Tuesday, January 9, 2018

"Scarlet" by Stephen R. Lawhead

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.

If This was a Movie, I Would Rate It:  PG-13 for violence and a little bad language.

6 comments:

  1. Ooooh! Sounds like an exciting and thrilling read. ;)

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  2. I really disliked Hood and stopped reading the series so I'm happy to hear this one is so much better. One day when I have loads more time than I do now, I hope to pick it up again!

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    1. Cleopatra, if a friend hadn't loaned me her copies of these books, I probably would've quit about 1/3 of the way through Hood. But I'm glad I didn't, because this one was really enjoyable. I'm now looking forward to reading Tuck!

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  3. I need to read this series - especially this book it seems. :)

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    1. Eva, they are a very original and unique take on the Robin Hood story, for sure.

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