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The Rescue And Other Tales: includes The Escape and The Prisoner (The Forest Lord) Paperback – September 28, 2017
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All he wanted was a quiet drink…
It’s spring, 1323 AD, and John Little, notorious outlaw, seeks to forget his troubles in a Barnsley alehouse. He didn’t count on the place being packed to the rafters with drunk, belligerent Scottish mercenaries though. This stand-alone Forest Lord tale sees one of England’s favourite sons in a battle for his very life that will hugely entertain all lovers of action and adventure.
"A short tale of Little John that packs a wallop as vicious as his quarterstaff!" - Parmenion Book Reviews
ENGLAND, AD1325 - When two lawmen are sent to a snowy English village to arrest a vicious rapist it seems a straightforward task, but is all as it first appears?
As Robin Hood and John Little, legendary former outlaws themselves, take the criminal into custody they find the people of Stapleford accommodating enough. The terrified victim's bruises are plainly, painfully, visible and a local nobleman confirms her accusations. As they set off on the road back to Nottingham the lawmen's disgust for their captive's actions colours their opinion of him, and John soon has to be restrained from brutally assaulting the man. The harsh winter conditions slow their journey though, and eventually the prisoner's words and desperate, violent actions have the lawmen questioning what's really been happening in Stapleford...Can Robin and John complete the mission they've been given, or will their own innate sense of justice lead them down an unexpected path? Fans of the bestselling Forest Lord series will love this exciting stand-alone tale that cleverly explores the themes of morality and justice in medieval England.
"A delightfully crafted, deceptively simple little glimpse of life in early 14th Century England." - 5 Stars, Steve Denton of Speesh Reads
When a faithful friend goes missing from an English village it's up to an unlikely hero to find out what's happened in this action-packed tale.
"Once again Steven A. McKay delivers a story that, although short, hits like an arrow in the guts." - Stuart S. Laing, author of Jezebel's Chains
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- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 28, 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 80 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1977784356
- ISBN-13 : 978-1977784353
- Item Weight : 3.35 ounces
- Dimensions : 5 x 0.2 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,961,894 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This collection, published for the first time in paperback, contains "The Escape" featuring Little John; The Prisoner featuring Robin Hood and Little John; and "The Rescue" featuring two other friends of the outlaw gang.
Each tale is a fun, fast paced, "mini" adventure with enough surprise and punch that is not only worthy of the fist or quarterstaff of a wolf's head, it is satisfying to the reader!