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One man may be deceit. Two can be conspiracy. Three is the number I trust.

As the Kingdom of Araluen prepares for war against Morgarath, Will and Horace accompany the Ranger Gilan on a mission to Celtica. But Celtica's villages and mines are silent. Only an exhausted and starving girl called Evanlyn can tell them why: Morgarath has sent his foul creatures to enslave the Celts. While Gilan rides swiftly back to Araluen to report this news to the King, Will and Horace discover the true purpose behind Morgarath's actions. The Kingdom is sure to be defeated in a surprise three-sided attack - unless they can find a way to prevent it.

Reviews

Battles, swordplay, strategy, surprises and disguises. John Flanagan's The Burning Bridge is an action-packed battle adventure.

Viewpoint

* Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Book for Younger Readers 2006

* New York Times Bestseller (no. 8, children's chapter books, July 2006)

The second in this engrossing medieval fantasy series is as absorbing as the first ... An exciting, restless read.

Magpies

Full of intrigue and imagination ... Here is a captivating read for all younger readers who love adventure.

Toy and Hobby Retailer

An excellent read for anyone ... I am looking forward to the third book so much that I can hardly wait. John Flanagan has outdone himself to write number 2.

Robere, age 13, Random House Australia Book Buddies club

A great story, about two apprentices, and a princess in disguise ... I could read it over and over again!

Samantha, age 12, Random House Book Buddies club

It was fantastic! I can't wait to read more.

Leigh, age 15, Random House Book Buddies club

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781864719055

    September 1, 2009

    Random House Australia Children's

    304 pages

    RRP $17.99

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  • EBook

    9781864715019

    May 1, 2010

    RHA eBooks Child

    272 pages

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Also by John Flanagan

Ranger's Apprentice 1: The Ruins Of Gorlan
Ranger's Apprentice 3: The Icebound Land
Ranger's Apprentice 4: Oakleaf Bearers
Ranger's Apprentice The Early Years 2: The Battle of Hackham Heath
Ranger's Apprentice The Early Years 1: The Tournament at Gorlan
Ranger's Apprentice 6: The Siege Of Macindaw
Ranger's Apprentice 5: Sorcerer In The North
Ranger's Apprentice 11: The Lost Stories
Brotherband 1: The Outcasts
Ranger's Apprentice 12: The Royal Ranger
Brotherband 6: The Ghostfaces
Brotherband 5: Scorpion Mountain
Ranger's Apprentice 10: The Emperor Of Nihon-Ja
Brotherband 2: The Invaders
Ranger's Apprentice 9: Halt's Peril
Ranger's Apprentice 7: Erak's Ransom
Ranger's Apprentice 8: The Kings of Clonmel
Brotherband 7: The Caldera
The Grey Raider
Brotherband 4: Slaves of Socorro
Brotherband 3: The Hunters

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