The Outcasts

John Flanagan

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The Outcasts

The Outcasts From the author of the global phenomenon Ranger s Apprentice 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 co

  • Title: The Outcasts
  • Author: John Flanagan
  • ISBN: 9780399256196
  • Page: 474
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From the author of the global phenomenon Ranger s Apprentice 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 doFrom the author of the global phenomenon Ranger s Apprentice 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 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 readers of Ranger s Apprentice while enticing a whole new generation just now discovering the books.Perfect for fans of J.R.R Tolkien s Lord of the Rings, T.H White s The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini s Eragon series, and George R R Martin s Game of Thrones A Song of Ice and Fire series.

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    1. Cait (Paper Fury) on said:

      John Flanagan's Rangers Apprentice series: The Ruins of Gorlan was my favourite childhood series! I even reread the books now and love them to pieces.Naturally I thought I'd enjoy Brotherband. Well no. But the reasons I liked John Flanagan's books are:- humour- medieval action adventure- unlikely heroes- awesome female heroines- awesome and varied world buildingI expected these things (normal, nice and awesome things) to carry onto the new series. They did not. In fact, Brotherband: The Outcasts [...]

    2. Jonathan Terrington on said:

      As a fan of John Flanagan's Ranger's Apprentice series I was not sure what to expect with the first in his The Outcasts series. However I soon settled into this novel and came to appreciate and enjoy what he had written. Of course while his work is aimed predominantly at older children and younger teens it can be enjoyed by various age levels in my opinion. There was a reasonable amount of various nautical terms floated around but nothing too technical. Flanagan does do an excellent job of helpi [...]

    3. Kit on said:

      HERE BE SPOILERSWhy, oh why, John Flanagan, must you create another wonderful book series and leave us on tenterhooks in a cliffhanger ending?Ugh, I loved this book. It was very reminiscent of Ranger's Apprentice in the brotherly comradeship, and of course, some of the characters like Erak are recycled. Hal is very much like Will. Both are outcasts and have different talents than most people, but they find their place and turn out to have much talent. This is both good and bad, as I loved Will a [...]

    4. Kyle on said:

      I really enjoyed the Ranger’s Apprentice series and when I noticed that Flanagan had written a spin off series based on the Skandians I thought that I might give it a read. I have been so disappointed in spin offs before that I wasn’t expecting much.I just finished The Outcasts, which is the first book of the Brotherband Chronicles, and I have to admit I was really pleased. The story revolves around a group of outcast teen boys and how they cope and compete in the Skandian society. If you’ [...]

    5. Nannah on said:

      I'm sorry to say I didn't enjoy this book.This is a young adult book, I understand, but I couldn't help but feel insulted by the writing. 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. Everything is told, nothing shown. I was TOLD that someone was angry or confused or happ [...]

    6. Clare Cannon on said:

      Another brilliant adventure from the author of the Ranger's Apprentice series, for boys 9-14 (and anyone else who loves historical action-adventure I thought it was great!). The scene setting in the initial chapters may be the only challenge for reluctant readers, but from chapter five the action begins when the boys are divided into brotherbands who must compete for the ultimate championship. Each challenge is bigger than the last, and among the unevenly matched teams we desperately hold out fo [...]

    7. Katrina Ly on said:

      HOLY CRAP HOLY CRAP HOLY CRAP!THIS BOOK WAS SO AWESOME!i cannot believe he ended like that!!!!no john flanagan! u must not do this to us!!!!!!!!!nooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!how long must i wait for the next?! how long?! how long must i suffer?!ok so anyway, i am calm now to any who was just thinking about reading this book, let me give you a basic run-down of what to expect. the book opens to a scene where erak and his crew r raiding some village. it is ridiculously easy, which makes it f [...]

    8. Tyrean on said:

      Hal, an outcast mentored by an outcast, befriend by outcasts, is a well-written character in the midst of a somehwat expected plot. Yet, for all the familiarity of the plot, and even some of the characters, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Flanagan has a way of taking some familiar characters and giving them a new look and a new way of dealing with tough situations. At first, it seems that Hal is up against his entire society, but we find that he has unexpected allies, and his wits serve him well [...]

    9. Allison on said:

      Part of my Caudill, Bluestem, Monarch challenge.Thank goodness that's over. Usually I put books down within a few chapters of reading them if I don't like them. Unfortunately, I am reading this one for work and I had to slog my way through the entire thing screaming at Flanagan the whole way for his obnoxious writing style.The main plot was actually decent if you can handle the fact that this was clearly a fictionalized group of people similar our Saxons. (Though it turns out our Saxons didn't a [...]

    10. Haley S on said:

      Have I reviewed the Ranger’s Apprentice series? No?! Wait! What? Seriously! I can’t believe that I haven’t reviewed Ranger’s Apprentice. I really really need to review that series. It is like the best series ever! But, I am not reviewing that series right now. I am reviewing the first book in the Brotherband Chronicles, The Outcasts. I really enjoyed this book. It was super good and intriguing. Hal was a great main character, but do you know who I liked even more? Ladies and gentlemen, p [...]

    11. Kathy Davie on said:

      First in the Brotherband Chronicles children's adventure-fantasy series revolving around eight young men of Hallasholm who are anxious to prove themselves to their peers and countrymen. This story is set several years after the events in The Battle for Skandia, 4, in the Ranger's Apprentice series.In 2012, The Outcasts was nominated for the The Inky Awards for Gold Inky.My TakeThe prologue is half-finished which made a reveal later in the story a bit confusing. I'm not really sure why Flanagan b [...]

