Scarlet by Stephen Lawhead
(The King Raven, Book 2)

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Synopsis

After losing everything he owns, forester Will Scarlet embarks on a search for none other than King Raven, whose exploits have already become legendary. After fulfilling his quest--and proving himself a skilled and loyal companion--Will joins the heroic archer and his men.

Now, however, Will is in prison for a crime he did not commit. His sentence is death by hanging--unless he delivers King Raven and his band of cohorts.

That, of course, he will never do.

Wales is slowly falling under the control of the invading Normans, and King William the Red has given his ruthless barons control of the land. In desperation, the people turn to King Raven and his men for justice and survival in the face of the ever-growing onslaught.

From deep in the forest they form a daring plan for deliverance, knowing that failure means death for them all.

Scarlet continues Stephen R. Lawhead's riveting saga that began with the novel Hood, which relocated the legend of Robin Hood to the Welsh countryside and its dark forests. Steeped in Celtic mythology and the political intrigue of medieval Britain, Lawhead's trilogy conjures up an ancient past and holds a mirror to contemporary realities. Prepare for an epic tale that dares to shatter everything you thought you knew about Robin Hood.

 

About Stephen Lawhead

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Stephen R. Lawhead is an internationally acclaimed author of mythic history and imaginative fiction. He is the author of such epics as The King Raven, Song of Albion, and Dragon King Trilogies. Lawhead makes his home in Oxford, England, with his wife.
 
Published June 8, 2008 by Thomas Nelson. 464 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Scarlet

Book Reporter

As the book opens, Scarlet is waiting to hang, and Lawhead uses the device of having Scarlet dictate his life story to a fascinated monk as a way to pick up the threads of the story.

Jun 10 2008 | Read Full Review of Scarlet (The King Raven, Book 2)

The Bookbag

I never felt the love triangle between Scarlet, Robin and Little John was particularly convincing (apart from anything else, Much the Miller's Son seemed so much more likeable than both of the other two put together that surely Scarlet should have seen this and taken more of an interest in him!) ...

Apr 28 2012 | Read Full Review of Scarlet (The King Raven, Book 2)

The Bookbag

Lawhead has been ill, I understand, but is thankfully now recovered, but the last book in this sequence will suffer a little delay.

Oct 24 2009 | Read Full Review of Scarlet (The King Raven, Book 2)

Fantasy Literature

Taking to the woods, Bran embraces his role as a leader to the families that have sought sanctuary in the wilds, becoming “Rhi Bran y Hud,” or “the Raven King” to the people known as the Grellon or “the flock.” Using scare tactics in order to raid Norman convoys, Bran takes his cue from a Welsh m...

Dec 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Scarlet (The King Raven, Book 2)

Crosswalk.com

It is the continuing story of a small group of people, led by a displaced king, determined to reclaim the land and kingdom settled by their ancestors, now under foreign rule.

Dec 13 2007 | Read Full Review of Scarlet (The King Raven, Book 2)

Grasping For The Wind

If the story is fun to read, exciting to think about, and provides an enjoyable experience that lingers long in the reader�s mind � what difference does it make, in the end, whether it was shelved in the Historical or Fantasy section?.

Nov 28 2007 | Read Full Review of Scarlet (The King Raven, Book 2)

Grasping For The Wind

Fans of historical novels of medieval times will find much to love in both Hood and Scarlet, and Lawhead devotees (such as myself) are going to find all of the same things they have always loved about Lawhead�s writing in Scarlet.

Nov 26 2007 | Read Full Review of Scarlet (The King Raven, Book 2)

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