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Tuck Tuck is the third and final installment in the King Raven story The first book Hood was a solid 4 stars the second book Scarlet was bit better, perhaps 4 1 4 stars Tuck was a well deserved 4.5 stars I thoroughly enjoyed the entire King Raven series it s a nice treat when a series improves as it goes along Lawhead is a gifted storyteller who weaves the tale of Robin Hood and his Merry Men into its own wondrous legend of adventure, heartbreak, passion, and determination within the early Wels Tuck is the third and final installment in the King Raven story The first book Hood was a solid 4 stars the second book Scarlet was bit better, perhaps 4 1 4 stars Tuck was a well deserved 4.5 stars I thoroughly enjoyed the entire King Raven series it s a nice treat when a series improves as it goes along Lawhead is a gifted storyteller who weaves the tale of Robin Hood and his Merry Men into its own wondrous legend of adventure, heartbreak, passion, and determination within the early Welsh culture It is truly a memorable work The King Raven trilogy gets rare 5 stars from me It was that good.Suffice it to say, this is no run of the mill Robin Hood story Richer, deeper, and well thought out Lawhead did a fantastic job I liked it far better than his Pendragon series and I really liked them too This was better Much better.There are characters to love, characters to hate and even some you loved and hated at the same time It felt natural to connect to the character and slip into the story itself I can t say much wi The King Raven trilogy gets rare 5 stars from me It was that good.Suffice it to say, this is no run of the mill Robin Hood story Richer, deeper, and well thought out Lawhead did a fantastic job I liked it far better than his Pendragon series and I really liked them too This was better Much better.There are characters to love, characters to hate and even some you loved and hated at the same time It felt natural to connect to the character and slip into the story itself I can t say much without giving spoilers and I d rather not do that This is a story that should be unfolded as Lawhead planned I cannot in good conscience ruin that for anyone, even though I m practically bursting at the seams to tell you everything.Do yourself a favor, read this trilogy, you won t be disappinted In fact, you will love it I sure did With this volume, Lawhead brings his King Raven trilogy to a rousing conclusion The general comments I made on the first two books apply here, too but the emotional impact of this book nudged it into five star territory This is outstanding fiction of its type a worthy capstone to a thoroughly excellent series Lawhead has done himself proud here.In all three books of the series, Bran ap Brychan Rhi Bran y Hud is the central figure, the linchpin of the story But as we saw much of Scarle With this volume, Lawhead brings his King Raven trilogy to a rousing conclusion The general comments I made on the first two books apply here, too but the emotional impact of this book nudged it into five star territory This is outstanding fiction of its type a worthy capstone to a thoroughly excellent series Lawhead has done himself proud here.In all three books of the series, Bran ap Brychan Rhi Bran y Hud is the central figure, the linchpin of the story But as we saw much of Scarlett through Will Scarlet s eyes and he plays a key role in the plot, so here, our good heartened and rotund title character often gives us our viewpoint, and plays a crucial role in the denouement The author breathes new life into the familiar figures of all these characters of the legends, andincluding Maid Merian he s also done his historical homework, to bring us a number of real historical personages made flesh under his pen King William Rufus who actually did lead his army into Wales is an obvious example but Baron Bernard Neufmarche who really did rule in Hereford, and expand his territory into Wales , William s justicar and adviser Cardinal Ranulf Flambard, and the northern Welsh king Gruffyd also step from the pages of dry history into vivid fictional life in these books The interspersed folk ballads about Rhyban Hud in the text and the epilogue are Lawhead s own compositions, but they clearly reflect a good knowledge of the actual ballad tradition and how it was created and transmitted And though I went into the reading of the trilogy convinced that no one could ever really know when Robin Hood lived if indeed he did , I came away convinced that Lawhead s Welsh theory is actually the right one.All the satisfactions of the best action oriented historical fiction are here an exciting, fast moving story with genuine danger and suspense, told in accessible prose strong characters that you connect to emotionally, clean romance, moral and spiritual sensibility and a clear sense of social justice, basic historical accuracy and well integrated period detail, and a vivid sense of time and place It does not exaggerate to call this trilogy a work in the tradition of Ivanhoe if Sir Walter Scott were still alive, the publisher could probably have gotten him to pen some praise to quote on the book jacket I have to say, this is one of the most fantastic, well written books I have ever read I ve liked the rest of the series, but this book did a really great job of concluding it I was quite fascinated at all the history behind it, and I think Lawhead researched the time period extremely well As I was getting to the ending,I was so excited to know what