Since its publication last fall, The Golden Goshawk has continued to be among our strongest sellers, lending credence to the belief that the adventure story market is still alive. I hope so. We all can still use a little escapism now and then.
I no longer seem to have the 1960s paperback edition I read, but the dustjacket of the first edition is not very enticing to the excitement found within the book's pages.
And while I did not read the novel until adulthood, as a youth I did see Disney's Treasure Island with Robert Newton, and thought, "What a grand and glorious and life . . . to be a pirate." The glitter of gold, ahhh.
If you've not read an adventure story in a while; or if you are under the impression that such fiction is old and creaky; or if you think they are just simple-minded and unsophisticated, not complex and interwoven such as a mystery story, give one a try. It might surprise you. And you may find yourself sucked up and along for the ride too!