Brotherband Chronicles

13 books in series
5 out of 5 stars 4,781 ratings

The Outcasts Publisher's Summary

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 and listeners 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 fans of Ranger's Apprentice while enticing a whole new generation just now discovering the books.

©2011 John Flanagan (P)2011 Penguin
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  • Book 1

    • The Outcasts

    • Brotherband Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: John Flanagan
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 882
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 798
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 797

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great tale

    • By Jonathan on 02-04-12

    Regular price: $42.00

    • The Outcasts

    • The Brotherband Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: John Flanagan
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Could've used a younger narraror

    • By Steve on 02-08-17

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 2

    • The Invaders

    • Brotherband Chronicles, Book 2
    • By: John Flanagan
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 781
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 707
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 713

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • First battle for the young Brotherband

    • By Clem Morton on 06-06-14

    Regular price: $42.00

    • The Invaders

    • Brotherband, Book 2
    • By: John Flanagan
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent adventure

    • By James on 10-29-14

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 3

    • The Hunters

    • Brotherband Chronicles, Book 3
    • By: John Flanagan
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 748
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 675
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 677

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • John Flanagan is an amazing writer

    • By L on 05-19-13

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Hunters

    • Brotherband, Book 3
    • By: John Flanagan
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    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 artefact 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The hunt is on.

    • By James on 10-30-14

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 4

    • The Slaves of Socorro

    • Brotherband, Book 4
    • By: John Flanagan
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    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, causing the Herons to be thrown into a dangerous quest to free captured Araluens from the slave market in Socorro. Even with the help of an Araluen Ranger, the task may be too much.

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    • Slaves of Socorro

    • Brotherband, Book 4
    • By: John Flanagan
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 669
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 611
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 619

    Hal and his fellow Herons have returned home to Skandia after defeating the pirate captain Zavac and reclaiming Skandia's most prized artifact, the Andomal. With their honor restored, the Herons turn to a new mission: tracking down an old rival turned bitter enemy. Tursgud - leader of the Shark Brotherband and Hal's constant opponent - has turned from a bullying youth into a pirate and slave trader. After Tursgud captures 12 Araluen villagers to sell as slaves, the Heron crew sails into action...with the help of one of Araluen's finest Rangers!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great one!

    • By boysonly on 06-02-18

    Regular price: $42.00

  • Book 5

    • Scorpion Mountain: Brotherband, Book 5

    • By: John Flanagan
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining and wonderful read

    • By Brenda on 06-25-15

    Regular price: $22.38

    • Scorpion Mountain

    • Brotherband Chronicles, Book 5
    • By: John A. Flanagan
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 693
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 628
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 626

    Fresh off of victory over their longtime nemesis, Tursgud, Hal and the Herons, summoned by King Duncan, set sail for Castle Araluen. Thrust into the dangerous world of Araluen, the Herons learn of a threat to Queen Evanlyn and whispers of a deadly sect known as the Scorpion Cult. Rumors say that Iqbal, who previously tried to assassinate Evanlyn at her wedding to Horace, might be planning another attempt.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The greatness continues

    • By Angelika on 06-18-18

    Regular price: $42.00

  • Book 6

    • The Ghostfaces

    • The Brotherband Chronicles, Book 6
    • By: John A. Flanagan
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 606
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 570
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 566

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Natural Progression

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-22-16

    Regular price: $38.50

    • The Ghostfaces

    • Brotherband
    • By: John Flanagan
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    When the Herons are caught in a massive storm at sea, they're blown far off course - so far that they wash up on the shores of a land to the west that Hal can't recognise from his maps. They sense they're being watched but don't encounter the locals until they have to rescue two children from a marauding bear. This action earns them the gratitude of the Mawagansett tribe, and the two groups finally meet. But the peace is short lived.

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  • Book 7

    • The Caldera

    • The Brotherband Chronicles, Book 7
    • By: John Flanagan
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 291
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 272
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 273

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love this author love this narrator outstanding

    • By Gary Clyma on 12-03-17

    Regular price: $38.50