With the writing style of a poet and a story that would make any boy scout jump for joy, John Flanagan has written an adventure book that I would not be surprised to see alongside Eragon and Lord of the Rings … A definite recommendation to anyone who likes a good uplifting story.
John Flanagan tells a good story about working together. He shows that retaliation isn't the only acceptable way to solve things. I really enjoyed the description of the sea voyages, the armour and the fighting. I give this book four-and-a-half stars.
Joseph Wassington, Townsville Bulletin
With the wonderfully large world that John Flanagan created in Ranger's Apprentice, The Invaders will have you wishing you were a Skandian yourself!
Harry Dempsey, age 13, Launceston Examiner
Flanagan maintains the suspense, and there is a satisfying battle, but above all it is the interplay of characters that hook the reader.
Jo Goodman, Magpies