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Pendragon: The Rivers of Zadaa (Pendragon #6)

4.19 of 5 stars 4.19  ·  rating details  ·  17,880 ratings  ·  276 reviews
The struggle for good versus evil continues as Bobby Pendragon follows the demon, Saint Dane, to the territory of Zadaa, home of the Traveller, Loor. Zadaa is on the brink of all out war and Saint Dane is ready to push things over the edge - unless Bobby can stop him. But, the rules have changed, and with the destruction of the flume on Eelong leaving two fellow Travellers ...more
ebook, 432 pages
Published September 30th 2009 by Simon & Schuster UK (first published 2005)
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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.
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
Juan Valera
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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
Patrick Buxton
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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
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
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.
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. :-)
Ahmad Sharabiani
The Rivers of Zadaa (Pendragon, #6), D.J. MacHale
عنوان: پندراگن: کتاب ششم: رودهای زادا؛ نویسنده: دی.جی. مک هیل؛ مترجم: ویدا اسلامیه؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، تندیس، 1390، در 560 ص، شابک: 9786001820540؛ موضوع: داستانهای ماجراجویانه از نویسندگان امریکایی قرن 21 م
Austin Moratalla
"Pendragon the rivers of zadaa" by DJ MacHale is a book about Traveller Bobby Pendragon and his quest to stop saint Dane from conquering his second territory, Zadaa. Along side him he fights the rokador with Alder and Loor

I would give this book a 9/10. All of the pendragon books I liked but I found a particular liking to this book. I liked it because there was a lot more action. The only reason is it wasn't a 10/10 is because in the last few pages I threw a lot of information at me and it took a
Dec 11, 2007 Readhead rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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.
Fantasy Literature
With The Rivers of Zadaa, the sixth book in his PENDRAGON series for young adults, D.J. MacHale gets the series back on track after a disappointingly preachy fifth book. If you haven’t read the previous books, but plan to, I advise you to read no further in this review. It’s impossible to talk about The Rivers of Zadaa without spoiling some of the plot of the previous books.

This time Bobby and Saint Dane are battling it out on Zadaa, Loor’s home planet. Saint Dane is trying to trigger chaos by c
It was better than the poorly paced fifth one. Zadaa is a very interesting world, full of political intrigue that I actually wanted to read about. Loor, as usual is a welcome character. Pendragon continues his ongoing character development. One problem: Sometimes I feel like I'm reading the Pendragon Sitcom or something. Seriously, this book gets really melodramatic at times. It feels really weird when it gets mixed in with the signature brand of humor that this series has adopted. I'm not sayin ...more
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
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
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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After his adventures on Eelong in Book #6 The Rivers of Zadaa , Bobby Pendragon is now on Zadaa. Lets see how it goes...

Here is the summary:

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
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 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
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
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,
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
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
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
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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 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)
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“I met Pendragon when I made the journey to the far desert. He is from the tribe known" 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.”
“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” 73 likes
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