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The Ghostfaces
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The Ghostfaces
Brotherband Chronicles, Book 6
From John Flanagan, author of the worldwide bestselling Ranger's Apprentice, comes a brand-new chapter in the adventures of young Skandians who form a different kind of family—a brotherband.
When the Brotherband crew are caught in a massive storm at sea, they're blown far off course and wash up on the shores of a land so far west that Hal can't recognize it from any of his maps. Eerily, the locals are nowhere in sight, yet the Herons have a creeping feeling they are being watched.

Suddenly the silence is broken when a massive, marauding bear appears, advancing on two children. The crew springs into action and rescues the children from the bear's clutches, which earns them the gratitude and friendship of the local Mawagansett tribe, who finally reveal themselves. But the peace is short-lived. The Ghostfaces, a ruthless, warlike tribe who shave their heads and paint their faces white, are on the warpath once more. It's been ten years since they raided the Mawagansett village, but they're coming back to pillage and reap destruction. As the enemy approaches, the Herons gear up to help their new friends repel an invasion.

In this sixth book in the action-packed Brotherband Chronicles, the Herons find themselves in unfamiliar lands and prepare for battle with a ruthless, unknown enemy.
From the Hardcover edition.
From John Flanagan, author of the worldwide bestselling Ranger's Apprentice, comes a brand-new chapter in the adventures of young Skandians who form a different kind of family—a brotherband.
When the Brotherband crew are caught in a massive storm at sea, they're blown far off course and wash up on the shores of a land so far west that Hal can't recognize it from any of his maps. Eerily, the locals are nowhere in sight, yet the Herons have a creeping feeling they are being watched.

Suddenly the silence is broken when a massive, marauding bear appears, advancing on two children. The crew springs into action and rescues the children from the bear's clutches, which earns them the gratitude and friendship of the local Mawagansett tribe, who finally reveal themselves. But the peace is short-lived. The Ghostfaces, a ruthless, warlike tribe who shave their heads and paint their faces white, are on the warpath once more. It's been ten years since they raided the Mawagansett village, but they're coming back to pillage and reap destruction. As the enemy approaches, the Herons gear up to help their new friends repel an invasion.

In this sixth book in the action-packed Brotherband Chronicles, the Herons find themselves in unfamiliar lands and prepare for battle with a ruthless, unknown enemy.
From the Hardcover edition.
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    "I don't like the look of that," Thorn said, wrinkling his nose as he sniffed the damp salt air.

    He and Hal were standing on the breakwater of the small harbor that served Castle Dun Kilty in Clonmel. The castle itself was several kilometers inland, but the harbor was home to a small fishing fleet that provided food for the castle and its surrounding village. In addition, it was a haven for courier ships bringing messages to King Sean, ruler of Clonmel.

    Heron was one such ship. She had delivered a signed and sealed set of official papers to the king, a renewal of the treaty between Skandia and Clonmel. She had also delivered similar documents to three other kingdoms farther down the Hibernian coast. Erak liked to use the Heron for such tasks. She was fast and handy, and Hal was a reliable navigator.

    Now, however, their task was completed and it was time to head for home. But the weather wasn't altogether promising.

    The two friends studied the gray, racing seas that surged past outside the harbor walls, driven by the stiff north wind.

    Thorn sniffed again. "It'll be a wet, rough passage north to round the tip of Picta," he said.

    Hal shrugged. "We've been wet before," he replied, and then grinned. "It's part of a sailor's lot, they say."

    "No sense in getting soaked for the sake of it," Thorn said. "If we wait a day or two, this might blow itself out."

    "Or it might get worse, and then we'll find ourselves trapped here, with a hard beat north into the wind and sea. We could be caught here for a week or more."

    "We'd be dry," Thorn said.

    Hal shook his head. "We'd be bored to tears as well," he said. "There's precious little to do in the town here." He paused, studying the racing waves once more, looking to the north, then he came to a decision. "We'll go," he said. "Let's get the crew on board."

    They strode briskly back around the breakwater to the small town. There was an inn there where the Herons had been accommodated while they carried out their diplomatic mission. The others were finishing their breakfasts in the taproom when Hal and Thorn entered, allowing a gust of cold wind to swirl around the room and set the fire flaring in the grate. Eight pairs of eyes looked up at them expectantly.

    "We're going," Hal told them.

    "About time too," Stig said. He shared Hal's opinion of the lack of entertainment in the little port. Stefan, Ulf and Wulf gulped down the rest of the nourishing porridge the innkeeper had served them. The rest of the crew had finished eating, but they took final sips of the inn's excellent coffee, knowing it would be their last for some time.

    Hal glanced at Edvin. "Are we stocked up?"

    Edvin nodded. "Provisioned and watered, ready to go," he said, then added, "Although I'd like to pick up a few loaves of bread."

    Once they were at sea, they'd be subsisting on hardtack biscuits. It was always good to have a supply of soft fresh bread at the start of the voyage. Hal nodded assent and Edvin hurried out, heading for the bakery a few doors away. The rest of the crew gathered up their rucksacks and other personal belongings and straggled out the door.

    "Take a reef in the sails before you hoist them," Hal called after Ulf and Wulf. "That wind is getting up."

    The two sail trimmers nodded. It made sense to do this before they hoisted the sails, rather than have to lower them again to lash a fold in them and reduce the sail area.

    Hal waited behind to check the reckoning the innkeeper had ready for him. He ran his finger down the list of charges—so many rooms for so many nights, and a tally of the meals his crew...
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