In a battle of Skandians vs Temujai, the brotherband are facing their most formidable enemy yet.
The Heron brotherband are home in Skandia – but their usually peaceful country is in danger. The Temujai have never given up on their ambition to claim Skandia for their own. The ruthless warriors from the Eastern Steppes waited a number of years after the Skandians thwarted them last time - with the help of the legendary Rangers of Araluen - but now they're on the move.
The Skandians are concentrating their defences on the one pass through the mountains, and they're ready for battle – but what if the Temujai can find another way down to the coast? Erak sends Hal and his crew to investigate.
And stop the Temujai – whatever it takes.
“Highly recommended . . . John Flanagan writes with an amazing flair for tension and action-adventure stories for young adults who have grown up on video-game conflict . . . This book is action from beginning to end, and yet there is warmth in the relationships between the ship-based Brotherband (which includes one female warrior) that tempers the adrenaline and ferocity of the conflict. This gentle warmth, trust and companionship makes this (or any book in the series) a book to recommend for male and female readers. The pace and tension of the story, with the intelligence of strategy as the characters are required to overcome adversity and fight to survive, will be loved by many readers.”
Carolyn Hull, ReadPlus