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Hořící most

(Ranger's Apprentice #2)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  105,421 ratings  ·  3,117 reviews
Araluenské království se chystá na válku proti Morgarathovi a Will s Horácem doprovázejí Gilana s poselstvím do sousední Celtiky. Celtické vesnice a doly jsou však opuštěné. Tři poslové zjistí, proč tomu tak je, až když objeví hladovou a vyčerpanou dívku Evanlyn: Morgarath poslal své odporné stvůry, aby obyvatele Celtiky zotročily. Zatímco Gilan rychle ujíždí zpátky do Ara ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published April 1st 2014 by Egmont (first published May 2nd 2005)
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Dec 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-stars
Me before reading The Burning Bridge: Oh my gosh I'm so excited to read this, ugh but I have other books to read but Im going to abandon those for this one because I miss Will's adventures.

Ahmad Sharabiani
The burning bridge (Ranger's Apprentice #2), John Flanagan
The Burning Bridge is the second book of the Ranger's Apprentice series written by Australian author John Flanagan. It was released in Australia on 5 May 2005. On a special mission for the Ranger Corps, Will, his friend Horace, and the Ranger Gilan travel to Celtica, a neighbouring country to Araluen. They discover that all the people have vanished. Will and Horace wonder if all the villagers have been slain or captured, but Gilan believ

Burning Bridge is the second book in The Ranger's Apprentice series. It really picks up from where book one finishes, continuing to follow the story of the characters we were introduced to and following a few more.

Whereas the first book can be seen as boring for 80% of the book, The Burning Bridge has a lot more plot for the reader to immerse themselves in. When I first read this book in 2010 I remember not being able to put it dow
Dec 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really, if I could give 6 stars, this series would get them. They are so good. I love the characters, good and bad, and the way we are seeing them grow up or older. There is so much action and adventure, very much like Lord of the Rings. Love these books.
George Jankovic
Oct 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! I loved this book. While the first book in the series was good, this one was great. There was more action, more humor, a good battle, and a fantastic cliffhanger at the end. Enjoy!
Elizabeth Dragina
What an amazing sequel!! Also Will.... you just can't do this to me!! ...more
The author’s command of the language allows the continuation of the story of The Ranger's Apprentice to flow with ease and familiarity. Characters become those you care about, nervous and anxious when they are in danger and happy and satisfied when a job is well-done. The on-going story starts with the The Ruins of Gorlan and your memory is refreshed in such a way that it is not merely rehashing and reiterating the beginning over again , but a gentle reminder of what proceeded at the start of th ...more
May 21, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Even under Halt's tutelage, years of training will be needed for Will to become a Ranger. In this era of war, though, he'll only have months before being required to perform like one. It seems to be an important victory when Halt and Will ambush a small party of Wargals, slaying the violent creatures and discovering a written plan for Lord Morgarath's next siege against the Kingdom of Araluen. Morgarath was banished fifteen years ago for exerting mind control over the Wargals and using them to a ...more
Oct 23, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is very well written, not only grammatically, but in the emotion that the author can draw out of the reader. The story plot line is exceptional, and creates a world you can truly believe exists. This atmosphere in the book is so realistic, you become immersed in the world inside the book. The book is actually the second in a series. However, in the first two pages it explains the background, and then dives right in, not wasting time on lengthy unnecessary explanations. The story begins ...more
Feb 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, 2016
So far, I am really enjoying this series.
Gretchen Rubin
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gosh I love having a new fantasy YA series to read!
Dec 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
These books are just so enjoyable and the narrator is amazing. The characters are well constructed and so is the story and the world that has been created. This ones ends with kind of a cliff hanger so if you want to know what happens you have no choice but to read book 3.
Darren Hagan
Aug 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! That ending was very frantic and fast-paced, and had me on the edge of my seat.

Definitely feeling hooked on this series. 2 down, 10 to go!
Ranie C
This book was pretty interesting. It all started in the kingdom of Aularan where all good rangers are which Will a seventeen years old is one of the rangers. And theirs the Morgarath which is the evil one. So what happened is that Will and the other rangers found something strange which the evil Morgarath doesn't attack often in the Aularan kingdom anymore. Then the rangers decides to sneak in to the Mirgarath. And they see that their preparing an attack. One thing I liked about the book was the ...more
Saul the Heir of Isauldur
This review originally published in Phantases and Other Funny Words

Note: Below, my review is split into two parts. The first gives my general thoughts on the book, and the second details spoilers and major plot points. Be warned.

Part One: Overview
Much of what I said about the previous book applies to The Burning Bridge as well. The characters, yet again, are developed on a very basic level. The world is hardly expanded, and even the new things we learn about Araluen and its surroundings are base
May 12, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I tried to give this series a fair shot, I really did. After the first book I wasn't convinced but figured that a lot of series get better as the story advances. Unfortunately, I enjoyed this novel less than the first one. Granted, the concept of rangers was very appealing, and I really wanted to lose myself in the novel, but for some reason I could not get into Falanagan's writing style or the way he forms his prose. His writing has a very "spoken" quality to it, meaning it reads as if he relat ...more
Oct 19, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
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Andrew Fox
Feb 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was a great follow up to the 1st book.

