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The Burning Bridge: Book 2
Contributor(s): Flanagan, John (Author)

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ISBN: 0399244557     ISBN-13: 9780399244551
Publisher: Philomel Books
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: June 2006

Annotation: In this rousing sequel to "The Ruins of Gorlan," the Rangers brace for a final clash with the evil Morgarath, and choose Will, along with his friend Horace, as special envoys to Celtica. But the simple mission soon takes an unsettling turn.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure - General
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2005033064
Lexile Measure: 870(Not Available)
Series: Ranger's Apprentice
Physical Information: 0.94" H x 6.7" W x 9.2" (1.00 lbs) 262 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 106349
Reading Level: 6.3   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 12.0
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Contributor Bio(s): John Flanagan grew up in Sydney, Australia, hoping to be a writer. John began writing Ranger’s Apprentice for his son, Michael, ten years ago, and is still hard at work on the series and its spinoff, Brotherband Chronicles. He currently lives in the suburb of Manly, Australia, with his wife. In addition to their son, they have two grown daughters and four grandsons.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2006 Fall)
In their war-threatened kingdom, Ranger apprentice Will discovers and foils an invasion plot, while Battleschool student Horace challenges their adversary, Morgarath, to single combat. Though the military strategy that forms much of the book--and its appeal--is naive and dampens credibility, younger fans of the series will be satisfied with the likable characters and their closely woven affections. Copyright 2006 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2007 July #1)
The follow up to Ranger's Apprentice: The Ruins of Gorlan (which PW called "an exciting tale of battle and honor") finds apprentice Ranger Will, along with friends Horace and Evelyn, squaring off against the evil Morgarath a second time. Ages 10-up. (June) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Review 2006 August)

Gr 5-9 In the second volume in this series, apprentice Ranger Will becomes involved once again in the war against the evil Morgarath. When he joins what should be a simple envoy mission, he and his companions realize that they are the only ones who know the extent of Morgarath's duplicity, and it's up to them to save the kingdom. Will and his friend Horace, along with noblewoman-in-disguise Evanlyn, make a dangerous journey and discover that Wargals, Morgarath's mindless warriors, are infiltrating their kingdom, and their brave actions at the burning bridge of the title lead to Will's and Evanlyn's capture and much room for sequels. Will's initial doubts and learning process add reality to his character, but his exploits never achieve true immediacy. Background characters are generally flat, though touches of humor add spice to the narrative. Flanagan creates a well-realized picture of life on the trail and its hardships, but his battles and their resolution seem almost too easy. Fans of the first volume will enjoy this adventure, but readers new to the series may not share their excitement.Beth L. Meister, Pleasant View Elementary School, Franklin, WI

[Page 120]. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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