Wednesday, 20 October 2010

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Afterblight Chronicles: Arrowland - Paul Kane

Release Date: 15/09/10


In the years since the Hooded Man emerged from the forest to defeat the new Sheriff of Nottingham, his reputation has spread. Now a new threat has risen and The Dragon and The Widow must be tackled by Robert and his band. But when an assassin is dispatched, just as skilled as Robert with a bow and arrow, the Hooded Man finds himself once more fighting to survive!


Kane ups the ante as Post-Apocalyptic Britain is under siege from enemies within as well as outside its borders.

The series is an absolute must have as Paul’s version of the Robin Hood Legend brings it refurbished and renewed to a modern audience. Seriously addictive writing backed up by stark realistic brutalism all wrapped up in clever yet simple prose painting a picture of many colours as well as presenting scents to the audience so that they can walk the world with the tales heroes.

The only downside to this title is for new readers. This is the third outing for Robert (the other two being Arrowhead and Broken Arrow) that must be read first to get the full flavour of the new Hood. Great stuff all in and I really can’t wait to see what comes next.

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