The international bestselling series with over 5 million copies sold in the U.S. alone
In the wake of Araluen\'s uneasy truce with the raiding Skandians comes word that the Skandian leader has been captured by a dangerous desert tribe. The Rangers - and Will - are sent to free him. But the desert is like nothing these warriors have seen before. Strangers in a strange land, they are brutalized by sandstorms, beaten by the unrelenting heat, tricked by one tribe that plays by its own rules, and surprisingly befriended by another. Like a desert mirage, nothing is as it seems. Yet one thing is constant: the bravery of the Rangers.
\"Bringing together many favorite characters for a grand adventure, this book delivers both excitement and quiet good times.\" - Booklist
Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien\'s Lord of the Rings, T.H. White\'s The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini\'s Eragon series, and George R. R. Martin\'s Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire series.