Skandiya'yı Kurtarmak (Gölgelerin Efendisi, #4)
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Skandiya'yı Kurtarmak (Ranger's Apprentice #4)

4.29 of 5 stars 4.29  ·  rating details  ·  44,178 ratings  ·  1,049 reviews
Bahar gelirken, sonunda sağlığına kavuşan Will ile Evanlyn, Skandiya'dan kaçmaya devam ederler. Bu sırada Evanlyn, birtakım gizemli atlılar tarafından kaçırılır. Will, onu izleyip kurtarmak istese de tek başına altı acımasız savaşçıyla başa çıkması olanaksızdır. Halt ile Horace, Will'in imdadına tam zamanında yetişirler. Altı Temuçi savaşçısının, aslında büyük bir işgal gü...more
430 pages
Published 2011 by Beyaz Balina Yayınları (first published 2006)
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Holy Bananas!

Book Four in the Ranger's Apprentice not only makes up for the lack luster book Three, it left it my fists pumping in the air! Book Three basically set up the events for book Four, in which the ranger Halt and the warrior apprentice Horace were in search of the missing princess Evelyn and the ranger apprentice Will. But enough of the pleasantries and onto the action! Book Four, or the Battle for Skandia, is non stop action. Grab it now and enjoy!
Sep 04, 2008 Connor rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
Amazing. I've loved this series since Ruins of Gorlan the first book. It's suspenseful, action packed, and fun to read. It really makes you want to read. I really love how mortal enemies can come together to save their world. John Flanagan did a great job with this book and all his others. Really, really good.
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Nov 20, 2008 Tmfeilla rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fantasy readers
Recommended to Tmfeilla by: I had already started the series and i just kept reading it.
Evanlyn was tied to a thick pine, halfway down in the snow, watching the vicious Temujai about to slice her in two. An arrow suddenly burrowed into his wrist and he fell to his knees in pain. Suddenly three figures dashed from the forest and destroyed the Temujai camp taking just one prisnor.

As Will, a ranger's apprentice, Horace, a warrior apprentice, and Halt a full fledged ranger begin to leave the cold frozen land of Skandia they find a whole army of the marauding Temujai horseman ready to...more
The fourth book in the Ranger's Apprentice series was an action filled adventure living up to the first three stories. I enjoyed the continuing story of Will and Evenlyn as they attempted to escape the Skandian city of Hallashome. Just as they seem to be free, the author throws another two plot twists at the reader and puts them back in harms way and the reader is bound to another gripping adventure. Halt, Horace, Evanlyn and Will all need to be at their best to take on the new challenges if the...more
The beggining was too slow for me, but once I got past that it was good.

Will is finally free
Just to turn around and fight with the enemy
Halt has to help the Skandians win
So they can all become friends
For starters: the American cover. Bleh. I don't like it. I get it that Erak is a big part of this book, but let's face it...he's not very attractive. Plus, there's something weird about the picture that just seems off. I can't put my finger on what, but it just looks wrong. The UK cover (to the right) is much more pleasant to look at. And it has a cooler title.

Now to the actual content of the book. So far, there's nothing about this series that I love, nothing that jumps out at me as super aweso...more
Karen Kaiser
This book is just wonderful. Truly, simply wonderful. It ends the story arc that was technically begun in the first book, although you could argue that it was started in the second book. But even with three-or-four books under its belt, this plot line never felt dry or drawn out to me. It was always fun, always exciting.

The writing was great, as always. The characters were really well represented. I mean, even in that before-the-big-battle period that most authors can't seem to write well, Flan...more
colleen the contrarian  ± (... never stop fighting) ±
Ah, yes - now this is what I've come to expect from this series...

After a lackluster third installment (with another dreaded cliffhanger ending), this is a fitting finale to this particular arc - once again bringing Will and Halt together (and how I do love watching the growing relationship between master and apprentice... ).

There was also a return to that mix of action and wit and feeling which was lost a little bit in the last book. An enjoyable read, and a solid ending to the arc.

