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Book Review: The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson

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The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest (A Medieval Fairy Tale) is a fiction written by Melanie Dickerson, which sets in early 1363, in the northeast German reaches of the Holy Roman Empire, the Margravate of Thornbeck.

In a twist of the fusion of Robin Hood and the Swan Lake, Melanie Dickerson scores a fresh goal in this enjoyable fairy tale featuring the Beauty, the thief (poacher) and the Rich.

In The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest, Melanie Dickerson’s description of Characters and places are second to none. Her choice of words and assignment of characters bring to life the imaginative nature of her story.

The Thornbeck Forest comes to life in the mind of the reader, as Melanie Dickerson paints a picture of the scenes of the hunting in the deep forest, the Festival and many more, showing real character, love and happiness.

The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest and Love

Odette’s pastime is hunting in the deep forest, and the fear of losing this creativity and the ability to help the poor keep her firmly awake.

Odette and Jorgen (the two main characters) are torn between Love and their jobs. Jorgen is in charge of the upkeep of the Mangrove, while Odette is the “Thief” who poaches animals from Mangrove to feed the poor.

Being married off to a wealthy man would have been the best decision for Odette, but the thoughts of leaving the vulnerable poor to themselves.

Odette has a very good and understanding Uncle, who has always asked her thoughts about marriage, unlike other men who would have married her off to the most available rich man that comes his way.

The more her Uncle Rutger tries to arrange his wealthy friends for her, the more Odette sees their ugly side.

The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest is unique in its way and it’s targeted towards Young Adults and Adults alike.

The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest is very interesting, and also enlightening, as it shows a mix of the Author’s love for medieval fairy tales.

Recommending the Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

If you are looking for medieval story of Love, passion, Romance, character, then the Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson is your choice.

I would therefore highly recommend the Huntress of Thornbeck Forest to anyone who loves stories of romance, a little mystery mixed with great characters and a great medieval story told by no other than Melanie Dickerson.

Rating: 8 out of 10
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (May 12th, 2015)
ISBN #: 9780718026240
Length: 320 pages (Paperback)
Source: BookLook Bloggers


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