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The Rivers of Zadaa (Pendragon #6)

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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 Dane
Paperback, 1st S&S ed., 405 pages
Published May 2006 by Aladdin Paperbacks (first published 2005)
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Jul 20, 2009 Shauna rated it it was amazing
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Thomas A
Sep 14, 2014 Thomas A rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 7-grade
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
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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
Sep 21, 2010 Juan Valera rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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Halley Hopson
Sep 27, 2016 Halley Hopson rated it it was amazing
I don't even know if I have words for the amount of plot twists that happened in this book. It helped that I didn't really remember very much about the events in Zadaa from back when I originally read this series.

This book was wild from start to finish. So much new information is revealed, Saint Dane losing control of his temper is terrifying, and let's just say I am terrified for what the rest of this series holds.

The couple I began to ship in the last book; oh man that's still a thing. They w
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
Jun 05, 2016 Kailey rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned-books
How is it possible that every single book in this series is so amazing?! I adore every page!
In this book, Bobby is on Loor's home territory of Zadaa, and there is a war looming between two tribes, the surface warriors of the Batu and the underground city of the Rokador. A terrible drought threatens both their civilizations, but the Batu think the Rokador are controlling the underground river sources and holding all the water for themselves.
Bobby and Loor are caught in the middle of espionage and
Drew Pannier
Oct 18, 2011 Drew Pannier rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 09, 2015 Patrick Buxton rated it it was amazing
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Britney Hill
Sep 12, 2016 Britney Hill rated it liked it
This was, overall, not one of the better books in the series. Some of the things that Bobby, Saint Dane, and the Travelers did took away from the meaning of the rest of the series. For example, when Bobby (view spoiler), it shows how desperate he is to turn his battle with Saint Dane into a battle of strength. He says that he only wants to defend himself, but in the end, we find out that that isn't true. Also, the main idea of Saint Dane is to corr ...more
Amrit Arora
Mar 08, 2015 Amrit Arora rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 06, 2015 Dallinf English9 rated it really liked it
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
Mar 27, 2014 Carsen rated it really liked it
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
May 21, 2014 Rebecca rated it liked it
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
Nov 27, 2015 Andrea rated it really liked it
I think this is my favorite one so far...and something is revealed at the end of the book that I was suspecting for quite some time. Just when I think these books are getting too juvenile for me something surprises me and I'm hooked again. Only 4 more to go!
Melissa Mahle
Nov 11, 2013 Melissa Mahle rated it it was amazing
Shelves: middle-grade
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.
Mar 07, 2013 Janell rated it liked it
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. :-)
Austin Moratalla
Apr 24, 2015 Austin Moratalla rated it it was amazing
"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 liked it  ·  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
Apr 16, 2015 Fantasy Literature rated it liked it
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
Will Harrison
Jan 11, 2016 Will Harrison rated it it was amazing
Ahhh another great book in this series! I loved the dynamic of the different races on Zadaa & how that played into things, a truly brilliant take on "us vs them" & the underlying truth & importance of all of our common natures & common needs...Though I can't really remember too much from the beginning it has been 10 years & that which I can remember is incredible even to this day...MacHale tends to have huge, unforeseen changes occur in the plot around 4/5's of the way throug ...more
Feb 18, 2015 Gail rated it it was amazing
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
Isabella Bohm
This book is the best in the seris
May 07, 2014 Thomas rated it really liked it
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
Aug 03, 2014 Jesse Colton rated it liked it
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
Jan 18, 2009 Sabrina rated it it was amazing
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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...

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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
May 15, 2011 Michele rated it liked it
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
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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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“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” 72 likes
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