BOOK 1: The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan
BOOK 2: The Burning Bridge
BOOK 3: The Icebound Land
The Battle for Skandia description:
Still far from their homeland after escaping slavery in the icebound land of Skandia, Will and Evanlyn’s plans to return to Araluen are spoiled when Evanlyn is taken captive by a Temujai warrior. Though still weakened by the warmweed’s toxic effects, Will employs his Ranger training to locate his friend, but an enemy scouting party has him fatally outnumbered. Will is certain death is close at hand, until Halt and Horace make a daring, last-minute rescue. The reunion is cut short, however, when Halt makes a horrifying discovery: Skandia’s borders have been breached by the entire Temujai army. And Araluen is next in their sights. If two kingdoms are to be saved, an unlikely union must be made. Will it hold long enough to vanquish a ruthless new enemy? Or will past tensions spell doom for all?The battles and drama are nonstop in Book Four of this hugely popular epic.
This series really does get better and better… it actually becomes hard to think of the main characters as just teenagers… while the first book clearly showed them as immature and searching for their place in the world and handling growing up… now they’ve really found their skill and excel at what they do best and are willing to turn to others when they need help… the battles and strategy were exciting and had me on the edge of my seat just waiting to see what happens… never before have I read a series through like this… usually I have to take a break read something new… but I just can’t let it go… every book is tied together… their adventure grows and changes and they become more and more alive… truly wonderful writing…