Hardcover è Scarlet PDF Þ

Hardcover è Scarlet PDF Þ


Scarlet ❮Download❯ ➾ Scarlet Author Stephen R. Lawhead – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk After losing everything he owns, forester Will Scarlet embarks on a search for none other than King Raven, whose exploits have already become legendary After fulfilling his quest and proving him After losing everything he owns, forester Will Scarlet embarks on a search for none other than King Raven, whose exploits have already become legendary After fulfilling his quest and proving him.

  • Hardcover
  • 443 pages
  • Scarlet
  • Stephen R. Lawhead
  • English
  • 08 January 2017
  • 1595540865

About the Author: Stephen R. Lawhead

Stephen R Lawhead is an internationally acclaimed author of mythic history and imaginative fiction His works include Byzantium, Patrick, and the series The Pendragon Cycle, The Celtic Crusades, and The Song of AlbionAlso see his fanpage at Myspace was born in , in Nebraska in the USA Most of his early life was spent in America where he earned a university degree in Fine Arts and attended theological college for two years His first professional writing was done at Campus Life magazine in Chicago, where he was an editor and staff writer During his five years at Campus Life he wrote hundreds of articles and several non fiction booksAfter a brief foray into the music business as president of his own record company he began full time freelance writing in He moved to England in order to research Celtic legend and history His first novel, In the Hall of the Dragon King, became the first in a series of three books The Dragon King Trilogy and was followed by the two volume Empyrion saga, Dream Thief and then the Pendragon Cycle, now in five volumes Taliesin, Merlin, Arthur, Pendragon, and Grail This was followed by the award winning Song of Albion series which consists of The Paradise War, The Silver Hand, and The Endless KnotHe has written nine children s books, many of them originally offered to his two sons, Drake and Ross He is married to Alice Slaikeu Lawhead, also a writer, with whom he has collaborated on some books and articles They make their home in Oxford, EnglandStephen s non fiction, fiction and children s titles have been published in twenty one foreign languages All of his novels have remained continuously in print in the United States and Britain since they were first published He has won numereous industry awards for his novels and children s books, and in was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by the University of Nebraskaso write under the name Steve Lawhead.



10 thoughts on “Scarlet

  1. Werner Werner says:

    With this volume, Lawhead continues his deft re imagining of the Robin Hood legend, set in the Welsh Marches of the late 1000s There s no second book in the trilogy slump here the story arc moves steadily forward, and the telling is suspenseful and well paced All of the general comments from my review of the series opener, Hood, would apply here as well This is both solidly researched historical fiction and adventure fiction set against a sharply defined conflict of good vs evil, justice With this volume, Lawhead continues his deft re imagining of the Robin Hood legend, set in the Welsh Marches of the late 1000s There s no second book in the trilogy slump here the story arc moves steadily forward, and the telling is suspenseful and well paced All of the general comments from my review of the series opener, Hood, would apply here as well This is both solidly researched historical fiction and adventure fiction set against a sharply defined conflict of good vs evil, justice vs injustice For the reader, it offers excitement, danger, disguise and subterfuge, and chaste romance and what Robin Hood re telling would be complete without an archery contest for life or death stakes This one, over, has a unique twist Himself an evangelical Christian, Lawhead s own faith is reflected in the sympathetic treatment of the simple faith of his good characters, who try to live kind and virtuous lives, trust God in difficult circumstances, and give thanks for whatever blessings they enjoy their expressions of individual and common worship in places are to me genuinely moving Of course, the author is also well aware that in this world then and now prostituted religion can be used as a prop for oppression and a cloak for the unbridled pursuit of selfish wealth and power and he depicts that sorry reality unflinchingly as well Abbot Hugo s picture could go next to a dictionary definition of that kind of perverted Christianity The juxtaposition of the genuine and the false serves here to clarify the contrast, and make the former shinebrightly.So, if morally and socially conscious historical fiction with action and characters you care about is your reading pleasure, come along and join King Raven s flock in the greenwood you won t be sorry I m champing at the bit to begin the concluding volume, Tuck

