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Robin and the King ❃ [EPUB] ✻ Robin and the King By Parke Godwin ➜ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk With Sherwood, Parke Godwin reshaped the familiar story of Robin Hood to create his own unique version of the centuries old legend Taking the popular characters of Robin and Maid Marian, Little John a With Sherwood, Parke Godwin reshaped the familiar story of Robin Hood to create his own unique version of the centuries old legend Taking the popular characters of Robin and Maid Marian, Little John and Will Scatloch, Godwin spun a tale of the adventures in Sherwood Forest vastly different from other renditions of the myth This latest volume from Parke Godwin reveals a fascinating new aspect of the Robin Hood legend Robin and PDF/EPUB or the story of his later life and exploits as defender of the English people Robin and the King continues the magic of this fabled epic in a drama richer, powerful, and grander in scope than Sherwood, weaving two historical men into Robin s life the friendship of the king s son Rossel and the dangerous enmity of Ranulf of Bayeux The tale returns again to Nottingham and Sherwood Forest, now set later in the reign of William of Normandy, who had conquered the Anglo Saxon peoples years earlier when Robin was a mere youth A now older Robin has remained fiercely committed to freeing his fellow countrymen from absolute rule by any king, be he English or Norman But this long standing rivalry between Robin and the crown is soon overshadowed by a dangerous enemy a foe from the outside who threatens William s entire kingdom, including the way of life of Robin s own England, a life that was largely preserved under Norman rule This foreign threat sets in motion an explosive set of adventures as Robin engages in fierce sea battles, secret undercover operations behind enemy lines, and bloody saber skirmishes with fresh troops from the French Army And throughout it all, whether supporting him by his side or defending their home from the royal brutes back in England,his wife, Marian, emerges as a powerful ally, united with Robin in their last heroic efforts to save their people Robin and the King triumphs as a masterpiece of both history and legend Employing popular myth as well as historical detail, Parke Godwin has expertly placed the stor.

    Robin and the King MOBI ✓ Robin and PDF/EPUB or William s entire kingdom, including the way of life of Robin s own England, a life that was largely preserved under Norman rule This foreign threat sets in motion an explosive set of adventures as Robin engages in fierce sea battles, secret undercover operations behind enemy lines, and bloody saber skirmishes with fresh troops from the French Army And throughout it all, whether supporting him by his side or defending their home from the royal brutes back in England,his wife, Marian, emerges as a powerful ally, united with Robin in their last heroic efforts to save their people Robin and the King triumphs as a masterpiece of both history and legend Employing popular myth as well as historical detail, Parke Godwin has expertly placed the stor."/>
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • Robin and the King
  • Parke Godwin
  • English
  • 14 May 2017
  • 0380709961

About the Author: Parke Godwin

Parke Godwin was an American writer known for his lyrical yet precise prose style and sardonic humor He was also known for his novels of legendary figures placed in realistic historical settings his retelling of the Arthur legend Firelord in , Beloved Exile in , and The Last Rainbow in is set in the th century during the collapse of the Roman empire, and his reinterpretation of Robin Hood Robin and PDF/EPUB or Sherwood, , and Robin and the King, takes place during the Norman conquest and features kings William the Conqueror and William Rufus as major characters His other well known works include Waiting For The Galactic Bus and its sequel The Snake Oil Wars , humorous critiques of American pop culture and religionParke Godwin also worked as a radio operator, a research technician, a professional actor, an advertising man, a dishwasher and a maitre d hotelGodwin s short fiction has appeared in several anthologies His short story Influencing the Hell out of Time and Teresa Golowitz, was the basis of an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone.



