Friday, December 1, 2017

Erak's Ransom

6719735Goodreads Synopsis:    What does it mean to earn the Silver Oakleaf? So few men have done so. For Will, a mere boy, that symbol of honor has long felt out of reach. Now, in the wake of Araluen's uneasy truce with the raiding Skandians comes word that the Skandian leader has been captured by a dangerous desert tribe. The Rangers are sent to free him. But the desert is like nothing these warriors have seen before. Strangers in a strange land, they are brutalized by sandstorms, beaten by the unrelenting heat, tricked by one tribe that plays by its own rules, and surprisingly befriended by another. Like a desert mirage, nothing is as it seems. Yet one thing is constant: the bravery of the Rangers.In this red-hot adventure, winner of the Australian Book of the Year Award for Older Children, John Flanagan raises the stakes on the series that has already sold millions of copies worldwide.

My Thoughts:

-    I love that series takes me to very different lands, weather, and culture. I loved seeing the Rangers work in a desert setting. It is very out of their element.

-    I loved how Will gained so much confidence in himself throughout the journey. I understood his worries and concern, but he was well prepared to become a full fledged Ranger.

-    I also loved seeing Evanlayn become a shrewd negotiator. I love that she steps up to her responsibilities and is eager to do whatever it takes. 

-    The different tribes and people in the Arridi desert were fun to read about.

-    Even though this book is out of order chronologically, I'm glad the author snuck it in!

Previous Ranger's Apprentice Books

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  1. How many times have you read this series?

  2. Different weather? Now you’ve got me thinking of weird weather ideas for a fantasy world.