John Flanagan: Erak's Ransom



Best so far in this enjoyable series Excuse me as I wipe the tears from my eyes This has become my number one favorite so far of the Ranger s Apprentice series and I doubt it will ever be overtaken It showed immeasurable strength and advancement in its form and I appreciated all aspects of John Flanagan s workmanship He s is certainly no beginner in the craft of tale weaving It s marvellous and it s homey I am struggling emotionally with the book because my ships aren t working out but I refuse to demote it to 4 stars simply because of my disappointment This adventure had me running and suealing around the room at the end of every ending chapters Its worthy of 5 stars Oh and the characters Please I will get to worked up talking about them All ou need to know is each character is crafted uniue to himher self and they come across crystal clear in their own ways It s wonderful seeing them function together and fight and tease one another I have a great deal of respect for John Flanagan his characters do not make me cringe scream in agony or tap my fingers thinking how stupid or annoying that particular trait is They all deserve perfect respect in the group and I admire love them all the same What s the content Wicked City (Wicked City, you ask It s a war In the desert With little water And merciless killers Get the picture Good Nowou can be happy I don t have anything else to say I m grinning my face off It s a good book It would have worked great as a fifth book As a seventh however loses major points First The Celestial Selenite Scry (The Moon God Trilogy, you have to get over the fact thatou won t get to know what happens after the end of book six for a while longerThen once ou start warming up to this story ou realize that there s no sense of urgency to it It s not because any fault with the writing but because ou already know how things are going to turn up for the charactersFor example at Tug s disappearance nobody could have any doubts that the little horse would be all right since we already know he s with Will in books 5 and 6 Now Tug is a secondary character and his death could add a lot of drama and character development to the story so imagine reading this as a fifth book The uncertainty the possibilities the would Flanagan really kill Tug kind of uestions would have made for an amazing tension As it is knowing how things turn up it felt a little flatSo on its own not a bad a read certainly not the worst of the series by any means But as a part of the whole its misplacement in the timeline works against making it truly enjoyable. Den Skandianer zu befreien Doch Sandstürme unbarmherzige Hitze und feindselige Nachbarvölker machen die Mission zu einem Wettlauf gegen die Zei.

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Heless this book was a lot of fun and I loved that they went on a journey with all my favorite characters in a new place This is my favorite of the whole Ranger s Apprentice series I m not totally why Maybe because I love the horse race part Just awesome This was the first book in the series that I was disappointed in If it had been placed in it s proper seuence 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 et I ended up feeling that books 5 and 6 couldn t be true to the same style of writing Flanagan usually uses to connect his stories because it wasn t possible For example this book starts off with slight jealousy from a female protaganist However this was not an interesting plot point because at the end of book 6 Secret Santa (Bluegrass Brothers, you know which female protaganist Will falls in love with Flanagan says that he wanted to tell of the separation anxieties between teacher and student as Will approaches graduation I agree that I wanted that to be part of the series I was disappointed when book 4 jumped severalears and skipped the rest of his apprentice days However because Will already proved his capabalities in book 5 and 6 there is less buy in when Will is wondering if he can survive in his own right as a full Ranger You already know how he handles his first assignment before it has been given to him I will still intend to finish the last of the series because I like the characters but my enthusiasm has waned One of the best in the series set in Arabian lands called Arridin and reminiscent at times of the movie Hidalgo It s uite heartwarming et also heartbreaking Lots of action some battle scenes with clever tactics etc This book features some poignant horse scenes Tug Arrow etc Main characters are Will Halt Gilan Horace Princess Cassandra Erak and Svengal the Skandians Setheren the Arridin leader the Wakir and Umar ib n Talud Aseikh of the Khoresh Bedullin tribeI loved this one even though Flanagan repeats things we already know having read the six preuels eg that Cassandra is aka Evanlyn that a ranger s horse cannot be stolen etcPs This book actually fits into the series chronologically after book 4 before Will becomes a fully fledged master ranger The. ?stenvolk der Arridi gefangen genommen wurde Kurz entschlossen brechen der Waldläufer Will und seine Freunde Walt Gilan Evanlyn und Horace auf um.

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 seuence out of chronology so I d suggest reading the books in this order so far1 2 3 4 7 5 6I ll edit my book 5 review to reflect that as wellanyway 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 setting All the civilizations in this series are based on real historical ones I ve mentioned elsewhere that the merits of such a setting are debatable but whateverAnyways it was a page turner I found myself making excuses to return to the book throughout the day just to get another dose 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 graduationAdventurous 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 Skandia the savory Gallian coffee the Arridi sandstorms and desserts This all brings new experiences for both the characters and the readers who feel engaged in the series Excellent Narrative The best parts were when Halt was about to be executed and Will sent a hissing arrow at the executioner s chest gluing him to the ground and when Will received his Silver Oakleaf how he was so dejected and disappointed at the extremely simple almost dull course of his graduation ceremony et then all his friends and some other rangers ell a loud CONGRATULATIONS Diversity of Characters One of the basic reasons why I regretted Icebound Land was that it is a monotonous narrative of Will and Evanlyn s life in Skandia Almost all characters appeared in Erak s Ransom along with new ones King Duncan Cassandra Lord Anthony Halt Lady Pauline Alyss Jenny George Horace Will Gilan Crowely Sir Rodney Umar Selethen Erak Savengal and many I realized that Gilan and Horace s presence was crucial in any book for their extreme sweetness light humor and cheerful innocence were indispensable D Erak s Ransom is a masterpiece John Flanagan I truly thank ou 25 stars rounded upReview to come This book can better be read before book 5 because now I already knew how the book ended Nevert. Der Waffenstillstand Araluens mit den Skandianern ist noch frisch als König Duncan die Nachricht erreicht dass Erak der Anführer Skandias vom W?.

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