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John Flanagan, author of the international phenomenon Ranger's Apprentice, createsa world of seafaring adventures, treacherous pirates and epic battles in Brotherband.

In Skandia, there is only one way to become a warrior. Boys are chosen for teams calledbrotherbands and must endure three months of gruelling training in seamanship, weaponsand battle tactics. It's brotherband against brotherband, fighting it out in a series ofchallenges. There can be only one winner.When Hal Mikkelson finds himself the unwilling leader of a brotherband made up ofoutcasts, he must step up to the challenge. The Heron brotherband might not have thestrength and numbers of the other two teams, but with inventiveness, ingenuity and courageon their side, they might just surprise everyone.

Reviews

Having sold millions of his Ranger's Apprentice books all over the world, John Flanagan now has a new series on offer and it is just as swashbuckling and adventurous as his last. Brotherband is set in Skandia - a cold, Viking-inspired country that many of his Rangers' fans know well, but this time with new characters who are just as intriguing.

Deborah Abela, ABC Radio Canberra Drive Show with Louise Maher

This is an addictive and satisfying read for 10 to 16 year olds.

Weekend Australian

A rattling good story . . . Brotherband will engage and delight readers as much as the Ranger's Apprentice series does . . . John Flanagan has cleverly reinvigorated his world with this satisfying novel and its engaging central character.

Jo Goodman, Magpies

Flip open this book and set sail on an adventure with Hal, Stig and friends . . . It's action to the max!

Mania

Full of boyish adventurism and specked with life lessons, this charming book will appeal to teenagers or anyone with a love of adventure.

Meldi Arkinstall, Daily Telegraph

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781741664492

    November 1, 2011

    Random House Australia Children's

    464 pages

    RRP $17.99

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  • EBook

    9781742754550

    October 26, 2011

    Random House Australia

    464 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • WA Premier's Book Awards
    2011
    Shortlisted
    Children's Books
  • Aurealis Awards
    2012
    Shortlisted
    Best Children's Fiction
  • Australian Book Industry Awards
    2012
    Shortlisted
    Book of the Year for Older Children
  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards
    2012
    Shortlisted
    Older Readers
  • Inky Awards
    2012
    Longlisted
    Gold Inky Award for an Australian Book
  • Queensland Literary Awards
    2012
    Shortlisted
    Children's Book
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards
    2013
    Shortlisted
    Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature
  • REAL Children's Choice Awards
    2013
    Shortlisted
    Older Readers

Also by John Flanagan

Brotherband 7: The Caldera
Ranger's Apprentice 1: The Ruins Of Gorlan
Ranger's Apprentice 2: The Burning Bridge
Ranger's Apprentice 4: Oakleaf Bearers
Ranger's Apprentice 3: The Icebound Land
Ranger's Apprentice The Early Years 2: The Battle of Hackham Heath
Ranger's Apprentice 5: Sorcerer In The North
Ranger's Apprentice 6: The Siege Of Macindaw
Ranger's Apprentice 9: Halt's Peril
Ranger's Apprentice 10: The Emperor Of Nihon-Ja
Ranger's Apprentice 7: Erak's Ransom
Ranger's Apprentice 12: The Royal Ranger
Ranger's Apprentice The Early Years 1: The Tournament at Gorlan
Ranger's Apprentice 11: The Lost Stories
Brotherband 6: The Ghostfaces
Ranger's Apprentice 8: The Kings of Clonmel
Brotherband 2: The Invaders
Brotherband 4: Slaves of Socorro
Ranger's Apprentice The Royal Ranger 3
Ranger's Apprentice The Royal Ranger 2: The Red Fox Clan
The Grey Raider
Brotherband 5: Scorpion Mountain
Brotherband 3: The Hunters

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