Slaves of Socorro

Slaves of Socorro
  • Author : John Anthony Flanagan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 462
  • Relase : 2014
  • ISBN : 9780399163555

Slaves of Socorro Book Review:

With their honor restored, Hal and his fellow Herons leave Skandia again on a new mission--to track down and stop Hal's nemesis, Tursgud, a bullying youth-turned vicious pirate and slave trader.

Brotherband 4: Slaves of Socorro

Brotherband 4: Slaves of Socorro
  • Author : John Flanagan
  • Publisher : Random House Australia
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 2014-05-01
  • ISBN : 9781742759357

Brotherband 4: Slaves of Socorro Book Review:

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.

Scorpion Mountain

Scorpion Mountain
  • Author : John Flanagan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 464
  • Relase : 2014-12-02
  • ISBN : 9780698171428

Scorpion Mountain Book Review:

From John Flanagan, author of the worldwide bestselling Ranger's Apprentice -- an all-new adventure featuring the Brotherband crew and one of our favorite Rangers! Hal, his Brotherband crew, and the Ranger Gilan have freed the twelve Araluens sold into slavery. Returning to Araluen, Gilan is given a new mission by King Duncan: protect his daughter’s life. Princess Cassandra has survived one attempt on her life already, and now whispers of a second attempt have reached the kingdom. A deadly sect known as the Scorpion Cult is thought to be behind the assassination threat. Not waiting to see if the knife will strike true, the Brotherband again team up with Gilan to track down the would-be killers. In this fifth book in the Brotherband Chronicles, old friends reemerge to take on new enemies as the worlds of Ranger’s Apprentice and Brotherband join forces in battle!

The Hunters

The Hunters
  • Author : John Flanagan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2012-10-30
  • ISBN : 9781101591536

The Hunters Book Review:

From the author of the global phenomenon and New York Times bestselling Ranger's Apprentice! Hal and his brotherband crew are hot on the trail of the pirate Zavac and they have one thing only on their minds: Stopping the bloodthirsty thief before he can do more damage. Of course, they also know Zavac has the Andomal, the priceless Skandian artifact stolen when the brotherband let down their guard. The chase leads down mighty rivers, terrifying rapids, to the lawless fortress of Ragusa. If Hal is to succeed, he will need to go beyond his brotherband training. He will need to challenge the pirate one-on-one, knowing only one of them will survive. The epic series from Ranger's Apprentice author John Flanagan continues, delivering pulse-pounding adventure and fun. Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, T.H. White’s The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series, and George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones/ A Song of Ice and Fire series.

The Caldera

The Caldera
  • Author : John Flanagan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2017-11-21
  • ISBN : 9780698174498

The Caldera Book Review:

The Herons take to the high seas to fend off pirates and rescue the heir to an empire in the newest adventure from John Flanagan, author of the worldwide bestselling Ranger's Apprentice! Includes BONUS content--a brand-new Ranger's Apprentice short story featuring fan-favorites Will and Maddie! In Hallasholm, Stig is contesting the annual Maktig competition to decide Skandia’s greatest warrior. But a late-night knock on the door brings someone Stig never expected to see again, along with a request the Herons are hard-pressed to refuse: a rescue mission of epic proportions. Across the ocean, the southern city-state of Byzantos is plagued by a crew of pirates who’ve kidnapped the son of Empress Justina. Slipping out of Hallasholm under the cover of darkness, the brotherband sets sail to recover the boy from his kidnappers, heading south to the island of Santorillos where a near-impenetrable fortress stands atop a cliff, surrounded by a lagoon—a caldera—formed by the crater of a volcano. In this explosive seventh book in the action-packed Brotherband Chronicles, the Herons battle pirates amid stormy seas as the fate of an empire rests on their shoulders.

