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Slaves of Socorro: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 4

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Crew fights slavers and pirates in solid seafaring sequel.

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Consistent with the other Brotherband books, SLAVES OF SOCORRO takes its sweet time getting going. But if you're a regular reader of the series, you won't really mind. It just feels like the first half of the book gives you time to catch up with old friends over Edvin's strong coffee. You can see what brilliant idea Hal is working on; what the twins Ulf and Wulf are quibbling about; wonder what the independent, loner Lydia thinks about hanging out with all the boys; and wonder what worldly wisdom Thorn has to offer next. There's not much new character development in this one -- a man named Gilan and a big guard dog join the crew -- but it's still nice to catch up. OK, maybe a bit more about the bad guy Tursgud and his motivations would have been nice.

Halfway through, the objectives become clear, and we're off, as expected. The Brotherband raises sails in a hurry, swords and bows at the ready; then they hatch plans, which go awry, and the crew faces danger head-on. The Heron Brotherband never disappoints.

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