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The second in the hit new series from Ranger's Apprentice author John Flanagan.

Hal and the Heron brotherband are on the trail of Zavac and his precious cargo. But first they must find shelter to wait out the icy winter. That gives them plenty of time to come up with a plan - but will they be able to find the pirates when the weather clears? And when they do, how can they possibly beat the mighty Raven and its crew of vicious cut-throats and killers?


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.

Ballarat Courier

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

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    May 1, 2012

    Random House Australia Children's

    464 pages

    RRP $17.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook


    May 1, 2012

    RHA eBooks Child

    200 pages

    Online retailers

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

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Also by John Flanagan

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


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Agent Nomad 2: Deadly Magic
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