Monday, November 26, 2007

On Tour With "Scarlet" by Stephen Lawhead!!

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We're on tour this week with "Scarlet" by Stephen Lawhead, book two in the King Raven Trilogy! This is a block-buster event unlike anything written by Mr. Lawhead, and it is a fascinating and fresh look at the Robin Hood legend.

Me being me, I had to begin at the I got my hands on "Hood", the first novel in this series, and sat down to read.

I got lost in Wales (they hate it when you call it that...but they don't know where I live!) and in the re-telling of the tale. While many familiar elements of the story are changed (i.e., no Sherwood Forest), you really don't miss them all that much.

Instead, you find a plausible account of how Robin Hood, called merely "Hood", came to be. I thoroughly enjoyed this account of the origins of the man and his not so merry band of followers...and for such a huge fan of Kevin Costner's version...that's saying a lot!

Click here for my review of "Hood". I'll be back tomorrow with my thoughts on "Scarlet", and on Wednesday with a treat and some preview news!

Check out my fellow bloggers along for this tour:

Trish Anderson
Brandon Barr
Wayne Thomas Batson
Jim Black
Justin Boyer
Grace Bridges
Amy Browning
Jackie Castle
Valerie Comer
CSFF Blog Tour
D. G. D. Davidson
Chris Deanne
Jeff Draper
April Erwin
Linda Gilmore
Beth Goddard
Marcus Goodyear
Andrea Graham
Jill Hart
Katie Hart
Sherrie Hibbs
Timothy Hicks
Christopher Hopper
Becca Johnson
Jason Joyner
Dawn King
Tina Kulesa
Mike Lynch
Karen McSpadden
Melissa Meeks
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Mirtika or Mir's Here
Eve Nielsen
John W. Otte
John Ottinger
Lyn Perry
Deena Peterson
Cheryl Russel
Ashley Rutherford
Hanna Sandvig
Chawna Schroeder
James Somers
Rachelle Sperling
Steve Trower
Speculative Faith
Robert Treskillard
Jason Waguespac
Daniel I. Weaver
Laura Williams
Timothy Wise

For purchase information, click on the cover above!

Happy Reading!



Rebecca LuElla Miller said...

Great intro, Deena. I didn't start at the beginning, though I generally think that's the best way to go. Happily, I didn't feel lost when I read Scarlet. I thought he did a good job of catching the reader up.


chrisd said...

Oh, Deena. The Costner version was one of the reason's I was hesitant about reading the book!

(you'll have to come by and see why)

Really good intro!

I didn't start this book at the beginning but found it didn't matter.

But that's for Wednesday.