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The Burning Bridge (Ranger's Apprentice #2)
Bracing for a final clash with the evil warlord Morgarath, the Rangers rally the kingdom's allies, and Will is chosen, along with his friend Horace, as special envoys to nearby Celtica. But the simple mission soon takes an unsettling turn - the Celticans have disappeared, their town abandoned. The scheming hand of Morgarath, it seems, has been far from idle. He has found a...more
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Me immediately after reading The Burning Bridge: OH MY FUDGE GOSH WHAT? NO WTH THERE HAS TO BE MORE THERE HAS TO BE MORE AHHHHHHHHHHHH *scream that lasts for 10 minutes then slowly transfers into sobs* NO NO NO NO I REFUSE TO BELIEVE THIS IS THE END AHHHHHHHHHHHH IT CAN'T END LIKE THIS MACARONI NOT FAIR NOT F ...more
For the most part, I enjoyed the plot. I have a hard time believing a fe ...more
This is a fun, page-turning book. Not sure what genre it is. It's listed as fantasy but there is not much sorcery or magic. It reads more ...more
I particularly enjoyed getting to see more of Gilan’s personality and seeing the way that he led the younger characters was interesting and fun. I did ...more
After being with Halt for over a year will had saved Halt's life twice and the baron has tried to award Will for it but will turned it down. One thing that Halt thought will would never turn down was when he baron had offered will a place in battle school but will turned it down.
Love the character development, especially the bond between Horace and Will.
I read about 3/4 of the book and the (view spoiler)[ battle still hasn't begin (hide spoiler)], and I thought Flanagan might rush the ending because I didn't think he could fit all that detail into 1/4 of a book.
And yet, he managed to do it, quite coherently, without the sense of rush. It was appropriately paced and slowed down at the (view spoiler)[ burning of the bridge (hide spoiler)] (I was so eag ...more
· Ranger’s Apprentice The Burning Bridge by John Flanagan
· Halt, Gilan, Will, Horace, and Evanlyn
· In the second book of the series, the war with the evil Morgarath continues. One day when Will and Halt are scouting they come across a group of Wargals and a man. They ambush them and take fake plans of Morgarath’s battle strategy back to their castle. After that, Will, Horace, and Gilan are traveling to Celtica. When they arrive the villagers have all vanis ...more
Rangers Apprentice, The Burning Bridge is a great book that includes many great surprises. The main character is named Will. His parents died when he was born. He wanted to be a knight but, the captain said no. After being denied of that the ranger named Hault took him into the ranger school as he was a rangers apprentace. All of the while an evil man named Morgarath was planning to take over the castle. Read the Rangers Appre ...more
Morgarath and his army have for years tried to find a way into the Kingdom of Araluen but the mountains have kept the Kingdom of Araluen safe from the evil Morgarath. Will, an apprentice ranger, and his old friend Horace, an apprentice knight, have been asked to join a seasoned Ranger and visit a neighboring village. When they arrive they discover that the villagers are n ...more
Ok, so I'm not going to break this book down like I normally do because in all honesty, not much changed. ...more
I rated this book 5/5 stars.
The book starts off with Apprentice Ranger, Will, his friend Horace (who's an Apprentice Knight), and lastly, Ranger Gilan. They travel off to Celtcia and discover something terrible, all of the villagers are missing! There was no sign of anyone in the entire village. Will and Horace think that the villagers may have gotten captured, or even killed, but Gilan thinks that L ...more
For mysteries by this same author, see John A. Flanagan.
John Flanagan grew up in Sydney, Australia, hoping to be a writer. It wasn't until he wrote a highly uncomplimentary poem about a senior executive at the agency where he worked, however, that his talent was revealed. It ...more
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Gilan looked suspicious. "An ax man? I don't recommend trying to block an ax with two knives."
But Will wouldn't take no for an answer. "But what if he's charging at me?" Horace walked over.
Gilan looked away. "Uh...shoot him."
Horace intervened. "Can't, his bowstring's broken."
Gilan gritted his teeth. "Run and hide."
Will kept on him. "There's a sheer cliff behind me."
Horace caught on. "There's a sheer cliff behind him, and his bowstring's broken. What should he do?"
Gilan thought for a moment. "Jump off the cliff, it'll be less messy that way.”
So what's Digby got to complain about?" Rodney asked. It was obvious from his tone that he felt no sympathy for the recalcitrant commander of Barga Hold.
The Baron gestured for Lady Pauline to explain.
Apparently," she said,"Halt threw him into the moat.”