Young Hal is a young teen competing in the Brotherband training. The Brotherband training is to prepare them to be Skandian warriors. His team is called The Herons, after a new type of sail he invented. Their rivals are the team called The Wolfs. The Herons steadily do better in the challenges, but then something happens in the end of the training and his world falls apart.
The book was amazing! It kept me turning the pages from start to finish and contained tons of action and suspense. An example of this is He came at Hal like a raging bull . The main character, Hal, was one of the best characters I read about in a while because he was very brave and kind. The author is very descriptive. His writing makes you feel like you re there with Hal on his ship sailing. An example of this is the sun was shining. The sea was calm. There was a steady wind and Ulf and Wolf were bickering, All in all, he couldn t ask for more . If you read this and like it then I would recommend John Flanagan s other series Rangers Apprentice. I recommend this book to anyone 12 years and up.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Uxbridge, Ma USA