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Hood (King Raven, #1) I m DNFing this particular edition because the narrator is absolutely atrocious Mispronunciations of British words by an american actor truly annoyed me but then he started mispronouncing american English words.But I must must must actually read the book It s set somewhere between 1066 post Norman Conquest and 1154 founding of the Angevins and features Normans, Franks, Saxons, Welsh history, and post conquest events This is very very very exciting Hood is an intriguing story, full of action and interesting character development Arealistic retelling of Robin Hood, it s steeped in a shockingly brutal moment in history as a young boy tries to find his way through it all. Robin HoodThe Legend Begins AnewFor Centuries, The Legend Of Robin Hood And His Band Of Thieves Has Captivated The Imagination Now The Familiar Tale Takes On New Life, Fresh Meaning, And An Unexpected Setting.Steeped In Celtic Mythology And The Political Intrigue Of Medieval Britain, Stephen R Lawhead S Latest Work Conjures Up An Ancient Past And Holds A Mirror To Contemporary Realities Prepare Yourself For An Epic Tale That Dares To Shatter Everything You Thought You Knew About Robin Hood. Lawhead is one of my favorite authors, so I had a built in interest in his King Raven trilogy as soon as I heard about it This first volume didn t disappoint Unlike the author s Dragon King and Song of Albion fantasy trilogies, this one is a work of historical fiction like Parke Godwin in Sherwood, he s set himself to re imagine what the actual roots of the Robin Hood legend might have been like, and like the latter he locates Robin in the 11th century, not the 12th Lawhead, though, Stephen Lawhead s new trilogy about Robin Hood, the King Raven trilogy, is pretty unusual in its portrayal of Robin Hood as a Welsh prince in the time of William II rather than a dispossessed aristocrat during Richard the Lionheart s crusades Stephen Lawhead includes an epilogue, Robin Hood in Wales , in which he explains his reasoning It will seem strange to many readers, and perhaps even perverse, to take Robin Hood out of Sherwood Forest and relocate him in Wales worse still, to remove all Stephen Lawhead s new trilogy about Robin Hood, the King Raven trilogy, is pretty unusual in its portrayal of Robin Hood as a Welsh prince in the time of William II rather than a dispossessed aristocrat during Richard the Lionheart s crusades Stephen Lawhead includes an epilogue, Robin Hood in Wales , in which he explains his reasoning It will seem strange to many readers, and perhaps even perverse, to take Robin Hood out of Sherwood Forest and relocate him in Wales worse still, to remove all trace of Englishness, set his story in the eleventh century, and recast the honourable outlaw as an early British freedom fighter My contention is that although in Nottingham, the Robin Hood legends found good soil in which to grow they must surely have originated elsewhere.As far as I can tell, Lawhead s hypothesis is reasonable I kind of wish he d included a list of sources, ma 10 8 2015 Addendum I just got an email that someone liked this review and it took me a moment to even remember that I had read it Usually I don t have a problem remember a book I ve read, even years later With this one, however, I cannot even remember anything about the plot Could be relevant Original review I m not any sadder for reading this book, but I m certainly not anyenriched or anything His historical spin on the Robin Hood legend is well conceived but poorly ex 10 8 2015 Addendum I just got an email that someone liked When I discovered a relatively new series of books based on the Robin Hood legend, I was immediately interested It began when I saw an ad here on Goodreads.com for Tuck, the recently published last installment of the trilogy It was one of those flashing ads that for the most part are simply annoying, but advertising works and I finally clicked on it and discovered a treasure Stephen Lawhead is an internationally known Christian writer who, I am somewhat ashamed to say, I had not heard of unti When I discovered a relatively new series of books based on the Robin Hood legend, I was immediately interested It began when I saw an ad here on Goodreads.com for Tuck, the recently published last installment of the trilogy It was one of those flashing ads that for the most part are simply annoying, but advertising works and I finally clicked on it and discovered a treasure Stephen Lawhead is an internationally known Christian writer who, I am somewhat ashamed to say, I had not heard of until recently I have, though, become a dedicated fan His books are usually classified as fantasy, which almost put me off, but reading some of the reviews onand Goodreads convinced me to give it a try I am so glad I did Hood is the first book in the trilogy Lawhead has taken the story and placed it a couple of centuries earlier than that of Richard the Lionheart, specifical 4.5 starsThis is the start of a phenomenal trilogy, I can tell already This was my first Lawhead book, and I can t wait to readRobin Hood has been one of my favorite legends since I was little and first saw this version That fox was sexy Ahem, anyway I LOVED seeing these characters reimagined closer to how they would have been, were they real Th Well that was a letdown I absolutely love Robin Hood, Wales, anything medieval, and Celtic mythology, so this retelling seemed like the best setup ever Unfortunately it s just dull the whole way through The writing was overly descriptive and could have easily been 1 3 of the length I couldn t even get into the action scenes There s just something weird about the writing that feels forced or like even the author couldn t bring himself to care much The basic plot is that Bran ap Brychan is t Well that was a letdown I absolutely love DNF d at 35% I m just not feeling this The story is decent enough and I love the idea of a gritty, realistic, Welsh Robin Hood The execution is just falling flat, and there s too much out there I want to read to continue reading a book I don t care about.There s something off about this writing While I wouldn t necessarily call it bad, it feels forced Like the author is making a conscious effort to dumb down his narrative to make it YA It ends up reading about as flat as a poorly done tr DNF d at 35% I m just not feeling this The story is decent enough and I love the idea of a gritty, realistic, Welsh Robin Hood The execution is just falling flat, and there s too much out there I want to read to continue reading a book I don t care about.There s something off about this writi


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