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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Overall a good read even with the length and trouble with the names. I would love to list them if I could find them again, but sadly they elude me. But we’ll have to set the famous bombardment of Ft.

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Hood by Stephen R Lawhead – book review

Hood is an intriguing story, full of action and interesting character development. Watching him do that is as fascinating as the action scenes! It hoos different from your typical Robin Hood story in many ways but the story does well in any case. I feel like my taste for Paul Murray Kendall’s complex historical characters carried over here into my liking of Lawhead’s Norman characterizations. I’ve never read any Robin Hood retellings or any Lawhead books so this was pretty new for me. Jan 29, Alex Telander rated it it was amazing Shelves: He is sentenced to death by hanging—unless he delivers King Raven and his band of cohorts.


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. Unfortunately it’s just dull hkod whole way through.

Hood (King Raven, book 1) by Stephen Lawhead

I had no idea of the time period the Robin Hood stories originated or that he probably originated in Wales, the shift to this time period and location in the King Raven trilogy was exciting to read. A slow-paced earthy legend I wasn’t sure what to expect lawhrad Stephen Lawhead’s “Hood”. Based on a lot of historical source Lawhead changed the location to Wales and the name of our hero is now Bran ap Brychan. He is thorough in his research and, as I indicated above, the subsequent setting of his book and the way the dialog and action move forward.

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. This book was really enjoyable.

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All in all, still an excellent book that I highly recommend. Robin Hood and Friar Tuck together once again Your email address will not be published.

And perhaps this is a good thing. An Ideal Husband Oscar Wilde. And I wasn’t disappointed. Historical Context for the Hood Legend The Robin Hood you thought you knew meshes tightly with this new version in a well researched tale of ancient Wales.


Anyway, she reminded me of Tanana from Brother Bear: Stephanie Male – and his name is Bran. Enough happens and is resolved to be happy finishing the book, but there’s enough going on to be able to look forward to the next one. Maybe a more in depth review to come. My only criticism is the story being read by an American who cannot pronounce the Welsh names and places.

lawhewd An interesting and entertaining first instalment giving a revisionist twist to the Robin Hood legend. But no one is throwing around fireballs or anything like that.

Lawhead examines questions of faith from both sides of the conflict, so readers see Welsh monks praying for deliverance and Norman rulers asserting their divine right to the land. Lawhead posits Robin Hood living in the late eleventh century in the time of William the Conqueror and his overtaking of Britain with his Normans.