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The Outcasts: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 1 and millions of other books are available for instant access. view Kindle eBook | view Audible audiobook. The Outcasts is the first book in the Brotherband series. Full of seafaring adventures and epic battles, Book 1 of The Brotherband Chronicles is sure to thrill. Fun underdog tale starts high-seas series. Read Common Sense Media’s The Outcasts: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 1 review, age rating, and parents guide.

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This review was also posted at Books are stories. It’s a gorgeous figurehead on Hal’s ship Pirates kill sailors and watchmen in two brief scenes and there’s one significant fist fight among teen boys, but otherwise the focus is on teens coming together as a team. John Flanagan grew up in Sydney, Australia, hoping to be a writer.

Chronic,es einde is echter veelbelovend: Certainly and not only because Chronciles Flanagan is an Aussie with a nice down-to-earth manner of writing.

He nodded again, slowly this time. The leader of the pirates, Zavac, demands to know chroniclees the secret treasure of Skandia, the Andomal, a precious amber stone that washed up on the shores of Skandia a long time ago. But if Hal can pull this band of outcasts together to work as a team, they may just prove e Hal, the son of a Skandian warrior and an Arabian slave, he is an outcast from birth, especially because his father was killed in a raid and unable to help and provide for him.

It loved the characters, and really enjoyed the story. The leader of the trading fleet vows not to tell until he sees that one of the pirates had grabbed his nephew.

The Brotherband Chronicles: The Outcasts

But when Hal ends up the leader of one of the brotherbands, not only is he the underdog, but his team is made up of all brohherband misfits that the other two teams didn’t want. Or the “I’m short-sighted, not stupid” appeared in the dialogue at least two times. WheadonCommon Sense Media.


There was a reasonable amount of various nautical terms floated around but nothing too technical. The main theme is team building as the eight primary characters — all outcasts in the village — come together as part of the brotherband training season.

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Meanwhile, disguised pirates come to town looking for a way to steal Hallasholm’s most precious treasure. But if Hal can pull this band of outcasts together to work as a team, they may just prove everyone wrong. And when it did occur, it happened with “in anger” or “in frustration” after it, so consistently redundant that I actually flinched every time it appeared, which was maybe fifteen plus times on a single page.

Bit of a cliffhanger though, but that just means I’ll have to read the next book too. It also gives readers time to get to know Hal and see him become a real leader and an innovative thinker. I just finished The Outcastswhich is the first book of the Brotherband Chronicles, and I have to admit I was really pleased. In other words, can I read this before reading the Rangers Apprentice books? Certainly some element of cliche exists in his work and he is no world-builder like Tolkien but what he does well is balance out the elements to create a story perfect for his target audience.

The author of the Ranger’s Apprentice series gets readers rooting for Hal and his friends — even those crazy bickering twins — as chronocles take on one challenge after another. Based on 2 reviews. Get it now Searching for streaming and purchasing options And then we’re reminded of what caused it to happen. Brotehrband are great adventure stories in a fun so far low magic fantasy world. The thing that bothered me the most though was how he had to tell us everything even to the point of repeating it to us.

All the boys in Hal’s brotherband are the last ones anyone would pick to brotjerband on their team but they still come together and work hard to win. I also liked thr Wolves brotherband. It was cool how he came up with their name. It was all function and nothing else, and worse than that it had so many repetitions and explanations of gestures that it made me think John Flanagan thought his readers would be idiots who didn’t understand that when a character nodded it meant they agreed with something.


I really like this book. I love the way Hal is portrayed, he reminds me of Will.

And I said “Who’s doing that” and whoever it was said, “It’s Ulf. He’s built differently from most Skandians, mostly because his mother is Araluen. The characters were flat, especially the boys in Hal’s brotherband.

Other than that, this kid is basically Will. Brotherband Chronicles, Book 1. For each Brotherband, a leader must be chosen – this year there are a total of 28 boys divided into 3 Brotherbands: Unfortunately Hal ends up with the left-overs, the outcasts, the boys no-one else wanted in their team and he has reduced numbers too compared with the other two brotherbands.

For mysteries by this same author, see John A. I didn’t get to know them too well, but there is a lot of potential for them to grow into more interesting characters. What are your favorite underdog stories? He sees a way to make things better, and he does it from improvements to a crossbow to ideas on indoor plumbing to prosthetics to improved sail designs. Flanagan’s world is never kept too distant from the reader, his down to earth writing allowing reader’s the chance to fall in love with what they read.

As someone who read the entire Ranger’s Apprentice series, I enjoyed this book immensely and plan to read the others as well. The main character has a mentor who started out as a loner who everyone was weirded out by. Alright, so to the actual book.