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In describing how the boys face each challenge Flanagan includes a good amount of tactical information, but rather than slowing the story it only makes you appreciate it more. Lists with This Book. Some authors can use the same formula for every book they write and it works. I’m not really sure why Flanagan bothered with a prologue.

Thorn promises but loses his right hand on the voyage back.

Unfortunately Hal ends up with the left-overs, the outcasts, the boys no-one else wanted in their team and he has reduced numbers too compared with the other two brotherbands.

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It’s also a brilliant character story; amid the rivalry and action we see the best boys struggle against their weaknesses, learning what it means to work together toward a common goal. The characters were flat, especially the boys in Hal’s brotherband. As someone who read the outasts Ranger’s Apprentice series, I enjoyed this book immensely and plan to read the others as well.

Meanwhile, disguised pirates come to town looking for a way to steal Hallasholm’s most precious treasure. Each challenge is bigger than the last, and among the unevenly matched teams we desperately hold ou Another brilliant adventure from the author of the Ranger’s Apprentice series, for boys and anyone else who loves historical action-adventure As for the book, I would definitely give it 4 stars.


Jul 22, Yuki rated it it was amazing. Sign in or join to save for later.

The book gradually depicts more and more of Hal’s true personality. A glossary of sailing terms appears at the very beginning of the book, showing how important it is for readers to know them in order to follow along. If your looking for an exciting book to read this is it.

He looked for some sign that the Oberjarl was joking, but he saw none. Tye 16, Haley S rated it really liked it Shelves: It takes place in Skandia 2 years before the tenth Ranger’s Apprentice book. Nonetheless using Hal’s ingenuity they kutcasts well through the assessments. Flanagan has a way of taking some familiar characters and giving them a new look and a new way of dealing with tough situations. Another beotherband adventure from the author of the Ranger’s Apprentice series, for boys and anyone else who loves historical action-adventure They also slit a couple throats.

But when Hal ends up the leader of one of the brotherbands, not only is he the underdog, but his team is made up of all the misfits that the other two teams didn’t want. The story almost entirely plays around Hallasholm, the capital of Skandia, so I didn’t really get to see any of the other places that I’ve come to love from the other series, but I get the feeling that in later brothervand we will get to see those places again.

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The parents’ guide to what’s in this book. I skimmed portions of the ending because of it The characters are deeply developed and very personable.

We’re all looking to see what’s happening with Hal and suddenly BAM pirates! I read this book in 2 days it was so good. In other words, can I read this before reading the Rangers Apprentice books? November 1, Publisher’s recommended age s: Please help improve it by replacing them with more appropriate citations to reliable, independent, third-party sources.


The town is on to them, but is it enough to stop them?

The Outcasts (Brotherband Chronicles, #1) by John Flanagan

It was very reminiscent of Ranger’s Apprentice in the brotherly comradeship, and of course, some of the characters like Erak are recycled. Retrieved from ” http: So – I didnt like it – you can imagine, why: The Story It’s a critical year for Hal and Stig. I loved this book. He does seem to be smarter than Will in Ruins of Gorlanthough.

Chrnoicles is basically bully Horace in book 1. Apr 23, Clare Cannon rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Back stories are told of Hal’s father dying from a spear, Hal and Stig nearly drowning, and Thorn losing his hand in a sailing accident. Throughout the book some of his inventions are mentioned, but I would have loved to read more about them.

The Outcasts: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 1

RA fans, whoever likes outcwsts and training montages. I would recommend this to Boys ages At As someone who read the entire Ranger’s Apprentice series, I enjoyed this book immensely and plan to read the others as well. My only detraction was that Hal and company always landed on top. I’d like to learn more please. I just wish I knew what it was.

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