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A few niggles, but a good debut,
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This review is from: Wolf's Head (The Forest Lord Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
A nice twist to the old classic. Well written, with some lovely twists, but could use some improvement for the sequel.
Firstly is character development and motivation is a bit patchy - got plenty of time with Will Scarlett and Friar Tuck, but not really much with Robin himself. This did detract somewhat, as I found myself rooting for everyone except Hood.
Secondly is a real pet hate of mine in the current crop of Boy's Adventure Books we're seeing a lot of - the conversion from lowly archer to master swordsman takes all of six weeks. Gifted natural or not, it plays havoc with suspension of disbelief, especially in this case as the six week period is only revealed after a general assumption is reached that he's been with the gang for a long period of time.
Last gripe, and I'm sure it's in there because its stuck in my head; under no circumstances would anyone in this period ever say ''fire at will' in the context of archery.
Other than that, a pretty good read.