10 thoughts on “Robin and the King

  1. Szplug Szplug says:

    Impressively atmospheric and consistently enjoyable adaptation of the Robin Hood legend, displaced backwards in time from the commonest interpretation by some six score of years with Robin portrayed herein by Edward Aelredson, the best and the brightest of the native Saxon bucolic thanedom as set against both local Norman intrusion depicted by Ralf FitzGerald, Vicomte and Sheriff of Nottingham, initially Robin s arch nemesis as related in R TK s prequel, Sherwood but by the opening pages havin Impressively atmospheric and consistently enjoyable adaptation of the Robin Hood legend, displaced backwards in time from the commonest interpretation by some six score of years with Robin portrayed herein by Edward Aelredson, the best and the brightest of the native Saxon bucolic thanedom as set against both local Norman intrusion depicted by Ralf FitzGerald, Vicomte and Sheriff of Nottingham, initially Robin s arch nemesis as related in RTK s prequel, Sherwood but by the opening pages having evolved into an appreciative ally and royal overlordship, the consequence of Duke William of Normandy s seizure of the throne of England The county aristocracy of Saxon blood sit uneasily under the Norman hand, and most especially once an ambitious young Norman spitfire, Ranulf Flambard, is installed as the chief minister of King William and de facto ruler with the latter spending lengthy sojourns across the Channel in Normandy, attending to his ailing wife and Queen.When Flambard executes a capital sentence upon one of these Saxon thanes and seeks to expand the king s rights into the local commons, Robin challenges the act in a shire moot and brings the wrathful eye of the king down upon him This serves as an excuse for Robin to be exiled from England and spend a considerable amount of time in the presence of both the king himself and his son, Prince William, colloquially referred to by his nickname of Rossel With Robin saving the life of the king from an attempted raid by Danish brigands during their Channel crossing, and subsequently assisting the prince in his efforts to combat incursions into the disputed fief of the Vexin by the demesne vassals of Philip, the cocky young King of France, he becomes well placed to work his honour honed and liberty loving Saxon political philosophy upon his Norman lieges, who come to respect this crazy man from the vast island now under their rule and his witty remonstrations, while yet unable to comprehend their source nor endure the impertinence they present to their attempt to reduce the entire stubborn realm beneath the iron bonds of feudalism.Godwin here takes the Robin Hood mythology, well known to all and sundry, and gives it a twist that appealed deeply to that fascination I harbour for the Conquest of 1066 Godwin s Saxons, ill resigned to being ruled by such a stringently tiered society as that of the Norman French, nevertheless have sworn their fealty to the king, and they are depicted as a people who take matters of bond and oath as seriously as they do the individual liberties and freedoms promised to them through custom and common law Robin is quite prepared to fight the Normans and the French at their own game and the scenes where Robin deftly uses the intricacies of feudal law to achieve satisfaction substituting guile for the brawn that will be required later are some of the best even leaving aside Godwin s one unnecessary inclusion, the implantation of the modern trope of the child predator into the otherwise loathsome enough chief baron of France s Vexin invasion army Robin s wife, Marian a former serving girl to the Norman Queen and his band of Merry Men are relegated to the background for a goodly portion of the story This is Robin s show, and he is mostly partnered to the Norman father and son who desire the riches of the English realm while chafing at the insufferable and irrepressible spiritedness of its stubborn subjects Rossel, ill treated in the histories written by the clerics that he held in contempt, is given ameasured appraisal starting out as a brave but dissolute youth bedding woman and man with abandon, cynical and blasphemous and estranged from his dying mother who must gradually accept the responsibilities of the throne of England and Robin s efforts to persuade him to be a just and fair ruler And in the razor witted and tongued Flambard, Godwin crafts a murderously suave lawyer whose lusts for power and riches are hidden behind, and dependent upon, his efforts to expand the demesne of his conquering sovereign It makes for a departure from the usual fare, but a welcome one as far as I was concerned.Godwin s attention to the details of medieval legalities, the intricate rituals of aristocratic life, the chaotic energy of hand to hand combat, and the grimy, sweaty, ill kempt condition of life in the camp of a traveling feudal levy were adeptly tailored to his fast moving story and only added to my enjoyment of the whole especially in that I read this book immediately upon finishing Marc Bloch s epic two part series on feudal society There is little of romance or chivalry, boisterous merriment and pennant bedecked jousts, corrupt sheriffs or cowardly, placeholder kings hiding behind castle walls this is legend presented with all of the realism of a narrative chronicled as it unfolded in history s pages Frankly, the story is the better for it

