Robin: Lady of Legend PDF/EPUB õ Robin: Lady MOBI

Robin: Lady of Legend PDF/EPUB õ Robin: Lady MOBI

Robin: Lady of Legend (The Classic Adventures of the Girl Who Became Robin Hood) ❰Epub❯ ➞ Robin: Lady of Legend (The Classic Adventures of the Girl Who Became Robin Hood) Author R.M. ArceJaeger – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk What if Robin Hood wasn t the man you thought him to be what if he wasn t a man at all Robin of Locksley is young, headstrong, and about to receive the worst birthday present of her life Still struggl What if Robin Hood wasn t the man you thought him to be what if he wasn t a man at all Robin of Locksley is young, headstrong, and about to receive the worst birthday present of her life Still struggling to define herself in a society that believes women are fit for little than governing a household and bearing children, she balks at her father s plans for her future, but the consequences of her rebellion prove deadly Hunted by both her Robin: Lady MOBI :Þ father and the Sheriff, Robin is forced to hide her identity and seek refuge as an outlaw in Sherwood ForestDisguised as a lad for protection, Robin maintains a careful isolation from the world around heruntil she chances upon a young boy being beaten to death by the Sheriff s soldiers Her rescue of the youth marks the beginning of her leadership in Sherwood forest and of the unfortunates who seek refuge therein Robin s endeavors to provide a life of honor and purpose for her people while aiding the land s downtrodden win her high esteem, but enrage the Sheriff of Nottingham, who plots a deadly fate for her and her bandAs the Sheriff s traps close in around her and assassins seek to bring her down, Robin must risk losing love, leadership, and life if she is to save her people and fulfill her destiny as one of history s greatest heroesAlive with adventure and danger, sword fights and heists, hatred and love, Robin Lady of Legend is the never before told tale of the girl who became Robin Hood.


10 thoughts on “Robin: Lady of Legend (The Classic Adventures of the Girl Who Became Robin Hood)

  1. Erika Erika says:

    Popcorn book Clever re telling of the Robin Hood story But can you really read any Robin Hood story without still thinking of foxes, a bear, a rooster, a tiger


  2. Teno Q. Teno Q. says:

    Hmmthere s something very amusing about watching a girl pretend to be a boy, isn t there Although, I ve never seen anyone attempt the inverse heaven help a male who disgraces himself by wanting to be a girl, right I mean, who would ever want to be femaleWhat a silly thought.I ve recently come off reading another Robin Hood retelling Scarlet by A.C Gaughen in which Will Scarlet is actually a girl, disguised as a boy, in love with Robin, and secretly the fianc of view spoiler Gisbo Hmmthere s something very amusing about watching a girl pretend to be a boy, isn t there Although, I ve never seen anyone attempt the inverse heaven help a male who disgraces himself by wanting to be a girl, right I mean, who would ever want to be femaleWhat a silly thought.I ve recently come off reading another Robin Hood retelling Scarlet by A.C Gaughen in which Will Scarlet is actually a girl, disguised as a boy, in love with Robin, and secretly the fianc of view spoiler Gisborne And her real name is Marian, as in the Maid Marian from the original legend hide spoiler so I was doubly amused when I got into this story to find that Robin had now become the girl, Marian was now her sister, and her love interest was now view spoiler Little John hide spoiler It s ironic because in Scarlet, his affections towards the heroine were unrequited The flexibility of retellings is really something it starts to seem like a mix and match game in which you can arrange all the pieces to your liking, doesn t it Between the two, I have to say I liked this one less The trope of a tomboyish noblewoman who rebels against femininity and all that represents it is getting to be a tired and overused one, and the Robin of Locksley in this book adds nothing new to the clich I guarantee you that 99.9% of all women in arranged marriages during those times had no other choice but to acquiecse and marry their grooms, whether or not they actually liked them It s just wishful thinking of the modern feminist that wants women like Robin to have existed and besides, putting a bow and sword in a girl s hands does not automatically make her a champion of Survivor, nor does it make her a strong and believable female character Although this is not fantasy, feminism seems to be most prevalent in fantasy, but not always effectively, and any aficionado who s familiar with fantasy tropes will tell you the same I m a realist and I have very little regard for wishful thinking, even within that genre.Also, despite this being a feminist trope, it s actually a contradiction of what true feminism stands for It implies that to be strong, a woman must be masculine, which is not true I would like to seefemale characters a la Jane Eyre Jane was ladylike and plain, a veritable paragon of feminine propriety as the society of her time dictated, but she was intelligent, thought for herself, had an indomitable sense of integrity She was strong without ever having to even touch a weapon or wear breeches I think it s time for everyone, not just authors, to understand that strength and self worth comes from your character, not from your skills, or what clothes you wear, or the shape of your body, or your income.Philosophical mumbojumbo aside maybe I m a little cynical, but everything in this book is too happy. Like a children s show that never manages to rack up any real tension because the experienced viewer knows that everything will end well, with no casualties, no quandary that the heroes in this book encountered ever had me worrying Once, twice, three times something bad happened without any consequences, and suddenly I become very bored And there s no overarching plotline to propel you to the ending, either This book focuses on the adventures of Robin and company while living in their forest abode, and each time they shrug off whatever bit of trouble they ve encountered, they re back to dallying happily in the forest, unmolested.And I can t forget the cheesy avowals of love that sprung out of nowhere near the ending After a long period with no mention of the romance, out of the blue Robin s love interest confesses love to her, and then proposes to her, all in less than a minute Oh my god Maybe a seasoned actor could pull that off believably, but coming out of anyone else s mouth, it s just cringe worthy I don t even want to talk about it.2.5 stars


  3. Misfit Misfit says:

    Hmmm Free on Kindle today.