    12. Bregje (B a Reader) on said:

      This review was also posted at Books are stories.The Ranger's Apprentice series is one of my favorite middle grade series. Although I loved that series I was a bit hesitant to start the Brotherband Chronicles, because this series would not have rangers as main characters and because of that I didn't think I would like this series as much. I did indeed enjoy the first Ranger's Apprentice book more than I enjoyed this first book, but it was a lot more fun than I expected it to be. Like the main ch [...]

    13. Tim Roast on said:

      If you think Vikings on boot camp then that's pretty much what this book is.The book begins with a guide to sailing terms with definitions to terms such as starboard and yardarm. Well, personally I would have put this at the end. Anyone picking this up and reading from the beginning might plough through this technical bit before giving up because it is a little bit of a chore, or was for me at least, and that would be a real shame.After that false start the book follows 16-year-old Hal, a thinke [...]

    14. Brandon Slade on said:

      This is the type of book that makes you happy as you're reading it. It is a tale of adventure, courage, and brotherhood. The outcasts in the Skandian society band together and form an inseparable group based on shared experiences and because of the fact that they're all outcasts. They make mistakes, but eventually realize the need for forgiveness. They don't get carried away with winning so much that they don't help out a fellow brotherband when they're in need. And they use all of their talents [...]

    15. Sammy on said:

      I was hoping John Flanagan would never end The Ranger's Apprentice and was sad when he did, but then I saw this book was coming out and I immediately thought, "I have to read that." I am somewhat learned when it comes to sailing which made this book all the more enjoyable, with the sailor-term dictionary at the front of the book helping me along the way.I love the way Hal is portrayed, he reminds me of Will. I think these new characters will definetly take some more getting used to, after all, i [...]

    16. Lou Anders on said:

      John Flanagan's The Outcasts is a wonderful book. It's great for boys age around 10-13, but I enjoyed it very much as an adult reader and plan to continue with the series. I'd previously read the first Ranger's Apprentice novel, and enjoyed that very much, but skipped ahead to The Outcasts rather than stay with that series. I will go back and read the other Ranger's Apprentice at some point too, I'm sure. These are great adventure stories in a fun (so far) low magic fantasy world. Recommended.

    17. Eimear on said:

      I received this book as part of GoodReads First ReadsThis book was so slow to start. I think it took me a year to get anywhere interesting in the storyline because I kept putting it down out of boredom. Once the story gets moving though it's really good and it's much easier to read. The characters are interesting and are easy to stick with. Although the story ended up being very good the slow start really ruined my view of the book and that's why I've knocked off two stars.

    18. Annemieke on said:

      In Skandia worden alle 15 jarige jongens ingedeeld bij een broederband. Hal leidt de broederband van de outsiders, de jongens die niemand in zijn team wil. Spannende teamopdrachten volgen.Het boek begin met een aantal losse passages, die later netjes op hun plek vallen, maar waardoor het verhaal wel erg traag op gang komt. Het einde is echter veelbelovend: op naar deel 2!

    19. R-kyuu on said:

      This book is about "Skandians", basically it's a tribe that is almost immortal and deadly (wielding Dangerous axes!) Which makes it a very good book, it's another series by the author that wrote Ranger's apprentice! I thought this book was very adventurous and exhilarating. I hope to read more of it's series later!

    20. Yuki on said:

      I read this book in 2 days it was so good. It takes place in Skandia 2 years before the tenth Ranger's Apprentice book. It features Hal a half Araluen boy who is bullied because of it and is cornered into leading those who share his fate in Hallasholm. If your looking for an exciting book to read this is it.

    21. Morgiana on said:

      This was a good book - for 13 years or below.So - I didnt like it - you can imagine, why:)But I'd really recommend it for adventurous kids.;)

    22. Li'l Izzie on said:

      3.4 starsIt was okay. The thing is, it feels like Ranger's Apprentice fanfiction. Some authors can use the same formula for every book they write and it works. But this time, I just kept thinking how similar everyone is to the RA characters. I kept thinking about when this took place in relation to RA (I found out yesterday. This is two years prior to book #10). I’ll be comparing to this to RA. Probably not the best idea since I should be judging this for what it is. But I can’t really do th [...]

    23. Kaleb Lockhart on said:

      As someone who read the entire Ranger's Apprentice series, I enjoyed this book immensely and plan to read the others as well. It is similar to The Ranger's Apprentice in many aspects, but contains a completely different style of life, as it takes place in Skandia and not Araluen. From the very beginning we see Hal, as he is the main character, and his mentality on life. He is sort of negative due to the fact that he stays away from the other kids and tends to keep to himself, Stig, or Thorn. At [...]

    24. Lisa on said:

      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. But now Hal is sixteen, and is starting Brotherband training. 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 the misfits that the other two teams didn't want. But if Hal can pull this band of outcasts together to work as a team, they may just prove e [...]

    25. Cthemighty on said:

      Very good book, I thought it was very well written. I read a lot of books, and this one isn't the best I've ever read, but I really liked the plot and the characters. Bit of a cliffhanger though, but that just means I'll have to read the next book too. I would recommend this to Boys ages 10-16.

    26. Grantma on said:

      Was a good read, but the first half of the book was slow and uneventful, but it set up for a great end and makes you want to read the next book.

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