Otroci Ze Sokora (2014)
Otroci ze Sokora (2014)
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The Slaves of Socorro is your average John Flanagan book, which means that it's fantastic. The book follows Hal and his shipmates as they pursue their childhood enemy Tursgud, who has now gone rogue and is kidnapping and selling prisoners as slaves.Despite the fact that this is Flanagan's sixteenth book in the world of The Ranger's Apprentice/The Brotherband Chronicles, each which follow a similar pattern, it still managed to surprise me. Flanagan's plots aren't grandiose, but that's just fine. His strengths are and always have been character relationships and dialogue. What keeps you reading, page to page, is the characters. Better yet, he knows how the characters react with each other, which keeps the book fresh and humorous. All in all, Flanagan's writing is fantastic. I recommend this book to anyone 12 and up, and rate it a solid 4/5 I was originally introduced to the author John Flanagan through the first book in his series The Ranger's Apprentice. I decided to read this series because it was recommended to me by a relative that read The Rangers Apprentice as well and thought I would enjoy this story. I was hooked as soon as I picked it up and I have not been able to put his work down since. This tale of Scandians chasing dangerous pirates across open seas to free innocent victims will keep you on the edge of your seat. The type of stories that I enjoy are ones filled with action, adventures, and strategy. The Slaves of Soccoro fits right into that category. Right from the start I felt a connection with the characters, I felt like a part of all the events in the story. I enjoyed this book mostly because it held my attention. Most books put me to sleep but this one makes me feel alive. The action in the book is very entertaining and captivating. Also the thing I like about this story is that there is a lot of strategical planning and the skirl(captain) of the ship is brilliant and innovative. I am fascinated by battle tactics and strategies and the book does a great job of displaying them. The first character that comes to mind when I think of this book is Hal. Hal is the main character in the series and the skirl or captain of the ship. He is an ingenious young man that invented many different contraptions to help his crew gain an upper hand on the enemy. He is athletic and good with a sword, but not great. Hal is an honest, caring, and hard working person that always puts others before himself. The first mate and Hal's best friend is Stig is another main character in the book. He is a big, heavily muscled young man and extremely good in close quarters combat. Stig is a very loyal person and is always looking for ways to help. Although he has a very strong temper that sometimes gets the best of him. Thorn plays another important role in the story. The other members of the crew are barely adults but Thorn is an older man. Thorn was once the greatest fighter in Scandinavia. Thorn is not the captain but he is the best fighter so he leads attacks on land. Thorn likes to antagonize the crew for fun, but you can tell that he really cares about the members of the band. Thorn is a quiet person but steps up when he is needed. I rated this book four out of five stars because I really enjoyed the action and the way the characters interacted with one another. The battle strategy and creative genius provided by Hal also captured my attention. The one down side for me was that parts of the storyline seamed unrealistic or too far fetched. I am a realistic person and when something does not seem real it bothers me. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a book filled with action and adventure.
John Flanagan doesn't disappoint...action, adventure, suspense, wonderful characters!
I am so glad I have #5 on hold at the library, because I cannot wait!
Another satisfying book in the Brotherband Chronicles.
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