Monday, 13 July 2015

Becky Bookworm Book Review - King's Assassin by Angus Donald (Outlaw Chronicles 7)

The King's AssassinThe King's Assassin by Angus Donald

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

After reading this excellent additional historical adventure with Robin and Alan. I soon realised that this may be the first book that centres more on Alan then on his role as accomplice with Robin. We see him struggle with his role as a Father and as a Lord to protect and safeguard not just his family but the people of his lands against the growing financial tyranny of King John.
This historical adventure revolves around the creation of the Magna Carter and through the book the reader comes to realise it was more than some unhappy nobles that brought it about. As witnessed in the other books King John was never as good a King as his brother or others but even Robin remarks that not all Kings are perfect.
Yet amongst the backdrop of the Great Charter past decisions made by Robin and Alan have arisen in the form of traitors and danger both on and off the battlefield. It is a nice reflection of how the Kings past choices have built up the demand for Magna Carter and how even on an individual level can resonate years later and impact those closest to you.
It was another truly exciting read and I particularly liked the new turn with the narrative technique used between each section. It is a worthy end for one character and also a worthy start for the end of the series. I believe many a tear will be shed as we follow the Lord of Sherwood one final time.

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