  2. Mike (the Paladin) Mike (the Paladin) says:

    When I was a boy we lived on a farm There were no public libraries where I could go and money was tightso books were a bit scarce The small school library, a World Book EncyclopediaProgressive Farmer magazine and a few books around the house were all I had access to In the summer I often reread books I d read before, but there was one set of books to access My dad s mother had purchased for him a set of Zane Grey books that were being published two a month You may have seen a set like When I was a boy we lived on a farm There were no public libraries where I could go and money was tightso books were a bit scarce The small school library, a World Book EncyclopediaProgressive Farmer magazine and a few books around the house were all I had access to In the summer I often reread books I d read before, but there was one set of books to access My dad s mother had purchased for him a set of Zane Grey books that were being published two a month You may have seen a set like these, cream and red covers I still have the set it shows a copyright date of 1953 I read those also and there s one thing about Zane Grey s writing I remember well He was wordy My dad said he could take two pages to describe a bush.If Mr Lawhead s books have a draw back that s it He s wordy This is a good book, it s an inspiring take on the Robin Hood tale It s well conceived and the characters are thoroughly drawn VERY THOROUGHLY DRAWN.And there s the rub for me I think these could be great booksbut they are so slow and drawn out Long conversations that bleed into the pointlessly mundane Rambling descriptions that take forever intersperse the points of the story By the end, the climax I was of two minds First I was caught up in the struggle and enraged by the view spoiler injustices hide spoiler told of in the story Second I was relieved that now I can move on to another book ofinterest I think it s simply a matter of a writer s style finding the correct audience I like Mr Lawhead s work, sometimes immensely, but I usually end up with a get on with it feeling about the actual storytelling.Here Will is relating things to his scribe The memories are interspersed with interludes that move us to the present The action builds often only to grind to a haltso, I like the book I can recommend the book But i really can t go higher than 3 stars as I was also at times bored stiff by the book

  3. Gillian Bronte Adams Gillian Bronte Adams says:

    I enjoyed Hood the first book in this series and stuck with it until the end of the book, but it didn t instantly inspire me to pick up book two So it was several months before I found myself leafing through the first pages of Scarlet, but oh how glad I am that I did.Here Will Scarlet takes the lead narrative and POV I think the hardest thing for me to swallow with this series is that it is a Robin Hood Tales that is NOT a Robin Hood tale or is, at least, leagues away from the one you woul I enjoyed Hood the first book in this series and stuck with it until the end of the book, but it didn t instantly inspire me to pick up book two So it was several months before I found myself leafing through the first pages of Scarlet, but oh how glad I am that I did.Here Will Scarlet takes the lead narrative and POV I think the hardest thing for me to swallow with this series is that it is a Robin Hood Tales that is NOT a Robin Hood tale or is, at least, leagues away from the one you would expect Perhaps especially because of that, I appreciated the change from Bran s perspective to Will s.Though I can t say whether it was the unique style of storytelling or just the way Will Scarlet s voice drew me into the story as he told the tale in his own way and time, until I could practically imagine myself sitting beside him in his dank cell while the monk scribbled away on the other side of the bars All told, Scarlet was an intriguing read and has convinced me to pick up Tuck, book three in the series

  4. Sheena Sheena says:

    Oh, Stephen Lawhead, how I love your books.Lawhead s latest project is a re telling of the Robin Hood legend This is the second book in the trilogy, told from the perspective of Will Scarlet A good deal of the story is relayed, by Scarlet, to a monk he refers to as Odo while he is imprisoned.I consistently enjoy Stephen Lawhead s storytelling style, as well as his attention to detail Lawhead has mastered the technique of portraying actions, gestures, and facial expressions without resorting t Oh, Stephen Lawhead, how I love your books.Lawhead s latest project is a re telling of the Robin Hood legend This is the second book in the trilogy, told from the perspective of Will Scarlet A good deal of the story is relayed, by Scarlet, to a monk he refers to as Odo while he is imprisoned.I consistently enjoy Stephen Lawhead s storytelling style, as well as his attention to detail Lawhead has mastered the technique of portraying actions, gestures, and facial expressions without resorting to over describing In addition, Lawhead can write in a manner that indicates the story is being told verbally without overusing dialect or confusing the reader

