Tuesday, May 19, 2009

CSFF Blog Tour: Tuck- Day Two

"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. Along the way Friar Tuck has been the stalwart supporter of King Raven--bringing him much-needed guidance, wit, and faithful companionship.

Deceived by the self-serving King William and hunted by the treacherous Abbot Hugo and Sheriff de Glanville, Rhi Bran is forced to take matters into his own hands as King Raven. Aided by Tuck and his small but determined band of forest-dwelling outlaws, he ignites a rebellion that spreads through the Welsh valleys, forcing the wily monarch to marshal his army and march against little Elfael.

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 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 medival 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.

Here is a trailer for, "The King Raven Trilogy." It's shows the first book "Hood."

~My Review on Tuck~

I really loved Tuck. It was fun and easy to read. I enjoyed it more than Hood, book one of The King Raven Trilogy. Unfortunately I haven’t read Scarlet, book two of The King Raven Trilogy, yet, (Bought it right before I received Tuck). The cool thing about that though is it didn’t ruin my experience with Tuck, ... I wasn’t lost at all, not once. I will for sure read Scarlet, but Tuck, can truly stand alone. .. though you would probably enjoy it more if you read Hood, and Scarlet. I would highly recommend Tuck, the Christian undertones were beautiful, the characters were lovable, and Stephen R. Lawhead, did a wonderful job at remaking the great tale of Robin Hood, perhaps better than anybody else : )

You can buy Tuck here - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1595540873

Visit the great Stephen R. Lawhead’s Web site here - http://www.stephenlawhead.com/

And please check out the other tour members blogs and see what they say about "Tuck." : )

"> Brandon Barr
http://jimfictionreview.blogspot.com/"> Jim Black
http://www.AdventuresInFiction.blogspot.com/"> Keanan Brand
http://bookshiddencorner.blogspot.com/"> Rachel Briard
http://gracebridges.blogspot.com"> Grace Bridges
http://valeriecomer.com/"> Valerie Comer
http://www.the160acrewoods.com/"> Amy Cruson
http://csffblogtour.com/"> CSFF Blog Tour
http://word-up-studies.blogspot.com"> Stacey Dale
http://www.scificatholic.com/"> D. G. D. Davidson
http://scriptoriusrex.blogspot.com/"> Jeff Draper
http://projectinga.blogspot.com/"> April Erwin
http://virtualbooktourdenet.blogspot.com/"> Karina Fabian
http://alexanderfield.blogspot.com/"> Alex Field
http://bethgoddard.blogspot.com/"> Beth Goddard
http://anewnovelistsjourney.blogspot.com"> Todd Michael Greene
http://realmofhearts.blogspot.com/"> Ryan Heart
http://fantasythyme.blogspot.com"> Timothy Hicks
http://www.christopherhopper.com"> Christopher Hopper
http://www.faithfiction.blogspot.com/"> Joleen Howell
http://jessebecky.wordpress.com/"> Becky Jesse
http://crisjesse.wordpress.com"> Cris Jesse
http://www.spoiledfortheordinary.blogspot.com/"> Jason Joyner
http://www.struggleandemerge.com/blog/"> Kait
http://carolkeen.blogspot.com/"> Carol Keen
http://krystisbooks.blogspot.com/"> Krystine Kercher
http://momofkings.wordpress.com/"> Dawn King
http://www.wayfarersjournal.com/blog.htm"> Terri Main
http://cherryblossommj.blogspot.com"> Margaret
http://bibliophilesretreat.com/"> Melissa Meeks
http://rebeccaluellamiller.wordpress.com/"> Rebecca LuElla Miller
http://reviewsplus.blogspot.com"> Caleb Newell
http://www.questwriter.blogspot.com/"> Eve Nielsen
http://linalamont.blogspot.com/"> Nissa
http://www.leastread.blogspot.com/"> John W. Otte
http://otter.covblogs.com/"> John Ottinger
http://epicrat.blogspot.com"> Epic Rat
http://ansric.blogspot.com/"> Steve Rice
http://prochristroetlibertate.blogspot.com/"> Crista Richey
http://hannaslifeiscool.blogspot.com/"> Hanna Sandvig
http://www.chawnaschroeder.blogspot.com/"> Chawna Schroeder
http://www.jamessomers.blogspot.com/"> James Somers
http://www.epictales.org/blog/robertblog.php"> Robert Treskillard
http://www.rachelstarrthomson.com/inklings/"> Rachel Starr Thomson
http://christiansf.blogspot.com/"> Steve Trower
http://specfaith.ritersbloc.com/"> Speculative Faith
http://frederation.wordpress.com"> Fred Warren
http://christian-fantasy-book-reviews.com/blog/"> Phyllis Wheeler
http://www.novelteen.com/"> Jill Williamson

1 comment:

  1. Some reviewers have said Tuck should not be read on its own, others have said it's better after reading the first two books in the series.

    I haven't read Hood or Scarlet, yet as you said "I wasn't lost at all, not once" while reading Tuck.

    The view of Robin Hood was definitely different from the pop culture picture. And it was good!

    Thanks for the review!