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  • Title: Tuck
  • Author: Stephen R. Lawhead
  • ISBN: 9781418574048
  • Page: 239
  • Format: ebook
  • 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 Raven.Along the way Friar Tuck has been the 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 Raven.Along the way Friar Tuck has been the stalwart supporter of the man behind the legend bringing Rhi Bran much needed guidance, wit, and faithful companionship.Aided 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 Elfael.This 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.
    Tuck 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 hun

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    1. Definitely the best book of the trilogy.I admit the trilogy was a bit hard to read at times, I am not a complete fan of Lawhead s writing style, like Ken Follett, it can be a bit long winded at times and get to be dry reading, but the story itself, the meat of it, the research and history infused into the classic tale, that s what kept me reading And Lawhead, like Follett and the Pillars books, does it well, from the pronunciation guide at the beginning of the books to his author notes where som [...]

    2. 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 cult [...]

    3. 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 [...]

    4. 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 chapt [...]

    5. 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 gi [...]

    6. 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 seemed attuned 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 for information about that topic at the end of the novel Howe [...]

    7. 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 [...]

    8. 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 [...]

    9. I really don t have much to say for this book, except that Stephen Lawhead is an incredible writer I actually choked up at the epilogue And the Author s Note is very interesting this guy really does his research and, thankfully, seems to love what he does As with most trilogies I loved, I immediately feel the need to go back and reread the first book.Now off to watch one of my favorite versions of the story

    10. I thoroughly enjoyed this book It was a satisfying conclusion to the Hood series If you read it, don t stop at the conclusion, but take time to read the afterward It lends credence to the historical background to the original Robin Hood story.

    11. I m not sure where to start with this review since I didn t make time in the past couple of years to review Hood and Scarlet, but the only reason I kept reading this trilogy was because of Robin Hood.I love Robin Hood and I love this series I don t love the writing of these books Except, there s something that kept me reading and that was the need to get to the end and find out if this version has a happy ending.I don t want to ruin it or anything, but, it does.Lawhead includes a pronunciation g [...]

    12. A thrilling conclusion to a most thrilling trilogy it was all I hoped it would be I finally got all of the POVs straight struggled with all the changing narratives in the first book, and somewhat in the second This book tugs at the heart with emotions ranging from joy and admiration, to grief and despair and all the annoyance and frustration with some characters, and pity or loathing for others The plot was masterfully executed and hardly slowed down The forest and its inhabitants came to life t [...]

    13. The third installment in the King Raven Trilogy,Tuckdid not disappoint If anything, it was even better than the other two This book is focused on Friar Tuck and the major role he played in the war Acting as the voice of reason, Tuck is seeking for peace, his only desire is to stop the blood bath that has been caused so far and to come in this war for the Vale of Elfael And you know this is their only way out because of the few men they have on both sides Even Marshal of Gysburne is ready to comp [...]

    14. In Stephen R Lawhead s conclusion to the King Raven trilogy, readers get to enjoy it from the viewpoint of the jolly and redoubtable Friar Tuck, who has been around since the first book, Hood, and on through the second, Scarlet But little has been seen in the abilities of this clergyman, until now, who is bravest and shines brightest at his most important moment.It seems the Normans simply won t give up, and King Raven, also known as Rhi Bran Hood to the people of Wales, must muster not only his [...]

    15. The third book in the trilogy and probably the best As you can tell by the title, the most important character in this book is Friar Tuck Although he plays the most important role in the events, it s still the story of Bran King Raven Hood and his small group of followers.The story is completely wrapped up at the end of this book and the epilogue explains how this 11th Century tale became a legend associated with a later age and in a different location i.e Nottingham and Sherwood Forest I have t [...]

    16. It seems a bit of a stretch to name this book after Tuck here he is a main character but by no means the main character.Still, he does contribute quite a lot to the plot, both with brains and brawn, and after some great stick wielding fight scenes, he manages to save the day by, of all things, giving the king a basic Accounting 101 lesson Robin Hood comes into his own as the merry trickster as he spends most of the book pulling off a hilarious con on a particularly bad tempered baron, complete w [...]

