Ranger’s Apprentice: The Icebound Land, by John Flanagan, is the 3rd book the in Ranger’s Apprentice series.
After the events in the previous book, Will and Evanlyn have been kidnapped and taken to Skandia. And Will’s mentor Halt has sworn to rescue them, no matter what it takes.
This installment followed two main storylines, jumping back and forth between Will and Evanlyn’s predicament and Halt and Horace’s journey to rescue them. Skandia is the “Icebound Land” where the inhabitants are mercenaries, and where Will and Evanlyn are forced into slavery. Halt and Horace must face knights and ruthless warlords that challenge them along the way. With plenty of adventure and suspense, this is a fantastic, fast-paced fantasy series. The main characters are chivalrous and brave, with high ideals. This series has become a fast-favorite of mine and my family. And as before, the mild-cliffhanger ending left me reaching for the next in the series.