Fidye (Gölgelerin Efendisi, #7)
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Fidye (Ranger's Apprentice #7)

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Will’in, Macindaw Şatosu’nun yönetimini ele geçiren Sör Keren ve adamlarına karşı mücadelesi devam ediyor.

Horace destek kuvvet olarak bölgeye gönderilirken, Alyss hâlâ şatoda rehin tutuluyor.
Sınırın öte yanındaki düşman yani İskotiler ise, Norgate’e saldırmak için Macindaw Şatosu’ndan gelecek işareti bekliyorlar.

Zaman daralıyor...

Will’in cesareti ve becerisiyle Horace’...more
Paperback, 480 pages
Published 2011 by Beyaz Balina Yayınları (first published 2007)
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Thais
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
Chichipio
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...more
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
Negar
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...more
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
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Loralee
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
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...more
Alexander Insoft
- 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...more
Dana
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...more
Louise
One of the best books in the series so far, lots of cliffhangers and swashbuckling!
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
Brianne
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...more
Julie
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...more
Mara
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...more
Derrick Adl
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...more
Carson
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...more
Karissa
This is the seventh book in the ten book Ranger's Apprentice series. Like all of the previous books, this book was a solid middle grade fantasy book. Nothing epic happens but the story is well-put together, features great characters that are very heroic, and has just enough humor to keep things light.

This book goes back in time from the Seige of Macindaw. This is the right before Will was given his Silver Oak Leaf and made a full Ranger. Will is concerned about his upcoming test for full Ranger...more
Jorrele Rivera
The Ranger's Apprentice is a great book series. The story is about a ranger apprentice from Araluen who is learning the ways of the ranger corps, rangers are accurate, silent, and deadly with their set of weapons. The ranger apprentice is named Will and Will is being trained by Halt. In the seventh novel, Erak's Ransom all of the Araluen is celebrating Halt and Lady Pauline's wedding when they get a surprise visitor. One of the Skandian Raiders, Svengal reports to the Rangers with news that Ober...more
Bryan Springman
This book was really good, the best of this series, probably. I liked it because it went back in time in a strange but cool way. The beginning was a little slow, but after that it was great. I actually read it until midnight on a night when I had to get up at 7:30 just so that I could finish it. It was a great book and I liked it a lot.
In the book, the leader of a country is taken. He knows that his country won't pay the ransom for him, so he asks a different country for help. The other country...more
04katet
Erak's Ransom is the seventh book in the Ranger's Apprentice series. The main character, Will, is still the same brave, loyal and friendly person but this time his antagonist is Troshak who is mean, cruel and a traitor.
This book shows how much Will looks up to Halt and it is the time where Will will graduate and have to move away from Halt. Many new friendships are created in this book and Will saves the day when everyone else gets captured while trying to rescue their friend Erak.
This book i...more
Annika Paxman
I won this book off of Goodreads first reads. If I could sum it up in one word it would be perfunctory. I gave it three stars because the overall storyline and plot was a good idea, and Flanagan did well writing the battles and fighting scenes. However, that is all it was. Plenty of motion, but little emotion. He seemed to only touch lightly on all the characters, but never delved deeply into one character. None of the characters came to life because the reader didn't know enough about any of th...more
Melissa
Blah! I'm so frustrated with this book! On one hand, I loved the story. The Ranger adventures are always so fun for me to read! On the other hand, there was absolutely no suspense for me. You see, if you put all the books in a chronological order it would look like this: 1,2,3,4,7,5,6. That's right. Books 5 and 6 take place AFTER book 7. And so, you already know if the characters are going to survive or not because they're IN THE OTHER BOOKS!! Yes... I'm yelling! I was that frustrated! The only...more
kelley
I am a huge fan of John Flanagan and this well written series. The stories in this series follow the adventures of Will Treaty from the time he is a young boy, through his adventures as a Ranger's apprentice, and as a fully fledged Ranger with a fief of his own to protect. This particular adventure takes place just before Will becomes a Ranger. And what is a Ranger? A Ranger is a specially trained corps of men who spy for the king and defend the kingdom. They are renowned for their abilities to...more
Alex
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...more
Flint
I am a fan of this series, but I am increasingly growing frustrated with the plots of the last 3 books! The first 4 novels in this series started with a grand adventure filled with drama, suspense, romance and plenty of action. The Battle for Skandia is one of my favorite books ever. The last 3 books seem to lack any kind of direction or purpose and have completely halted the momentum of the first 4 books to a screeching stop. They're just random uninspired stories that have little of the qualit...more
Laura
Awesome, awesome, awesome, aaaaaaawesoooooooooome. Flanagan had a great idea of going back in time to write this . . . although I guess it'll sorta be a problem since book six does not have a single mention that Halt and Pauline are married (well, not that it would - he didn't prob. have the idea for book seven 'til much later - a' DUH, raven) - and he can't really undo that now. Ah, well.

But anyways, Flanagan did a great job. He always does. Ha ha call me biased, but I really think he's a bril...more
Eugenie Leung
I peeked at the reviews for book #5 and discovered quite easily that if I were to read the books in proper chronological order, I should read book #7 first before doubling back for #5 and #6. Thankful for this insight, I had much less issue with this book than some other people did. I probably would be just as annoyed if I started with book #5, being tossed right into Will as a full-fledged Ranger. This being said, I'm going to review this book pretending that it is the actual 5th book.

Erak's Ra...more
Brittany Stone
Erak's Ransom is the latest adventure in the Ranger’s Apprentice series, though it chronologically takes place after the Battle for Skandia. Will is months away from finishing his apprenticeship and becoming a ranger in his own right, when after years of being secretly in love with each other, the Ranger Halt and the diplomat Lady Pauline are married in nearly royal style. Their reception is crashed by Svengel, and the Skandian warrior reveals that Erak decided to go on one last raid in the Midd...more
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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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“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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“You surely can't be trying to blame us for Erak's habit of charging ashore waving an axe and grabbing everything that isn't nailed down? No offence, Svengal."
Svengal shrugged. "None taken. It's a pretty accurate description of Erak on a raid, as a matter of fact.”
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