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  1. says:

    OMG I love this seriesHal and his brotherband crew are forced to flee from a huge storm They are blown for weeks into the endless sea with water in short supply they begin to fear they might be blown off the edge of the world Then when it seems all hope is lost they se


  2. says:

    This was very different to the others in the Brotherband series and I believed added depth to the characters and to the story as a whole Its like the series grew up The story itself was meaningful engaging and full of adventure hitting a new element every chapter or so Entertaining and meaningful in way than you expect


  3. says:

    375 stars Good story but too many chapters on the storm And what happened to the dog? She almost disappeared from the narrative after the bear scene Then she showed up again once or twice Then nothing Did she die?This is Book 6 featuring the Skandian Scandinavian Brotherband of eight young men plus Lydia the huntress and old Thorn the warrior maktig And the dog Kloof Their amazing sailing sloop The Heron sets out for home but is blown off course by the storm of the century Instead of sailing northeast the Brotherband is heading southwest across The Endless Sea enduring lightning and monstrous waves by the luck of Loki and their skirl's skipper's amazing seamanship Finally half dead from dehydration they spot a floating tree Land It's a new land unknown uncharted and brimming with wildlife Including hostile natives It's pre colonial America but not It's Tecumseh but not It's history but not Enjoyable no complaints but not the best in this seriesPs Some possible historical connections to Norse explorersLeif Ericson 970 1020 the son of Eric the Red c950 1003 who had discovered Greenland entered the history books for his sighting of Vinland Nova ScotiaCanada in about 1000 One saga from 1387 states that a certain Bjarni Son of Herjulf had beaten Leif to Vinland having been blown off course and sighted land there as early as 985 6 But no further support for the Bjarni claim has turned uphttpwwwhistorytodaycoms frederi


  4. says:

    A very good storybut he killed someone I liked again pouts


  5. says:

    This book was beautiful It was super emotional I cried and it really showed the depth and strength of the friendship between the whole Brotherband I loved every moment


  6. says:

    John Flanagan does not fail to thrill in this latest instalment of the Brotherband Chronicles Fresh from their latest adventure the Heron Brotherband is thrown into an even thrilling adventure Lost in a freak storm they are driven far over the Endless Sea to a land now too dissimilar to the New World They make new friends fall in love interact with a uniue culture and forge a bond with the people of the land by helping them fight and defeat their enemies the Ghostfaces Once again Hal shows his uick thinking and wonderful sailing ability Thorn displays his usual courage and discipline Stig falls on love Jesper reminds us of hisahem'uniue' skills Lydia Ulf Wulf Ingvar and Stefan do what they know how to do best It's a fast paced story no boring bits The author cuts straight to the point without unnecessary embellishment The characters are well fleshed out uniue and have original personalities These uniue personalities interact in an exciting way that leaves you wanting to know about their latest adventure I'm still enjoying John Flanagan's Brotherband Chronicles despite being out of my teens I couldn't have enjoyed it even if the books came out when I was younger I eagerly await the next book in the series 5 out of 5 stars for me


  7. says:

    45 STARSOnly because of the Stig storyline I was so upset with that It was beautiful and heartbreaking But I still love this series and all of the Brotherband boys The Brotherband are always lending a hand to anyone that needs it Their enemies always underestimate them and I love how they always come out on top This is what a team is all about Looking forward to the next book in this series


  8. says:

    I am actually a bit tired of this series and I only picked this book up because it was a free audio book If you're enjoying the series then my review is probably invalid to you anyway My recommendation is just to not get the audio version the narrator is rather irritatingThe good side Edvin was a far interesting and developed character Lydia was also a interesting character and she finally stopped saying 'old man' to Thorne Jesper actually was given a good part to playThe bad side Kloof the crew of the Heron were in a ferocious storm no mention They were dying of thirst in an empty ocean no mention of Kloof who would certainly drink a lot This wouldn't have been a problem had she been left behind however she turned up suddenly when they needed her and immediately disappeared again The Ghostfaces themselves were pathetic and only turned up in the last few chapters Not exactly a villain to actually interest a reader It seems kinda racist for the native tribe to be helpless against the Ghostfaces I'm sure they would have had at least one person in the 5 different tribes who could come up with a solution and have to be rescued by the European crew of 8 Plus why would a group of people spontaneously start singing to welcome their sudden visitors


  9. says:

    This time John Flanagan found a brand new race of people to not so subtly put a parallel version of into his fantasy world


  10. says:

    My name is Stig and I am first mate aboard the Heron I don't know how we survived weeks in that massive storm on the Endless Ocean but Hal's smartness always amazes me The land we've found has plenty of food and shelter so we'll wait until the winds change before trying to find our way back to Skandia Lydia and Thorn found claw marks on tree from a bear that's three meters tall There's also evidence of people spying on us We have no idea if they're friendly or dangerous so we're on guard at all times I've just been awakened from my sleep because Hal needs me at the palisade It seems an old man and two armed warriors have just shown up outside our defensesThis book captured the magic of the acclaimed Ranger's Apprentice and the other books in the Brotherband series but it lacked a little of the adventure and intrigue The beginning of the book had the adventure of surviving a massive storm on the ocean but I found myself losing interest It's hard to keep things interesting when the characters setting and problem don't change which is what happened when the characters were battling Mother Nature Once they found land they needed to survive for weeks but a significant problem wasn't presented until a huge bear showed up The threat of the Ghostfaces was hinted at mid book but they weren't an actual problem until later on The action built up to final battle but even that wasn't much of a contest I found this plot lacking when compared to other outstanding books by Flanagan


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The Ghostfaces From John Flanagan author of the worldwide bestselling Ranger's Apprentice comes a brand new chapter in the adventures of young Skandians who form a different kind of family a brotherbandWhen 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 Suddenly the silence is broken when a massive marauding bear appears advancing on two children The crew springs into action and rescues the children from the bear’s clutches which earns them the gratitude and friendship of the local Mawagansett tribe who finally reveal themselves But the peace is short lived The Ghostfaces a ruthless warlike tribe who shave their heads and paint their faces white are on the warpath once It’s been ten years since they raided the Mawagansett village but they’re coming back to pillage and reap destruction As the enemy approaches the Herons gear up to help their new friends repel an invasion In this sixth book in the action packed Brotherband Chronicles the Herons find themselves in unfamiliar lands and prepare for battle with a ruthless unknown enemy