Brotherband, Book 4, Slaves of Socorro by John Flanagan; 2014; $18.99; 462 pages; Philomel Books, New York, NY; 978-0-399-16355-5; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Rockwood; 8/28/15-8/31/15
The Heron and the brotherband have been assigned to be the duty ship in the Skandian allied Kingdom of Araluen. They pick up the Ranger Gilan to go to Araluen and encounter a slaver. The slaver turns out to be their Skandian nemesis Tursgurd of the Shark brotherband so they follow his to Scorro and try to negotiate the release of the slaves. One of them has to stay behind in the slave market while the others figure out how to rescue the those taken. The rescue is a great adventure and battle between the brotherband and those who run the slave market. Hal and crew recover those taken and return to Araulen.
Did I enjoy it? Yes it was another exciting adventure of Hal and the Heron brotherband. Again the might of the brain is almost as important to the story as the strength of those involved.
What is with the title of the review? It has nothing to do with the Bond villain played by Richard Kiel. The antagonist in the story is the Herons nemesis, Tursgurd, head of the Shark Brotherband.