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To view it, click here. We’re told it’s about to happen. Meanwhile, disguised pirates come to town looking for a way to steal Hallasholm’s most precious treasure. Brotherband books Australian novels.

Part of my Caudill, Bluestem, Monarch challenge. See how we rate. Every character brotherand unique, and it’s plain their individual stories will likely develop further in the books to come. He kinda disappeared at the end after wrecking his ship. I’m sorry to say I didn’t enjoy this book.

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I’ve always remembered it as “pass the port on the left”. Sorry, I’m being really mean. John Flanagan grew up in Sydney, Australia, hoping to be a writer.

This review was also posted at Books are stories. Thorn is an alcoholic who stops drinking to be a better mentor to fatherless Hal. Is it OK for kids to read books outside their reading levels? The day when all falls apart. They came out of nowhere it seemed! So read them simply to enjoy the storytelling ability and life of the books.


Hal’s crew is a diverse group of characters. Instead of just reading about it, we understand how they go about it: Engrossing read with strong 17th-century heroine. However, the Heron Brotherband, together with Thorn, uses the Heron to chase after Zavac for a chance at redemption and respect.

See all 11 questions about The Outcasts…. Owning your own personal responsibility despite current circumstances or challenges yet to come is the central theme of the book. She was even better than a typical Skandian wolfship because of the special triangular sails shaped like a heron’s wings; thus the name he made for her. Secondary themes include strategy, humanity, and ingenuity. I really recommend it if you want an action packed adventure book!

It was cool how he came up with their name. Add your rating See all 2 kid reviews. Now, sensing that Ingvar was looking for retribution, he congratulated himself on his quick thinking. Flanagan does do an excellent job of helpi As a fan of John Flanagan’s Ranger’s Apprentice series I was not sure what to expect with the first in his The Outcasts series.

Column 4 Our impact report: I loved the other boys though, especially Edvin, Hal, Stefan, and Jesper. May 23, Karis rated it really liked it Shelves: It takes place in Skandia 2 years before the tenth Ranger’s Apprentice book.

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It’s my opinion only. Thank goodness that’s over. I would recommend this to Boys ages The Cover and Title The cover is chilling and exciting as I’m guessing that Hal is pulling on one of the sheets as the Heron and two other ships battle a storm at sea. He is sort of negative due to the fact that he stays away from the other kids and tends to keep to himself, Stig, or Thorn.


Hal I like how his mother is from Araluen but his father was a Skandian war hero. It was very reminiscent of Ranger’s Apprentice in the brotherly comradeship, and of course, some of the characters like Erak are recycled.

If you enjoy fantasy action adventure with a little bit of alternative history the Skandians are really Vikings in fantasy disguiseyou’ll enjoy The Outcasts, as well as John Flanagan’s Ranger’s Apprentice series. Unfortunately Hal ends up with the left-overs, the outcasts, the boys no-one else wanted in their team and he has reduced brotheerband too compared with the other two brotherbands.

The pirates are shooed away and we just know they took the Andomal. Nov 11, Lisa Brown rated it really liked it Shelves: It was too damaged so they were disqualified? It wasn’t easy to predict how all the competitions would turn out and that kept the story interesting.

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