Ranger’s Apprentice: The Icebound Land
‘We’re not going to make it,’ he said finally to Svengal. His second in command nodded agreement. ‘Looks that way,’ Svengal said philosophically. Erak was glancing keenly round the ship, making sure that there was no loose gear that needed to be secured. His eye lit on the two prisoners, huddled in the bow. ‘Better tie those two to the mast,’ he said. ‘And we’ll rig the sweep steering oar as well.’ Will and Evanlyn watched Svengal as he made his way towards them.
Kidnapped after the fierce battle with Lord Morgarath, Will and Evanlyn are bound for Skandia as captives aboard a fearsome wolfship. Halt, Will’s mentor, 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 Horace as he travels toward the forbidding cold of 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. Yet as Horace earns his reputation, Will and Evanlyn struggle for survival as slaves.