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Longbow Girl E ARC from Edelweiss Above the TreelineMerry Owen is an archer, because her family was granted their land hundreds of years ago provided that they always would defend the king with a longbow She lost an eye in an incident when her bow broke, but still does a very good job She has been home schooled since her accident, but still has a friend in neighbor James, even though their families have been at odds for years When Merry finds a very old book buried in the earth, it turns out to be very ol E ARC from Edelweiss Above the TreelineMerry Owen is an archer, because her family was granted their land hundreds of years ago provided that they always would defend the king with a longbow She lost an eye in an incident when her bow broke, but still does a very good job She has been home schooled since her accident, but still has a friend in neighbor James, even though their families have been at odds for years When Merry finds a very old book buried in the earth, it turns out to be very old and valuable, and may be the key to saving her family s farm from debt Unfortunately, she also feels that the book is a danger, and that she is somehow missing a relict connected to the book She decides, after hearing part of the book translated, that she needs to search underwater in a secluded pond, and when she goes deep enough under water, she travels back in time Luckily, she goes to the exact period when her ancestors were in danger of losing their land to Henry VIII, and she is able to step in and use her archery skills to defend her family 774175Strengths This one had several elements that will work for fantasy readers archery, time travel, a strong female protagonist who uses her skills for good, a constructive depiction of a disability, and an evil villain who meets his doom back in time I won t have a ton of readers for this, but think I have to buy a copy for my fans of Pierce s Alanna The First Adventure Loved that the family was intact and supportive, and James soccer career with Manchester United was very fun Weaknesses The start was very slow, and there could have been a littleromance between Merry and James And yes, there s probably enough fantasy books set in Wales What I really think I kept thinking of Bond s A String in the Harp, which I got rid of years ago because no one read the PermaBound copy and it smelled really bad I also thought originally that this was set in Africa not once I started reading it, but just looking at the colors on the cover, and thinking it was by Nicola Davies, who wrote The Lion Who Stole My Arm For Wales, I d pickof a blue based color scheme, I think Goodness there are a lot of words for this book One in particular would be OUTSTANDING Sorry I had to use all capitals because this book is probably my favorite book in 2016 That said let s get on with the review.The book starts out with a girl named Merry Owen who can use a longbow and is superb with it These days you don t see girls in books who use a bow either that or they hardly use it in the book I was so excited when I saw this on Barnes and Noble All I did was read a few pages a Goodness there are a lot of words for this book One in particular would be OUTSTANDING Sorry I had to use all capitals because this book is probably my favorite book in 2016 That said let s get on with the review.The book starts out with a girl named Merry Owen who can use a longbow and is superb with it These days you don t see girls in books who use a bow either that or they hardly use it in the book I was so excited when I saw this on Barnes and Noble All I did was read a few pages and it instantly made me want to buy it All the characters are excellent and fell right in place with the story There s some Welsh history in it also Another thing I loved about this story was that it was set in Wales Someday I would like to live in Wales so when I saw that the story was in Wales, how could I refuse If you haven t bought this book I strongly urge you to buy it I knew I would probably enjoy Longbow Girl, but I wasn t expecting to fall utterly head over heels in love with it Longbow Girl is a tale of one young women in two different times After losing her eye continuing her families heritage of producing longbow men, 16 year old Merry s fierce independence puts her family s farm at risk to the neighbouring de Courcys, who are still holding a centuries old grudge over what they see as their land in the first place To save it, Merry discovers not only a I knew I would probably enjoy Longbow Girl, but I wasn t expecting to fall utterly head over heels in love with it Longbow Girl is a tale of one young women in two different times After losing her eye continuing her families heritage of producing longbow men, 16 year old Merry s fierce independence puts her family s farm at risk to the neighbouring de Courcys, who are still holding a centuries old grudge over what they see as their land in the first place To save it, Merry discovers not only a pathway back to Henry VIII s tudor Britain, but that her part in her family s history goes back further she could have imagined.Longbow Girl is a beautiful story If you re looking for a fast paced, edge of the seat page turner, then this book isn t for you The time travel aspect doesn t happened until well over halfway through the story, far later than I was expecting But I was enjoying it