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The Last Arrow Mass Market Paperback – April 7, 1997

4.8 out of 5 stars 44 customer reviews
Book 3 of 4 in the Robin Hood Series

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Returning to the 13th century during the treacherous reign of King John, Canham completes her "Robin Hood" trilogy (e.g., In the Shadow of Midnight, Dell 1994) with the tale of Robin Wardieu d'Amboise's sister, the fiery archer Brenna, and mysterious mercenary Griffyn Renaud de Verdelay. The action sweeps from Normandy to Sherwood as they fight to protect the legitimate heir to the English throne and end up discovering a surprising secret that changes the direction of England forever. Although the penchant of the villains for sadistic sexual torture may offend some and the beautifully done historical detail and description occasionally slows the pace of the story, fans of both the Robin Hood legend and of medieval tales of derring-do will like this one. Canham lives near Toronto, Canada.
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"Canham at her best...No one tells a swashbuckling tale like she does. The pages snap with witty dialogue and rich, detailed description."
--Affaire de Coeur

"[A] Tempestuous, adventurous and rip-roaring high seas adventure...Marsha Canham ensures herself a place as queen of romantic adventure."
--Romantic Times

Straight for the Heart

"Straight for the Heart goes straight to the reader's heart with its winning combination of an absorbing romance and fascinating characters. Marsha Canham has another winner with this dazzling novel that readers will savor."
--Romantic Times

"Canham deals out plenty of surprising twists."
--Booklist

In the Shadow of Midnight

"Definitely one of the best novels of the year...Marsha Canham has written a fast-paced, action-packed medieval romance."
--Affaire de Coeur

"Ms. Canham skillfully blends a great deal of historical detail into this scintillating tale of brave men fighting for justice and the women who share their dreams."
--Romantic Times
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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Dell (April 7, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0440222575
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440222576
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,645,508 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Jana L.Perskie HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 1, 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Filled with swashbuckling adventure, sweeping pageantry and the story of a passionate romance, Marsha Canham outdoes herself with this superb historical novel. "The Last Arrow" is the final book in a trilogy which began with Ms. Canham's "Through A Dark Mist," followed by "In The Shadow Of Midnight." It is not necessary to read the first two books, however, in order to thoroughly enjoy this one. The author gives a wonderful summary of her previous two novels here, and this book certainly stands on its own very well. I have read many series novels and rarely does an author succeed in continuously creating fresh ideas and storylines throughout. One of Ms. Canham's major achievements with this trilogy is that her plots are always original, never repetitious or contrived, and her characters continue to grow and acquire depth as the years, and pages, pass. The backdrop for this adventure-filled romance is medieval England, Wales, Normandy and Brittany during the reign of King John "Lackland."
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 in her woman's breast, 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.
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When she captures a trespasser on her father's lands, Lady Brenna Wardieu knows that Griffyn Renaud cannot be trusted despite the fact that he turns out to be an acquaintance of her brother, Robin. And she is right. Griffyn has been hired to challenge Robin in an upcoming tournament and kill him. His only obstacle is Brenna who is determined to find out the truth about him. He is also very attracted to the Lady Brenna and it's becoming harder and harder to go about destroying her brother. There is a lot more to this story, but it's too complicated to go into without ruining the story.
The Last Arrow is an engrossing read that keeps you guessing until the end. Not only is there a great romantic conflict, but there is also a lot of action, a truly evil villain and some great secondary characters. While The Last Arrow can stand on it's own, I really recommend that you read it in context with the series: Through A Dark Mist, In The Shadow Of Midnight, and The Last Arrow. If you like Medeival Romance, I can't recommend these stories enough.
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I defy anyone to name a writer who does better secondary characters than Ms. Canham and the stories are SO much richer for this.
I was also amazed at the poignancy, the gladness & sadness I felt, to see our hero from Through A Dark Mist some 2+ decades later. She has aged him realistically and Lucien is paying for all the physical trauma he suffered over the years and that just really touched me and made the story seem so real.
As usual, Ms. Canham takes us on a great roller coaster ride full of drama, deceipt, passion, & humor with a strong hero AND heroine. I despair of the day I run out of her books. I tend to space them apart, with 1 or 2 other stories in between, so I always have the anticipation of another Canham on the shelf. And it's an even greater plus that her stories lean towards 500 pages, usually, so there's more of her to love! :-)
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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 Hood saga. Things really cooked in the last part of the book when they got to Sherwood and the battle, etc. with the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. Loved the reunion with Robin and Merianne (sp?). All around great read -- I am dying to read the first two books of the series -- back ordered by Amazon and I am patiently waiting.
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I really love this book. I have read it five times now, and each time I read it I find something else, some small phrase with a world of meaning that I missed the first four times! This is definitely the number one book on my list of books. It is also the first book I read by Marsha Canham. I have now read the other two books with the Black Wolf and the trials of his family and I agree that it is possibly her best book. After reading it five times, however, I've really gotten interested in the character Griffin and, knowing the way she goes back on a previous book in her plotlines makes me think I am missing one somewhere. If there is a tie-in with Griffin, how his father was tortured for hiding the charter, I would like to read it. However, since it says at the end of The Last Arrow that she found her RobinHood in the third book of this trilogy, I suspect that Griffin is supposed to be a character we never get to explore the past of.
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