  4. Ginger Ginger says:

    I love retellings It is like you get to re read a story that you enjoyed, but it is new again It just makes me happy.So, what if Robin Hood was a woman It s got everything that makes a story enjoyable sword fights, survival, friendships that span even the greatest divides, betrayal, a bitter sweet love story and a perfect HEA Robin could not go through an arranged marriage with the dreaded Sherrif of Nottingham She borrows her cousin s Will Scarlet s clothing and heads out on her own I I love retellings It is like you get to re read a story that you enjoyed, but it is new again It just makes me happy.So, what if Robin Hood was a woman It s got everything that makes a story enjoyable sword fights, survival, friendships that span even the greatest divides, betrayal, a bitter sweet love story and a perfect HEA Robin could not go through an arranged marriage with the dreaded Sherrif of Nottingham She borrows her cousin s Will Scarlet s clothing and heads out on her own In self defense she ends up killing a man and becomes an outlaw Soon she starts to attract others like herself Their outlaw status, earned when doing what was needed to survive, has taken away their lives so they decide to take something back Through some trial and error, Robin gets a handle on her band of merry men She does not want them to steal just for the sake of beeing bullies or having riches but to better the world around them So begins the legend I love Robin s bravery, honesty and her sense of humor She is in no way perfect and she has troubles staying up on the pedistal that her friends have put her on A great book to take with you camping Or, if you areof an indoor type, you can feel like you are camping while you read it in your comfy chair at home Thank you to my good friend Deb that loaned this book to me because she knew I would enjoy it


  5. Zoe and the Edge Zoe and the Edge says:

    Robin is a confident and determined girl She s fierce and capable and doesn t have much room for sentimentality Her leadership is strong and her values are etched in stone She wants to be known as as gallant highwayman not just any old robber so she exhibits plenty of charm to the people she steals from She has many fun successes and I really enjoyed seeing her flourish as Robin Hood of the Sherwood Forest I liked this alternate version of Robin and his Merry Men Robin is very reluctant to Robin is a confident and determined girl She s fierce and capable and doesn t have much room for sentimentality Her leadership is strong and her values are etched in stone She wants to be known as as gallant highwayman not just any old robber so she exhibits plenty of charm to the people she steals from She has many fun successes and I really enjoyed seeing her flourish as Robin Hood of the Sherwood Forest I liked this alternate version of Robin and his Merry Men Robin is very reluctant to take on people into her forest home But her compassion gets the better of her It s really a book about growth Robin faces new challenges all the time but she s brave enough to face them head on She finds that obstacles aren t so bad when you actually get to fighting them.I don t want to give away anything so I won t say much There are several moments that link back to Robin Hood folklore but the author puts a unique twist to each one There isn t really one driving plot, but little adventures that happen from day to day.The ending is a weak wrap up and I wouldn t quite call this a romance At least not my kind I didn t find the hero attractive at all Still, a good read that I enjoyed