**Edited t...more
Derrick Adl

Hard work, intelligence, fearfulness, courageousness, and friendship are a few of many words to describe the novel Ranger's Apprentice Book Four: The Battler For Skandia.

Ranger's Apprentice was a very interesting book to read, I enjoyed it very much. The whole book was filled with action packed scenes around every corner. It was one of the few books that kept me reading.

This book is the fourth book in the series and goes off the first 3 books very well. I thought the Author did a very good job...more
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Joshua Letchford
I really enjoyed the Ranger's Apprentice series as a light read, even as an older teenager. The books are very easy to pick up and Flanagan's style draws you into the story.

I gave this book five stars because it has probably the best battle-scene (it takes up nearly half of the book) I have ever found in fiction. Modern authors and movie-makers rarely understand medieval warfare. They are used to modern weapons like machine guns and artillery, so they use archers and catapults like automatic ri...more
Eric Batchelor
After reading this book and all of the other books of the series I am looking back on them all and particularely this one. I enjoyed The book due to it's constant twists and turns keeping my attention and I loved how the battles were described with such detail that it felt as if I was right there in the center of it. John Flanagan uses his broad vocabulary in ways that only a true writer could do and although I wont give anything away I can say it is defanately worth the read 94. Me being some w...more
Harold Ogle
Jul 12, 2013 Harold Ogle rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of military fiction, Ivanhoe, YA readers tired of magic
This book completes the cycle started in the first Ranger's Apprentice book, which covers the journey of the three young preteens Will, Horace and Cassandra (who goes by Evanlyn) as they first leave Araluen, are separated in the war against Morgarath, and then travel between different countries attempting to reunite/return home. What's interesting about the series, which makes it stand out from other YA fantasy fiction, is that there is almost no magic (in fact, there hasn't been magic since the...more
Karen Ball
After escaping Skandian slavery, Will and Evanlyn have been hiding in a cabin in the mountains when they are captured by Temujai scouts. Halt and Horace arrive in Skandia and discover the border post of Skandians has been completely destroyed. They follow tracks and find Will and Evanlyn, and take out the Temujai scouts, but Halt comes to realize that the Temujai are actually plotting a massive invasion. Halt must join forces with the Skandians in order to repel the mighty invaders and prevent a...more
Let me just start off by saying, I love John Flanagan, and I love his work. He writes for children as well as adults, and can mix his genres so well. He writes so intelligently, and makes his book seem real, not just a story. Throughout the entire series of the Rangers Apprentice, we got to know the characters so well, it was hard to let them go, which is why I eagerly read The Lost Stories, a prequel like book to the actual story itself. This was the fourth book in the series, and they kept get...more
This book was two things for me. 1) It was confirmation that the author is really writing larger books and the publishers are breaking them into (Lame!). That is the only explanation for this how the story has played out over the last 4 books. 2) It was wonderfully fun. There is just something about Halt and Will that makes me love them. I like to watch the youth grow into who they can be. I like seeing them go through very hard times and choose to do what is right or good. It has a way of being...more
Bobby Luke
Another solid entry in the series. Exciting, fast moving, and entertaining. I don't know what it is about these books, but I am still hooked. I say it time and time again, but John Flanagan creates very likeable characters that are fun to read about, and easy to root for. This is solid fiction for younger readers. I wouldn't put it on par with the Redwall series that I loved so much as a kid, or more recently Harry Potter, but it's definitely better than most of what is out there currently.
خب فوق العاده بود دیگه :)
این دفعه نسخه ی آمریکایی رو خوندم. جدا از اینکه اسم استرالیایی رو خیلی بیشتر دوست دارم، هنوزم حس می کنم یه تیکه هایی از جنگ نبودش اینجا. یه سری قسمت ها بعد از حمله ی تموجای ها به کمان دارا و تموم شدن جنگ... و غیر از اون هم یه فکر بسیار مبهمی دارم که انگار ماجراهای هلت و ارک روی کشتی اینقدر کم نبود :-؟
از همینجا خواهش می کنم، اگه کسی استرالیاییش رو دم دست داره بهم بده. من کلاً تموم فایلام با کامپیوترم به فنا رفت متاسفانه :|
+ چرا اینا توی چلنج امسال میاد؟ :| باید بعداً بشی...more
Josh Theriault
Jun 16, 2014 Josh Theriault rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who like Medieval and Fighting books.
Rating: 5/5 Stars

Book 4 of the Ranger's Apprentice

I really liked this book, just like the others in the series. It kept me on my feet at some parts when they were fighting the Temujai soldiers. Not my favorite in the series but it was really good, which is what I expected.

