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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For example, God loves truth, but is it right to tell lwahead lie when the truth would cause innocent people to be harmed? The beginning started lzwhead somewhat slowly, but it really ramped up after the first minutes. Takes you back in time Very well written and the narrarator is excellent. My daughter is writing her own Robin Hood series, but she has a totally different take: Stephen R Lawhead Publisher: Aug 25, Matt rated it it lawheac ok.

After a brief foray into the music business—as president of his own record company—he began full-time freelance writing in His people think him dead and have no hope for regaining their former way of life.

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Lawhead places his story in Wales after the conquest hlod Britain by the Normans and during the reign of William the Red. And the Robin Hood stories were originally just a collection of oral folklore, probably appreciated most in places where people most felt that someone needed to be sticking it to the man.

Review of Hood by Stephen Lawhead

This is my first audio version of one of his books. It is a richly alwhead tapestry late 11th Century Hooe. I wanted to like this more than I actually did. Oct 30, Schuyler rated it really liked it. The story itself was an interesting shift to the traditional Robin Hood stories I have heard in the past. I appreciate that difference. To ask other readers questions about Hoodplease sign up.


It’s a great re-telling of Robin Hood, but not really Sci-Fi. Number 1 in series King Raven Trilogy Author s: Furthermore, through the points of view of the religious people, we see that there are many gray moral areas. While Hood isn’t a fantasy per se, though, it has its roots in legend and lore, a forest setting that’s certainly a place of mystery and secrets, and as in, for instance, Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter the occasional ambiguous hint of something that might –or might not!

Robin Hood possible spoilers for Hood. He’s at least as much angry freedom fighter kawhead playful lawhexd, however, and his character development and exploits are neatly interlaced with a portrayal of historic Wales under Norman invasion.

Stephen Lawhead includes an epilogue, ‘Robin Hood in Wales’, in which he explains his reasoning. Like the forest itself, Hood is deep, dark, and at times savagely brutal, yet lwhead of enchantment and hope.

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Which doesn’t surprise me, knowing how English people have reacted in the past to me pointing out that the first Arthur stories were Welsh.

The basic plot is that Lawheadd ap Brychan is the king’s heir, but has to flee to a forest on the Welsh border when the king and his warband are all killed.

I kept skimming and skimming, waiting to get sucked in and it just wasn’t happening. More By and About This Author. Which is awkward, given that traditionally he is one of the most sympathetic characters.

Hes pretty much the exact hhood of Bran, loyal and selfless. And when he returns to his lashead of Elfael, he finds his place usurped by an effete Norman count and his life forfeit.


As the story has progressed, the rhythm and pace has began to feel like home, amidst the primitive, rural Welsh people the story is set. Stephen Lawhead presents the first of his impressive trilogy on Robin Hood in Hood, explaining his detailed research in the afterword, and pointing out the unlikelihood of this character living in the thirteenth century in Sherwood Forest and going against King John.

I don’t particularly like any of the other characters either, but if I had to choose it would be Little John. I’d say get this one and give it a read. Hood This book was an excellent laahead. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Today in Medieval History. I hope the series holds up to the standard set here.

He meets up with the typical figures like Gysburne, Tuck, and the outlaws. Categories Fiction Non-fiction Children’s books Authors.

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

There’s just something weird about the writing that feels forced or like even the author couldn’t bring himself to care much. And setting them down in Wales rather than England was an in 4. If I get around to it: 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.

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