  6. Lanie Lanie says:

    Sothis took me WAY longer to get through than i thought it would and i waited EVER so patiently for it to come out in paperback so i could order it fromand it could joined ranks with my other 50 something Fictional Robin Hood books i m only slightly obsessed but i just can t help myself there s just something wonderfully appealing a handsome outlaw stealing from corrupt rich and give his loot to the poor This one just didn t do it for me.Not to say it was horribl Sothis took me WAY longer to get through than i thought it would and i waited EVER so patiently for it to come out in paperback so i could order it fromand it could joined ranks with my other 50 something Fictional Robin Hood books i m only slightly obsessed but i just can t help myself there s just something wonderfully appealing a handsome outlaw stealing from corrupt rich and give his loot to the poor This one just didn t do it for me.Not to say it was horribly bad book i just didn t think it was great I love the ballads and the classic stories as much as the next fan they have this certain old timiness that i adore the original stories, like Howard Pyle s The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood , are pretty much the building block of the whole deal like the Lord of the Rings is the foundation of epic fantasy but when i m reading a book written 2013, i sort of expect a littlethan a rewritten copy of those stories i m serious, like 80% of the plot was stolen from Pyle s pages and while i can appreciate the call back to the classics, and can understand the author was influenced by Pyle s work, there s a point were it boarders on plagiarism another thing i found off putting was the dialog half the time it seemed modern, the other times it seemed to be trying to hard to copy the olden day speech, and it gotten kind of confusing Not to mention the character development it was just meh there really wasn t any Robin never really grew over the course of the story it never felt like she matured honestly, she s sort of an idiot being vain about your long, pretty hair is not a good enough reason to risk having you secret exposed she just doesn t think about things, she just runs of with these dangerous half plans luck can only get one so far having such a rash and careless leader is a much bigger issue than having said leader be a girl disguised as a man that s another issue we don t get to actually see her telling her men that she s a woman we just get to see her remembering it the other characters were all just these boring, flat cardboard cutout of characters almost all of them were all either perfectly good or cartoonishly evil with no clear motivations beyond the standard greediness of nobles the few side characters who s stories could have been really interesting like the sheriff, lord loxesly, gisbourne, and johnny were all just glossed over because the story was so focused on Robin trying not to make doe eyes at John and running off to random adventures that us die hard hoodies have all seen before.the ending was also just .meh the climatic part of the story seemed to short and the BIG FIGHT ESCAPE just wasn t that exciting what little romance was also there in the end story just seemed forced i REALLY don t think men talk the way he was talking there i need you like the stars need the sky please that just sounds like a bad pick up line now, there were some good parts to Robin Lady of Legend , which why my official rating is actually 2.5 stars i liked the writing style it was pretty and i loved the beginning part of the book where Robin s still at home, then plans to run away, then gets outlawed it only started getting REALLY copy catish after that point i liked Will Stutely, despite him being a flat character he s adorable and, or course, i love the idea of Robin Hood being a girl Most Hood stories today have a girl dressing up as a boy and joining the Merry Men extra points for choosing it to be Robin Hood i m a modern girl, and i totally agree with girls being able to fight just as well as men i just think a lotcould have been done with this idea Robin Lady of legend sort of reminds me of twilight the story s a great IDEA in theory, but when it s actually been executed it just falls flat.i think aoriginal plot line would have been the most helpful sure, we can have the classic elements sprinkled in for fun, just not the whole damn thing


  7. Duckie Duckie says:

    Robin Lady of Legend is an entertaining, textually well crafted novel unfortunately undermined by weaknesses in narration and other literary elements To begin with, the narration spends most of the time in third person limited but there are sudden, frequent shifts to third person omniscient that bump the reader out of the flow, as in the following example Ducking into an alleyway, Robin pulled out a dress from her waist sack and donned her woman s disguise, too intent on her mission to regi Robin Lady of Legend is an entertaining, textually well crafted novel unfortunately undermined by weaknesses in narration and other literary elements To begin with, the narration spends most of the time in third person limited but there are sudden, frequent shifts to third person omniscient that bump the reader out of the flow, as in the following example Ducking into an alleyway, Robin pulled out a dress from her waist sack and donned her woman s disguise, too intent on her mission to register the irony that she now thought of women s garb as the guise, and not men s If she had considered it, the thought would have disturbed her, but all her attention was focused on Nottingham Castle Highlight Location 2205 9 The narration also sometimes jumps between characters in the same scene, as when Robin meets Little John this is especially distracting when Robin thinks of herself as she and then in the next paragraph another character thinks of her as he This is going to be an issue in any novel dealing with concealed gender roles, but it can be managed Scott Westerfeld, for example, handles it with particular deftness in his Leviathan series, and with a little work it could have been handled better here The narration and interspersed use of song are both faithful imitations of those in Howard Pyle s classic version However, their use here serves to mimic rather than evoke there aren t any new insights gained from their inclusion This is the equivalent of remaking a classic Hollywood film by just reshooting it shot for shot It might have beeneffective to evoke Pyle s writing style as a nod to earlier works, and then to update it for modern readers For example, keep the same writing style but shorten the sentence length during action or comedy scenes, as these in particular seem a bit slow Or use Pyle s flowery prose as a contrast to describe a bloody battle scene.There s also a noticeable lack of character arcs, which means plot elements are strung together like individual episodes but there is little overall cohesion Robin herself does not appear to change much throughout the novel there are references at the beginning to her behavior being selfish and toward the end there are mentions of her accepting her leadership role and caring for others, but we are told this rather than allowed to watch her develop over the course of the story Her adventures in Sherwood are related with an engaging sense of fun and whimsy, but without a character arc to underpin them the novel as a whole wavers in its sense of purpose.Perhaps the biggest issue with the novel is its lack of depth There s little weaving of plot, symbolism and other literary elements to create a rich tapestry of a novel there s only one thread here the plot , and everything takes places on the surface Interestingly, this seems to be common to authors with a strong STEM background Naomi Novik does it, and to an extent so does Neal Stephenson There is some symbolism, as in the references to a red hart in the forest that no one can catch, but this is spliced in rather than woven seamlessly into the story fabric in the second reference to the red hart the author explicitly states that the hart represents Robin s sense of freedom, instead of trusting to her readers perspicacity and leaving that in the background for them to find The main issue is that these elements are logically sequential but are all hit with exactly the same force, which is distracting with the use of such a rich writing style it s like expecting to see the London Symphony Orchestra and instead watching a talented soloist play bass guitar edited because I m not a great writer and I never liked how I originally phrased that Regardless of how good the soloist is and there should be no question, the author really can write , there is still only one stream of music instead of many interweaving melodies Relying predominantly on plot rather than incorporating multiple literary elements means the novel begins to buckle under the weight of such ornate prose.In spite of this, ArceJaeger is athan capable author, and I wassatisfied spending 2.99 for this than I was spending upwards of 10 for other Robin Hood novels Unlike many professional authors she shows a solid understanding of the main elements of story construction, even if her execution is bit imperfect, and she has an obvious passion for her subject The novel could have used some professional editing assistance, true, but for a self published work it s not bad, and I look forward to seeing if the author continues this story in a sequel