so much I hardly noticed Set in the beautiful Brecon Beacons, the casual, almost meandering story follows Merry through her life, letting the reader discover the world, rather than being subjected to endless info dumps or a rushed set up to get to the action Merry is a fantastic heroine, I absolutely love her She s badass Handy with a longbow as per tradition, she also brave, resourceful, adventurous and smart When she discovers the portal to the past, she doesn t stumble ass backwards through it and get by on luck over judgement She stops, she thinks and she prepares In so many books, the protagonist gets a pass on stupid behaviour that would get them killed in real life just by virtue of being the main character I love stories that give the heroine enough credit for you to believe in them, rather than rob the book of any tension because you know that the character is bullet proof regardless of what poorly thought out actions they take and how in capable they are of taking them Although she s described as beautiful, it s refreshing to read about a protagonist with a physical imperfection in this case, a missing eye from a snapped bow that isn t their defining characteristic Her relationship with her parents and fierce loyalty to her family is the beating heart of the story, maybe that s why I loved the book so much There s such a warm, comforting feeling when you read it, even when the tension is amped up.Once the story moves back in time, and Merry realises how much is at stake, the action starts to come thick and fast I love anything old timey England, and I love the girl power as Merry takes a stand against those persecuting her family in a world where a longbow girl is unheard of There are shades of William Manchester s A World Lit Only By Fire in the past setting, it s fittingly brutal and authentic, rather than coming across as a writer s impression of a medieval renaissance fair that so many tales set in the past tend to do a pet peeve of mine.The story is told from the pov of Merry and her best friend, the de Courcy s son James There s a brief mention towards the end of romance in their future, but their relationship is wonderfully simple and completely believable I ve just about had my fill of insta love and love triangles lately, so it was great to read about a girl and a boy who are just friends Believe it or not writers, it can happen The ending is just perfect, although it did make me almost cry in public I know it s a bit early in the year to be talking about best reads, but Longbow Girl currently holds the title of my favourite book of 2016 so far To be honest, I am not at all impressed It was kind of slow in the beginning and confusing But, I did find out that this is Linda s first young adult novel So, I am giving her some slack Even with that, I still didn t enjoy that much. Despite a little clunky exposition early on, Longbow Girl has everything you need for a classic YA adventure action, mystery, and a protagonist with a unique and interesting skill set In this case, the protagonist is Merry Owen, a modern day Welsh 15 year old whose family land depends on a centuries old commitment to be longbow archers for the British Crown Merry s bow skills, sharp eye, and a tendency to be in the right place at the right time leads her back to the 16th century and a challen Despite a little clunky exposition early on, Longbow Girl has everything you need for a classic YA adventure action, mystery, and a protagonist with a unique and interesting skill set In this case, the protagonist is Merry Owen, a modern day Welsh 15 year old whose family land depends on a centuries old commitment to be longbow archers for the British Crown Merry s bow skills, sharp eye, and a tendency to be in the right place at the right time leads her back to the 16th century and a challenge before Henry VIII, which should strain credibility but flows naturally from the events as they happen The plot takes some nice twists along the way, the characters are engaging, and there s plenty of lore about bows and Welsh ponies This is the kind of adventure story that thrilled me as a kid, and I enjoyed it evenwhen my daughter waved it under my nose and ordered me to read it A great stand alone story The world Linda Davies builds really drew me in and Merry was a great character, it was easy to stand with her and get behind her on her adventure little bit of a spoiler here I do like a good romance story but most books with a female protagonist really tend to over do the whole star crossed lovers thing and this book handled the romance subtly and as a sub plot which really appealed, their friendship, their heritage and the story came first I ll definitely be re r A great stand alone story The world Linda Davies builds really drew me in and Merry was a great character, it was easy to stand with her and get behind her on her adventure little bit of a spoiler here I do like a good romance story but most books with a female protagonist really tend to over do the whole star crossed lovers thing and this book handled the romance subtly and as a sub plot which really appealed, their friendship, their heritage and the story came first I ll definitely be re reading this, it already feels like an old favourite A Stunningly Exciting And Dramatic Story Set In The Wilds Of The Welsh Mountains, Where The Brave And Beautiful Merry Owen, The Longbow Girl, Travels Back In Time To The