The Ghostfaces

The Ghostfaces
  • Author : John Flanagan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2016-06-14
  • ISBN : 9780698174597

The Ghostfaces Book Review:

From John Flanagan, author of the worldwide bestselling Ranger's Apprentice, comes a brand-new chapter in the adventures of young Skandians who form a different kind of family--a brotherband. When the Brotherband crew are caught in a massive storm at sea, they’re blown far off course and wash up on the shores of a land so far west that Hal can’t recognize it from any of his maps. Eerily, the locals are nowhere in sight, yet the Herons have a creeping feeling they are being watched. Suddenly the silence is broken when a massive, marauding bear appears, advancing on two children. The crew springs into action and rescues the children from the bear’s clutches, which earns them the gratitude and friendship of the local Mawagansett tribe, who finally reveal themselves. But the peace is short-lived. The Ghostfaces, a ruthless, warlike tribe who shave their heads and paint their faces white, are on the warpath once more. It’s been ten years since they raided the Mawagansett village, but they’re coming back to pillage and reap destruction. As the enemy approaches, the Herons gear up to help their new friends repel an invasion. In this sixth book in the action-packed Brotherband Chronicles, the Herons find themselves in unfamiliar lands and prepare for battle with a ruthless, unknown enemy.

The Invaders

The Invaders
  • Author : John Flanagan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2012-05-01
  • ISBN : 9781101572276

The Invaders Book Review:

From the author of the global phenomenon Ranger's Apprentice! Hal and the Herons have done the impossible. This group of outsiders has beaten out the strongest, most skilled young warriors in all of Skandia to win the Brotherband competition. But their celebration comes to an abrupt end when the Skandians' most sacred artifact, the Andomal, is stolen--and the Herons are to blame. To find redemption they must track down the thief Zavac and recover the Andomal. But that means traversing stormy seas, surviving a bitter winter, and battling a group of deadly pirates willing to protect their prize at all costs. Even Brotherband training and the help of Skandia's greatest warrior may not be enough to ensure that Hal and his friends return home with the Andomal--or their lives. Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, T.H. White’s The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series, and George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire series.

The Stern Chase

The Stern Chase
  • Author : John Flanagan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2022-10-25
  • ISBN : 9780593463826

The Stern Chase Book Review:

The exciting next tale in the Brotherband Chronicles—following the Brotherband and their ship, the Heron, in a battle against an Iberian pirate raiding ship—from John Flanagan, author of the internationally bestselling Ranger’s Apprentice series! The Herons are home in Skandia—preparing to celebrate two of their own and working on sea trials in the newly constructed Heron. But during a short excursion, they encounter an Iberian pirate ship raiding the coast of Sonderland, so Hal and his crew take action. Though the Herons quickly triumph, the Iberians voice their fury at the Herons, vowing to take revenge. And soon they do—raiding the harbor and stealing or destroying as many ships as they can. Though there is little proof the Iberians are behind it, the Herons take their ship, the only one that has survived the raid—and race after their enemy in hot pursuit. They will take down these pirates and get justice—no matter what. Climb aboard with the Herons in The Stern Chase, the exciting ninth installment of the Brotherband Chronicles!

Brotherband 5: Scorpion Mountain

Brotherband 5: Scorpion Mountain
  • Author : John Flanagan
  • Publisher : Random House Australia
  • Pages : 464
  • Relase : 2014-11-03
  • ISBN : 9781742759371

Brotherband 5: Scorpion Mountain Book Review:

When the worlds of Ranger's Apprentice and Brotherband cross over, action and adventure are guaranteed! King Duncan of Araluen has an urgent mission for Hal and the Heron brotherband. One assassination attempt on his daughter Cassandra was foiled - but the would-be killers are from the deadly Scorpion cult, and they won't be satisfied until they have completed their task. The Herons team up with Ranger Gilan to track the killers across the deserts of Arrida and infiltrate their mountain lair. But the Scorpion assassins are not the only threat the brotherband will face. A seaside battle is looming, and the Herons are called upon to help an old friend of Araluen in his fight. With their forces split between searing land and treacherous seas, can the brotherband complete their mission - before the killers find their royal target?

The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Complete Collection (Books 1-6)

The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Complete Collection (Books 1-6)
  • Author : Michael Scott
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Pages : 2752
  • Relase : 2020-10-20
  • ISBN : 9780593374870

The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Complete Collection (Books 1-6) Book Review:

Includes the whole series! Nicholas Flamel appeared in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter—but did you know he really lived? And he might still be alive today! Discover the truth in Michael Scott’s New York Times bestselling series the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, now in a complete 6-book collection: The Alchemyst, The Magician, The Sorceress, The Necromancer, The Warlock and The Enchantress. The truth: Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on September 28, 1330. The legend: Nicholas Flamel discovered the secret of eternal life. The records show that he died in 1418. But his tomb is empty. Nicholas Flamel lives. But only because he has been making the elixir of life for centuries. The secret of eternal life is hidden within the book he protects—the Book of Abraham the Mage. It's the most powerful book that has ever existed. In the wrong hands, it will destroy the world. That's exactly what Dr. John Dee plans to do when he steals it. Humankind won't know what's happening until it's too late. And if the prophecy is right, Sophie and Josh Newman are the only ones with the power to save the world as we know it. Sometimes legends are true. And Sophie and Josh Newman are about to find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time. “[A] A riveting fantasy…While there is plenty here to send readers rushing to their encyclopedias…those who read the book at face value will simply be caught up in the enthralling story. A fabulous read.”—SLJ, Starred

