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Ranger's Apprentice 7: Erak's Ransom
Home E - Library Blog. The villagers believe the Rangers practice magic that makes them invisible to ordinary people. And now year-old Will, always small for his age, has been chosen as a Ranger's apprentice. What he doesn't yet realize is that the Rangers are the protectors of the kingdom. Highly trained in the skills of battle and surveillance, they fight the battles before the battles reach the people. And as Will is about to learn, there is a large battle brewing.
This most recent addition to the Ranger's Apprentice series actually takes place shortly before the previous two books. Things are in a time of transition as this story opens. Will, about to complete his apprenticeship and receive his silver oakleaf is very apprehensive about going out on his own. But with Halt's impending marriage to Lady Pauline, the time is coming when Will will need to leave the nest. During the festivities, plans are put somewhat on hold, as word comes that Erak, Oberjarl of the Skandians and Araluen's ally has been captured in a foreign land. There, they meet Selethen, Wakir and ruler of the area.
When the Skandian Oberjarl is taken hostage during a raid on the desert land of Arrida, his second-in-command, Svengal, asks the Araluans for help. Halt and Will must go with him to deliver the ransom and secure Erak's freedom, but a royal presence is needed. The Princess Cassandra - or Evanlyn, as Will knows her - persuades her father to let her go with them.
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