The Outcasts (novel)
Australian cover of The Outcasts
(Book no. 1)
|Publisher||Random House (AUS & NZ)
|Publication date||1 November 2011 (AUS & US)
4 November 2011 (NZ)
|Media type||Print (Paperback)
|Followed by||The Invaders|
The Outcasts is the first in a series of novels called Brotherband by Australian author John Flanagan. The book was released in Australia and the United States on 1 November 2011 and in New Zealand on 4 November 2011.
In Skandia, there is only one way to become a warrior. Boys are chosen for teams called brotherbands and must endure three months of gruelling training in seamanship, weapons and battle tactics. It's brotherband against brotherband, fighting it out in a series of challenges. Only one brotherband can win.
When Hal Mikkelson, a small boy without a father, finds himself the unwilling leader of a brotherband made up of outcasts, he must step up to the challenge. The Heron Brotherband might not have the strength and numbers of the other two teams, but with inventiveness, ingenuity and courage on their side, they might just surprise everyone.
- The Outcasts at Random House Australia
- The Outcasts at Random House New Zealand
- The Outcasts at Penguin Group (USA)