  5. Jackie Jackie says:

    I m really loving this series I had a hard time putting this book down I like how Lawhead writes and I especially love how he weaves in the Celtic theme At times, I feel like I m there, as if I m one of the inner circle fighting the good fight alongside Bran and company I love that quality in a book, probablythan any other I can say my delight with the King Raven series is my passion for anything Celtic but that s not quite right It s Lawhead s talent that brings this series to life I m really loving this series I had a hard time putting this book down I like how Lawhead writes and I especially love how he weaves in the Celtic theme At times, I feel like I m there, as if I m one of the inner circle fighting the good fight alongside Bran and company I love that quality in a book, probablythan any other I can say my delight with the King Raven series is my passion for anything Celtic but that s not quite right It s Lawhead s talent that brings this series to life for me.If you ve been thinking about reading this, I urge you to do it You won t regret it, I promise you

  6. Jeremy Preacher Jeremy Preacher says:

    Scarlet is at least an improvement over Hood There are sympathetic characters and an actual plotline, even if it s near hopelessly muddied by transitions between Scarlet as narrator and actual third person omniscient in two separate chunks of timeline.Scarlet s verbal tics calling people fella and using en t for isn t come and go, never ceasing to be jarring or managing to sound like anything other than a folksy affectation in the mouth of the character They are handy markers as to whe Scarlet is at least an improvement over Hood There are sympathetic characters and an actual plotline, even if it s near hopelessly muddied by transitions between Scarlet as narrator and actual third person omniscient in two separate chunks of timeline.Scarlet s verbal tics calling people fella and using en t for isn t come and go, never ceasing to be jarring or managing to sound like anything other than a folksy affectation in the mouth of the character They are handy markers as to when he s narrating, though or would be, if they didn t disappear all the time.I also have a rough time getting excited about the whole two popes warring kings drama that drives the plot It s far too distant to have any emotional impact, and it never really informs the actions of the villains except in the very big picture all the pointless puppy kicking that happens onstage is just to establish that they re Bad Guys There s no real resolution to anything other than the immediate crisis, either, which is not atypical for the middle book in the trilogy, but it doesn t really whet my appetite so much as dull my enthusiasm And Lawhead s Christian focus, which was such a beautiful, fundamental part of the Pendragon Cycle, just comes off as forced, here Also, I just wanna say, while I like the use of Welsh myths to foreshadow plot points in theory, he did it a hundred timeselegantly in Merlin, and WITH THE SAME STORY Jeez, man, now you re just getting lazy

  7. Terry (Ter05 TwiMoms/ MundieMoms) Terry (Ter05 TwiMoms/ MundieMoms) says:

    Accidentally hit something that deleted my review before I saved it Grrrrr I read the book that comes before this one, Hood, and began this one right away I was kind of disappointed that instead of going right on from the previous book which ended rather abruptly, this one began a year or two later with Bran s man known as Will Scarlet, captured by the sheriff and soon to be hanged I should explain that this series is a re telling of the Robin Hood legend but it has been relocated to Wales a Accidentally hit something that deleted my review before I saved it Grrrrr I read the book that comes before this one, Hood, and began this one right away I was kind of disappointed that instead of going right on from the previous book which ended rather abruptly, this one began a year or two later with Bran s man known as Will Scarlet, captured by the sheriff and soon to be hanged I should explain that this series is a re telling of the Robin Hood legend but it has been relocated to Wales and is written around the history of what took place there Bran was a prince of a small kingdom when his father and his warband were all murdered, and thus Bran is a king without a kingdom His people have been driven from their homes, murdered and persecuted and he is an outlaw known as King Raven.I quickly got used to having the story told by Will as he was telling it to a priest who is a scribe Will knows well that his captors are allowing this because they believe they will gain information about the infamous King Raven from his story He insists on telling the young and rather dull scribe everything that has happened to him to drag out the inevitable end they have planned for him We know from his story that there is a sort of mystery going on as the outlaw band found three strange things in the spoils of one of their adventures They found a huge gold ring with an unknown crest on it, a pair of fancy embroidered gloves with a cross and other symbols fit for a Cardinal and a sealed letter written in the language of the enemy and no one can translate it While the reader is hearing Will s story, we also have chapters that reveal what is happening with Bran s band and with the enemy too.This is a story of intrigue, lots of action and excitement, a little bit of romance Some of the names have been changed, but you can recognize the Robin Hood band.I did not tag this as a romance but there are two love stories inter woven into it I liked this passage and will not give away who it involves It is lovely just as I always hoped it would be And so, my lady, are you, I told her, and, pulling her close, I kissed her with the first of countless kisses we would share that night.As for the rest, I need not sayIf you have ever loved anyone, then you will know full well If not, then nothing I can say will enlighten you.____________________________________I have enjoyed these books and will read the next one Tuck Will take a little break as I have another book sitting her calling to me but won t wait long to get back to this world