Autocratic Kingdom Of King Henry VIII To Save Her AncestorsSteeped In History, Ancient Lore And Crackling With Tension Between The Central Characters Merry And James, Longbow Girl Explores The Themes Of Who We Are And Who We Can Become When Fighting For Those We Love And For Our Very Lives Are We Prisoners Of Our History Or Can We Break Free Can We Become All That We Need To Be To Meet The Ultimate 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Tournament And In The Dungeons Of The Black Castle I really really enjoyed reading this book for many reasons, the main being that Merry is amazing, but another is that it took place in Wales The author did an amazing job describing the scenery and introducing you to the folk lore and history Merry was a great character, she was badass, fearless but willing to admit when she was scared She took chances but properly prepared for them before just jumping in She learned from her mistakes and cared for her family and friends Also she is a BAMF I really really enjoyed reading this book for many reasons, the main being that Merry is amazing, but another is that it took place in Wales The author did an amazing job describing the scenery and introducing you to the folk lore and history Merry was a great character, she was badass, fearless but willing to admit when she was scared She took chances but properly prepared for them before just jumping in She learned from her mistakes and cared for her family and friends Also she is a BAMF with the longbow Also thank god for a normal romance that didn t at all take over the narrative, yay for being friends first My 6th grade son and i listened to the audio because it is a Lone Star book Even though the title has Girl in it, I think it appeals to both genders because the girl is far from a princess She has a supporting character male friend The book involves mystery, time travel, archery andto keep everyone interested. 3.5 starsI don t really remember why I put this book on hold D I saw it somewhereAnywho let s start with settingThe setting felt a little awkward to me view spoiler except the 500 yrs ago sections hide spoiler Cottages, castles, longbows, and texting My mind was a kinda like whattt Even though I was a little weirded out by modern Wales, the author would know her stuff, since she lived there Still, a little odd.CharactersMerry I think Merry was pretty cool I like her det 3.5 starsI don t really remember why I put this book on hold D I saw it somewhereAnywho let s start with settingThe setting felt a little awkward to me view spoiler except the 500 yrs ago sections hide spoiler Cottages, castles, longbows, and texting My mind was a kinda like whattt Even though I was a little weirded out by modern Wales, the author would know her stuff, since she lived there Still, a little odd.CharactersMerry I think Merry was pretty cool I like her determination Her POV was really well written Since it was from her POV, there wasn t as much character description, and not a ton of character development either Would ve likedof that.James was also neat He wants to play for Manchester yasss Soccer ftw view spoiler also thanks for the romance cause that was cute although I maybe liked the friendship better hide spoiler He could ve used a littlecharacter development as well.StorylinePlot was pretty good The whole thing with the bad guy dude was a little weird and somewhat predictable I liked the minor details and the minor characters


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About the Author: Linda Davies

I am half Welsh, half Danish, or half Celt, half Viking I love myths, legends of warriors and the sea.I am a Politics, Philosophy and Economics graduate from Oxford University and an escaped investment banker I spent seven years in finance in New York, London and Easter Europe, specializing in leveraged buyouts and highly leveraged securities before I ran off to write novels Inspired by my time in finance, I wrote Nest of Vipers which has been published around the world, optioned by MGM and is now available as an E Book I continued to write financial thrillers and have written and had published fourwhich are also all available as E Books Wilderness of Mirrors, Into the Fire, Something Wild and Final Settlement They are all action thrillers with strong heroines who find themselves in extreme situations colliding with gorgeous men..I lived in Peru for three years, and in the Middle East for eight years, during which time I had a rather unfortunate run in with Iranian government forces which resulted in my being held hostage for two weeks in Iran After UK government intervention, I was freed I keep reminding myself not to sweat the small stuff My husband and I have three wonderful, opinionated and adventurous children and it is they who inspired me to write a series for Young Adults Sea Djinn, Fire Djinn, Storm Djinn and King of the Djinn magical adventure stories set in the deserts of the Empty Quarter in Arabia and modern day Dubai.My latest book for adults is Ark Storm a cli fi thriller featuring a big wave surfer and Meteorologist called Gwen Boudain who foils an outrageous planned terrorist atrocity where weather manipulation was to be used as a devastating weapon Ark Storm will be published by Tor Books Macmillan US in August 2014.I do occasional pieces of journalism to hone my sense of deadline I live with my husband and children by the sea in Suffolk.