Saturday, January 7, 2012
Sue Recommends Brotherband Chronicles Book 1: The Outcasts by John Flanagan
John Flanagan writes fantasy adventure fiction for young adults. You may have read a recommendation for his first best-selling series--Ranger's Apprentice--right here on this blog. Whether you are 10, 16, or 60, male or female, you will enjoy his likable characters and admire his ability to write a great story.
His new series, Brotherband Chronicles, begins with The Outcasts. This is a companion story to the Ranger's Apprentice and features a coming of age story of young men from medieval Skandia training to be warriors in groups called Brotherbands. As the name implies, one of the Brotherbands is made up of a group of boys who are considered outcasts in the community because of their actions or parentage and thus not picked by the other teams to be a part of their group.
Will Hal, Stig and the other boys in this group be able to compete with the other groups to make a name for themselves and prove that they are truly contributing member of the Skandian community who deserve respect? Stay tuned for more adventures from this rag-tag group of seafaring boys.