  2. Kate Kate says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Oh, Robin He s at it again This book covers quite a span of time, eventhan the first one which was longer It became rather difficult to discern how fast time was actually passing But on the plus side, there is only one mention of a lady drinking tea Progress I hope so The basic plot is Robin once again calls out William the Conqueror, and he gets mad Shocker Robin is banished from England, but saves William s butt from Danish Pirates on the crossing to Normandy William and Oh, Robin He s at it again This book covers quite a span of time, eventhan the first one which was longer It became rather difficult to discern how fast time was actually passing But on the plus side, there is only one mention of a lady drinking tea Progress I hope so The basic plot is Robin once again calls out William the Conqueror, and he gets mad Shocker Robin is banished from England, but saves William s butt from Danish Pirates on the crossing to Normandy William and Robin have a love hate relationship, which extends to William s son, whom is also called William, but for the sake of clarity thank you, Godwin , is referred to as Rossel In Normandy, Robin endears himself to Rossel, and eventually, Rossel takes the crown, usurping his older brother at the Conqueror s final will Robin also drunkenly sleeps with the wife of his enemy This mistake will cost him The enemy Rouche is a churchman they did marry back then who hates Robin This leads to bad news for our hero and his family And ultimately, it leads to Robin s death The Death of Robin and Marian you will be happy to note that the two go down fighting Seriously It s rather poetic, and really, there is no other way Godwin could have realistically ended the story It s not unheard of for Robin Hood to die at the end of his story He was past middle age, and he was survived by a son and a daughter, whom his friend the Sheriff promises to protect The reader can feel the peace that Robin and Marian no doubt feel And the ending, about the English lawyers, completely ties in with Robin Hood legends that are set in the Plantagenet reign

  3. Sonny Sonny says:

    I ve read a lot of Robin Hood books, some good some not so good but this is probably the most boring one yet I usually give a book 50 pages before I decide I m not going to read it but this one, I read to page 61because I kept thinking it has to get better I even skimmed through to page 81 but it never did deliver nothing but boredom And I have too many other potentially good books to read on my list to waste time with this drivel.

  4. Stuart Schneider Stuart Schneider says:

    High fantasy I absolutely adored this book and I am so glad I saved reading it for so long This was the best meld of reality and fantasy that I have read in a long time and the fact that it was written years ago says something for the genre and it s progression over time and how far away it has moved from reality fantasy tosci fi fantasy, which I rarely read these days Think of Butcher as a modern comparison to how well written this is, incorporating reality with fantasy and now you ha High fantasy I absolutely adored this book and I am so glad I saved reading it for so long This was the best meld of reality and fantasy that I have read in a long time and the fact that it was written years ago says something for the genre and it s progression over time and how far away it has moved from reality fantasy tosci fi fantasy, which I rarely read these days Think of Butcher as a modern comparison to how well written this is, incorporating reality with fantasy and now you have a strong comparison with authors I am only sorry that this author went on to other pursuits, but this duology is a prized part of my collection and memory forever I just love the story of the legend too, especially all the Showtime episodes of him

  5. Hannah Cohen Hannah Cohen says:

    I found myself wondering throughout the book, what is the point of this I think that it is nice if you wantof Godwin s Sherwood, however if you found the first book just ok then there is no real need to read the sequel.

