Friday, April 20, 2012

Joust: Twist 1 vs. Twist 2


And now, the final JOUST of the day for contestants of the giveaway...

This joust is between TWISTS of a fairy tale known as Robin Hood.

In comments, answer me this...

WHICH do you prefer?

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TWIST 1TWIST 2


Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen

Many readers know the tale of Robin Hood, but they will be swept away by this new version full of action, secrets, and romance. Posing as one of Robin Hood’s thieves to avoid the wrath of the evil Thief Taker Lord Gisbourne, Scarlet has kept her identity secret from all of Nottinghamshire. Only the Hood and his band know the truth: the agile thief posing as a whip of a boy is actually a fearless young woman with a secret past. Helping the people of Nottingham outwit the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham could cost Scarlet her life as Gisbourne closes in. It’s only her fierce loyalty to Robin—whose quick smiles and sharp temper have the rare power to unsettle her—that keeps Scarlet going and makes this fight worth dying for.

fyi: part of The Class of 2k12.


Scarlet by Stephen R. Lawhead

After losing everything he owns, forester Will Scarlet embarks on a search for none other than King Raven, whose exploits have already become legendary. After fulfilling his quest—and proving himself a skilled and loyal companion—Will joins the heroic archer and his men.

Now, however, Will is in prison for a crime he did not commit. His sentence is death by hanging—unless he delivers King Raven and his band of cohorts.

That, of course, he will never do.

Wales is slowly falling under the control of the invading Normans, and King William the Red has given his ruthless barons control of the land. In desperation, the people turn to King Raven and his men for justice and survival in the face of the ever-growing onslaught.

From deep in the forest they form a daring plan for deliverance, knowing that failure means death for them all.

Scarlet continues Stephen R. Lawhead's riveting saga that began with the novel Hood, which relocated the legend of Robin Hood to the Welsh countryside and its dark forests. Steeped in Celtic mythology and the political intrigue of medival Britain, Lawhead's trilogy conjures up an ancient past and holds a mirror to contemporary realities. Prepare for an epic tale that dares to shatter everything you thought you knew about Robin Hood.


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* part of Joust Book Giveaway

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***~*~* Fairy Tales in Bruges III schedule *~*~***


21 comments:

  1. Hmmmm.... I haven't read either, but the Twist 1 appeals to me most for the female character.

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  2. I haven't read either of these also but I like the first cover the best. I get a better sense of what the story is.

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  3. Even though both twists sound pretty interesting, I prefer Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen. >_<

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  4. I prefer Scarlet by AC Gaughen...definitely.

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  5. Both A.C. Gaughen and Stephen R. Lawhead's spin on Robin Hood sound great, but I'd choose A.C. Gaughen's Scarlet.

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  6. I haven't read either, but I would be more inclined to pick up Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen.

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  7. Maybe it's that I'm female, but the version I find most appealing is that by A.C. Gaughen. AND the cover is more striking! :)

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  8. Awesome book review! Scarlet is another wonderful authorization by A.C. Gaughen. Hope it touches everyone so far. Glad to have bumped into this review from nottingham blog.

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  9. I prefer 2 & I always enjoy Stephen R Lawhead's books.

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  10. The #1 sounds more interesting and I prefer that cover as well.

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  11. Haven't read them but the first is on my reading list and appeals to me more so I'll go with Twist 1 :)

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  12. I haven't read either of these books yet but they both sound really good so I will be reading both of them but if I was just to go off the description I would say the first one I'm a sucker for romance!!!

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  13. Scarlet! I haven't read the other book, but she is my girl crush, so I can't let her down :D

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  14. Stephen Lawhead has never let me down.

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  15. I have not read either, but I'd like to read the 1st one =)

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  16. WOW! what a hard decision. While both are from similar they are so different. I think I would enjoy both and be more likely to pick up #1 first (even changed my mind while writing this LOL).

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  17. Twist 1 - I always prefer a female protagonist. I haven't read either yet, but I have a feeling I'll prefer this one most.

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