Echo McCool, Outlaw Through Time

Echo McCool, Outlaw Through Time Echo McCool Is A Magical, Medieval Girl With Attitude Don T Get On The Wrong End Of Her Jump Kicks, Flick Flaks And Open Palm Strikes In Her Own Time, Echo Escapes Death From A Poisoned Arrow And Hides Inside A Hollow Oak Tree She Lies Dormant For Hundreds Of Years But In The Present Day She Is Awakened By Jason Fleeting, A Twelve Year Old Runaway From A Children S Home Together They Set Out To Solve The Murder Of Jason S Mother And To Rescue His Kidnapped Sister Lauren This is a story with various twists and turns which all link together at the end and show the girl Echo, a mystical being, being strong and influential This book combines the historical views of a magical girl woken from a sleep that lasts hundred of years comparing her outdated ways with modern life Echo overcomes all challenges that she is faced with showing her strength as a strong empowered girl A real character building book which combines magic, action and cliff hangers You will want t This is a story with various twists and turns which all link together at the end and show the girl Echo, a mystical being, being strong and influential This book combines the historical views of a magical girl woken from a sleep that lasts hundred of years comparing her outdated ways with modern life Echo overcomes all challenges that she is faced with showing her strength as a strong empowered girl A real character building book which combines magic, action and cliff hangers You will want to keep reading to find out what has happened to Jason a 12 year old boy who unknown to him descended from dryads, who is looking for his kidnapped sister with the help of Echo You need to read this book to appreciate the original magical element A great book for pre teens and very much recommended for the age 8 13 age group I m old enough to remember the 1970s TV series Catweazle starring Geoffrey Bayldon As a fan of the time travel genre I read Echo McCool and I am in no doubt that the author was influenced by Catweazle There also appears to be a secondary influence from the 1970s TV, the Kung Fu series staring David Carradine But does the Echo McCool series stand up on its own I think so The book succeeds in showing the twenty first century through the eyes of Echo, the 12 year old half dryad girl from medie I m old enough to remember the 1970s TV series Catweazle starring Geoffrey Bayldon As a fan of the time travel genre I read Echo McCool and I am in no doubt that the author was influenced by Catweazle There also appears to be a secondary influence from the 1970s TV, the Kung Fu series staring David Carradine But does the Echo McCool series stand up on its own I think so The book succeeds in showing the twenty first century through the eyes of Echo, the 12 year old half dryad girl from medieval times As in Catweazle she befriends a modern day helper in Jason, though unlike Catweazle the story doesn t just play for laughs Echo McCool isof an action adventure story and should appeal to the Lara Croft computer game generation The author voice is clear, the characters engaging, the story exciting and all in all I would recommend Echo McCool to readers in the 9 12 age group Echo McCool is a twelve year old half dryad girl living the life of an outlaw in the vast Wicca Forest during England s mythical past One day she is pursued by a forester and shot with a poisoned arrow Echo hides inside a hollow oak tree where she enters a deep sleep, the dryad magic preserving her soul for so long as the tree itself remains alive.In the present day another twelve year old, Jason Fleeting, suffers a near death experience during which he discovers that the tree concealing Echo Echo McCool is a twelve year old half dryad girl living the life of an outlaw in the vast Wicca Forest during England s mythical past One day she is pursued by a forester and shot with a poisoned arrow Echo hides inside a hollow oak tree where she enters a deep sleep, the dryad magic preserving her soul for so long as the tree itself remains alive.In the present day another twelve year old, Jason Fleeting, suffers a near death experience during which he discovers that the tree concealing Echo is soon to be cut down Jason recovers from his ordeal and, a few days later, visits what remains of Wicca Forest now known as Witch Wood at the fateful time Jason rescues Echo, awakens her from her long sleep and then they both set out to solve the murder of Jason s mother and to rescue his abducted sister Lauren.This exciting children s adventure is a fast paced and interesting addition to the fantasy genre Echo and Jason are brave, strong, likeable characters with whom the reader sympathises from start to finish As well as being high in suspense and action, the story has its comical moments such as when Echo and Jason visit a fast food restaurant and also it explores the developing friendship and understanding between the two protagonists The principal antagonists Scott, Kevin and Tiffany Cobalt are suitably villainous greedy, cold and calculating as well as being kung fu experts However, Echo can match them with her own strength, agility and fighting skills The sub plots involving a lost inheritance and a rock group called Karmic Sometimes are seamlessly woven into the main story leading the reader on to a thrilling, suspense filled and satisfying climax.The novel lacks the high fantasy elements associated with The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and other leaders of the genre Trolls, wizards and magic wands are entirely absent from Echo McCool, Outlaw through Time although Echo herself does possess a magical ability to witness glimpses of the past This said, the story should appeal to Robin Hood fans as well as readers of stories featuring similar out of time characters such as Stig of the Dump Echo McCool is a twelve year old half dryad girl living the life of an outlaw in