Item description for Scarlet (The King Raven Trilogy, Book 2) by Stephen R. Lawhead...
Overview The second installment of a completely re-imagined epic of the man known as Robin Hood--told in a far more eerie, earthy, and elemental way than ever before.As the story of King Raven continues, the stakes grow ever higher and the lives of Bran's band hang ever more in the balance. Will Scarlet is about to be hung and Bran discovers a secret that leads them to a desperate sea voyage to France through a vicious storm in a daring attempt to reveal the plot against King William by his brother, Duke Robert, and the greedy Baron de Braose.
Will Bran's loyalty re-gain him the throne of Elfael? Or will his efforts only increase the sheriff's determination to destory King Raven?
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.5" Width: 6.62" Height: 1.45" Weight: 1.59 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2007
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Series King Raven Trilogy
Series Number 2
ISBN 1595540865 ISBN13 9781595540867 UPC 020049130582
Availability 0 units.
More About Stephen R. Lawhead
Stephen Lawhead is an internationally acclaimed author of mythic history and imaginative fiction. He was born in 1950, in Nebraska in the USA. His early life was lived in America where he earned a university degree in Fine Arts and attended theological seminary 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 books.
After a brief and unsuccessful foray into the music business—as president of his own record company—he launched his free-lance career in 1981. In the Hall of the Dragon King was his first novel.
In 1986 the Lawhead family moved to Britain so that Stephen could conduct research for the PENDRAGON CYCLE books. They settled there permanently in 1990, with some years spent living in Austria and a sabbatical in the United States.
In addition to his twenty-four novels, he 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, with whom he has collaborated on books and articles. They make their home in Oxford, England.
Stephen's non-fiction, fiction and children's titles have variously been published in twenty-four foreign languages. He has won numerous industry awards, and in 2003 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by the University of Nebraska.
Reviews - What do customers think about Scarlet (The King Raven Trilogy, Book 2)?
I loved this book! Oct 15, 2008
This is the second book in the King Raven Trilogy, and it was stunning. One must keep in mind that the book switches perspectives off and on throughout, but Lawhead does it with class. Essentially, however, it is told through Will Scarlet's point of view (who does not seem to be related to Bran in any way), about how he came to become part of King Raven's band of men and was eventually captured. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat till the end, and you'll be wanting to pick up the third installment, Tuck, as you as you can get your hands on it (February 2009).
4 1/2 Stars Oct 9, 2008
This continues to be my favorite series in recent memory. This book is every bit as outstanding as the first installment, better in some areas and worse in others.
On the positive side you see even more the villainy of the Frankish overlords and are given all the more someone to hate. The romance between Will and Noin is also a nice addition to the story. Now I had a hard time at first getting into the way the story is told, mostly through the eyes of Will. That said, it wasn't very long before I went from struggling with it to loving the character and the book.
Now my one complaint though does come from the fact that so much of the story comes from Will's PoV. There are small asides from other perspectives, but almost all of them are enemy PoVs. I would have liked to spend some more time with Bran, or even some of the other villagers getting to know more the perspective and life of the Grellon themselves.
That slow start and small complain aside, the dialogue is still wonderful, character development continues to be nice, and the story is just so engaging. My only problem now is waiting for the next installment!
Great followup to Hood Oct 1, 2008
King Raven Trilogy: Book 2.
Great followup to Hood continues the tail of Rhi Bran di Hud (Robin Hood to our English ears). Lawhead keeps the action fast paced but not intensely tight, the suspenseful confrontations intense but as often resolved with humor and deception as with resort to violence.
The third book, Tuck, is due to close the series by 2009. I will anticipate it eagerly.
Epic Sep 24, 2008
after reading this book, you feel like everything you thought you knew about robin hood was just a fairy tale...and this was the history you wanted him to exist in!
Even better than Hood Sep 16, 2008
I thought that this was much better than "Hood". The narrative was pretty cool, as it was written as an auto-biography. I also liked how the origin of Robin Hood made its appearance from the mis-pronunciation of the Welsh. I can't wait for "Tuck".