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Hood by Stephen R. Lawhead
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Oct 17, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: arlington-pls, historical-fiction
Recommended for: Dianna

I like Stephen Lawhead. I am currently obsessed with everything Robin Hood from the original ballads, to the new kids fiction, to old DOS games. That being said, I really liked this book and that is a rare complement for me to give on a piece of Adult fiction. Lawhead has an easy writing style and I can understand why he put the series in Wales. The historian in me appreciates the research (though I wish the Author's note had been in the front), and I expected a bit of unorthodoxy from him anyway after I read (and loved) Avalon The Return of King Arthur.

I was really excited that Merian was feisty like in the Kevin Costner movie and that Tuck was reverent but also true to his irreverent self. And I liked that the Baron was not strictly bad but also conflicted.

I only gave this book four stars because as much as I liked it the plot seemed to drag a bit towards the end. Only for about the last 30 pages or so but when a book is that long that is a lot.

I really want to buy the trilogy but I'm in a buying freeze right now and they don't have Tuck or Scarlet at my library. I guess I'll just have to wait 'til Christmas.

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Stephen R. Lawhead
“If thou wouldst seek justice, thyself must be just. ”
Stephen R. Lawhead, Hood

Reading Progress

Started Reading
October 16, 2009 – Finished Reading
October 17, 2009 – Shelved
October 17, 2009 – Shelved as: arlington-pls
October 17, 2009 –
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October 20, 2009 – Shelved as: historical-fiction

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