Friday, May 27, 2011

The Burning Bridge by John Flanagan

The Burning Bridge (Ranger's Apprentice, #2)The Burning Bridge by John Flanagan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I'm still impressed with this series as it provides a plot that moves along well, and has many deeper aspects to it, but remains at a late-grade-school level. I think it is the model for positioning a book in its category.

The story itself shows the main character, Will, growing and engaging, this time without his archetypal mentor (Halt=Gandalf). They add a potential relationship twist, as well as give his side kick a chance to be the hero. All of this is good.

Flanagan did leave me hanging at the end, from a plot perspective, but since these books are so short, I know that I will be able to chase that resolution through the next book or two, and I'm OK with that. I'm ready for the next one!

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