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The Rivers of Zadaa (Pendragon #6)

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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 Dane ...more
Hardcover, 405 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Perfection Learning (first published 2005)
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Thomas A
Jun 07, 2014 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
Shauna
Jul 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
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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
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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
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Juan Valera
Sep 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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Halley Hopson
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
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Kailey (BooksforMKs)
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
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Drew Pannier
Oct 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Patrick Buxton
Apr 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Janell
May 17, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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. :-)
Melissa Mahle
Oct 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Andrea
Nov 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!
Readhead
Dec 11, 2007 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.
Isabella Bohm
This book is the best in the seris
Sean Crastien
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Overall Rating: 4.5/5
Story: 4/5
Characters: 5/5
World-Building: 5/5
Editing/Presentation: 4/5

Story: The story was well-paced, though not all too original. We’ve already seen the war between two races of people in the first book, and it wasn’t until the end where things got interesting. The multiple twists at the end—some foreshadowed nicely—are what really brought this book back to life from being a repeat of before. While the story lacked in areas, though, the characters and world definitely made
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Christian
Mar 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: joe
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Roma
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Though the conflict of this book seems a repeat of the first, the differences are so so astounding that I couldn't put it down. So much was happening that there was never a good place to stop reading.
Susan
May 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: slmta
The young lady is a character with many layers and mysteries.
Andrew Malczewski
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good YA, but i kind of just want it te be at the end already
Lleyton Y
Sep 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good book though nothing memorable about it now that I think about it.
Janice
Feb 09, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
At this point, I think I'm reading this series only because I started it and I hate not finishing things. It's not bad, just not anything terribly special either.
Ian
Mar 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
it is a book about a boy who travels to a world about warriors and he must learn how to fight in order to save the world from his evil rival.

This was a very good book and it made our main character into a strong warrior and I liked that about this book. One other reason I thought it was a good book was because he was very close to losing and he kept going because it was for his friend.
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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Antonio Becerril
The Rivers of Zadaa (Pendragon, #6) by D.J. MacHale is the 6th instalment of the series after the territory of Eelong where Spader and Gunny are traped because the flume broke down so they can not leave any more
Lauren
Dec 08, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, squash
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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Maythavee
Feb 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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
Jordan
Jul 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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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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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
Dallinf English9
Jan 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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)

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“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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“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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