“Mmm. Shoot an apple off his friend’s head or lose his food, horse and clothes? Some decisions require little thought.
Archer is the sort of boy things happen to. Orphaned as a baby, his gifts make him different to other kids. He doesn't understand why he's so much stronger and faster than other boys; why a sword feels so right in his hand; or how every arrow he looses at a target will hit the centre, even if his eyes are closed.
At the Beltane ritual, he must fight his friends to see who is most worthy. But his real battle is with an enemy whose callous disrespect for the natural order brings dangerous consequences.”
Jacky is an amazing author! She has a wonderful talent as a writer to bring us into the story. I felt like I was a pixie riding on Archer’s shoulder, invisible to all and a witness to everything. Her ability to make even the mundane seem real and tangible drew me into the world of Archer in a most remarkable way.
The descriptions of jousting and fighting were very accurate, I could almost smell the food as it was cooking. The conversations and travels of Archer and his friends were very realistic.
This book deserves 5 of 5 stars for being so well written! 100% reading pleasure!
I did find a couple of typographical errors. Not enough to deserve a reduction in score.
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Her book on Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Archer-Hengist-People-Horse-Book-1
Her book on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25465085-archer