Brightfall by Jaime Lee Moyer

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Maid Marion lives in Sherwood Forest with her two children and a dragon. Robin left long ago to live in the Monastery. She uses herbs and alchemy to keep her family safe.

She has news that there is mystery around a number of deaths, some close to her heart and Tuck has asked her to help find out what is killing people.
There is magic and trouble ahead and Marion is reluctantly reunited with Robin (Hood) whom she hasn’t seen for twelve years. Tuck offers him as protection, which she is reluctant to take but meets a Fae Lord, who suggests Robin will be needed alongside a friend Jack.

They all embark on a mysterious adventure to find out what or who are causing the deaths. Robin is sulky religious and not much help, however, using magic, determination and friendship the rest endeavour to find the truth. It is perilous and all are intertwined in the conclusion.

Maid Marion’s tale is from a different perspective. It is easy to read and catches your interest, with magic and dragons she embarks in a new adventure to find the truth. It has the most popular characters Little John, Robin Hood and Friar Tuck from the original story, alongside others that are not so well known.

The descriptive writing is excellent and the characters are interesting – especially Robin Hood being depicted as angry and a deeply religious man and the Lord Fae, who is a master of disguise and magic.

I surprisingly enjoyed this book; it is different and well written with interesting characters, magic and mystery.

Brightfall is published in September 2019 by Jo Fletcher Books and will be available here.

Jamie Lee Moyer

Jaime Lee Moyer lives in a land of cactus, cowboys, and rhinestones, while dreaming of tall trees and the ocean. She writes novels about murder and betrayal, friendship, ghosts and magic, and she feels it’s only fair to warn you that all her books are kissing books. Her cats approve of all of this, including the kissing.

She was poetry editor for Ideomancer Speculative Fiction for five years and edited the 2010 Rhysling Award Anthology for the Science Fiction Poetry Association. A poet in her own right, she’s sold more than her share of poetry.

She writes a lot. She reads as much as she can.

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