Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Book review of the week ~ April 7th. 2018

Robin Hood’s Dawn (The Robin Hood Trilogy Book

by Olivia Longueville (Author), J. C. Plummer (Author)

A unique retelling of the Robin Hood legend!

England, 1154-1194:

• A kingdom under assault.
• A conspiracy born of anarchy.
• A hero standing against tyranny.

Falsely convicted of a shocking crime, Robin Fitzooth, the Earl of Huntingdon, finds refuge in Sherwood Forest and becomes Robin Hood.

Leading a band of men against the injustices of a malevolent sheriff and his henchmen, Robin begins to unravel a web of treachery threatening the English royal family.

As shadowy forces gather to destroy the future of a nation, Robin faces deceit, betrayal, and the ravages of war as he defends his king, his country, his people, and the woman he loves from a conspiracy so diabolical, so unexpected, that the course of history hangs in the balance.

From the mists of an ancient woodland to lavish royal courts teeming with intrigue, to the exotic shores of the Holy Land – Robin Hood leads the fight in a battle between good and evil, justice and tyranny, the future and the past.

Part one of an exciting three-part retelling of the Robin Hood legend!

Although the books in the trilogy are not stand-alone, they do not end in cliffhangers.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review by NetGalley and would like to thank them for the opportunity to read a most enjoyable book.

Almost everyone has heard the classic tale of Robin Hood and his Merry band of men who stole from the rich and gave to the poor while battling with the evil Sheriff of Nottingham, the beautiful Maid Marian.

I was born and grew up in England and even visited Sherwood Forest a few times. This story was one of my favorite’s, I found this version of the story very refreshing much to my surprise.

Robin Hood’s Dawn was exceptionally well written read and it not only creates a Robin that I found myself relating with more than any other version of the character before, but also a character who is not a perfect hero. He may still be the forest thief, but he is also tinged with a duty to his country and those he loves. Robin is constantly trying to balance his life and be with Marian, while also trying to live up to what he feels he must do for others. The other element of this novel that I tremendously enjoyed was Marian’s character. She learned to protect herself and takes charge of any situation and was certainly not a damsel in distress as shown in the previous version of this story. I also enjoyed the very well-done glossary at the end of the novel, packed full of explanations and historical details.
I will certainly look forward to reading another book in this series.

About the Authors.

Olivia Longueville is a European author whose first book was “Between Two Kings” a story set in Tudor England. J.C. Plummer is an American author and historian living in Texas. They are long-distance friends who share a passion for writing and history, and this is their first collaboration. Learn more at their website: www.AngevinWorld.com

The book is available from https://www.amazon.com ,  https://www.amazon.ca,   https://www.kobo.com ~     and other fine book stores.

 

 

 

 

 

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