"A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe." — Madeleine L'Engle

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Burning Bridge by John Flanagan

Title: The Burning Bridge
Author: John Flanagan
Published: 2005
Pages: 262
Rating: 5/5
Summary: For years, the Kingdom of Araluen has prospered, with the evil Lord Morgarath safely behind the impassable mountains. But the scheming hand of the dark lord has not been idle.... When Will and his friend Horace, an apprentice knight, travel to a neighboring village they discover the unsettling truth. Could it be that Morgarath has finally devised a plan to bring his legions over the mountains? If so, the King's army is in imminent danger of being crushed. And Will and Horace are the only ones who can save them.

Review: I'm so glad that I read this book! I thought that this one was better than the first! Worth reading any day!

This book continues the story of Will. Will and his friend Horace go on a mission to a nearby village with Gilan, another Ranger. Once they finally got there they saw that something wasn't right. This leads them to have an urge of finding out exactly what's wrong. All the while they see that everything is the same wherever they go to. Also, they meet a girl named Evanlyn who might be keeping something hidden from them. Because of circumstances they have to go seperate ways and then you start seeing what really happened.

The book changed perspectives, which I thought helped the reader appreciate more of the story and to know more of the characters. This time around we didn't get to see Will's other wardmates except for Alyss. I really liked reading of what she was doing and what she thought of Will. Evanlyn always had something to say and I liked how she understood many of the things that were going on.

It was nice to see how some characters were willling to sacrifice themselves to save others. This gave me more of a feel of how much they meant for each other. I don't think you'll be disappointed after finish reading this amazing book!

1 comment:

  1. the books sounds interesting. i've never heard this book but i try to find it at bookstore in my area.thanks for the review.. =0