Teaser Tuesday: Scarlet

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat.

Scarlet, by Stephen R. Lawhead…

You may recall that I talked about re-reading Hood (Book 1 of the King Raven Trilogy) not too long ago. Once again, I loved it. Lawhead sets the tale in Wales and in an earlier time period than our current translations—and gives a fantastic explanation of why he did so. He is one of the few writers who can wax lyrical without losing my interest. He writes beautifully: the people are fabulously characterized, the settings are beautiful.

Rhapsodizing over one of the lovely paragraphs populating the book, I considered tossing away my own keyboard.

But then I didn’t. I’m still trudging along with my own story. I may have to reread the entire series several times. Education, yanno…

It was with a sense of keen anticipation that I began the next book in the series: Scarlet, which is, of course, told from the viewpoint of the famous Will Scarlet (one of my favorite characters in most interpretations of the story). This one is told from the first person viewpoint, and I’m so looking forward to how he handles that!

Scarlet, by Stephen R. LawheadMy Teaser 

Scarlet: by Stephen R. Lawhead
Genre: Fantasy / Historical Fiction
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (June 8, 2008)
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Available on Goodreads and Amazon

“My leg is on fire again today. It pains me ferocious, and I am in no mind to suffer Odo’s irritating ways. I watch as he bends his nose to the scrap of parchment and scratches away for a moment. ‘So now,’ I say, ‘while we’re about it his name is not Robin, as you would have it. His name is Rhi Bran—that is, King Bran, to you.’”

~Page 65


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.

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By |2016-06-14T15:55:55+00:00June 14th, 2016|Teaser Tuesday|4 Comments


  1. Literary Feline June 14, 2016 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    I’m not familiar with Lawhead’s work. You have me curious though. Will Scarlet has always been one of my favorites as well. I’ll have to look into these books. Thanks for bringing them to my attention!

    • Robin Lythgoe July 6, 2016 at 11:05 am - Reply

      I’m well into the third and last book, “Tuck,” and flailing at the things that keep me from reading!

  2. The Candid Cover June 14, 2016 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    This one sounds like a very interesting read! I hope that you are enjoying it! 🙂

    • Robin Lythgoe July 6, 2016 at 11:07 am - Reply

      I really did—and leapt into the third and last book, “Tuck”!

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