I would recommend this book to people who like Medieval and Fighting books, or if you're a fan of the series.
به این می گن یک کتاب درست و حسابی :)
Alex Awad
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· Ranger’s Apprentice, The Battle For Skandia by John Flanagan
· Will is the protagonist of this series. He is studying how to be a true Ranger from Halt, his teacher, whom is widely known as a legendary Ranger. Will over the years has perfected his skills, but still has a lot to learn.
· Halt is Will’s teacher and mentor. He has done many things to help and support his kingdom and is known as one of the best Rangers of his time. He is a very grim an...more
Jared Bird
This is unprecedented. This book is fourth in the series, but has somehow managed to be the best so far. The last book was underwhelming in terms of plot advancement, but the entire book was meant to set up everything that happens in this book. This book finds Will and Holt reuniting (in most dramatic fashion, I must admit) and finding themselves under siege in a foreign country. What happens after this is incredible: thus begins a tale of a battle that lasts the last third of the book, in which...more
This book inspires peoples imagination. It is one of the best books I've ever read. If you’re looking for adventure, action, and a little drama this is the book for you. John F. Flanagans “Rangers Apprentice book 4: The Battle for Skandia” was an amazing book because of how he wrote the book and how good the overall story was.

I like how Flanagan makes his characters. He puts so much detail in how they act and what they do. He makes them seem like they are real people. Such as the character Hal...more
Well. Nice way to transition from the half-cliffhanger of book 3. I suppose book 2 had a cliffhanger, but i felt the need to read the next book more with this cliffhanger. I wanted to know how Will would cope, realizing that he had let himself down so badly. I suppose that's harsh, but in some ways, true. He was rather ashamed of the addiction. Thank God for Evanlyn. And producing the mini-threat of Evanlyn's capture and turning it into the huge threat of a Temujai invasion was a delightful way...more
By now I'm beginning to notice a bit of a pattern in the plot, making it a little bit difficult to feel really invested in the books. Nevertheless, it's a fun sort of little plot, with Will, Horace, and in this case Evanlyn working together to overcome different catastrophes that arise throughout the book. And Halt to save the day in a spectacular way, if needs be. I was more interested in the new characters that were introduced in this book, the Skandians like Erak. And the part where (view spo...more
The book begins as the thaw is starting. Will and Evanlyn must consider their trek back to Araluen however before they’ve had a chance, Evanlyn is captured by a strange horseman. Meanwhile Halt and Horace have made it to the Skandian border. However what greets them changes everything.

The books are just getting better and better. I am hoping this means that the author has found his groove and he will stick with it!

There was a maturity about this book that I liked. The content was a little more d...more
I am LOVING this series! This fourth book was GREAT! I wasn't sure how much I would like it, since the book description made it clear that Will and Evanlyn weren't going to get home right away, but Flanagan made their long stay in Skandia completely worth it! I love Halt, so it was great to see so much of him and his great Ranger abilities in this story. I highly recommend this series by John Flanagan! I'm counting the days until November when book five is released in the US!
Will and Halt are back!

I was worried that I'd end up with another story with an open ending, but book #4 left me with a solid feeling of completion. There are some loose threads that will weave themselves into later stories, but I really enjoyed this book.

Halt falls to his lowest point professionally and in the eyes of everyone while Will is captive in Skandia. He takes on a personal quest to find his apprentice, accompanied with Will's loyal friend, Horace. Meanwhile, Will struggles through hi...more
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