|Robert Louis Stevenson
The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses is a classic adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, published in 1888. It is set during the Wars of the Roses (1455-1487), a series of civil wars between the houses of Lancaster and York for the English throne.
The novel tells the story of Richard Shelton (Dick), a young man who is raised by his guardian, Sir Daniel Brackley. Dick is unaware that Brackley is secretly working for the Lancastrians, and he is shocked when Brackley orders him to kill a Yorkist spy. Dick refuses to carry out the order, and he flees into the forest.
In the forest, Dick joins a group of outlaws known as the Black Arrow. The Black Arrow are fighting for the Yorkists, and they are determined to overthrow the Lancastrians and restore the Yorkist king, Edward IV, to the throne.
Dick quickly proves himself to be a valuable member of the Black Arrow. He is brave, skilled in combat, and resourceful. He also falls in love with Joanna Sedley, a young woman who is being held captive by Brackley.
Dick and the Black Arrow must face many challenges, including treacherous enemies, dangerous terrain, and the ever-present threat of death. But they are determined to achieve their goal, and they never give up hope.
The Black Arrow is a thrilling adventure novel that is full of action, suspense, and romance. It is a must-read for fans of historical fiction and swashbuckling adventure stories.
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