Monday, January 7, 2013

Book Review: The Black Arrow ~ Robert L. Stevenson

"The Black Arrow" is a tale comparable to Stevenson's most famous works, the plot swiftly carried by thrilling suspense and narrow escapes. Set during the Middle Ages, Stevenson depicts the harsh conditions of life at that time, as well as the horrors of civil war, dealing in particular with the fifteenth-century War of the Roses."
From the man who gave the reader 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' comes yet another thrilling, classic tale depicting the political struggle of the War between the Roses.

In this captivating tale the reader follows young Master Richard Shelton as he braves betrayal, abandonment, and fights for what he stands for in the face of the very man that murdered his father. While fighting for his existence, he is also charged to rescue Joanna Sedley, a young woman who becomes very dear to him. Through his hardships, and the battles he faces, Richard learns profound lessons of life, of courage, loyalty, and honor, and above all that ones actions good or bad, impacts others in unimaginable ways.

I thought this a wonderful read and refreshing with it's sound morals. It was hard to get into, but after the third chapter, the book has sold itself to you! Stevenson's romantic and eloquent way of writing charms the reader.

Indecency: None
Violence: Various battles and sword fights. Nothing graphic.
Language: None
Age Interest: 15-up


1 comment:

Layla and Josiah said...

Layla speaking. This is a great book! I am only 10 and thoroughly enjoyed the unabridged version. However, that is not very peculiar as I am well aware that I am extremely advanced.