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Review: The Burning Bridge, John Flanagan

Having decided that his fate lies with the Rangers, Will is sent on a simple mission with an older Ranger and his friend, the apprentice soldier Horace.  They are tasked with delivering a message to another nation, only to discover that there isn’t anyone there but bandits and a young girl claiming to be the servant of the king’s daughter, but that there is a very suspicious plan afoot.  Will and his friends are the only ones who can set these problems to rights.

I really liked getting to know these characters better in the second volume of the series.  I raced through this one just like the first, and the ending has a nice little cliffhanger to keep the reader going.  This one stays full of adventure and excitement as Will is getting on his own two feet and working out what’s required of him.  I also loved the new addition to the series.  As others have mentioned, the prose is still on a young adult level, but as that’s what I’m reading, I’m okay with that too.  In all, a terrific YA fantasy series so far, I hope it stays to this calibre as it goes on!

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