Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Broken Road” as Want to Read:
The Broken Road
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Broken Road

3.13  ·  Rating Details ·  32 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
'There's going to be a crusade. A boy came to the cathederal and preached. He's going to lead a crusade of the children . . .'

Rufus is an apprentice in his father's goldsmith workshop in Cologne. He is one of many who fall under the spell of Nick, a charismatic preacher whose promise to lead a journey to the Holy Land is mesmerising. Mesmerising enough for hundreds to leav
...more
Paperback, 342 pages
Published February 16th 2012 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (first published January 1st 2012)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Broken Road, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Broken Road

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Muphyn
Had enough story bits to make it an interesting read but I can't believe just how boring this is (did I read the same book given everybody else's ratings??). Gave up a third way in.
SJH (A Dream of Books)
'The Broken Road' is set in 1212 and is a fascinating take on the Children's Crusade which involved a band of children setting out on their own to try to rid the Holy Land of Muslims. There are various accounts of what actually happened but B.R. Collins has chosen to concentrate on the Crusade from Cologne to Genoa and then Rome.

The book reminded me slightly of 'Crusade' by Linda Press Wulf, which is also an interpretation of the journey but which focused on the more well known version of event
...more
Pamela Morgan
Mar 17, 2015 Pamela Morgan added it
Shelves: yr-9
'There's going to be a crusade. A boy came to the cathederal...he's going to lead a crusade of the children . . .Rufus falls under the spell of Nick, but the crusade turns horribly wrong. Historical /Crusade
Fleurdelys21
Aug 07, 2015 Fleurdelys21 rated it it was ok
You know those books where you persevere and just keep reading, waiting for the climax... and then there isn't one? This was one of those books. I needn't say anymore.
爱心❤
Dec 23, 2014 爱心❤ rated it liked it
I found this difficult to read, as the writing did not make an interesting story. However I enjoyed the back story, which made the book more bearable, and the ending, which I enjoyed.
Rebecca
Rebecca rated it really liked it
Mar 23, 2012
Bookwormbev
Bookwormbev rated it really liked it
Sep 24, 2013
Natasha
Natasha rated it really liked it
Jan 28, 2013
Hannah Middleton
Hannah Middleton rated it liked it
Feb 04, 2012
Caroline
Caroline rated it really liked it
Jan 17, 2013
Cara Marie
Cara Marie rated it really liked it
Sep 20, 2012
Michael
Michael rated it really liked it
Mar 15, 2012
Kareem Saffarini
Kareem Saffarini rated it did not like it
Jun 22, 2015
Kim
Kim rated it did not like it
Jun 11, 2014
Gloria
Gloria rated it really liked it
Dec 17, 2012
Meg Laverick
Meg Laverick rated it really liked it
Apr 07, 2012
Alice Radwell
Alice Radwell rated it liked it
Jul 26, 2012
Hamizah
Hamizah rated it liked it
Nov 18, 2014
Honey Bird
Honey Bird rated it liked it
Sep 24, 2016
MsEleanorMae
MsEleanorMae rated it liked it
Jan 05, 2017
Isabelle
Isabelle rated it really liked it
Mar 13, 2014
Evelyn grace
Sep 20, 2015 Evelyn grace rated it did not like it
I couldn't really get into it
Muireann
Muireann rated it really liked it
Jan 10, 2014
Jennifer Ankrom
Jennifer Ankrom rated it it was ok
Aug 23, 2014
Robyn
Robyn rated it it was amazing
Sep 20, 2014
James Salwen
James Salwen rated it liked it
Jul 09, 2013
Jie Yi
Jie Yi rated it liked it
Jun 11, 2014
Heather
Heather rated it really liked it
Sep 05, 2013
Clare
Clare rated it liked it
Feb 03, 2012
Jessica Russell
Jessica Russell rated it really liked it
Feb 06, 2016
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
B.R. Collins is a graduate of both university and drama school. Her first novel The Traitor Game was published to much acclaim and was both winner of the Branford Boase Award 2009 and longlisted for the 2009 Carnegie Medal. Bridget lives in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

A Trick of the Dark, published by Bloomsbury in September 2009 and in paperback in September 2010, is her extraordinary, electric and tau
...more
More about B.R. Collins...

Share This Book