- Mass Market Paperback: 464 pages
- Publisher: Dell Publishing Company (May 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0440222575
- ISBN-13: 978-0440222576
- Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 2.5 x 17.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,492,090 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Last Arrow Mass Market Paperback – 1 May 1997
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Lady Brenna Wardieu, daughter of Lord Lucien Wardieu, Baron de Gournay, (called the Black Wolf), is the book's heroine. Lovely, but not ladylike, Brenna has tagged after her warrior brothers since she could crawl. With much tutoring and practice she has become a master of the longbow, rivaling the best archers in the land. Feisty, with the heart of a noble knight, she meets her match in Griffyn Renaud de Verdel, a mysterious mercenary who unknowingly trespasses on her father's land. Taken aback by her skill with the bow and arrow, Griffyn could have still overpowered Brenna. He allows her, instead, to capture him and bring him to face her family. She discovers that Griffyn and her brother Robin have already met. The two men jousted in the past at a tourney. Griffyn lost - the only loss he had sustained in many years. The consequences were tragic.Read more ›
She has developed three dimensional characters and one of the most bloodthirsty villianess--Solange de Sancerre. Bittersweet subplots (Henry and Eleanor, the death of Gil, Robin and Marienne) required a box of kleenex. The story is rich in details (one can almost smell, see and feel the pageantry of the jousting fields). But what stands out for me is Ms. Canham's creativity and imagination.
Undoubtedly she has taken some literary license with regard to the Robin Hood legend, but never again will I forget Marsha's version of the Robin of Locksley, the King of Sherwood, Will Scarlett and, most especially, Friar Tuck, as well as Alan a Dale.
My hats off to Ms. Canham. It is obvious that this lady cares about her characters and the quality of her book.
This was a romance and an epic. Unfortunately, it's the end of the trilogy although I wonder about Griffyn's son (did he survive?) or perhaps a tale about Will and Rhiannon.
This is just as good as it's predecessors, if not better. I wholly identified with Brenna and it was great seeing a woman outbowing her rivals, most of them men! The story also sees the legend of Robin Hood finally coming together and all the old favourites are there. I loved the relationship between Gryffin and Brenna. it was an intensely passionate relationship from their first meeting and it took my breath away in places! There was much more action this time around, with the tournaments and culminating in the final showdown between the Wardieus and Sir Guy of Gisbourne. The ending was satisfying and tied up all the loose ends nicely.
Once again if you love swashbuckling historical romances, you will love this. Even if you are not sure, give it a chance. You won't be disappointed.
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Well, I was huge Robin Hood fan before I started this trilogy and I still am. The Wolf's daughter and The Earl of Huntingdon, Robin and Marienne, and all the colourful characters... Read morePublished on 10 Dec. 2011 by Trix
What an awesome rolicking romp. Especially once everyone got to England and Nottingham. I really liked the way the author brought the characters with their names into the Robin... Read morePublished on 30 Jan. 2007 by Misfit
This was so enjoyable to read -- a passionate love story, wonderful historical legends and a sequel to THROUGH A DARK MIST (also excellent). All in all, a fabulous book.Published on 2 Feb. 1999
It was with great trepidation that i stared to read this book, being knowledgable of the myth and history. But , and i will admit this..i was very pleasantly surprised. Read morePublished on 16 Oct. 1998
Had enough of the Robin Hood legend? You haven't heard the best one yet until you've read Marsha Canham's exceptional variation on the theme in The Last Arrow. Read morePublished on 2 May 1997