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Scarlet (King Raven Trilogy Series #2)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2008

    The Saga Continues

    Stephen Lawhead continues to delight readers with the second part of his Robin Hood trilogy. Returning to the vast forests of medieval Wales, the author takes up the story of Robin 'King Raven' from the viewpoint of Will Scarlet, the son of a landowner dispossessed by the invading Normans. Will becomes one of Robin's followers, and accompanies him on the many escapades designed to undermine the Norman overlords. An audacious plan by Robin and others to rescue Will from hanging by his captors is breathtakingly fun to read. The author is uncompromising in his depiction of the Norman brand of 'ethnic cleansing' in Britain, which may be an eye-opener for those who think of William the Conqueror as an admirable hero. Sometimes dark, sometimes humorous, this book is always an adventure.

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  • Posted May 20, 2009

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    A much more engaging read than Hood

    Will Scarlet is in prison and dictating his story to a monk who seeks to discover information on Rhi Bran y Hud for his master Abbot Hugo. Through Will's memory we learn the latest news of Prince Bran's exploits. He and his men have become experts at stealing from the rich and giving back to the poor people of Elfael. Will Scarlet tells how he found Prince Bran and joined up with him. As always, Prince Bran's only goal is to take care of his people and get his land back.

    As Will retells his story to the monk, he becomes aware of a conspiracy that threatens King William the Red's throne. If he can get word to Prince Bran, there might be a way to save King William's reign and get Elfael back. But Will is sentenced to be hung soon. How can a dead man get a message to anyone?

    I enjoyed Scarlet very much. The second book was a much better read than the first. It did have a long take from the old woman, but it wasn't as frustrating as it was in the first book. I also liked the way this book was written from Will's perspective in prison. Will is a wonderful character with a unique voice. Lawhead switches point of view characters often, but to have the tale from Will was refreshingly consistent. I highly recommend this second book. It could be enjoyed without having read the first one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2012

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    I think this is a very good book and i cant wait to finish the last book

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