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Monday, June 20, 2016

Book Review: The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt By Day

 Summary: Tom Barton and his Uncle Jack help William Tyndale smuggle newly translated Bibles into England. Hunted and hated by many, a fugitive in several countries, this humble man's pen changed the course of history.

Thoughts: Despite having never mentioned this before, I have a weird fascination with Scott O'Dell's works. I've read (and still own) over half of his books and never truly liked any of them. Don't get me wrong, the writing is nice. The setting is wonderful. And the history is alluring, real, and palpable. The thing is (because this is a historical work odds are high you know how certain characters story's go, but this may be a SPOILER to some) he almost always picks or writes tales that end tragically. The Hawk That Dare Not hunt By Day was not, I'm sorry to say, one of his few exceptions. On the other side, I found I actually enjoyed this story more than any of the others. I liked the characters (real and fictional) and the way everything wove into place. The ending broke my heart but, overall, this was a great story, truly capturing the kind, humble, spirit of the man who gave us the first English Bible.

Content: Death from plague and  SPOILER Tyndale's execution in the end. Neither is very detailed. Overall, a clean read!

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