happened next that I found myself reading till three o clock in the morning and still convincing myself that I wasn t too sleepy to read anther ch I have to say, this is one of the most fantastic, well written books I have ever read I ve liked the rest of the series, but this book did a really great job of concluding it I was quite fascinated at all the history behind it, and I think Lawhead researched the time period extremely well As I was getting to the ending,I was so excited to know what happened next that I found myself reading till three o clock in the morning and still convincing myself that I wasn t too sleepy to read anther chapter or two The suspense drove me crazy, especially when both sides were fighting continuously with only ten fighters on Bran s side and thousands on the other using different battle tactics One of the things I have to say that really pleased me and separated this from a lot of Robin Hood interpretations was that Bran wasn t afraid to do what he had to In a lot of Robin Hood stories, Robin Hood is sort of, wella wimp, by being noble and trying so hard to never do anything to hurt even the worst of enemies to help the people Bran had actually killed many Ffreincs, captured the sheriff, and was willing to take risks when he had to, but ultimately wanted peace and did what he knew was good for his people This made him a very three dimensional character that I could imagine In fact, I thought the series fleshed out all the main characters, such as Tuck and Merian, and even some minor characters such as Baron Neufmarche and Lady Agnes tremendously This is just a wonderful, wonderful book I recommend this book and the entire series to everyone and would definitely say this would remain one of my favorite novels of all time Enjoyed this read a great deal but not as much as Scarlet Tuck is a gentle, pious man who believes in justice and fairness He tells the story in his own way I felt that Lawhead had a little trouble getting into this character Perhaps it s my imagination but I thought that he seemedattuned to Will Scarlet It was fun to read about the battles and how the long bow could stand against knights with swords and horses Thank you Mr Lawhead forinformation about that topic at the end of Enjoyed this read a great deal but not as much as Scarlet Tuck is a gentle, pious man who believes in justice and fairness He tells the story in his own way I felt that Lawhead had a little trouble getting into this character Perhaps it s my imagination but I thought that he seemedattuned to Will Scarlet It was fun to read about the battles and how the long bow could stand against knights with swords and horses Thank you Mr Lawhead forinformation about that topic at the end of the novel However, anyone who reads this series should certainly finish with Tuck as it wraps up the story so delightfully well I loved this whole series Stephen Lawhead is a fantastic writer, and this was a perfect finish It makes so much sense to have the origin of Robin Hood in Wales I was captivated.I m a little nervous to read anything else he s written, because what if it s not as good and I m disappointed, LOL. This was a wonderful series A little slow to start, but it was well worth it. Written for book club More desperate then ever to free his land from invaders, the Phantom Raven of the forest sets out once again to try his might against his adversaries But with some surprising twists, and unanticipated hardships, can the group see it through to the end The third and final installment of Stephen Lawhead s King Raven Trilogy, Tuck reunites readers one last time with Bran and his Grellon and their fight for freedom.After King William turns traitor and refuses to give back Bra Written for book club More desperate then ever to free his land from invaders, the Phantom Raven of the forest sets out once again to try his might against his adversaries But with some surprising twists, and unanticipated hardships, can the group see it through to the end The third and final installment of Stephen Lawhead s King Raven Trilogy, Tuck reunites readers one last time with Bran and his Grellon and their fight for freedom.After King William turns traitor and refuses to give back Bran s throne, Bran realizes it must now come to war But finding help for this new mission could be harder than he thought.He first looks to his mothers family, helping them with their own kingship trials and troubles, and making some new friends on the way But will they return the good favor, and lend some warriors to his aid Friar Tuck looks for a different andpeaceful way to end the fight But it doesn t appear that their enemies are ready to give up just yet, as their plans are thwarted once again by the not so peaceful stewards of Effel Can the Grellon stop a bloody war before it s too late While everyone else is off making and carrying out plans, Mer on tries to pursued Bran to go to her father for help Knowing her father has never liked her, and thinking this wont change after kidnapping his daughter, Bran refuses But Mer on stubbornly sneaks away to try her luck with it But when she finds her brother on the throne instead, married to Bran s enemy Neufmarche s daughter, she finds a littletrouble than she bargained for.The book has it s ups and downs, it s moments when I thought the author was brilliant and moments when I thought he shouldn t have done what he did The plot is good, the characters deep and interesting, and twists that I thought good and not so good.As always, the characters are what I