  8. Matt Schiariti Matt Schiariti says:

    I m glad I came across this book a day or two ago because it s a delightfully clever and fresh twist on an old classic tale.Take everything you know about Robin Hood and his Merry Men and turn it on its ear What if Robin weren t a young man, but an 18 year old girl In order to maintain and strengthen his position in the land, Lord Robert Locksley arranges a marriage between his eldest daughter Robin Ann to one Phillip Darniel, the sheriff of Nottingham Robin, who s always been headstrong and m I m glad I came across this book a day or two ago because it s a delightfully clever and fresh twist on an old classic tale.Take everything you know about Robin Hood and his Merry Men and turn it on its ear What if Robin weren t a young man, but an 18 year old girl In order to maintain and strengthen his position in the land, Lord Robert Locksley arranges a marriage between his eldest daughter Robin Ann to one Phillip Darniel, the sheriff of Nottingham Robin, who s always been headstrong and muchinterested in male pursuits such as going out into the woods and archery, will have none of it and would rather leave everything she knows and loves, including her younger sister maid Marian, behind and fend for herself in the woods Slowly but surely her sense of honor and natural leadership has outlaws and the downtrodden of Nottingham flocking to her like moths to flame They don t know Robin is a young girl though, as she s disguised her voice and is never seen without her hood.This is such an interesting twist on the old tale, and told in such a great way that it s like being introduced to these classic characters for the first time Twists on Will Scarlet and Little John as well as Robin herself makes this a fun and exciting read from the first word to the last It also introduced a world of possibilities and problems for the characters Will Robin ever reveal her secret, her true identity Will she ever see her family again When she starts developing feelings for one of her Merry Men who still thinks she s a boy, how will she handle this These are the types of clever alterations that make this novel fresh and new even though most people are already pretty familiar with the legend of Robin Hood whether it be from the literature or the score of films that have been made over the years.The only complaint I have is that it has to end Getting into the characters that ArceJeager has breathed new life into, I would love to see what other adventures they get into as they get older and get intohijinks.A great and fun work that s exciting, entertaining and heartfelt, I would love for this to be a series but if not, I m still glad I got a chance to read this fantastic new take on well established characters This author is now on my radar Comment Comment Permalink


  9. Jodie Louise Jodie Louise says:

    I really do love re tellings, from fairy tales to different twists on the story of King Arthur and Robin Hood and his or in this case her Merry Men So when I realized that I d had this little gem sat on my Kindle for months I decided to give it a bash Luckily for me I liked it, it pulled my sorry ass out of a four month long reading slump gave me a kick up the arse to get my nose back in a book Robin Lady of Legend is a retelling of Robin Hood where in this case Robin is an eighteen year old I really do love re tellings, from fairy tales to different twists on the story of King Arthur and Robin Hood and his or in this case her Merry Men So when I realized that I d had this little gem sat on my Kindle for months I decided to give it a bash Luckily for me I liked it, it pulled my sorry ass out of a four month long reading slump gave me a kick up the arse to get my nose back in a book Robin Lady of Legend is a retelling of Robin Hood where in this case Robin is an eighteen year old girl of noble birth, it tells the tale of how Robin became the outlaw and leader of a band of Merry Men living in the depths of Sherwood forest The adventures and all the troubles she and her men went through, their battles with the Sheriff andin between Generally these retelling have the same basic plot line, well obviously it is a re telling but the thing that always draws me back to these kinds of books is each authors own personal twists and which relationships they choose to develop between well known and well loved characters, so any opportunity to read a retelling I mthan likely going to take it This was a good book, it was enjoyable and an easy read not my favourite Robin Hood re telling I ve ever read but for fans of the Hood, or someone just looking for a likeable heroine or the chance to see some familiar characters in a different light this book is an enjoyable read, though I only gave this book three stars I did enjoy it there s just a lot of competition where re tellings of the Hood are concerned, Scarlet by A.C Gaughen is possibly my favourite book of all time and earlier in the year I read K.M Shea s version of the Hood in her duology Robyn Hood both of which I enjoyed immensely So if your a fan of the Hood or feel like giving retellings a go this is a sound place to start, it s light and enjoyable and will give you a taste fortales of Robin hood and his or her band of Merry Men