  8. Ashley Marie Ashley Marie says:

    23Jan154.5 starsThe decision to change the narrative scheme from the first book where everything was told in third person to Will narrating the majority of the tale to a priest while he s in prison was a very interesting choice It really served to drive home the fact that this was a very different character from Bran Will told his story very well and I immediately liked him I continued to find little gems that harked back to the old Robin Hood legend and, a bit indirectly, the old Disney mo 23Jan154.5 starsThe decision to change the narrative scheme from the first book where everything was told in third person to Will narrating the majority of the tale to a priest while he s in prison was a very interesting choice It really served to drive home the fact that this was a very different character from Bran Will told his story very well and I immediately liked him I continued to find little gems that harked back to the old Robin Hood legend and, a bit indirectly, the old Disney movie that I continue to treasure ahem archery contest I swear I m gonna watch it again once I finish this trilogy Anyway, I still love the way Lawhead weaves a story, and Verner s narration is very good although I would love himif he didn t mangle the French almost beyond recognition.12.23.14Just put this on hold from the Cincinnati area library I love OhioLink

  9. Duckie Duckie says:

    As bad as the first, but painfully narrated in Lawhead s approximation of a Yorkshire accent The result is, if anything,like bastardized West Country than Northern It s like expecting Richard Sharpe and getting Hagrid on weed As bad as the first, but painfully narrated in Lawhead s approximation of a Yorkshire accent The result is, if anything,like bastardized West Country than Northern It s like expecting Richard Sharpe and getting Hagrid on weed

  10. Rachel Rachel says:

    Overall, I liked Scarlet about ten times as well as I liked Hood It still took me months to read, but this time it was because I had to set it aside to read a few things that I had a deadline for However, this book was exciting and enjoyable, with a great mix of danger and emotion, and even some fun here and there This book is narrated by Will Scatlocke, aka Will Scarlet, whom I became very fond of indeed He was such a cheerful, sensible guy He tells most of it to a scribe while he s in Overall, I liked Scarlet about ten times as well as I liked Hood It still took me months to read, but this time it was because I had to set it aside to read a few things that I had a deadline for However, this book was exciting and enjoyable, with a great mix of danger and emotion, and even some fun here and there This book is narrated by Will Scatlocke, aka Will Scarlet, whom I became very fond of indeed He was such a cheerful, sensible guy He tells most of it to a scribe while he s in prison I got closer and closer to the end and started worrying that the whole book would end before Will ever got out of prison, but happily, that totally didn t happen While in captivity, he relates how he joined up with Rhi Bran Hud s band of Welsh rebels even though Will isn t himself Welsh, how they fought against their oppressors by every means possible, and how he got captured He also talks about gradually falling in love with one of the rebels, a widow named Noin The last hundred pages or so were extremely awesome, and I read them in one day

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10 thoughts on “Scarlet

  1. Werner Werner says:

    With this volume, Lawhead continues his deft re imagining of the Robin Hood legend, set in the Welsh Marches of the late 1000s There s no second book in the trilogy slump here the story arc moves steadily forward, and the telling is suspenseful and well paced All of the general comments from my review of the series opener, Hood, would apply here as well This is both solidly researched historical fiction and adventure fiction set against a sharply defined conflict of good vs evil, justice With this volume, Lawhead continues his deft re imagining of the Robin Hood legend, set in the Welsh Marches of the late 1000s There s no second book in the trilogy slump here the story arc moves steadily forward, and the telling is suspenseful and well paced All of the general comments from my review of the series opener, Hood, would apply here as well This is both solidly researched historical fiction and adventure fiction set against a sharply defined conflict of good vs evil, justice vs injustice For the reader, it offers excitement, danger, disguise and subterfuge, and chaste romance and what Robin Hood re telling would be complete without an archery contest for life or death stakes This one, over, has a unique twist Himself an evangelical Christian, Lawhead s own faith is reflected in the sympathetic treatment of the simple faith of his good characters, who try to live kind and virtuous lives, trust God in difficult circumstances, and give thanks for whatever blessings they enjoy their expressions of individual and common worship in places are to me genuinely moving Of course, the author is also well aware that in this world then and now prostituted religion can be used as a prop for oppression and a cloak for the unbridled pursuit of selfish wealth and power and he depicts that sorry reality unflinchingly as well Abbot Hugo s picture could go next to a dictionary definition of that kind of perverted Christianity The juxtaposition of the genuine and the false serves here to clarify the contrast, and make the former shinebrightly.So, if morally and socially conscious historical fiction with action and characters you care about is your reading pleasure, come along and join King Raven s flock in the greenwood you won t be sorry I m champing at the bit to begin the concluding volume, Tuck

