Though history records two sides fighting for control of England, The Black Arrow presents a third side: the exploited commoners joined together by their black-arrow weaponry. To survive the war, Richard must rely on his cunning. Through adventures in castles, villages, forests, and aboard a ship, Richard outfoxes captors, bargains his way out of crises, and ultimately proves himself worthy of knighthood.
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By Scott on 14-06-16
A goodly story—well written, and well read
Written in wonderful, archaic, almost poetical prose, this delightful story will seem familiar to all, with its intrigues, disguises, chivalry, battles, and damsels in distress.
Gildart Jackson's reading is beautifully rendered, lending excellent clarity to what might have been difficult to understand in the hands of a less skillful narrator.
Ultimately, it's Stevenson's use of language, and his characterizations that set this book apart. For me, listening to this book was an education in prose, storytelling, and diction. Truly, time well spent.
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By David Jr on 17-10-17
The Black Arrow
I was disappointed in this book. I had high expectations since it was R.L Stevenson. I loved treasure island. But this particular book, while written and broken down in a similar way, did not have nearly as interesting a story. It was a little to convoluted for me. The setting of the story was also difficult. This made it hard to understand not only what people we saying, but what they were feeling and why they felt the way they did. I may try it again to see if I get more out of it.
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