discontent between two warring tribes: the Rokador and the Batu. This is also the territory where the Traveler Loor lives as a member of the Batu. Together she and Bobby must work to thwart Saint Dan ...more
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published July 1st 2005 by Aladdin (first published January 1st 2005)
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Spiderman! (Simon)

Bobby Pendragon's pursuit of the evil Saint Dane leads him into the dangerous territory of Zadaa, which is locked in a civil war between two rival tribes.
This story takes place mainly on a territory called Zadaa. There will be two main tribes here: The Rokador and the Batu. The Rokador live in tunnels underground and are fair-skinned, while the Batu are dark-skinned and live in a sunbathed city called Xhaxhu in the desert. For years, the Rokador have relied on the Batu to protect them from othe
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Juan Valera
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Shauna
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Thomas A
Bobby goes to Zadaa, Loor's home territory. She is a member of the Batu. For years the Batu have protected the Rokador, and the Rokador have provided them with water. But now the Rokador have stopped the flow of water through the cities. Now Bobby and Loor have to find out why. Bobby train to be a fighter,and soon after his training, one of Loor's friends give them a map of the Rokador tunnels(they live underground). They attend a festival in which the prince Pelle a Zinj is killed. Bobby and Lo ...more
Drew Pannier
This is a great book I have to say. What I loved about it is how intense it gets at parts. Some parts its really mellow. I love the way the author presents the feelings between Bobby and Loor. You know something is going to spark their relationship, but you don't know what or when.

My favorite part of this book is when Bobby wants to learn to train to defend himself. I love the way Alder (a traveler from a different territory), Loor, and Loor's actolyte smack Bobby around. He has to earn his f
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Amrit Arora
In the 6th book, Bobby finds himself in the middle of what seems to be a civil war, on the territory called Zadaa. Bobby along with Loor the traveler of Zadaa and her acolyte Saangi has to save the territory from a plan that Saint Dane is hatching to destroy it. Two tribes called the Batu (Loor’s tribe) and the Rokador who have lived peacefully so far are on the brink of war in a dispute over water. The Batu who have traditionally protected the scientifically oriented tribe called Rokador who li ...more
Dallinf English9
In Pendragon The Rivers of Zadaa, by D.J. MacHale. Bobby Pendragon has come to help save the territory of Zadaa, the home of his freind Lore. He already knows that the two tribes of Xhaxhu, the Batu and the Rokador, have had tensions growing between them for some time. But now the tribes are on the edge of war and Saint Dane, the evil traveler, only has to give one shove at the right time. Meanwhile, back on Second Earth, Bobby's freind Courtney is starting to go crazy and leaves Mark to read B ...more
Matthew Quezergue
Bobby Pendragon's journey as a traveler continues as he and Loor travel to her home of Zadaa to stop Saint Dane's latest evil plan to push another territory past its turning point. Loor explains to Bobby that on Zadaa there are two tribes, Rokador and the Batu, that work to together to survive. The Batu protect the Rokador from the savage tribes on Zadaa and the Rokador provide them with water. But the Rokador seem to be holding back water which has caused for all friendly communication to stop ...more
Carsen
Coming from the cat-world of Eelong in "Blackwater," "The Rivers of Zadaa" by DJ MacHale goes back to the familiarity of humans. The story goes back to Zadaa, the home territory of the Traveler Loor. After a chapter or two in previous books being set in Zadaa, it now has a full-blown conflict brewing. The two tribes of the territory, the desert tribe of the Batu and the underground-dwelling Rokador, are competing for water in a never-ending drought. Due to being the ones controlling the undergro ...more
Rebecca
In this sixth Pendragon installment, the reader encounters another kick-butt female lead in Loor. We loved Aja in The Reality Bug, and root for Courtney, Mark and Bobby to eventually find their way back together, but Loor lends a different depth of emotion that the reader won't realize was missing in Bobby's fellow Travelers until now. A few secondary characters add to the humorous element, and yet again we are amazed at how MacHale brings an imaginary world to life. We feel the desert heat of Z ...more
Melissa Mahle
This is the best book of the series. Did I write that before? The characters and plot deepen with each new book. MacHale keeps the plot fresh by adding in new subplots and clues to the overarching plot of the series. I like how Pendragon struggles with growing romantic feelings. I also like how the battle scenes are handled, i.e. not gratuitous violence. I like this series as much as the Eragon series.
Janell
This could be a more enjoyable series if I didn't find the main character so completely annoying! Any success he has mostly comes by luck, definitely not by skill, and he "shouts" everything he says (admittedly a writing problem). He's always wondering why he was chosen to be a "traveler" and much of the time I'm wondering the same thing! I'm intrigued by the premise behind the series, though. :-)
Readhead
Dec 11, 2007 Readhead rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who has read previous books
Shelves: sci-fi
Better. I liked the action stuff they brought up in this. The day by day stuff was excellent. The other stuff... wasn't. Otherwise a good book. Read the prequels, though.
Gail
This is the 1st one in the series that I had a hard time getting into. It seemed to drag, then finally we got into some real action. This book, out of all of them so far, had the most mind boggling cliff hanger at the end. I just sat there thinking of all the different scenarios that might be happening and what the ending meant. For starting out slow, the author sure didn't end it slow!!! I have ordered the next 2 books so I am anxiously waiting for their arrival. Again, the author painted a gre ...more
Thomas
D.J. Machale has been able to capture my attention once again with the sixth book in his "Pendragon Series." The book has drama, action development and the occasional plot twist. In my opinion this series is a good one and keeps you entertained but unfortunately, confused at times. The series plot is very complicated and can get on my nerves with its constant rules that make no sense. However, I still enjoy this book immensely and would definitely recommend it to anyone who has read the the prec ...more
Jesse Colton
I have really loved the Pendragon series since I read the first five installments as a teenager, and I was very interested to know what happens next. It seems to be the consensus that this book is less intense and more formulaic than the ones before it: the main character, a dimension-traveling hero arrives in a strange new world, undergoes the trials therein, uncovers a plot that will lead to the worlds destruction, has a Rocky-like training montage, and goes to save the world, all while tiny b ...more
Kristen
First read: 7th grade (early 2007ish)
Re-read: July 17, 2014

