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The Icebound Land
 

The Icebound Land (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

By Flanagan, John
Read by Zappa, William
Producer Verrall, Pamela

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Will and Evanlyn are bound for Skandia as the captives of the fearsome Skandian wolfship captain, Erak. Halt has sworn to rescue Will, and he will do anything to keep his promise - even defy his King. Expelled from the Rangers, Halt is joined by Horace as he travels through Galli... read full description below.

ISBN 9781742674209
Barcode 9781742674209
Published 1 November 2010 by Bolinda Publishing
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged edition
Alternate Format(s) View All (4 other possible title(s) available)
Series Ranger's Apprentice (part: 3)
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ISBN-13 9781742674209
ISBN-10 1742674208
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bolinda Publishing
Imprint Bolinda Audio Books
Publication Date 1 November 2010
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged edition
Edition Unabridged edition
Author(s) By Flanagan, John
Read by Zappa, William
Producer Verrall, Pamela
Series Ranger's Apprentice (part: 3)
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Literature: Texts
Modern Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 400g
Interest Age 8-11 years
Reading Age 8-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Will and Evanlyn are bound for Skandia as the captives of the fearsome Skandian wolfship captain, Erak. Halt has sworn to rescue Will, and he will do anything to keep his promise - even defy his King. Expelled from the Rangers, Halt is joined by Horace as he travels through Gallica towards Skandia. On their way, they are constantly challenged by freelance knights - otherwise known as thieving thugs. Horace knows a thing or two about combat, though, and he soon begins to attract the attention of knights and warlords for miles around with his uncanny skill. But will they be in time to rescue Will from a life of slavery?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Flanagan's deft character portrayals and well-paced story will engage readers, and the ending will leave them clamoring for the next volume. -- Booklist This thrilling series has taken off around the world with boys and girls 11 and up crying out for more. -- ABA Kids' Reading Guide 2005-2006 Laced with humour, credible chracters and the poinancy of slavery and drug addiction, The Icebound Land is a gripping tale. -- The School Librarian ... dazzling in its detail, children will be unable to put this down. -- The Liverpool Echo The third book in the Ranger's Apprentice series features a dual story, switching between the ranger's apprentice, Will, accompanied by princess Evanlyn, and the ranger, Halt, accompanied by Will's friend Horace, a young knight-in-training. After an unsuccessful attempt to escape from the ship where they are captives, Will and Evanlyn are taken to Skandia and put to work as slaves. Meanwhile, Halt and Horace ride to the rescue, or at least toward the rescue, only to be detained by a series of petty thieves and a nefarious knight. Although both strands of narrative feature journeys, each provides its own challenges for the characters and pleasures for readers. The Halt/Horace strand combines elements of knightly combat with a certain dry wit, and the Will/Evanlyn strand offers a good adventure story with a surprising twist. Throughout the novel, Flanagan's deft character portrayals and well-paced story will engage readers, and the ending will leave them clamouring for the next volume. -- Booklist

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Author's Bio

John Flanagan's bestselling Ranger's Apprentice adventure series originally comprised twenty short stories, which John wrote to encourage his twelve-year-old son, Michael, to enjoy reading. The series has come a long way since then. Now sold to more than twenty countries, the series regularly appears on the New York Times Bestseller List and has been shortlisted in children's book awards in Australia and overseas. John, a former television and advertising writer, lives with his wife, Leonie, in the Sydney beachside suburb of Manly. He is currently writing further titles in the Ranger's Apprentice series. Visit John's website at www.rangersapprentice.com or the official Australian website at www.rangersapprentice.com.au. William Zappa's award-winning career spans over 50 years during which he has worked extensively in theatre, television and film. His work includes many book recordings and readings for ABC Radio and Bolinda audio for whom he recorded many of the Ranger's Apprentice novels by John Flanagan. His most recent work includes his nine hour adaptation of The Iliad for the 2019 Sydney Festival The Iliad - Out Loud.

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