Will Shackle is
the heir to Shackley manor. His father went off to War with
King Richard. Will’s uncle watches over the Manor, along
with Will’s mother. Will is thirteen - old enough to
hunt wolves with his uncle. During this opening battle Will
earns the name Wolfslayer. Readers will enjoy the humor and
action in the hunting scenes. With King Richard away, Prince
John sends Sir Guy to test the loyalty of Shackley Manor.
Sir Guy takes over the Manor and commits murders. Will runs
for his life.
And so his journey begins… Will is kidnapped
by bandits, who eventually follow him back the Manor…
Will’s desire is to save his home and his people, so
he learns how to adapt to this unique group of bandits. His
only thought is to defeat Sir Guy.
Will Scarlet is a likable twist on Robin Hood.
The difference is the lead characters are a boy and a girl.
Rob and his Merry Men are a large part of the storyline. Their
rivalry with another band of thieves (Crooked’s Men)
offers plenty of action and humor. Tweeners will enjoy the
excitement and adventure of this storyline. Parents will approve
of the clean humor and language. The moral of the story I
came away with was family, love, loyalty, responsibility…
Highly entertaining. Highly Recommended for ages 13 and over.