Going into this book, I remembered almost nothing about it. I remembered maybe one or two plot points, but that was about it. And I ended up coming out of this slightly disappointed. The plot is the same basic structure as a couple of the previous books. It's not that the plot is bad, it just gets repetitive when the basic structure is used for the third time. The book overall was interesting and I liked it, but compared to other Pendrag
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Sabrina
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Aparajitabasu
After his adventures on Eelong in Book #6 The Rivers of Zadaa , Bobby Pendragon is now on Zadaa. Lets see how it goes...


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Bobby Pendragon's pursuit of the evil Saint Dane leads him into the dangerous territory of Zadaa, which is locked in a civil war between two rival tribes. As Bobby and Traveler Loor attempt to pacify the region, he begins to realize that he has been transformed by his quest. An exciting fantasy series for readers 12 and up.

This story takes place mainly on a
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Michele
Bobby Pendragon is trying to figure out how to save the universe, and he has no real idea how to do it. He only knows that he needs to fight against whatever his enemy Saint Dane is planning. Sometimes he does it well, other times, not so well. I have read this series exclusively electronically on my phone...so I read it when I am in-between places, waiting for something else to happen, etc. Therefore, I have been reading it over a rather long time and I sometimes forget certain elements of the ...more
Cynthia
This was a huge improvement from Black Water (Pendragon #5).

That being said, I feel like the entirety of the book was like a 90s training montage with cheesy inspirational music as the soundtrack. Perhaps, I'm just growing tired of the series, maybe my taste for this genre is nearing a lapse and I need to step away. Since, now it's not really enjoyable as it should be and I find myself rolling my eyes more and more.

Honestly, couldn't MacHale just kill Mark, I'm tired of the sequence on second
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After all these years I'm a little disappointed that this book didn't flow as fast as it did the first time I read it. A lot of the parts in the book put me to sleep honestly I really didn't care about Courtney's problems or Mark for that matter. You know I really do like them as characters but this book consisted of a third of them. There were some vital parts with them, but it still wasn't as interesting as what was going on with Bobby.

Bobby has followed the battle against Saint Dane to Zadaa,
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Amy
Aug 15, 2012 Amy rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Pendragon fans, YA/fantasy
Recommended to Amy by: friend
Like the other books in this series, this was a great book that was full of surprises. I continue loving to see how Bobby grows and matures. It's also interesting to see how Saint Dane is growing more desperate to win and how he has changed tactics. I also am kind of interested in the love interest that grows in the book. I can't say I didn't see it coming but it was interesting to see it happen.

