Hood (King Raven Trilogy) [Steve Lawhead] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Presents a reimagining of the tale of Robin Hood in which. Summary: An interesting and entertaining first instalment giving a revisionist twist to the Robin Hood legend. Well written, and full of familiar. For centuries, the legend of Robin Hood and his band of thieves has captivated the Internationally-acclaimed author Stephen R. Lawhead has created a lyrical .

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They make their home in Oxford, England. I think Lawhead straddles this line deftly without losing his balance. Still a very interesting interpretation, though, and I’d still like to see Lawhead’s sources. But I had a hard time caring about any of the characters Tuck is the only one I whole-heartedly enjoyed and most of the political intrigue turned into political blah-blah-blah. It takes the familiar characters and scenarios into a richly crafted narrative in the style of a contemporary Historical Fiction novel.

Review of Hood by Stephen Lawhead

Not only that, he creates a certain amount of sympathy—not approval, but understanding and pity—for Bran’s enemies at times, alternated with horror. This said, hokd is an enjoyable fantasy novel and I hope to download a sequel soon. The section s that captured my interest the most is is time in the forest hooe the old hag. All in all, still an excellent book that I highly recommend.

Sep 23, Jo rated it it was amazing Shelves: One of the characters is portrayed as being able to see or predict the future, but lahwead subtle.


And setting them down in Wales rather than England was an in 4. Like the author is making a conscious effort to “dumb down” his narrative to make it YA.

Review of Hood by Stephen Lawhead – Steven Till – Author of medieval fiction

There was nothing to make me hold my breath and linger in wonder, and in a fantasy that’s what I really want to see. Go ahead lahwead do your Wales story. Arthur has an entire bookshelf of history and fiction written about him, and many of those fiction books profess to be as accurate as the possible truth, even though it is still not fully known if there ever was such a living person.

More importantly, his ability to spin an involving story is front and center. Currently you have JavaScript disabled.

I am so glad I did! I was taken aback at the setting at first because it does not have many of the places and names that I’m familiar with, but in the end of the book, after the novel, it has his explanation of why, and lawheac is fabulous.

To that, I say this: Mar 31, Kat Hooper rated it really liked it Shelves: Adam Verner does an outstanding job with the challenging Welch titles and overall language. Stevent, I like your review on this book.

Inevitably, a trilogy based on sketchy details such as this will be too wordy for some. I often found myself closing my eyes, transported to a different time and place, able to visualize the story as it was read. This book should have everything going for it, and yet parts lots of parts of it made me want to bang my head against a wall because it was just mind-numbing.

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All this begs the question He has written nine children’s books, many of them originally offered to his two sons, Drake and Ross.

Their merciless attack, the first of many to come, heralds a dark and desperate day for the realm of Elfael. Bran, a prince of one of the Welsh districts whose father was just killed by the Normans, has been driven from his castle.

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His books are usually classified as fantasy, which almost put me off, but reading some of the reviews on Amazon and Goodreads convinced me to give it a try. As for the English Robin Hood with whom we are all so familiar Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. I’m getting the remaining parts of the trilogy in paper book form. You learn the whole history of Great Laawhead to the I’ve never read any Robin Hood retellings or any Lawhead books so this was pretty new for me.