The Black Arrow

Robert Louis STEVENSON (1850 - 1894)

In the unsettled years of England's War of the Roses, where a man stood on the issue of kingship could make his fortune... or end his life. Dick Shelton, a nobly-born lad, is on the cusp of manhood, and he is thrust bodily into this stew where allegiances shift under one's feet. Circumstances cause him to fall in with a gentlemaiden in boy's disguise. Until he learns of the deception, Dick is unaware that the young lady is an heiress whom his guardian Sir Daniel had kidnapped. And the introduction of an outlaw with a penchant for putting black arrows into the bodies of the men who had wronged him affords Dick a worrying hint - that Sir Daniel might have been the man that had murdered Dick's father! - Summary by Mark F. Smith

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, Historical Fiction, War & Military Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Foreword & Prologue Mark F. Smith
00:37:03
Play 01 1-1 At the Sign of the Sun in Kettley Mark F. Smith
00:19:38
Play 02 1-2 In the Fen Mark F. Smith
00:13:17
Play 03 1-3 The Fen Ferry Mark F. Smith
00:16:30
Play 04 1-4 A Greenwood Company Mark F. Smith
00:17:21
Play 05 1-5 "Bloody as the Hunter" Mark F. Smith
00:18:23
Play 06 1-6 To the Day's End Mark F. Smith
00:15:23
Play 07 1-7 The Hooded Face Mark F. Smith
00:19:20
Play 08 2-1 Dick Asks Questions Mark F. Smith
00:18:55
Play 09 2-2 The Two Oaths Mark F. Smith
00:17:06
Play 10 2-3 The Room Over the Chapel Mark F. Smith
00:14:42
Play 11 2-4 The Passage Mark F. Smith
00:10:44
Play 12 2-5 How Dick Changed Sides Mark F. Smith
00:18:04
Play 13 3-1 The House by the Shore Mark F. Smith
00:15:15
Play 14 3-2 A Skirmish in the Dark Mark F. Smith
00:13:36
Play 15 3-3 St. Bride's Cross Mark F. Smith
00:07:12
Play 16 3-4 The Good Hope Mark F. Smith
00:18:27
Play 17 3-5 The Good Hope, continued Mark F. Smith
00:13:23
Play 18 3-6 The Good Hope, concluded Mark F. Smith
00:12:13
Play 19 4-1 The Den Mark F. Smith
00:16:40
Play 20 4-2 "In Mine Enemies' House" Mark F. Smith
00:20:31
Play 21 4-3 The Dead Spy Mark F. Smith
00:16:23
Play 22 4-4 In the Abbey Church Mark F. Smith
00:20:37
Play 23 4-5 Earl Risingham Mark F. Smith
00:08:10
Play 24 4-6 Arblaster Again Mark F. Smith
00:23:53
Play 25 5-1 The Shrill Trumpet Mark F. Smith
00:14:41
Play 26 5-2 The Battle of Shoreby Mark F. Smith
00:14:19
Play 27 5-3 The Battle of Shoreby, concluded Mark F. Smith
00:09:19
Play 28 5-4 The Sack of Shoreby Mark F. Smith
00:20:59
Play 29 5-5 Night in the Woods: Alicia Risingham Mark F. Smith
00:17:06
Play 30 5-6 Night in the Woods (concluded: Dick and Joan Mark F. Smith
00:20:16
Play 31 5-7 Dick's Revenge Mark F. Smith
00:09:01
Play 32 5-8 Conclusion Mark F. Smith
00:06:09