Tuck by Stephen Lawhead - the CSFF Tour
This week sees the Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Tour focus on Tuck by Stephen Lawhead, Book 3 in the King Raven trilogy - a remake of the legends of Robin Hood. I've surfed the participants and pulled out various reviews for you to take a look at - and please do go and comment on these blogs, as this book has a great potential for in-depth discussion.
Keanan Brand: Rarely is anything worth winning obtained without struggle, or quickly, and rarely does one engaged in the endeavor emerge unchanged.
Books Hidden Corner: It is scary though how much a war can change a person. How fighting for one's life and for the lives of others can alter how one sees the world and how one acts towards the world.
Elizabeth Goddard posted a fascinating interview with Mr. Lawhead on the King Raven story.
FantasyThyme: The careful eye to detail for the countryside and the period by Lawhead shows through as he weaves his tale around the characters.
Rebecca LuElla Miller took a look at God in Tuck: And where does God fit in all this? Most interestingly, He appears as the characters in the story see Him.
And also wrote a review: Those who enjoy historical novels along with those who love mythic, legend-like stories will like this best.
Epic Rat: Something told me that he was more than a short, stout man with a receding hairline who could use a good tankard of ale.
Steve Rice: Tuck is a pacifist before the fight and a head-basher during it. This is called versatility.
Chawna Schroeder: Mr. Lawhead is a master storyteller and a master wordsmith. He has gained a reputation as one of the best Christian speculative fiction writers, and that reputation is well-earned.
Rachel Starr Thomson: What we know now as legend, old and familiar as the dusty books we read as children, began in the dark distance of the past as something else—as some truth we’ve changed until we remember things that never were and forget those that really happened.
Fred Warren: We watch Rhi Bran’s transformation from a bandit leader to a worthy king, with the help of wise advisors and loyal friends.
Phyllis Wheeler: It’s a great and riveting tale. Not only did the fantasy lovers in my household want to read it, but the historical fiction lovers too.
Novel Teen begins with a summary of the first two books in the series, Hood and Scarlet.