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  • Published: 1 May 2014
  • ISBN: 9781742759340
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $17.99

Brotherband 4: Slaves of Socorro




Return to the seafaring world of Hal and his intrepid ship's crew in the fourth book of John Flanagan's epic Brotherband series.

Return to the seafaring world of Hal and his intrepid ship's crew in the fourth book of John Flanagan's epic Brotherband series.

When the Heron brotherband become the Skandian duty ship to the Kingdom of Araluen, they’re excited at the challenges ahead. Hal, Stig, Thorn and the Herons eagerly set off for the trip – with an unexpected new crew member aboard.

But an enemy from their past returns, throwing the Herons into a dangerous quest to free captured Araluans from the slave market in Socorro. Even with the help of an Araluan Ranger, the task may be too much.

  • Pub date: 1 May 2014
  • ISBN: 9781742759340
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $17.99

About the Author

John Flanagan

John Flanagan’s Ranger’s Apprentice and Brotherband adventure series have sold more than fifteen million copies worldwide. His books are available in more than one hundred countries, are regularly on the New York Times bestseller list, and have had multiple award shortlistings and wins in Australia and overseas. John, a former television and advertising writer, lives with his wife in a Sydney beachside suburb.

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Praise for Brotherband 4: Slaves of Socorro

“The Brotherband tales contain a rich array of well-rounded, slightly flawed, heroic characters whose innate values are decency, courage, humour, stoicism and good old fashioned pluck . . . John Flanagan’s deft writing style blends flawlessly accurate research (for locations, weapons, tools and lifestyles), with swift action, compassion and gruff displays of fondness between the heroes, and also with a liberal sprinkling of quirky, gutsy humour, set in deeply satisfying, highly enjoyable adventures. Slaves of Socorro is a riveting, fast-paced adventure series, highly recommended for reading in middle primary-lower secondary.”

Russ Merrin, Magpies

“A very engaging adventure involving a young sea-faring band of young heroic men (and one girl) who are involved in quests that use their superior sailing skills and their variety of fighting talents . . . Flanagan has definitely written a book that male and female readers will love, as the excitement, adventure, hand-to-hand combat and characterisation makes for an exciting and enjoyable read.”

Carolyn Hull, readplus.com.au


Awards & Recognition

  • Aurealis Awards

    Finalist • 2014 • Best Children's Fiction


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