Fresh from their latest adventure, the Heron Brotherband is thrown into an even more 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 unique 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 quick thinking and wonderful sailing ability, Thorn displays his usual courage and discipline, Stig falls on love, Jesper reminds us of his...ahem...'unique' 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, unique and have original personalities. These unique 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 more 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