Ranger’s Apprentice: The Burning Bridge, by John Flanagan, is the second installment in the Ranger’s Apprentice series.
When Will is sent on a seemingly-simple diplomatic mission with a fellow ranger and his friend Horace, things get complicated. The Celtic people that they were sent to visit have vanished without a trace, homes abandoned. Will and Horace stay behind and decide to follow a group of slaves led by the evil Wargals. What they find could destroy their whole kingdom. Morgarath has treacherous plans that Will must stop immediately. While Horace rushes back to tell his people of the incoming invasion plans, Will must stay behind to make sure Morgarath’s bridge is destroyed.
Following Will’s adventures in the first book, The Burning Bridge offers even more suspense, excitement, and intrigue. All the characters are back, and relationships are able to develop further. As battle culminates, the story ends in a wrenching cliffhanger that will leave you reaching for the next book.
Just as wonderful as the first, this fantasy series will charm readers of all ages.