Brotherband 1: The Outcasts

The OutcastsJohn Flanagan is well known for his Rangers Apprentice series – a series I haven’t read. This book, The Outcasts, is the first in a new series called Brotherband.

Set in Skandia it is a coming of age story, where boys become men through brotherband training, earning the right to become crew on a wolfship, to be a warrior. Hal Mikkelson becomes the default leader of the group who are the outcasts, the leftovers from team selection. Through this shared ‘shunning’ they prove that winning the challenge isn’t a matter of popularity and strength, or who your parents are. Invention, strategy, lateral thinking and friendship can get you where you need to be …

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