Review: The Icebound Land (John Flanagan)

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Review: The Icebound Land (John Flanagan)
Tue, 02-19-2013 - 1:50am

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This third book in the Ranger's Apprentice series didn't grab me like the previous ones - too dark compared with the tone of the beginning of the series? It did have some interesting moments here and there, so it might have been an example of reader-story mismatch. I'm hoping the next book suits me better!

Kidnapped after the fierce battle with Lord Morgarath, Will and Evanlyn are bound for Skandia as captives aboard a fearsome wolfship. Halt has sworn to rescue Will, and he will do anything to keep his promise - even defy his King. Expelled from the Rangers he has served so loyally, Halt is joined by Will's friend Horace as he travels toward Skandia. On their way, they are challenged constantly by freelance knights, but Horace knows a thing or two about combat. Soon he begins to attract the attention of knights and warlords for miles around with his uncanny skill. Even so, will they be in time to rescue Will from a horrific life of slavery?