look at in books You can have a good plot, a good setting, and a good writing style, but if your characters lack, you re book becomes flat and uninteresting Much like a good movie needs good actorsthan anything else, so a book needs good characters Lawhead s characters bring the book to life I felt I got a deeper look into Bran and Tuck, and the new characters that were introduced were all interesting and diverse But in this book, I felt that he did some things with his characters that I deeply regrettedFor starters, he let some of the older characters fall by the wayside Will and Odo, two of my favorites, were pushed nearly out of the book After falling in love with them in Scarlet, the reader gets so little of them in Tuck that it was really a disappointment To my surprise Mer on and her adventures didn t get much coverage in the book Then there was the issue of Baron Neufmarche, who in this book I thought completely unbelievable.Other than the characters, there was the sprinkling of language throughout the book Just enough to make me cringe every time I saw it A completely unnecissary addition to a book.Now, don t get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoyed the book and could see myself picking up the whole series again There were a lot of great things in it as well.For one, the themes Justice, but mixed with peace when possible Standing for what is right even when you re hope is getting lower and you stand alone Forgiving your enemies even when they have caused you pain and loss All of these are covered in the book, and are great lessons to be learned no matter what situation you are in More than that, they are very Christian attitudes that are not only good, but necessary for us to understand and use in our lives.Another great thing about the book besides good characters and themes is how it is written It has a nice, steady pace and movement Not an on the edge of your seat, I m going to die if I can t read this next chapter right now type of book, but one that you regret putting down and easily pick back up again And one that might very well be worth picking up again.A quick, final overview of the trilogy as a whole Great Not amazing, not spectacular, but definitely better than just good, if you know what I mean The King Raven Trilogy is worth picking up Pray God our aim is true and each arrow finds its mark King Raven has brought hope to the oppressed people of Wales and fear to their Norman overlords Deceived by the self serving King William and hunted by the treacherous Abbot Hugo and Sheriff de Glanville, Rhi Bran is forced again to take matters into his own hands as King RavenAlong the way Friar Tuck has been the stalwart supporter of the man behind the legend bringing Rhi Bran much needed guidance, wit, and faithful companionshipAided by Tuck and his small but determined band of forest dwelling outlaws, Rhi Bran ignites a rebellion that spreads through the Welsh valleys, forcing the wily monarch to marshal his army and march against little ElfaelThis epic trilogy dares to shatter everything you thought you knew about Robin Hood as Stephen R Lawhead conjures an ancient past while holding a mirror to contemporary realities Filled with unforgettable characters, breathtaking suspense, and rousing battle scenes, Stephen R Lawhead s masterful retelling of the Robin Hood legend reaches its stunning conclusion in Tuck The conclusion to the King Raven trilogy is really no different to the other books of the trilogy The strong point, for me, the thing I found most interesting, was the new interpretation of how the Robin Hood story came about although I felt that the epilogue hammered that in maybe a little too much and not much else really grabbed me Again, the writing is pretty good and once I settled down to read it I sped through Tuck in a couple of hours If you want something easy to read and you l The conclusion to the King Raven trilogy is really no different to the other books of the trilogy The strong point, for me, the thing I found most interesting, was the new interpretation of how the Robin Hood story came about although I felt that the epilogue hammered that in maybe a little too much and not much else really grabbed me Again, the writing is pretty good and once I settled down to read it I sped through Tuck in a couple of hours If you want something easy to read and you like Robin Hood and you re not terribly threatened by a Welsh Robin, then this is definitely worth picking up Lawhead s writing doesn t really come alive for me here, but nor is it terribly written Beyond a couple of lines that made me cringe, anyway.The story is pretty much the traditional Robin Hood, just a bit embroidered with details about Welsh conflicts, Welsh lords, Welsh places as a travelling bard would have told sung it if he made his way to Wales, I suppose If Lawhead intended this to be an entirely realistic story he should have departed further from the legends, because the things Robin gets away with are unbelievable Which is, I suppose, some of the attraction about Robin.The characters still fall relatively flat for me I didn t feel any particular grief for the deaths, or gladness for the triumphs which is odd, considering that these are my people triumphing For once There was something very appealing about seeing the Welsh win the day, but I much prefer it when books make my heart twinge a little, and I didn t get any of that here.Still, it s a good conclusion to the trilogy, and I m glad I read it

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