  2. Mike (the Paladin) Mike (the Paladin) says:

    When I was a boy we lived on a farm There were no public libraries where I could go and money was tightso books were a bit scarce The small school library, a World Book EncyclopediaProgressive Farmer magazine and a few books around the house were all I had access to In the summer I often reread books I d read before, but there was one set of books to access My dad s mother had purchased for him a set of Zane Grey books that were being published two a month You may have seen a set like When I was a boy we lived on a farm There were no public libraries where I could go and money was tightso books were a bit scarce The small school library, a World Book EncyclopediaProgressive Farmer magazine and a few books around the house were all I had access to In the summer I often reread books I d read before, but there was one set of books to access My dad s mother had purchased for him a set of Zane Grey books that were being published two a month You may have seen a set like these, cream and red covers I still have the set it shows a copyright date of 1953 I read those also and there s one thing about Zane Grey s writing I remember well He was wordy My dad said he could take two pages to describe a bush.If Mr Lawhead s books have a draw back that s it He s wordy This is a good book, it s an inspiring take on the Robin Hood tale It s well conceived and the characters are thoroughly drawn VERY THOROUGHLY DRAWN.And there s the rub for me I think these could be great booksbut they are so slow and drawn out Long conversations that bleed into the pointlessly mundane Rambling descriptions that take forever intersperse the points of the story By the end, the climax I was of two minds First I was caught up in the struggle and enraged by the view spoiler injustices hide spoiler told of in the story Second I was relieved that now I can move on to another book ofinterest I think it s simply a matter of a writer s style finding the correct audience I like Mr Lawhead s work, sometimes immensely, but I usually end up with a get on with it feeling about the actual storytelling.Here Will is relating things to his scribe The memories are interspersed with interludes that move us to the present The action builds often only to grind to a haltso, I like the book I can recommend the book But i really can t go higher than 3 stars as I was also at times bored stiff by the book

  3. Gillian Bronte Adams Gillian Bronte Adams says:

    I enjoyed Hood the first book in this series and stuck with it until the end of the book, but it didn t instantly inspire me to pick up book two So it was several months before I found myself leafing through the first pages of Scarlet, but oh how glad I am that I did.Here Will Scarlet takes the lead narrative and POV I think the hardest thing for me to swallow with this series is that it is a Robin Hood Tales that is NOT a Robin Hood tale or is, at least, leagues away from the one you woul I enjoyed Hood the first book in this series and stuck with it until the end of the book, but it didn t instantly inspire me to pick up book two So it was several months before I found myself leafing through the first pages of Scarlet, but oh how glad I am that I did.Here Will Scarlet takes the lead narrative and POV I think the hardest thing for me to swallow with this series is that it is a Robin Hood Tales that is NOT a Robin Hood tale or is, at least, leagues away from the one you would expect Perhaps especially because of that, I appreciated the change from Bran s perspective to Will s.Though I can t say whether it was the unique style of storytelling or just the way Will Scarlet s voice drew me into the story as he told the tale in his own way and time, until I could practically imagine myself sitting beside him in his dank cell while the monk scribbled away on the other side of the bars All told, Scarlet was an intriguing read and has convinced me to pick up Tuck, book three in the series