Slaves of Socorro

Slaves of Socorro
  • Author : John Flanagan
  • Publisher : Puffin Books
  • Pages : 496
  • Relase : 2015-04-07
  • ISBN : 9780142427262

Slaves of Socorro Book Review:

With their honor restored, Hal and his fellow Herons leave Skandia again on a new mission--to track down and stop Hal's nemesis, Tursgud, a bullying youth-turned vicious pirate and slave trader.

The Outcasts

The Outcasts
  • Author : John Flanagan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 464
  • Relase : 2011-11-01
  • ISBN : 9781101545393

The Outcasts Book Review:

From the author of the global phenomenon Ranger's Apprentice! They are outcasts. Hal, Stig, and the others - they are the boys the others want no part of. Skandians, as any reader of Ranger's Apprentice could tell you, are known for their size and strength. Not these boys. Yet that doesn't mean they don't have skills. And courage - which they will need every ounce of to do battle at sea against the other bands, the Wolves and the Sharks, in the ultimate race. The icy waters make for a treacherous playing field . . . especially when not everyone thinks of it as playing. John Flanagan, author of the international phenomenon Ranger's Apprentice, creates a new cast of characters to populate his world of Skandians and Araluens, a world millions of young readers around the world have come to know and admire. Full of seafaring adventures and epic battles, Book 1 of The Brotherband Chronicles is sure to thrill readers of Ranger's Apprentice while enticing a whole new generation just now discovering the books. Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, T.H. White’s The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series, and George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire series.

Death of a Hero

Death of a Hero
  • Author : John Flanagan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 50
  • Relase : 2012-03-20
  • ISBN : 9781101577790

Death of a Hero Book Review:

Ranger Will's past is revealed in this story from the New York Times bestselling Ranger's Apprentice. Halt reveals to Will the story behind his parents' deaths and how he came to live at the Castle Redmont Ward.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
  • Author : Junot Diaz
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2008-09-04
  • ISBN : 9780571246205

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Book Review:

Things have never been easy for Oscar. A ghetto nerd living with his Dominican family in New Jersey, he's sweet but disastrously overweight. He dreams of becoming the next J.R.R. Tolkien and he keeps falling hopelessly in love. Poor Oscar may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fukú - the curse that has haunted his family for generations. With dazzling energy and insight Díaz immerses us in the tumultuous lives of Oscar; his runaway sister Lola; their beautiful mother Belicia; and in the family's uproarious journey from the Dominican Republic to the US and back. Rendered with uncommon warmth and humour, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is a literary triumph, that confirms Junot Díaz as one of the most exciting writers of our time.

Seeds of Rebellion

Seeds of Rebellion
  • Author : Brandon Mull
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 512
  • Relase : 2012-03-13
  • ISBN : 9781416997993

Seeds of Rebellion Book Review:

The thrills continue in the second action-packed adventure in the #1 New York Times bestselling Beyonders trilogy. After the cliffhanger ending of A World Without Heroes, Jason is back in the world he’s always known—yet for all his efforts to get home, he finds himself itching to return to Lyrian. Jason knows that the shocking truth he learned from Maldor is precious information that all of his friends in Lyrian, including Rachel, need if they have any hope of surviving and defeating the evil emperor. Meanwhile, Rachel and the others have discovered new enemies—as well as new abilities that could turn the tide of the entire quest. And as soon as Jason succeeds in crossing over to Lyrian, he’s in more danger than ever. Once the group reunites, they strive to convince their most-needed ally to join the war and form a rebellion strong enough to triumph over Maldor. At the center of it all, Jason and Rachel realize what roles they’re meant to play—and the answers are as surprising as they are riveting.