Will has gained lots a fame but not from wealth
Everyone knew him because of his stealth
He was a very big threat
His enemys should always be in fret
Oh, being young and having such fantasy to read:-) I think the series is good and I really enjoy reading it. Of course there are better, more complete fantasy series, but for a young public, dreaming of princes and monsters and epic battles, this book is just great!
For an older reader like me: it is a quick escapist read that is really enjoyable and has the advantage of being very well written.
A 3,5 stars, even more like a 4 stars.
Aug 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So, book number 2 in this series and I must say that I enjoyed this just as much as book 1 which was a pleasant surprise. I really loved book 1 for the wonderful characters and the charming storytelling. I felt that there were good messages about friendship and trust and I would say that those themes have been strongly carried into book 2 as well.

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
rachel ☾
Jul 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Burning Bridge was a fantastic sequel in the Ranger's Apprentice series. It was just as good, if not better, than the first book. I think the fact that there the characters and setting had previously been introduced, allowed the story to advance with more ease. The storyline was engaging. The characters were fantastic - it certainly increased my affection for Gilan and Horace. I loved the dramatic ending but I am a little nervous about where it will take the story in The Icebound Land. ...more
Serin Oh
Sep 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I want to recommend this book to people who love fantasy books. This book is the second series of the whole series. I like this book because the storyline and characters are very different than other book . Usually in other books, the main character is very tall and cool or very good at something. But the main character of this book Will is very smaller than other friends and weak and he is not especially good at something. Also, I like this book because it makes the reader to imagine the scene ...more
C.B. Cook
Sooooo good. :D I'm enjoying the awesomeness that is these books sooo much. Will is epic, Halt is wonderful, HORACE. OH MY GRAVY HORACE. <3 And then we get to see more of Gilan (!!!!) and meet Evanlyn, who is wonderful. There were a bunch of plot twists I wasn't expecting, some I was (only because I accidentally read the back cover for book three... whoops...), and overall a great story that I immensely enjoyed!

My only problem with this book was minor language (view spoiler)
Bailey Marissa
Why do bad things always happen to my faves??? Seriously...

Also, there's a lot of weird POV and telling going on, but the plot and characters more than make up for it.
Apoorva Ranade
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adventure-lust
Simple yet Heroic. This series makes me feel really happy while reading!
Rachel Meyer
Oh, I need book three immediately. That took a turn I didn't expect and I can't wait to read on with the series.

It was so fun to return to the world of Will and the Rangers. Will's grown a lot since book one and he was quite capable in this book, which was great. It was also great seeing him interact with new characters, although I missed him and Halt together. Gilan was also awesome.

Can I also mention how much I like the world? It's very well built, clearly based on an ancient England type soci
Lizzy Li
May 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
pretty good. was originally thinking about the lack of female representation, but this was published in early 2000s so i guess that kind of made sense. when evanlyn was introduced i didn't really like her all that much but she definitely developed as a character and grew on me. as per usual, i am not a huge fan of war plans and place names so those didn't really stick in my head that much. however there was a great deal of war plans and place names in this book which is why i didn't give it 5 st ...more
Odette Brethouwer
Mar 28, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Another enjoyable read (or rather, listen) during biking to work. I really like this series! It a good adventure series, suitable for boys and girls (12+) and I'm really happy there are so many more books :D I liked the humor and the plot, and oh my that ending! ...more
Edgar Arias
Dec 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
****spoiler Alert****

He just became a ranger but now he has to face the most horrible battle that is starting that could change everything the rangers have built.This book is a adventure,action,and medieval type of era.I give this book 5 out of 5 stars cause it's so awesome.

The setting takes place in castle Redmount But some of it is also in Celtica. A year has pass since Will became a Ranger's Apprentice and war is starting and the king is worried so Halt and Will kill Morgaraths men and ret
Braden Bell
Jul 31, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Flanagan begins to hit his stride in this book. I remember that this book was the one that really sold me on the series. Flanagan is quite good at cliffhanger endings that draw you in and I found his characters to be interesting. At first they seem to be well-worn types--but as the book progresses, he draws back the layers and they have become very real to me.

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
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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

Other books in the series

Ranger's Apprentice (1 - 10 of 12 books)
  • The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice, #1)
  • The Icebound Land (Ranger's Apprentice, #3)
  • The Battle for Skandia (Ranger's Apprentice, #4)
  • The Sorcerer of the North (Ranger's Apprentice, #5)
  • The Siege of Macindaw (Ranger's Apprentice, #6)
  • Erak's Ransom (Ranger's Apprentice, #7)
  • The Kings of Clonmel (Ranger's Apprentice, #8)
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“That taught us how to block a sword with two knives. But what if an ax man's coming at me?"
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 I sent Halt to straighten matters out. Thought it might be a good idea to give him something to keep him busy."
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.”
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