Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Burning Bridge

From Goodreads:    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 way to bring his legions over the once impassible eastern mountains and is planning to ambush the king's army in a rout. Now with help many miles away, Will and Horace are the only ones standing in the way of the dark lord's plans.They have shown great skill and courage in their training, but how will they fare in the face of true evil?

With bigger battles and higher stakes, John Flanagan's epic adventure charges ahead with this rousing follow-up to The Ruins of Gorlan.

My Thoughts:

-    These books are thought out so well. The plot, the characters, the dialogue, etc. Everything is done so well. 

-    I loved the interactions between Horace and Will. These boys that used to be rivals are now close friends, and I've really enjoyed seeing their friendship developed.

-    I liked getting to know Gilan better. He is a fun character. 

-    I loved the introduction of Evanlyn, and I liked that she wasn't useless. She fit right in with Horace and Will, and she was a great asset to them. I also love her snarky personality compared to the boys. 

-    The war planning and tactics are so much fun! John Flanagan is brilliant!

-    One of my favorite things about this series is the humor. I laughed out loud several times, especially with some of Halt's shenanigans. Halt's interactions with Alice were the best!

-    The ending is very exciting and thrilling, but also a little sad. That last scene with Halt just breaks my heart. 

-    I love these books! They are one of my favorite series ever! I will own all of them someday! 

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  1. Someone once told me, when I asked what they thought of these, “meh”. So I’ve been putting them off. Now you’re making me rethink my choice.

  2. My mother in law has told me these are great! I'll have to read one to my son.