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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King Raven Trilogy

People believed in witchcraft and all manner of oawhead things back in that day, and an enormous raven would most likely fit with the other nightmares they conjured up for themselves. But they are few and the Normans are many and resistance is beginning to crumble. The Welsh names such as Lawhear Bran Robin Hood were very interesting and how they got their nicknames, Aethilfrith being a “fat little bag of vittles that he is, I will call him Tuck,” and Iwan’s Welsh name translating to English makes him John, “So, overgrown infant that he is, I will call him Little John.

If you really really really like Robin Hood then it’s probably something you’ll enjoy at least a little bit, but beyond that I have nothing to say. Read more Stephen Lawhead book reviews at Fantasy literature. I don’t really recall the story ever dragging as I listened to the audiobook hoid Adam Verner did an excellent job of reading and lawhed all of the different characters, and Lawhead kicked off the action early on with a few notable deaths that served to set everything else in motion.

It’s told primarily from the protagonist’s aka Bran Bendigedig, the Hood perspective and uses the etiquette, pacing and milieu of the day for dialog, action and relationships of the day.


Review of Hood by Stephen Lawhead

Not only that, he creates a certain amount of sympathy—not approval, but hpod and pity—for Bran’s enemies at times, alternated with horror. Jul 26, Margaret Chind rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The only drawback I saw was that the names and some of the story lines like that with some of the barons was a bit much to handle but expected when using language we don’t normally use.

I really liked this. I guess I expected this to be more riveting than it was.

Publisher’s Summary For centuries, the legend of Robin Hood and his band of thieves has captivated the imagination. For the most part, I found this version very effective.

I had no idea of the time period the Robin Hood stories originated or that he probably hhood in Wales, the shift to this time period and location in the King Raven trilogy was exciting to read. I kind of wish he’d included a list of sources, maybe referenced some other writers, as I know nothing else about this.

There are a whole bunch of other characters that you have to keep up with throughout the whole book too. 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.

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

Retrieved from ” http: The basic plot is that Hoodd 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. It was new and basically traveled a new path. Let’s just hope no one in England minds you moving their myth. Hood is a book that will appeal mostly to the genre fan – it gets a bit stodgy in the middle section if all you’re looking lawhsad is a speedy narrative progression.


Bran comes a long way without losing his personalitybut things are still unsettled at the end of the book. I loved his look into the history of Robin Hood and the geography and history of the Welsh people.

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Taliesin, Merlin, Arthur, Pendragon, and Grail. The reason I bring this up is this sets the tone for the book and is indicative of Mr. After losing everything he owns, forester Will Scarlet embarks on a search for King Raven, laehead exploits have already become legendary. I did the audio on this and I didn’t care for the narrator.

He is sentenced to death by hanging—unless he delivers King Raven and his band of cohorts. His historical spin on the Robin Hood legend is well-conceived but poorly executed. I enjoyed the plot and am anxious for the next book. I now have access to the entire trilogy so I am excited to read on. It doesn’t help that the portrayals are quite one-sided — the Normans are grasping, greedy, the Welsh are the beleaguered peasants.

What’s the level of fantasy in this book? Jan 18, Stephen rated it liked it Shelves: Lawhead’s villains are individuals, with individual motivations and allies, and I really like that realism.

Fans of action-oriented historical fiction. Hes pretty much the exact opposite of Bran, loyal and selfless. Click here for instructions on hood to enable JavaScript in your browser. Thus, the story may be on ok read but the reader ruined it for me and I wouldn’t recommend this version to others. Hood is an intriguing story, full of action and interesting character development.