the vast Wicca Forest during England s mythical past One day she is pursued by a forester and shot with a poisoned arrow Echo hides inside a hollow oak tree where she enters a deep sleep, the dryad magic preserving her soul for so long as the tree itself remains alive.In the present day another twelve year old, Jason Fleeting, suffers a near death experience during which he discovers that the tree concealing Echo Echo McCool is a twelve year old half dryad girl living the life of an outlaw in the vast Wicca Forest during England s mythical past One day she is pursued by a forester and shot with a poisoned arrow Echo hides inside a hollow oak tree where she enters a deep sleep, the dryad magic preserving her soul for so long as the tree itself remains alive.In the present day another twelve year old, Jason Fleeting, suffers a near death experience during which he discovers that the tree concealing Echo is soon to be cut down Jason recovers from his ordeal and, a few days later, visits what remains of Wicca Forest now known as Witch Wood at the fateful time Jason rescues Echo, awakens her from her long sleep and then they both set out to solve the murder of Jason s mother and to rescue his abducted sister Lauren.This exciting children s adventure is a fast paced and interesting addition to the fantasy genre Echo and Jason are brave, strong, likeable characters with whom the reader sympathises from start to finish As well as being high in suspense and action, the story has its comical moments such as when Echo and Jason visit a fast food restaurant and also it explores the developing friendship and understanding between the two protagonists The principal antagonists Scott, Kevin and Tiffany Cobalt are suitably villainous greedy, cold and calculating as well as being kung fu experts However, Echo can match them with her own strength, agility and fighting skills The sub plots involving a lost inheritance and a rock group called Karmic Sometimes are seamlessly woven into the main story leading the reader on to a thrilling, suspense filled and satisfying climax.The novel lacks the high fantasy elements associated with The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and other leaders of the genre Trolls, wizards and magic wands are entirely absent from Echo McCool, Outlaw through Time although Echo herself does possess a magical ability to witness glimpses of the past This said, the story should appeal to Robin Hood fans as well as readers of stories featuring similar out of time characters such as Stig of the Dump Could dryads particularly those in medieval forests do martial arts Although Echo McCool is by no means just about fighting and action, that s the premise you have to accept to enjoy this book There ll be those purists who say dryads could do no such thing More importantly, perhaps, I should point out that dryads never existed anyway So to what extent should an author depart from folklore and tradition This book works for me although it may not work for everybody However, the story is ai Could dryads particularly those in medieval forests do martial arts Although Echo McCool is by no means just about fighting and action, that s the premise you have to accept to enjoy this book There ll be those purists who say dryads could do no such thing More importantly, perhaps, I should point out that dryads never existed anyway So to what extent should an author depart from folklore and tradition This book works for me although it may not work for everybody However, the story is aimed at the pre teen 9 12 age group and at least the author made a bold attempt at appealing to both boys and girls in that age range I ve seen a couple of comments on here regarding dryads and whether they possessed martial arts skills In his Hearthside Stories 1873 William Bottrell did record a couple of oral folktales in which dryads demonstrated hand to hand combat skills, qualifying as martial arts in my humble opinion if not exactly Kung Fu Hope this helps An enjoyable book though I m in general agreement with Hugh Dennis Echo McCool is heavily influenced by Catweazle However, Hugh seems to be unaware that filming is presently underway for a Catweazle movie, so maybe that will lead to an increase in interest in Echo McCool as well as an increase in the Kindle prices Hugh Dennis and Iain Dale, how the devil are you I agree with your comments regarding Echo McCool and, when the Catweazle movie comes out, i suspect the order of merit will be 1 Catweazle TV series2 Echo McCool, Outlaw Through Time3 Catweazle movieUnless Bill Nighy gets the title role A good read for any 9 12 year old who likes reading fantasy books Would fit nicely into a school library and could even be bought as a class reader. A friend recommended this book to me so I thought less than a quid on Kindle, what the hell The first three chapters were great then the story seemed to slow down for the next two or three Luckily I m a persistent reader and once I got to chapter six I loved it and couldn t put it down There is some stuff in here that religious people might not like such as the idea that the universe was created by a goddess but that s okay by me I guess in the end this is a Marmite type book, you ei A friend recommended this book to me so I thought less than a quid on Kindle, what the hell The first three chapters were great then the story seemed to slow down for the next two or three Luckily I m a persistent reader and once I got to chapter six I loved it and couldn t put it down There is some stuff in here that religious people might not like such as the idea that the universe was created by a goddess but that s okay by me I guess in the end this is a Marmite type book, you either love it or hate it and I loved it

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  • Paperback
  • 190 pages
  • Echo McCool, Outlaw Through Time
  • Roger K. Driscoll
  • English
  • 14 March 2019
  • 1908105267