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Hal and the Heron Brotherband must infiltrate a pirate stronghold to rescue a future emperor in the seventh book of the worldwide bestselling Brotherband series.

Stig is contesting the annual Maktig competition to decide Skandia’s greatest warrior. But an unexpected visitor arrives with a request Stig, Hal and the brotherband can’t refuse: a rescue mission of epic proportions.

Pirates have kidnapped the son of the Empress of Byzantos, a city-state far to the south. The brotherband sets sail to recover the boy, only to find that the pirates’ fortress seems impenetrable, sitting atop towering cliffs above the deep lagoon – the caldera – of a volcanic crater.

Culminating in a battle for survival on the high seas, The Caldera sees the Herons take on one of their most difficult missions yet as the fate of an empire rests on their shoulders.

BONUS RANGER’S APPRENTICE STORY INSIDE!

Reviews

Another epic adventure across land and sea involving pirate invasions, heroic battles and a dangerous rescue mission ... This series ticks all the boxes by delivering an engaging and exciting story that challenges kids' thinking by exploring friendships and relationships whist engrossing them in adventures where the teenage protagonists hold their own and prove their worth.

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780857980137

    October 30, 2017

    Random House Australia Children's

    RRP $23.00

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  • EBook

    9780857980144

    October 30, 2017

    RHA eBooks Child

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Ranger's Apprentice 4: Oakleaf Bearers
Ranger's Apprentice The Early Years 1: The Tournament at Gorlan
Ranger's Apprentice 5: Sorcerer In The North
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