These blogs can be so difficult. I mean, I want to make sure that fans of The Brotherband Chronicles by John Flanagan know about the newest book in the series. And I want them to be as excited about it as I am. But I don't want to spoil the series for people who are just-now-as-they-read-this-blog discovering it. I'll do my best to find the perfect balance. The first three books cover one story arc. The fourth book, Slaves of Socorro (July 15, 2014), begins a new chapter in the lives of these young warriors. The Heron crew will encounter old rivalries, make new friends, and test peace treaties in their pursuit of a notorious pirate and slave trader. It's at the top of my to-read list for July. Maybe you'll put it at the top of your list, too.