A very good book especially for adventure, pirate and nautical book enthusiasts.
Although I did read the 2nd book first, it will help a lot more if you read the first book as well. This is also the first book I have read by John Flanagan and he has written another series called the Rangers Apprentice.
The start is quite long, the action quickly begins! The book is set near India, in the Viking era and the crew of The Heron (the goodies ship) are Hal, Stig, Thorn, Ulf, Wulf, Stefan and Jesper.
They discover Shelter Bay, invent The Mangler, find the raven and attack Limmaut! But it does end on a cliff hanger, so I can’t wait for book 3! I like the way that the storyline is rather unpredictable which I really like in a book.
In all, it’s a great book, and I thoroughly recommend it to adventure and pirate book enthusiasts everywhere!
★ ★ ★ ★/5