  10. Robin Robin says:

    I found the dialogue was often painfully fake or modern feeling, some scenes were rather hokey, and the characters very one dimensional and unrealistic For example, Robin s attempt to reason with her father that Phillip was not a good marriage match for her because he has a daughter about the same age as her was moot in that day and age, such a union was commonplace and not even the bride would think it unusual Even if Robin found the idea repugnant, she should have been smart enough to real I found the dialogue was often painfully fake or modern feeling, some scenes were rather hokey, and the characters very one dimensional and unrealistic For example, Robin s attempt to reason with her father that Phillip was not a good marriage match for her because he has a daughter about the same age as her was moot in that day and age, such a union was commonplace and not even the bride would think it unusual Even if Robin found the idea repugnant, she should have been smart enough to realize that no one else would consider it a reason not to marry him I realise that in order to fill this role, Robin had to be an extraordinarily strong and wilful woman but instead, she came across to me as too modern, not very bright, and immature More examples occurred further into the book as well such as when Robin sounds her bugle, forgetting that her Merry Men would assume it s a call of distress Or when she doesn t stop to think at first that information provided by a guard could be false I just don t see how such lack of forethought can be characteristic of a successful leader like Robin Hood So not surprisingly, I really struggled to get into it and only finished it because it was so short


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10 thoughts on “Robin: Lady of Legend (The Classic Adventures of the Girl Who Became Robin Hood)

  1. Erika Erika says:

    Popcorn book Clever re telling of the Robin Hood story But can you really read any Robin Hood story without still thinking of foxes, a bear, a rooster, a tiger

  2. Teno Q. Teno Q. says:

    Hmmthere s something very amusing about watching a girl pretend to be a boy, isn t there Although, I ve never seen anyone attempt the inverse heaven help a male who disgraces himself by wanting to be a girl, right I mean, who would ever want to be femaleWhat a silly thought.I ve recently come off reading another Robin Hood retelling Scarlet by A.C Gaughen in which Will Scarlet is actually a girl, disguised as a boy, in love with Robin, and secretly the fianc of view spoiler Gisbo Hmmthere s something very amusing about watching a girl pretend to be a boy, isn t there Although, I ve never seen anyone attempt the inverse heaven help a male who disgraces himself by wanting to be a girl, right I mean, who would ever want to be femaleWhat a silly thought.I ve recently come off reading another Robin Hood retelling Scarlet by A.C Gaughen in which Will Scarlet is actually a girl, disguised as a boy, in love with Robin, and secretly the fianc of view spoiler Gisborne And her real name is Marian, as in the Maid Marian from the original legend hide spoiler so I was doubly amused when I got into this story to find that Robin had now become the girl, Marian was now her sister, and her love interest was now view spoiler Little John hide spoiler It s ironic because in Scarlet, his affections towards the heroine were unrequited The flexibility of retellings is really something it starts to seem like a mix and match game in which you can arrange all the pieces to your liking, doesn t it Between the two, I have to say I liked this one less The trope of a tomboyish noblewoman who rebels against femininity and all that represents it is getting to be a tired and overused one, and the Robin of Locksley in this book adds nothing new to the clich I guarantee you that 99.9% of all women in arranged marriages during those times had no other choice but to acquiecse and marry their grooms, whether or not they actually liked them It s just wishful thinking of the modern feminist that wants women like Robin to have existed and besides, putting a bow and sword in a girl s hands does not automatically make her a champion of Survivor, nor does it make her a strong and believable female character Although this is not fantasy, feminism seems to be most prevalent in fantasy, but not always effectively, and any aficionado who s familiar with fantasy tropes will tell you the same I m a realist and I have very little regard for wishful thinking, even within that genre.Also, despite this being a feminist trope, it s actually a contradiction of what true feminism stands for It implies that to be strong, a woman must be masculine, which is not true I would like to seefemale characters a la Jane Eyre Jane was ladylike and plain, a veritable paragon of feminine propriety as the society of her time dictated, but she was intelligent, thought for herself, had an indomitable sense of integrity She was strong without ever having to even touch a weapon or wear breeches I think it s time for everyone, not just authors, to understand that strength and self worth comes from your character, not from your skills, or what clothes you wear, or the shape of your body, or your income.Philosophical mumbojumbo aside maybe I m a little cynical, but everything in this book is too happy. Like a children s show that never manages to rack up any real tension because the experienced viewer knows that everything will end well, with no casualties, no quandary that the heroes in this book encountered ever had me worrying Once, twice, three times something bad happened without any consequences, and suddenly I become very bored And there s no overarching plotline to propel you to the ending, either This book focuses on the adventures of Robin and company while living in their forest abode, and each time they shrug off whatever bit of trouble they ve encountered, they re back to dallying happily in the forest, unmolested.And I can t forget the cheesy avowals of love that sprung out of nowhere near the ending After a long period with no mention of the romance, out of the blue Robin s love interest confesses love to her, and then proposes to her, all in less than a minute Oh my god Maybe a seasoned actor could pull that off believably, but coming out of anyone else s mouth, it s just cringe worthy I don t even want to talk about it.2.5 stars

  3. Misfit Misfit says:

    Hmmm Free on Kindle today.

