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A brotherhood of treasure hunters. A terrifying enemy. Five young recruits. The race is on.

A brotherhood of treasure hunters. A terrifying enemy. Five young recruits. The race is on.

Caspan hates life as a thief on the streets, so he leaps at the chance to join a secret order sanctioned by the King.

The Brotherhood seeks the lost magical weapons of an ancient race that will help them fight the Roon, the invading army who creep ever closer. Defeat seems inevitable. Unless Caspan and his fellow recruits – Roland, Lachlan, Sara and Kilt – can set aside their differences and use their new skills to help turn the tide.

With swords strapped to their belts, riding magical beasts called Wardens, they leave the sanctuary of their training ground for their first mission. Will it be their last?

Reviews

Magic, adventure and heroics ensure this medieval fantasy romps along.

Herald Sun

Get ready for high-paced action scenes, fighting to the death and – the hardest thing of all – facing the enemy within.

Jo Burnell, Magpies

Wow! What an explosive new series by a quickly emerging new Australian talent. This book combines many features of other great series, including Harry Potter, Rangers Apprentice and the Narnia characters. I absolutely loved it . . . Wonderful action and intrigue and the forming of bonds of allegiance between our five new Apprentices will ensure the huge ongoing success of this series.

Rob, lamontbooks.com.au

A non-stop action thriller that has a mysterious and completely unseen twist at every page-flip. Each daring mission Caspan and the rest of the Brotherhood undertake is a fantastic roller coaster ride into the world of the Four Kingdoms, with the Brotherhood searching every nook and cranny for the last Warden. This is an amazing book that you just can't put down.

Henry, age 12, Random House Book Buddies

The characters and the descriptions were brilliant, and it was full of action and adventure and fantasy.

Luc, age 10, Random House Book Buddies

This book was excellent and I know anyone who reads it will be excited and on their toes. It immerses you in the world and gives you a feeling that you are slaying a giant deadly Roon!

Kaleb, age 12, Random House Book Buddies

This story reminded me of the Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan, even though they are quite different. All in all, I thought this was a great book and I will be looking forward to a continuation of the series.

Emily, age 14, Random House Book Buddies

Amazing book . . . PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE make the rest of the series for me and many others to read and enjoy.

Conor, age 11, Random House Book Buddies

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780857983275

    April 1, 2014

    Random House Australia Children's

    336 pages

    RRP $17.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
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    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
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    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9780857983282

    April 1, 2014

    RHA eBooks Child

    304 pages

    Online retailers

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

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

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