  4. Sheena Sheena says:

    Oh, Stephen Lawhead, how I love your books.Lawhead s latest project is a re telling of the Robin Hood legend This is the second book in the trilogy, told from the perspective of Will Scarlet A good deal of the story is relayed, by Scarlet, to a monk he refers to as Odo while he is imprisoned.I consistently enjoy Stephen Lawhead s storytelling style, as well as his attention to detail Lawhead has mastered the technique of portraying actions, gestures, and facial expressions without resorting t Oh, Stephen Lawhead, how I love your books.Lawhead s latest project is a re telling of the Robin Hood legend This is the second book in the trilogy, told from the perspective of Will Scarlet A good deal of the story is relayed, by Scarlet, to a monk he refers to as Odo while he is imprisoned.I consistently enjoy Stephen Lawhead s storytelling style, as well as his attention to detail Lawhead has mastered the technique of portraying actions, gestures, and facial expressions without resorting to over describing In addition, Lawhead can write in a manner that indicates the story is being told verbally without overusing dialect or confusing the reader

  5. Jackie Jackie says:

    I m really loving this series I had a hard time putting this book down I like how Lawhead writes and I especially love how he weaves in the Celtic theme At times, I feel like I m there, as if I m one of the inner circle fighting the good fight alongside Bran and company I love that quality in a book, probablythan any other I can say my delight with the King Raven series is my passion for anything Celtic but that s not quite right It s Lawhead s talent that brings this series to life I m really loving this series I had a hard time putting this book down I like how Lawhead writes and I especially love how he weaves in the Celtic theme At times, I feel like I m there, as if I m one of the inner circle fighting the good fight alongside Bran and company I love that quality in a book, probablythan any other I can say my delight with the King Raven series is my passion for anything Celtic but that s not quite right It s Lawhead s talent that brings this series to life for me.If you ve been thinking about reading this, I urge you to do it You won t regret it, I promise you

  6. Jeremy Preacher Jeremy Preacher says:

    Scarlet is at least an improvement over Hood There are sympathetic characters and an actual plotline, even if it s near hopelessly muddied by transitions between Scarlet as narrator and actual third person omniscient in two separate chunks of timeline.Scarlet s verbal tics calling people fella and using en t for isn t come and go, never ceasing to be jarring or managing to sound like anything other than a folksy affectation in the mouth of the character They are handy markers as to whe Scarlet is at least an improvement over Hood There are sympathetic characters and an actual plotline, even if it s near hopelessly muddied by transitions between Scarlet as narrator and actual third person omniscient in two separate chunks of timeline.Scarlet s verbal tics calling people fella and using en t for isn t come and go, never ceasing to be jarring or managing to sound like anything other than a folksy affectation in the mouth of the character They are handy markers as to when he s narrating, though or would be, if they didn t disappear all the time.I also have a rough time getting excited about the whole two popes warring kings drama that drives the plot It s far too distant to have any emotional impact, and it never really informs the actions of the villains except in the very big picture all the pointless puppy kicking that happens onstage is just to establish that they re Bad Guys There s no real resolution to anything other than the immediate crisis, either, which is not atypical for the middle book in the trilogy, but it doesn t really whet my appetite so much as dull my enthusiasm And Lawhead s Christian focus, which was such a beautiful, fundamental part of the Pendragon Cycle, just comes off as forced, here Also, I just wanna say, while I like the use of Welsh myths to foreshadow plot points in theory, he did it a hundred timeselegantly in Merlin, and WITH THE SAME STORY Jeez, man, now you re just getting lazy