  4. Ginger Ginger says:

    I love retellings It is like you get to re read a story that you enjoyed, but it is new again It just makes me happy.So, what if Robin Hood was a woman It s got everything that makes a story enjoyable sword fights, survival, friendships that span even the greatest divides, betrayal, a bitter sweet love story and a perfect HEA Robin could not go through an arranged marriage with the dreaded Sherrif of Nottingham She borrows her cousin s Will Scarlet s clothing and heads out on her own I I love retellings It is like you get to re read a story that you enjoyed, but it is new again It just makes me happy.So, what if Robin Hood was a woman It s got everything that makes a story enjoyable sword fights, survival, friendships that span even the greatest divides, betrayal, a bitter sweet love story and a perfect HEA Robin could not go through an arranged marriage with the dreaded Sherrif of Nottingham She borrows her cousin s Will Scarlet s clothing and heads out on her own In self defense she ends up killing a man and becomes an outlaw Soon she starts to attract others like herself Their outlaw status, earned when doing what was needed to survive, has taken away their lives so they decide to take something back Through some trial and error, Robin gets a handle on her band of merry men She does not want them to steal just for the sake of beeing bullies or having riches but to better the world around them So begins the legend I love Robin s bravery, honesty and her sense of humor She is in no way perfect and she has troubles staying up on the pedistal that her friends have put her on A great book to take with you camping Or, if you areof an indoor type, you can feel like you are camping while you read it in your comfy chair at home Thank you to my good friend Deb that loaned this book to me because she knew I would enjoy it

  5. Zoe and the Edge Zoe and the Edge says:

    Robin is a confident and determined girl She s fierce and capable and doesn t have much room for sentimentality Her leadership is strong and her values are etched in stone She wants to be known as as gallant highwayman not just any old robber so she exhibits plenty of charm to the people she steals from She has many fun successes and I really enjoyed seeing her flourish as Robin Hood of the Sherwood Forest I liked this alternate version of Robin and his Merry Men Robin is very reluctant to Robin is a confident and determined girl She s fierce and capable and doesn t have much room for sentimentality Her leadership is strong and her values are etched in stone She wants to be known as as gallant highwayman not just any old robber so she exhibits plenty of charm to the people she steals from She has many fun successes and I really enjoyed seeing her flourish as Robin Hood of the Sherwood Forest I liked this alternate version of Robin and his Merry Men Robin is very reluctant to take on people into her forest home But her compassion gets the better of her It s really a book about growth Robin faces new challenges all the time but she s brave enough to face them head on She finds that obstacles aren t so bad when you actually get to fighting them.I don t want to give away anything so I won t say much There are several moments that link back to Robin Hood folklore but the author puts a unique twist to each one There isn t really one driving plot, but little adventures that happen from day to day.The ending is a weak wrap up and I wouldn t quite call this a romance At least not my kind I didn t find the hero attractive at all Still, a good read that I enjoyed

  6. Lanie Lanie says:

    Sothis took me WAY longer to get through than i thought it would and i waited EVER so patiently for it to come out in paperback so i could order it fromand it could joined ranks with my other 50 something Fictional Robin Hood books i m only slightly obsessed but i just can t help myself there s just something wonderfully appealing a handsome outlaw stealing from corrupt rich and give his loot to the poor This one just didn t do it for me.Not to say it was horribl Sothis took me WAY longer to get through than i thought it would and i waited EVER so patiently for it to come out in paperback so i could order it fromand it could joined ranks with my other 50 something Fictional Robin Hood books i m only slightly obsessed but i just can t help myself there s just something wonderfully appealing a handsome outlaw stealing from corrupt rich and give his loot to the poor This one just didn t do it for me.Not to say it was horribly bad book i just didn t think it was great I love the ballads and the classic stories as much as the next fan they have this certain old timiness that i adore the original stories, like Howard Pyle s The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood , are pretty much the building block of the whole deal like the Lord of the Rings is the foundation of epic fantasy but when i m reading a book written 2013, i sort of expect a littlethan a rewritten copy of those stories i m serious, like 80% of the plot was stolen from Pyle s pages and while i can appreciate the call back to the classics, and can understand the author was influenced by Pyle s work, there s a point were it boarders on plagiarism another thing i found off putting was the dialog half the time it seemed modern, the other times it seemed to be trying to hard to copy the olden day speech, and it gotten kind of confusing Not to mention the character development it was just meh there really wasn t any Robin never really grew over the course of the story it never felt like she matured honestly, she s sort of an idiot being vain about your long, pretty hair is not a good enough reason to risk having you secret exposed she just doesn t think about things, she just runs of with these dangerous half plans luck can only get one so far having such a rash and careless leader is a much bigger issue than having said leader be a girl disguised as a man that s another issue we don t get to actually see her telling her men that she s a woman we just get to see her remembering it the other characters were all just these boring, flat cardboard cutout of characters almost all of them were all either perfectly good or cartoonishly evil with no clear motivations beyond the standard greediness of nobles the few side characters who s stories could have been really interesting like the sheriff, lord loxesly, gisbourne, and johnny were all just glossed over because the story was so focused on Robin trying not to make doe eyes at John and running off to random adventures that us die hard hoodies have all seen before.the ending was also just .meh the climatic part of the story seemed to short and the BIG FIGHT ESCAPE just wasn t that exciting what little romance was also there in the end story just seemed forced i REALLY don t think men talk the way he was talking there i need you like the stars need the sky please that just sounds like a bad pick up line now, there were some good parts to Robin Lady of Legend , which why my official rating is actually 2.5 stars i liked the writing style it was pretty and i loved the beginning part of the book where Robin s still at home, then plans to run away, then gets outlawed it only started getting REALLY copy catish after that point i liked Will Stutely, despite him being a flat character he s adorable and, or course, i love the idea of Robin Hood being a girl Most Hood stories today have a girl dressing up as a boy and joining the Merry Men extra points for choosing it to be Robin Hood i m a modern girl, and i totally agree with girls being able to fight just as well as men i just think a lotcould have been done with this idea Robin Lady of legend sort of reminds me of twilight the story s a great IDEA in theory, but when it s actually been executed it just falls flat.i think aoriginal plot line would have been the most helpful sure, we can have the classic elements sprinkled in for fun, just not the whole damn thing

