John Flanagan, author of the international phenomenon Ranger's Apprentice, createsa 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 calledbrotherbands and must endure three months of gruelling training in seamanship, weaponsand battle tactics. It's brotherband against brotherband, fighting it out in a series ofchallenges. There can be only one winner.When Hal Mikkelson finds himself the unwilling leader of a brotherband made up ofoutcasts, he must step up to the challenge. The Heron brotherband might not have thestrength and numbers of the other two teams, but with inventiveness, ingenuity and courageon their side, they might just surprise everyone.
WA Premier's Book Awards
Shortlisted • 2011 • Children's Books
Shortlisted • 2012 • Best Children's Fiction
Australian Book Industry Awards
Shortlisted • 2012 • Book of the Year for Older Children
CBCA Book of the Year Awards
Shortlisted • 2012 • Older Readers
Longlisted • 2012 • Gold Inky Award for an Australian Book
Queensland Literary Awards
Shortlisted • 2012 • Children's Book
NSW Premier's Literary Awards
Shortlisted • 2013 • Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature
REAL Children's Choice Awards
Shortlisted • 2013 • Older Readers