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The Wolf and the Raven: 2 (The Forest Lord) by Steven A. McKay
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Not trying to be funny or anything but do the early chapters of this book seem to suffer from, to use the technical term, the ‘wibbly-wobbly’? Maybe it’s just me and, given the ballads of RH pay no attention to the concept of ‘time and space’, this quibble can be passed over. Tighter proofing might be in order: eg. when “brown eyes sparkling” becomes “green eyes shining” on the very next page. Then again that might be due to a trick of the (fire)light.

Minor nitpicking aside McKay has once again delivered a cracking good read. There is nice character development and attention to historical detail. There are a few elements of the story I disagreed with – [SPOILER] the death of… Read more
Wolf's Head: 1 (The Forest Lord) by Steven A. McKay
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking good read!, 3 Nov 2013
Any version of RH where the outlaw-hero is not a distressed noble and is not set in the era of ‘good’ King Richard I or ‘bad’ King John has my attention. Of course it takes more than meeting this criteria, in this case a yeoman in the time of Edward II, to make a good tale of RH. And I’m delighted to say McKay has delivered a cracking good read.
His RH is a generous, hot-headed fighter very reminiscent of the early ballads. Indeed McKay shows more than a passing knowledge of the “Matter of the Greenwood” and weaves a compelling narrative. There is no fake archaic English which contributes greatly to making this a very readable, very believable novel.
As a self-published first… Read more