  7. Duckie Duckie says:

    Robin Lady of Legend is an entertaining, textually well crafted novel unfortunately undermined by weaknesses in narration and other literary elements To begin with, the narration spends most of the time in third person limited but there are sudden, frequent shifts to third person omniscient that bump the reader out of the flow, as in the following example Ducking into an alleyway, Robin pulled out a dress from her waist sack and donned her woman s disguise, too intent on her mission to regi Robin Lady of Legend is an entertaining, textually well crafted novel unfortunately undermined by weaknesses in narration and other literary elements To begin with, the narration spends most of the time in third person limited but there are sudden, frequent shifts to third person omniscient that bump the reader out of the flow, as in the following example Ducking into an alleyway, Robin pulled out a dress from her waist sack and donned her woman s disguise, too intent on her mission to register the irony that she now thought of women s garb as the guise, and not men s If she had considered it, the thought would have disturbed her, but all her attention was focused on Nottingham Castle Highlight Location 2205 9 The narration also sometimes jumps between characters in the same scene, as when Robin meets Little John this is especially distracting when Robin thinks of herself as she and then in the next paragraph another character thinks of her as he This is going to be an issue in any novel dealing with concealed gender roles, but it can be managed Scott Westerfeld, for example, handles it with particular deftness in his Leviathan series, and with a little work it could have been handled better here The narration and interspersed use of song are both faithful imitations of those in Howard Pyle s classic version However, their use here serves to mimic rather than evoke there aren t any new insights gained from their inclusion This is the equivalent of remaking a classic Hollywood film by just reshooting it shot for shot It might have beeneffective to evoke Pyle s writing style as a nod to earlier works, and then to update it for modern readers For example, keep the same writing style but shorten the sentence length during action or comedy scenes, as these in particular seem a bit slow Or use Pyle s flowery prose as a contrast to describe a bloody battle scene.There s also a noticeable lack of character arcs, which means plot elements are strung together like individual episodes but there is little overall cohesion Robin herself does not appear to change much throughout the novel there are references at the beginning to her behavior being selfish and toward the end there are mentions of her accepting her leadership role and caring for others, but we are told this rather than allowed to watch her develop over the course of the story Her adventures in Sherwood are related with an engaging sense of fun and whimsy, but without a character arc to underpin them the novel as a whole wavers in its sense of purpose.Perhaps the biggest issue with the novel is its lack of depth There s little weaving of plot, symbolism and other literary elements to create a rich tapestry of a novel there s only one thread here the plot , and everything takes places on the surface Interestingly, this seems to be common to authors with a strong STEM background Naomi Novik does it, and to an extent so does Neal Stephenson There is some symbolism, as in the references to a red hart in the forest that no one can catch, but this is spliced in rather than woven seamlessly into the story fabric in the second reference to the red hart the author explicitly states that the hart represents Robin s sense of freedom, instead of trusting to her readers perspicacity and leaving that in the background for them to find The main issue is that these elements are logically sequential but are all hit with exactly the same force, which is distracting with the use of such a rich writing style it s like expecting to see the London Symphony Orchestra and instead watching a talented soloist play bass guitar edited because I m not a great writer and I never liked how I originally phrased that Regardless of how good the soloist is and there should be no question, the author really can write , there is still only one stream of music instead of many interweaving melodies Relying predominantly on plot rather than incorporating multiple literary elements means the novel begins to buckle under the weight of such ornate prose.In spite of this, ArceJaeger is athan capable author, and I wassatisfied spending 2.99 for this than I was spending upwards of 10 for other Robin Hood novels Unlike many professional authors she shows a solid understanding of the main elements of story construction, even if her execution is bit imperfect, and she has an obvious passion for her subject The novel could have used some professional editing assistance, true, but for a self published work it s not bad, and I look forward to seeing if the author continues this story in a sequel

