Wednesday, April 7, 2021

F is for John Flanagan


F is for John Flanagan, who wrote The Ranger's Apprentice series and a couple of spin-off series, including The Brotherband Chronicles, and this gem of a book, here. I LOVE a book about a community of people taking care of each other, and that is the entire premise of The Outcasts. I love these boys, who are joined by one adult (and eventually by one girl). 

I mentioned a few posts back how much I love a good swashbuckler. There is something about a book set on a ship...

Here is a quote from The Outcasts: 

"The sun was shining. The sea was calm. There was a steady wind,  and Ulf and Wulf were bickering. All in all, you couldn't ask for much more." 


  1. A wonderful series, both Ranger’s Apprentice and Brotherband! I think I’m a couple of books behind in Brotherband, but I went to the launch of the first book at the State Library of Victoria.

    Did you know Araluen is the name of a town in New South Wales?

  2. Great line. Who could ask for anything more indeed!