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The Burning Bridge by John Flanagan
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The Burning Bridge (2005)

by John Flanagan

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Series: Ranger's Apprentice (2)

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When Gilan comes with Horace for a scouting mission, it turns out to be more than expected, halfway through their journey they meet a lost young girl who turns out to be the princess's maid named Evanlyn, or so they think. When they find out something disturbing Gilan goes back to report it to Crowley, Horace and Will find a troop of wargals heading toward their base with slaves. Will, Horace and Evanlyn follow the wargals to their base and they decide to follow them, there they find out Morgrath is building a bridge for a surprise attack on the Araluens, they send Horace as another messenger to Halt, Will and Evanlyn succeed in bringing down the bridge, but in doing so are captured by Skandians.

I love the book because I love the way John Flannagan tells it, because I like the characters and the sudden change of events is keeping me on my toes.

5 stars
(on behalf of Firelion (age 10)) ( )
  firelion | Apr 3, 2019 |
The series started fairly strong, but I felt the odds were high that it would falter in the second installment. Braced for disappointment, I dove in. This book was better than the first.
There are loads of derivative tropes everywhere - but the writing and pacing make up for it, and the surprises are well executed.
Definitely a candy serial - but one I'm on board with! ( )
  Ron18 | Feb 17, 2019 |
YA adventure. Not as good as the first in the series, but a fun read. Unfortunately, two major plot elements depend on the characters acting unbelievably stupid --come on, no guards on the bridge that is the only route for the army camped right next to it?? ( )
  JanetNoRules | Sep 17, 2018 |


Want the next book right now! ( )
  hopeevey | May 20, 2018 |
Not quite as good as the 1st one but I liked it. Really likes the ending. ( )
  CSDaley | Mar 28, 2018 |
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Corneille, LaurentTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Will, a promising Ranger apprentice, will need every ounce of his courage to thwart the evil lord Morgarath. With the help of his Battleschool friend, Horace, he pursues a desperate plan to save the Kingdom of Araluen.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0142408425, Paperback)

The international bestselling series with over 5 million copies sold in the U.S. alone!

For years, the Kingdom of Araluen has prospered, with the evil lord Morgarath safely behind the impassable mountains. For years, its people have felt secure. but the scheming hand of the dark lord has not been idle. . . . on a special mission for the rangers, will and his friend Horace, an apprentice knight, travel to a neighboring village and discover the unsettling truth: All the villagers have either been slain or captured. but why? Could it be that Morgarath has finally devised a plan to bring his legions over the supposedly insurmountable pass? if so, the king?s army is in imminent danger of being crushed in a fierce ambush. And will and Horace are the only ones who can save them.

Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, T.H. White’s The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series, and George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire series.


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Will is forced to overcome his fear of Wargals, the foot soldiers of rebel warlord Morgarath, as Araluen's army prepares to battle Morgarath's forces.

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