Moving away from characters, I still love his choice of writing style, where some of the book is tol
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Jordan
Oh... oh wow... oh oh oh wow!!! Hey, ok, so I'm officially obsessed...? What's the issue with that?
Ok, at first I didn't like Loor. I hate deserts. What's to like about the story? Clearly, plenty. Actually, I'm behind with the reviews- now, I've read the seventh as well. SWEET! IT'S AWESOME! Wait, right, this book.

Ok, first object... Story. The story is shocking as always. It's just getting better. He has the usual incredible twist at the end. And my my my- what an incredible twist. And did I me
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Maythavee
I had high expectations for this book and I’m glad to say that MacHale delivered another amazing installment to the series. If you have been following my reviews for this series, you would probably know that Loor is one of my favourite characters. So I was very excited to finally see Loor in her home territory. After finishing this book, I love her even more. Loor is such a complex character. We got to know more about her life on Zadaa which explained why she acts the way she does. Being a Trave ...more
Trisha
The Rivers of Zadaa is the sixth book of MacHale's Pendragon series which chronicles the adventures of Bobby Pendragon, a teenage boy who is on a quest to prevent the destruction of Halla (all times and places).

In this installment, Bobby is on Zadaa, home of Loor, his friend and fellow traveler. Saint Dane, the bad guy, has fueled the fire to cause war between the two tribes of Zadaa: the Batu and the Rokador. The two tribes have lived in relative harmony for generations, but a water shortage ha
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Ty Roberts
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Pendragon: The Rivers of Zadaa
D.J. MacHale
Summary:In this book, the 6th book of the Pendragon series, Bobby Pendragon finds himself on Zadaa after receiving a distress call from his friend Loor. On Zadaa, he finds out what the crisis is. The Rokador and the Batu, the two tribes on Zadaa, are fighting over the most precious material on Zadaa: Water. Loor, who is a member of the Batu, a fierce race of dark skinned warriors, must try to help Bobby in whatever way possible, including training him to
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Cortlyn Matney
We finally reach the point where one of the first travelers we meet and that stays with us through most of the series is affected by the plans that Saint Dane has for the territory. We see rising tensions between two groups of people, similar to the way the first book went, but so very different at the same time. Loor and Bobby are struggling to save Zadaa, meanwhile back home things are changing rapidly. There's drama for the ones that Bobby left behind. Then again, we begin to learn that there ...more
Lauren
This the sixth of ten books makes up fully for the substandard quality of Black Water. Besides The Never War, The Rivers of Zadaa is the best of the published series.

I may be biased; certainly I am relieved. I had known since The Merchant of Death that Bobby Pendragon the Time Traveler had a form of love for Loor of the Batu; consequently I was very afraid that he would be forced by Courtney Chetwynde (his ersthwhile paramour) to choose between the Ghee and the sportswoman. I loathe romance tria
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D.J. MacHale is a writer, director, executive producer and creator of several popular television series and movies.

He was raised in Greenwich, CT and graduated from Greenwich High School. While in school, he had several jobs including collecting eggs at a poultry farm, engraving sports trophies and washing dishes in a steakhouse...in between playing football and running track. D.J. then attended N
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Other Books in the Series

Pendragon (10 books)
  • The Merchant of Death (Pendragon, #1)
  • The Lost City of Faar (Pendragon, #2)
  • The Never War (Pendragon, #3)
  • The Reality Bug (Pendragon, #4)
  • Black Water (Pendragon, #5)
  • The Quillan Games (Pendragon, #7)
  • The Pilgrims of Rayne (Pendragon, #8)
  • Raven Rise (Pendragon, #9)
  • The Soldiers of Halla (Pendragon, #10)
The Merchant of Death (Pendragon, #1) The Lost City of Faar (Pendragon, #2) The Never War (Pendragon, #3) The Pilgrims of Rayne (Pendragon, #8) Black Water (Pendragon, #5)

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“Nights were the worst. I'd try to get some sleep, only to be thrown out of bed and dragged out into the compound for another game of "Let's whack Bobby in the dark!" - Bobby Pendragon, RoZ” 74 likes
“I met Pendragon when I made the journey to the far desert. He is from the tribe known as...as..." Loor was scrambling. Bokka didn't know about the Travelers. I had to bail her out.
Yankees," I said. "The Yankees tribe." Hey, what can I say? It was the first thing that came to mind. "It's a strong tribe," I added. "Respected by all...except for our mortal enemies, the Sox tribe. They hate us. Especially the Red ones. Cannibals. Nasty characters.”
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