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

John Flanagan, author of the international phenomenon Ranger's Apprentice, creates a 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 called brotherbands and must endure three months of gruelling training in seamanship, weapons and battle tactics. It's brotherband against brotherband, fighting it out in a series of challenges. There can be only one winner.

When Hal Mikkelson finds himself the unwilling leader of a brotherband made up of outcasts, he must step up to the challenge. The Heron brotherband might not have the strength and numbers of the other two teams, but with inventiveness, ingenuity and courage on 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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    • Robinsons Bookshop
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  • EBook

    9781742754550

    October 26, 2011

    RHA eBooks Child

    464 pages

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    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
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    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

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Awards and Recognition

  • 2011
    WA Premier's Book Awards
    Shortlisted
  • 2012
    Aurealis Awards
    Shortlisted
  • 2012
    Australian Book Industry Awards
    Shortlisted
  • 2012
    Queensland Literary Awards
    Shortlisted
  • 2013
    REAL Children's Choice Awards
    Shortlisted

Also by John Flanagan

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

Recommendations

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Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons series)
Ranger's Apprentice 1: The Ruins Of Gorlan
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The Alchemyst
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Camp Half-Blood Confidential
Tilly And The Time Machine
Eldest
Treasure Hunters
Inheritance
The Shepherd's Crown
Alice-Miranda in Hollywood
Friday Barnes 1: Girl Detective
Hollow City
Our Australian Girl: The Rose Stories
Two Wolves
The Martian
Lintang and the Pirate Queen
Boy Overboard