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There is only one way to become a warrior. Boys are chosen for teams called Brotherbands and must endure months of gruelling battles in the treacherous sea. Hal finds himself the unwilling leader of a band of outcasts, the boys that no one wants. They are small and wiry but what they lack in size, they make up with skill and courage. Now they must battle against the other bands in the ultimate race where there can only be one winner. The icy waters make the sea a deadly playing field. Especially when - for some - this is anything but a game...

Hardcover, 448 pages
Published on November 1, 2011 by Philomel Books
ISBN-10: 0399256199
ISBN-13: 9780399256196
27 Book Reviews
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  • tdog555
    tdog555Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 9:40 am33 stars
    This book is really good so far. It is a little bit sad in the first part. But it is a great story!
    • rosee590
      rosee590Friday, September 30, 2016 at 9:35 pm55 stars
      like these books real pirate like
      • hollowitz
        hollowitzFriday, September 30, 2016 at 3:46 am
        People recommended me to read it and said it was good so I want to try reading it soon.
        • iamacow
          iamacowSaturday, May 3, 2014 at 6:55 pm55 stars
          This is an amazing book! Already read through the series 5 times. Highly recommended. If you like fighting books and books about training and stuff this is the book for you.
          • clutzyWednesday, September 18, 2013 at 4:20 pm
            haha u really make me laugh and that book is awsome
            • hesper0917
              hesper0917Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 5:40 pm
              I read Ranger's Apprentice so I'm sure this will be good too!
              • partyrocker
                partyrockerSunday, December 16, 2012 at 12:33 pm
                THANK YOU SO MUCH DOGONEWS! I won the giveway and the book is sooooooo awesome. I love DOGONEWS!
                • augi00313
                  augi00313Friday, November 16, 2012 at 5:06 am
                  i love this book
                  • blue123
                    blue123Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 2:29 pm
                    i want to win it for my brothers brithday he will be so happy.
                    • daffyduck
                      daffyduckTuesday, November 13, 2012 at 9:38 am
                      NO ME ME ME plzplz?