Archer (Hengist: People of the Horse, #1)

Archer (Hengist: People of the Horse, #1)

by Jacky Gray

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Mmm. Shoot an apple off his friend's head or lose his food, horse and clothes? Some decisions require little thought. 

Archer is the sort of boy things happen to. Orphaned as a baby, his gifts make him different to other kids. He doesn't understand why he's so much stronger and faster than other boys; why a sword feels so right in his hand; or how every arrow he looses at a target will hit the centre, even if his eyes are closed.
At the Beltane ritual, he must fight his friends to see who is most worthy. But his real battle is with an enemy whose callous disrespect for the natural order brings dangerous consequences.

This swashbuckling romantic fantasy will appeal to fans of action-adventure, jousting, magical realism and, above all, warm, cheeky humour.

Book 1 of Hengist:People of the Horse, a Magical, Medieval Fantasy Series.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940153401201
Publisher: Jacky Gray
Publication date: 05/01/2015
Series: Hengist: People of the Horse , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 7,155
File size: 555 KB

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Archer 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Bernadette_Cinkoske More than 1 year ago
Archer is a well told coming of age adventure. Ms. Gray's attention to detail and historic research is second to none. She draws the reader into this mythical world with great skill and amazingly realistic characters. I loved watching Archer grow into his powers and mature. He makes a wonderful hero. This book has bullies, friends, foes and family just as the world has today. You can lose yourself (and the rest of the day) quickly in this wonderful world. I highly recommend this book.
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TamWindsor_69 More than 1 year ago
BULLSEYE! I love just about anything Medieval, and Archer was no exception. Even though it is probably a bit more targeted toward the YA crowd, I really found myself enjoying this magical, charming tale. The plot was an engaging and fast-moving plot and featured endearing, technicolor characters that not only tugged at my heart, but made me laugh and smile, as well. At times, the story had a very Robin Hood-esque fairy tale feel to it. Although the cover and synopsis of this book is what initially drew me in, what I found beyond that is what held my attention and kept me rapidly "swiping" the pages. I am heartily looking forward to the next book in the series! *I received a complimentary copy of this book in order to read and provide a voluntary, unbiased and honest review, should I choose to do so.
KevinPeterKP More than 1 year ago
The May King – A review of the novel ‘Archer’ “The years teach much which the days never knew.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson Author Jacky Gray’s novel ‘Archer’ tells the tale of its titular protagonist and appears to be set in medieval England. Archer is an exceptionally skilled young boy who must partake in various competitions to be crowned an important tribal title. And the path to such glory is filled with numerous coming of age life events. The jousting event at the start of the book takes the reader into the thick of the action. And everything you needed to know about all the major characters gets revealed in the first ten minutes of reading. As the story moves ahead, more magical and fantasy elements make their presence felt in the narrative. The alternate society and family system with their own deep seated set of traditions and culture comes alive in the author’s writing. And the attention to detail in creating a unique civilization is quite brilliant. The aura of Archer looms large over the story’s narrative. There’s something very likeable about Archer. His earnestness, his fighting skills, his loyalty and his code of honor all make for a very interesting character. And the explanations into jousting, sword fighting and archery should entice a whole new set of readers towards this book. Interesting revelations are made once we get to the epilogue and it’s sure to psych you up for the next set of adventures.