Robert Lyndon reaches out and grabs theinterest of his reader within the first few minutes of the book. He weaves his character's in such a way that you cannot help but become personally involved in their lives. You find yourself loving andhating them and rooting for them all at the same time. This is a masterful work, and the best 28 hours of reading I have done in a long time.
One of the main character's has an extraordinary connection with his dog, and Their love and respect for one another draws you into the relationship with them. They find themselves in hairraising situations and you find that your heart is pumping at an alarming rate as you live the adventure with them. I won't give anything away, but the most devastating scenes involves these two endearing character's. Robert Lyndon is a masterful storyteller, and you come away from each of the heartstopping predicaments the character's find themselves in feeling as though you were right there with them as one of their team.
Fleet Cooper brings the author's character's to life in such a way that you begin to feel as if you are standing right there along side them as they make life altering decisions in the blink of an eye. He mastered the accents of men and women from all corners of the earth set in the year 1072. He effortlessly moves between anywhere up to five to seven different dialects of the various characters all dialoging with one another without missing a beat. What a memorable performance Fleet Cooper has given to Robert Lyndon's masterpiece of adventure. I particularly enjoyed the character of theFrench captain, who's chivalrous heart made for an endearing and unforgettable character.
The book is very well named. I wouldn't change a thing.
If you enjoy an intelligently written adventure that captures the very essence of life in the 11th century, then Hawkquest will steal your heart. The author's attention to detail and brilliant descriptions of the landscape and life in the untamed lands of the time period, creates such an intricate balance of friendship, honor and redemption that you cannot help but root for and come to love these unlikely traveling companions.
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