  7. Terry (Ter05 TwiMoms/ MundieMoms) Terry (Ter05 TwiMoms/ MundieMoms) says:

    Accidentally hit something that deleted my review before I saved it Grrrrr I read the book that comes before this one, Hood, and began this one right away I was kind of disappointed that instead of going right on from the previous book which ended rather abruptly, this one began a year or two later with Bran s man known as Will Scarlet, captured by the sheriff and soon to be hanged I should explain that this series is a re telling of the Robin Hood legend but it has been relocated to Wales a Accidentally hit something that deleted my review before I saved it Grrrrr I read the book that comes before this one, Hood, and began this one right away I was kind of disappointed that instead of going right on from the previous book which ended rather abruptly, this one began a year or two later with Bran s man known as Will Scarlet, captured by the sheriff and soon to be hanged I should explain that this series is a re telling of the Robin Hood legend but it has been relocated to Wales and is written around the history of what took place there Bran was a prince of a small kingdom when his father and his warband were all murdered, and thus Bran is a king without a kingdom His people have been driven from their homes, murdered and persecuted and he is an outlaw known as King Raven.I quickly got used to having the story told by Will as he was telling it to a priest who is a scribe Will knows well that his captors are allowing this because they believe they will gain information about the infamous King Raven from his story He insists on telling the young and rather dull scribe everything that has happened to him to drag out the inevitable end they have planned for him We know from his story that there is a sort of mystery going on as the outlaw band found three strange things in the spoils of one of their adventures They found a huge gold ring with an unknown crest on it, a pair of fancy embroidered gloves with a cross and other symbols fit for a Cardinal and a sealed letter written in the language of the enemy and no one can translate it While the reader is hearing Will s story, we also have chapters that reveal what is happening with Bran s band and with the enemy too.This is a story of intrigue, lots of action and excitement, a little bit of romance Some of the names have been changed, but you can recognize the Robin Hood band.I did not tag this as a romance but there are two love stories inter woven into it I liked this passage and will not give away who it involves It is lovely just as I always hoped it would be And so, my lady, are you, I told her, and, pulling her close, I kissed her with the first of countless kisses we would share that night.As for the rest, I need not sayIf you have ever loved anyone, then you will know full well If not, then nothing I can say will enlighten you.____________________________________I have enjoyed these books and will read the next one Tuck Will take a little break as I have another book sitting her calling to me but won t wait long to get back to this world

  8. Ashley Marie Ashley Marie says:

    23Jan154.5 starsThe decision to change the narrative scheme from the first book where everything was told in third person to Will narrating the majority of the tale to a priest while he s in prison was a very interesting choice It really served to drive home the fact that this was a very different character from Bran Will told his story very well and I immediately liked him I continued to find little gems that harked back to the old Robin Hood legend and, a bit indirectly, the old Disney mo 23Jan154.5 starsThe decision to change the narrative scheme from the first book where everything was told in third person to Will narrating the majority of the tale to a priest while he s in prison was a very interesting choice It really served to drive home the fact that this was a very different character from Bran Will told his story very well and I immediately liked him I continued to find little gems that harked back to the old Robin Hood legend and, a bit indirectly, the old Disney movie that I continue to treasure ahem archery contest I swear I m gonna watch it again once I finish this trilogy Anyway, I still love the way Lawhead weaves a story, and Verner s narration is very good although I would love himif he didn t mangle the French almost beyond recognition.12.23.14Just put this on hold from the Cincinnati area library I love OhioLink

  9. Duckie Duckie says:

    As bad as the first, but painfully narrated in Lawhead s approximation of a Yorkshire accent The result is, if anything,like bastardized West Country than Northern It s like expecting Richard Sharpe and getting Hagrid on weed As bad as the first, but painfully narrated in Lawhead s approximation of a Yorkshire accent The result is, if anything,like bastardized West Country than Northern It s like expecting Richard Sharpe and getting Hagrid on weed

  10. Rachel Rachel says:

    Overall, I liked Scarlet about ten times as well as I liked Hood It still took me months to read, but this time it was because I had to set it aside to read a few things that I had a deadline for However, this book was exciting and enjoyable, with a great mix of danger and emotion, and even some fun here and there This book is narrated by Will Scatlocke, aka Will Scarlet, whom I became very fond of indeed He was such a cheerful, sensible guy He tells most of it to a scribe while he s in Overall, I liked Scarlet about ten times as well as I liked Hood It still took me months to read, but this time it was because I had to set it aside to read a few things that I had a deadline for However, this book was exciting and enjoyable, with a great mix of danger and emotion, and even some fun here and there This book is narrated by Will Scatlocke, aka Will Scarlet, whom I became very fond of indeed He was such a cheerful, sensible guy He tells most of it to a scribe while he s in prison I got closer and closer to the end and started worrying that the whole book would end before Will ever got out of prison, but happily, that totally didn t happen While in captivity, he relates how he joined up with Rhi Bran Hud s band of Welsh rebels even though Will isn t himself Welsh, how they fought against their oppressors by every means possible, and how he got captured He also talks about gradually falling in love with one of the rebels, a widow named Noin The last hundred pages or so were extremely awesome, and I read them in one day

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