    17. This is the third and final installment in Lawhead s retelling of the Robin Hood story I enjoyed this one just as much as the first two I love the way Lawhead puts this in a historical context and brings it to life in a way that it could have happened Tuck pics up right where Scarlet left off Rhi Bran Y Hud and his followers are still on the run and trying to regain their realm In the process there are skirmishes as well as undercover dealings that are filled with thrills and humor There are no [...]

    18. Like the previous in the series, it s beautifully evocative of the forests of 11th century Wales Lawhead places the Robin Hood legend in this place and period because apparently the Welsh were the experts with the longbow They basically used the longbow to engage in guerilla warfare against the French army The characters aren t super strongly drawn, by far the strongest is still Will Scatlocke Scarlet from book 2 Book 2 was the only book narrated in the first person by its main character, and Sc [...]

    19. This is the third book in a series that is a take off on the Robin Hood legend It is set in Wales and the character s names are slightly different All three books were book although I liked this one the least as it did not hold my interest as well as the others However I am glad I read it and got the rest of the story This one is based on Friar Tuck s part in the story of Bran s struggle to regain his kingdom Bran being the Robin Hood of this trilogy I did not tag it as a romance although the st [...]

    20. This was a good ending to Stephen Lawhead s Hood Trilogy This book mostly followed the viewpoint of Friar Tuck It tells of the final struggles between Rhi Bran and his Grellon We meet another old friend in this book as well, namely Alan A Dale It follows the story of the Grellon as they continue to fight for the return of their homeland, going so far as to meet the king himself on the field of battle This was a fun story, and a great ending to the trilogy Recommended for fans of medieval histori [...]

    21. Tuck was a lackluster end to a lackluster series It had the problems of its predecessors flat characters, inconsistent viewpoints, glacial pacing and nothing new to add There s really none of the gleeful mischief of the legend of Robin Hood none of the sense of fighting because it s the right thing It s all aimed at the ultimate goal of getting official recognition of the kingship of the cantref, and that just isn t particularly satisfying, given the cost.Overall, I find the whole King Raven cyc [...]

    22. The trilogy is a great new history to the Robin Hood myth Unlike anything done in the past Hood, Scarlet and then Tuck is the final in the trilogy The first book tells the tale of the conception of the Raven King The second book tells the story of Will Scarlet The third book tells the story of Friar Tuck and his exploits to aid the man known as King Raven to regain his power to aid his people.

    23. A long long time ago, I read a book in which the author was tracing the long rich history of the Robin Hood legend In his King Raven trilogy, Lawhead takes the basic common story we all know and weaves it into the much older tradition The characters are darker and much realistic Do not think it impossible just because it has never happened Friar Tuck Stephen R Lawhead, Tuck

    24. Dare I say it, the best book of the trilogy This trilogy got progressively stronger as it went along which is something of a rarity these days Wonderful wonderful book, beautiful written and much better paced than the previous two Will be looking out for of Lawheads work for certain.

    25. I found Mr Lawhead s take on the Robin Hood myth to be very enjoyable He grounds his retelling of the legend in a place and time he deems most likely to have spawned the original legend It also makes me want to play future RPG s as a bowmanwhat a deadly weapon

    26. While this book did manage to deliver the payoff to all the build up that the previous books had, to me the plot and characters just fell short compared to Scarlet.

    27. This was a great conclusion to the series The series started a little slow, but picked up the pace and never really slowed back down This book was a fun read, and it was interesting how much research Lawhead did into the time that the story takes place I would definitely recommend this book and series.

    28. Not as strong as the second book Scarlet , but I think that is mostly because I preferred Will s narrative voice over that of the friar Thought this one was a bit faster paced in terms of action and of course, spoiler alert, I love a good happy ending A strong series overall.

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