John Antony is an Australian fantasy writer, who is widely known for his children’s book. One of his best-known books is the Ranger’s Apprentice, a compilation of medieval fantasy novels known as the Brotherband Chronicles. John Flanagan was not only born but also raised as well in Sydney, Australia. Upon completing his high school education, he then joined Waverly College, Australia, with hopes of becoming a full-time writer.
Order of Brotherband Chronicles Series
|1||The Outcasts||2011||Description / Buy|
|2||The Invaders||2012||Description / Buy|
|3||The Hunters||2012||Description / Buy|
|4||Slaves of Socorro||2014||Description / Buy|
|5||Scorpion Mountain||2014||Description / Buy|
|6||The Ghostfaces||2016||Description / Buy|
Once he completed high school, John Flanagan then joined an agency. It was until; John Flanagan wrote an exceedingly uncomplimentary poem about one of the senior executives at the agency, that his talent became realized. As things eventually turned out, a company director agreed with the assessment of the company director. The director even offered to assist John Flanagan in copywriting.
Ever since the first book was published, the Brotherband Chronicles has ever since come an exceedingly long way. The Brotherband book series has been sold in more than fourteen countries and has constantly been featured on the bestsellers list of New York Times. The Brotherband book series is regularly shortlisted in various awards for children’s books in Australia and other countries.
Brotherband Books into Movies
None of the books in the Brotherband book series has been adapted for a screenplay.
Best Brotherband Chronicles Books
The Outcasts: This is another brilliantly written book by John Flanagan. The scene setting in the initial chapters might prove to be a challenge to the reluctant readers, however from chapter five onwards; the action begins when the group of boys is divided into brother bands. Once in the brother bands, the boys must compete for the ultimate championship. Each new challenge that the boy’s face is much bigger that their previous challenge.
The Outcasts is also a brilliant character story as well; amid the action and rivalry, we get to see the group of boys struggle against their weaknesses and also get to learn what it means to work together towards a common goal. The good contrast against the bad, leaders emerged, friendships were formed, throw down the gauntlet then formed again. Each of the characters was unique, and from the look of things, their individual stories are definitely going to develop into other books later on.
The story begins as John Flanagan introduces the readers to two boys, Hal and Stig. Hal and Stig are 16 years old. Apart from these two characters, Flanagan also introduces the readers to 26 other characters, who like the two boys are 16 years of age. The boys will be participating in the Brotherband training. Teams are selected in the same manner as the way teammates are selected. As expected, several young men know that they are going to be forced into a team or chosen last. Tursgud and Rolland have each selected nine other teammates. Neither of these two characters wants what is left. Erak not only makes his choice but also determines that the boys who remain, will form their brotherband. What follows then, is a three month of training in weapon skills, tactics, seamanships, navigation, ship handling and facing the Sharks and Tursgard teams as well.
As the story continues, the boys not only prove themselves to each other, but they also grow together as a team and also develop their abilities to other people as well. With that said, Hal is one of the most noticeable characters in this storyline. He is not only brilliant but also happens to be Thorn’s protégé. Hal always looks for ways to make things better. Some of the improvements that he makes include indoor plumbing, prosthetics to improved sails designs, improvements to crossbows and many others.
The Invaders: The Invaders is not only intelligent but also entertaining and the top of its class. If you are an individual who is looking purely for an entertaining read, then this is a perfect novel. In the Invaders, the author brings an exceedingly nice depth to the narrative with a little bit of tension. Flanagan has the knack of telling stories with adult guidance and morals as well without necessarily talking down to the readers. Despite the fact that the invaders have violence to it, it has not been included for its sake, but rather it is all about the characters being decisive, acceptance of mistakes and loyalty as well.
Other Book Series That You May Like
“Ranger’s Apprentice” is also another highly entertaining book series by renowned author, John Flanagan. If you are a fan of Game of Thrones, Tolkien and Redwall, then you are going to fall in love with the Ranger’s Apprentice as it delivers real world historical details as well as fantasy adventure thrills.
What Is The Next Book in The Brotherband Chronicles Series?
There doesn't seem to be an upcoming book in The Brotherband Chronicles Series. The newest book is The Ghostfaces and was released on June, 14th 2016.
Updated: September 30, 2017