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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.

Reviews

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

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781742759340

    May 1, 2014

    Random House Australia Children's

    480 pages

    RRP $17.99

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  • EBook

    9781742759357

    May 1, 2014

    Random House Australia

    480 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • Aurealis Awards
    2014
    Finalist
    Best Children's Fiction