Brotherband, The Caldera by John Flanagan; 2017; $18.99; 414 pages; Philomel Books; New York, NY; 978-0-399-16358-6; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Fairview; 12/28/19-12/31/19

Why did I read this?  Because I have really enjoyed this series and realized that I had missed some books by John Flanagan.

This was an exciting book that has an unexpected twist at the very beginning.  Stig, a member of the brotherband and first mate of the Heron, has his father return.  He had abandoned his wife and son many years ago and stolen from the community.  He has returned to ask the help of the brotherband to retrieve a kidnapped child.  As they fight pirates and make plans to rescue the child it seems that Stig’s father has changed and may be a new man.


What is with the title of the review?  Stig’s father abandoned his family when Stig was very young and now that Stig has reached manhood his father comes back into his life.