Sunday, July 08, 2007
The Scarlet Trefoil by L.A. Kelly
The Scarlet Trefoil is a great adventure/love story, continuing the saga of Tahn Dorn. Oh my goodness, if you haven't read Tahn, the first book in the series, you must read it. Tahn is one of the most memorable--and one of my very favorite--characters of all time. Saying a lot, isn't it? You really should read Tahn by L.A. Kelly.
In The Scarlet Trefoil, Tahn once again must save those he loves from evil men. His fiance is kidnapped on the night before their wedding. Tahn's selflessness is heroic and knows no bounds. He will not allow anyone he loves to suffer for long.
I don't want to give anything away. I will say that if you are very averse to violence, you may not want to read this book. There are some scenes that are difficult to read. I'm definitely on the squeamish side myself, but I still liked The Scarlet Trefoil. If you haven't read Tahn, read it. The setting of this series has a medieval flavor, but the places and names are fantasy. It's unusual in Christian fiction to have that combination, but the first book in the series was published several years ago. Perhaps publishers weren't so cut and dried about what they would and wouldn't publish back then. I'm not sure. But it's worth reading.
The next book I review is also quite unusual. I won't spoil the surprise, but be sure to check in again soon. And don't forget to leave comments to win Deborah Raney's latest book.