  8. Matt Schiariti Matt Schiariti says:

    I m glad I came across this book a day or two ago because it s a delightfully clever and fresh twist on an old classic tale.Take everything you know about Robin Hood and his Merry Men and turn it on its ear What if Robin weren t a young man, but an 18 year old girl In order to maintain and strengthen his position in the land, Lord Robert Locksley arranges a marriage between his eldest daughter Robin Ann to one Phillip Darniel, the sheriff of Nottingham Robin, who s always been headstrong and m I m glad I came across this book a day or two ago because it s a delightfully clever and fresh twist on an old classic tale.Take everything you know about Robin Hood and his Merry Men and turn it on its ear What if Robin weren t a young man, but an 18 year old girl In order to maintain and strengthen his position in the land, Lord Robert Locksley arranges a marriage between his eldest daughter Robin Ann to one Phillip Darniel, the sheriff of Nottingham Robin, who s always been headstrong and muchinterested in male pursuits such as going out into the woods and archery, will have none of it and would rather leave everything she knows and loves, including her younger sister maid Marian, behind and fend for herself in the woods Slowly but surely her sense of honor and natural leadership has outlaws and the downtrodden of Nottingham flocking to her like moths to flame They don t know Robin is a young girl though, as she s disguised her voice and is never seen without her hood.This is such an interesting twist on the old tale, and told in such a great way that it s like being introduced to these classic characters for the first time Twists on Will Scarlet and Little John as well as Robin herself makes this a fun and exciting read from the first word to the last It also introduced a world of possibilities and problems for the characters Will Robin ever reveal her secret, her true identity Will she ever see her family again When she starts developing feelings for one of her Merry Men who still thinks she s a boy, how will she handle this These are the types of clever alterations that make this novel fresh and new even though most people are already pretty familiar with the legend of Robin Hood whether it be from the literature or the score of films that have been made over the years.The only complaint I have is that it has to end Getting into the characters that ArceJeager has breathed new life into, I would love to see what other adventures they get into as they get older and get intohijinks.A great and fun work that s exciting, entertaining and heartfelt, I would love for this to be a series but if not, I m still glad I got a chance to read this fantastic new take on well established characters This author is now on my radar Comment Comment Permalink

  9. Jodie Louise Jodie Louise says:

    I really do love re tellings, from fairy tales to different twists on the story of King Arthur and Robin Hood and his or in this case her Merry Men So when I realized that I d had this little gem sat on my Kindle for months I decided to give it a bash Luckily for me I liked it, it pulled my sorry ass out of a four month long reading slump gave me a kick up the arse to get my nose back in a book Robin Lady of Legend is a retelling of Robin Hood where in this case Robin is an eighteen year old I really do love re tellings, from fairy tales to different twists on the story of King Arthur and Robin Hood and his or in this case her Merry Men So when I realized that I d had this little gem sat on my Kindle for months I decided to give it a bash Luckily for me I liked it, it pulled my sorry ass out of a four month long reading slump gave me a kick up the arse to get my nose back in a book Robin Lady of Legend is a retelling of Robin Hood where in this case Robin is an eighteen year old girl of noble birth, it tells the tale of how Robin became the outlaw and leader of a band of Merry Men living in the depths of Sherwood forest The adventures and all the troubles she and her men went through, their battles with the Sheriff andin between Generally these retelling have the same basic plot line, well obviously it is a re telling but the thing that always draws me back to these kinds of books is each authors own personal twists and which relationships they choose to develop between well known and well loved characters, so any opportunity to read a retelling I mthan likely going to take it This was a good book, it was enjoyable and an easy read not my favourite Robin Hood re telling I ve ever read but for fans of the Hood, or someone just looking for a likeable heroine or the chance to see some familiar characters in a different light this book is an enjoyable read, though I only gave this book three stars I did enjoy it there s just a lot of competition where re tellings of the Hood are concerned, Scarlet by A.C Gaughen is possibly my favourite book of all time and earlier in the year I read K.M Shea s version of the Hood in her duology Robyn Hood both of which I enjoyed immensely So if your a fan of the Hood or feel like giving retellings a go this is a sound place to start, it s light and enjoyable and will give you a taste fortales of Robin hood and his or her band of Merry Men

  10. Robin Robin says:

    I found the dialogue was often painfully fake or modern feeling, some scenes were rather hokey, and the characters very one dimensional and unrealistic For example, Robin s attempt to reason with her father that Phillip was not a good marriage match for her because he has a daughter about the same age as her was moot in that day and age, such a union was commonplace and not even the bride would think it unusual Even if Robin found the idea repugnant, she should have been smart enough to real I found the dialogue was often painfully fake or modern feeling, some scenes were rather hokey, and the characters very one dimensional and unrealistic For example, Robin s attempt to reason with her father that Phillip was not a good marriage match for her because he has a daughter about the same age as her was moot in that day and age, such a union was commonplace and not even the bride would think it unusual Even if Robin found the idea repugnant, she should have been smart enough to realize that no one else would consider it a reason not to marry him I realise that in order to fill this role, Robin had to be an extraordinarily strong and wilful woman but instead, she came across to me as too modern, not very bright, and immature More examples occurred further into the book as well such as when Robin sounds her bugle, forgetting that her Merry Men would assume it s a call of distress Or when she doesn t stop to think at first that information provided by a guard could be false I just don t see how such lack of forethought can be characteristic of a successful leader like Robin Hood So not surprisingly, I really struggled to get into it and only finished it because it was so short

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