Live Like a King

Day 3 of CSFF Blog Tour~ Tuck by Stephen Lawhead

Posted on: May 20, 2009

OK, no screaming kids demanding chef and referee services! Yay!

I’ve enjoyed all three books in the King Raven series: Hood, Scarlet, and Tuck. Stephen Lawhead gives the Robin Hood myths a twist which kept me guessing. (I wonder if I will ever be that clever in my writing.) Lawhead does a good job of portraying Bran’s evolution from a spoiled prince to a leader (with anger issues) and finally to a level-headed king.

I don’t consider this fantasy. To me it seems more like historical fiction. It does not take place in another world, have magic or creatures that do not exist in this world. But those of us that like fantasy should enjoy it because the writing is fantastic, the plot full of twists and turns, and finally…(SPOILER WARNING) a Lawhead book where the hero and heroine get to live happily ever after.

That said, I am sure that male readers will enjoy this much more than I did. Stephen Lawhead is a man after all and writes books with more of a male point of view. Not much talk about feelings or emotions or relationships or romance for us ladies. LOL

Other stops on the Blog Tour:
Brandon Barr
Jim Black
Keanan Brand
Rachel Briard
Grace Bridges
Valerie Comer
Amy Cruson
CSFF Blog Tour
Stacey Dale
D. G. D. Davidson
Jeff Draper
April Erwin
Karina Fabian
Alex Field
Beth Goddard
Todd Michael Greene
Ryan Heart
Timothy Hicks
Christopher Hopper
Joleen Howell
Becky Jesse
Cris Jesse
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Krystine Kercher
Dawn King
Terri Main
Melissa Meeks
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Caleb Newell
Eve Nielsen
John W. Otte
John Ottinger
Epic Rat
Steve Rice
Crista Richey
Hanna Sandvig
Chawna Schroeder
James Somers
Robert Treskillard
Rachel Starr Thomson
Steve Trower
Speculative Faith
Fred Warren
Phyllis Wheeler
Jill Williamson


2 Responses to "Day 3 of CSFF Blog Tour~ Tuck by Stephen Lawhead"

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You’re right, Dawn, it’s not typical fantasy. It’s that mythic story, the imagined “real” Robin Hood, the equivalent to someone writing a story about the “real” Paul Bunyan. Very different.

For me, the “other world” was feudal England–or Wales, more accurately. I thought Lawhead did an exceptional job making that era come alive.


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