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Cracking good read!,
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This review is from: Wolf's Head: 1 (The Forest Lord) (Paperback)
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 novel, Wolf’s Head is impressive. (Note to publishers – do yourselves (and us) a favour – sign him up now!) If the next two books of the planned trilogy are of the same quality there will definitely be a new contender for my fave RH!