Thursday, July 19, 2018

"Tuck" by Stephen R. Lawhead

Well, I've done it!  I've finished the King Raven trilogy!  And I managed to read Tuck in just a couple of weeks, not drag it out over months like I did Scarlet and Hood.  I liked it about equally well with Scarlet, and I loved the ending.

In fact, if you had told me this is how it all would end back when I was reading Hood, I probably wouldn't have believed you.  I probably would have laughed.  Because that book was so dark, I almost quit reading it halfway through and gave up on the series even though I had probably a dozen friends, on and off the internet, telling me the series was awesome.

Yeah, my friends were totally right.  The ending?  SO good.  I was pleased.

SPOILER ALERT:  Bran does not die.  I was just assuming this was going to be one where the Robin Hood character dies, but nope, not so.  YAY!  I actually have this rule where I don't read about Robin Hood dying because if I didn't read it, it didn't happen, and I can happily live in a world where Robin Hood still lives.  So I was fully prepared to quit reading this book before the last chapter if it became obvious Bran was going to die.  But he didn't.  So I got to read the whole thing.  END SPOILER ALERT.

Anyway.  This series still isn't my favorite Robin Hood retelling, but I did enjoy it.  Yay!  It was nifty having this book focus a lot on Friar Tuck, because I've always liked him a lot in basically every version of Robin Hood I've seen or read that includes him.

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

(From my Instagram...)

2 comments:

  1. It's such a well done series. Scarlet was my favorite of the three, but I really enjoyed Tuck.

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    1. Skye, yes, it is. The historical detail alone makes it worth reading. I think Scarlet was probably my favorite too, but Tuck came very close.

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