A Matter of Days

A Matter of Days
  • Author : Amber Kizer
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2013-06-11
  • ISBN : 9780375898259

A Matter of Days Book Review:

“Gripping and poignant, A Matter of Days takes readers on a heart-stopping journey of love and survival.“ — New York Times bestselling author Carrie Jones Their new reality begins in just a matter of days. On Day 56 of the Blustar Pandemic, sixteen-year-old Nadia’s mother dies, leaving Nadia to fend for herself and her younger brother, Rabbit. Both have been immunized against the virus, but they can’t be protected from what comes next. Their father taught them to “be the cockroach”—to adapt to and survive whatever comes their way. And that’s their mission. Facing a lawless world of destruction and deprivation, Nadia and Rabbit drive from Seattle to their grandfather’s compound in West Virginia. The illness, fatigue, and hunger they endure along the way will all be worth it once they reach the compound. Unless no one is waiting for them . . . “Fans of Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave, S. D. Crockett’s After the Snow, or Cormac McCarthy’s adult novel The Road will find this a satisfying read.” —SLJ “An exciting apocalyptic road trip.” —Publishers Weekly

The Battle of Hackham Heath

The Battle of Hackham Heath
  • Author : John Flanagan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2016-11-29
  • ISBN : 9780698174528

The Battle of Hackham Heath Book Review:

John Flanagan, author of the bestselling Ranger's Apprentice fantasy adventure epic, delivers a second prequel to Ruins of Gorlan, the novel that started it all, with Halt and Crowley preparing for war against a near-unstoppable enemy When the former Baron Morgarath escaped to avoid punishment for treason, an uneasy peace fell on Araluen. But Morgarath, now in hiding, is already planning his next move, recruiting an army of savage, overpowering beasts known as Wargals. Newly crowned King Duncan knows he must assemble his troops for battle. To find out the full extent of Morgarath’s plan of attack, Halt prepares for a seemingly impossible task--climbing the deadly cliffs of the Mountains of Rain and Night and venturing deep into enemy territory to spy. After all, the winner of this war could be determined by one wrong move. At the Battle of Hackham Heath, the fate of a Kingdom will be decided. This origin story of how Halt came to be Araluen’s most famous Ranger – and how war will decide the future of the next generation – will thrill Ranger’s Apprentice fans and new readers alike.

Storm Peak

Storm Peak
  • Author : John Flanagan
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Pages : 601
  • Relase : 2011
  • ISBN : 9781459624313

Storm Peak Book Review:

Jesse Parker, ex-Denver police detective, has returned to his hometown of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, to spend the winter working the ski patrol and taking it easy. But he is reluctantly dragged back into a world of violence and murder when a serial killer begins a killing spree in the sleepy ski town. The town's popular sheriff, Lee Torrens, a...

The Moon Dragon (The Secrets of Droon #26)

The Moon Dragon (The Secrets of Droon #26)
  • Author : Tony Abbott
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 128
  • Relase : 2016-02-23
  • ISBN : 9780545418393

The Moon Dragon (The Secrets of Droon #26) Book Review:

With nearly 2 million books in print, this Little Apple series is H-O-T, hot. The SECRET is out -- DROON is the series that kids, parents, and teachers are talking about! There's no place like home! Eric and his friends have finally restored the Rainbow Stairs, but that was the easy part. Now Gethwing is loose in the Upper World, and the Moon Dragon is causing big trouble. Eric, Julie, and Neal have to protect their town, but they're up against mysterious creatures, strangely-behaving parents, and powerful magic. Can the kids stop Gethwing before he destroys the Upper World -- for good?

Brotherband 1: The Outcasts

Brotherband 1: The Outcasts
  • Author : John Flanagan
  • Publisher : Random House Australia
  • Pages : 464
  • Relase : 2011-10-26
  • ISBN : 9781742754550

Brotherband 1: The Outcasts Book Review:

John Flanagan, author of the international phenomenon Ranger's Apprentice, creates a world of seafaring adventures, treacherous pirates and epic battles in Brotherband. In Skandia, there is only one way to become a warrior. Boys are chosen for teams called brotherbands and must endure three months of gruelling training in seamanship, weapons and battle tactics. It's brotherband against brotherband, fighting it out in a series of challenges. There can be only one winner. When Hal Mikkelson finds himself the unwilling leader of a brotherband made up of outcasts, he must step up to the challenge. The Heron brotherband might not have the strength and numbers of the other two teams, but with inventiveness, ingenuity and courage on their side, they might just surprise everyone.