  6. Michael S. Michael S. says:

    Wow This touching conclusion to a beautiful story was so endearing and touching I fell in love with Godwin s England and his characters in the first book I was worried the second book couldn t successfully continue such a poignantly epic story And it wasn t quite as gripping as the first but it was still brilliant These characters, Robin, Will Scatloch, Beorn, Marian, Judith, Edward Jr., Much, Maud, Ralph, and others will stay with me for a long, long time These people came to life on the Wow This touching conclusion to a beautiful story was so endearing and touching I fell in love with Godwin s England and his characters in the first book I was worried the second book couldn t successfully continue such a poignantly epic story And it wasn t quite as gripping as the first but it was still brilliant These characters, Robin, Will Scatloch, Beorn, Marian, Judith, Edward Jr., Much, Maud, Ralph, and others will stay with me for a long, long time These people came to life on the pages They were such real people with real motivations, real shortcomings, etc The setting will definitely reserve a spot on my all time favourites shelf Sherwood and Denby are such achingly vivid realms I found myself longing to stroll through the forest and fields, to reach down and feel the earth of this place I thoroughly loved Godwin s different take on the historical period of Robin and the character himself Robin Hood a hero but a simple farmer, and an early English lawyer whose precedence led to the Magna Carta Wow From here on out this is Robin Hood for me Another thing about these two books that I loved was Godwin s Saxon language Absolutely wonderful I learned so many new words, phrases, cultural terms Being an admitted Anglophile lover of all things English I loved hearing the way these characters spoke Godwin s writing enables the reader to HEAR these characters, accents and all Another very interesting part was seeing the intermingling of Celtic and Saxon paganism with Christianity The characters really demonstrated how the people of England accepted the new religion of Christianity but found it so difficult to completely relinquish their old ways, the ways of their ancestors I m really surprised to see so few reviews on this book here on Goodreads I see only two other written reviews This is an astonishingly touching epic I know it will stay fresh in my mind for a long time It s one I will definitely want to read again years from now More people should read this

  7. Dawson Dawson says:

    Having read the first book I found this not quite as satisfying It was well written with believable characters that have some dimension to them What I liked Good introduction to the time period I did not know much about this time 1080 1090s As I said, good character development.What I did not like I felt that some of the plot concepts did not work because they introduced things that were not appropriate for the time period That might not bother most people but having authentic settings an Having read the first book I found this not quite as satisfying It was well written with believable characters that have some dimension to them What I liked Good introduction to the time period I did not know much about this time 1080 1090s As I said, good character development.What I did not like I felt that some of the plot concepts did not work because they introduced things that were not appropriate for the time period That might not bother most people but having authentic settings and props is important to me.Overall, if you read the first one I would read this one

  8. Ness Kingsley Ness Kingsley says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here So.Robin Hood dies I didn t like it and object for two reasons 1 I found it to be a little dramatic 2 Robin Hood dies Ha Just no whispers you live on, good Robin Ever will you ride the glen.And then there s the whole plot with Ranulf s wife and that bit with the enemy what s his name who Robin kills because of his base horribleness.In short this book wasn t for me and I much prefer Sherwood.

  9. Phil Phil says:

    Another great addition to Parke s Sherwood series I m sad that that this was the final book in this series but I m very glad to have read it The characters in this book are once again masterfully written with great dialogue and inner critics As in my other review, this is by far my favorite Robin Hood book series I recommend everyone to read this Still cant believe the ratings aren t higher and it looks as if this book hasn t been read a lot by people Parke is a diamond in the rough

  10. Robert Robert says:

    Parke Godwin s writing is wonderful the author attempts to be historically accurate with richly detailed characters and a feeling for the time and place Hated it to end

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10 thoughts on “Robin and the King

  1. Szplug Szplug says:

    Impressively atmospheric and consistently enjoyable adaptation of the Robin Hood legend, displaced backwards in time from the commonest interpretation by some six score of years with Robin portrayed herein by Edward Aelredson, the best and the brightest of the native Saxon bucolic thanedom as set against both local Norman intrusion depicted by Ralf FitzGerald, Vicomte and Sheriff of Nottingham, initially Robin s arch nemesis as related in R TK s prequel, Sherwood but by the opening pages havin Impressively atmospheric and consistently enjoyable adaptation of the Robin Hood legend, displaced backwards in time from the commonest interpretation by some six score of years with Robin portrayed herein by Edward Aelredson, the best and the brightest of the native Saxon bucolic thanedom as set against both local Norman intrusion depicted by Ralf FitzGerald, Vicomte and Sheriff of Nottingham, initially Robin s arch nemesis as related in RTK s prequel, Sherwood but by the opening pages having evolved into an appreciative ally and royal overlordship, the consequence of Duke William of Normandy s seizure of the throne of England The county aristocracy of Saxon blood sit uneasily under the Norman hand, and most especially once an ambitious young Norman spitfire, Ranulf Flambard, is installed as the chief minister of King William and de facto ruler with the latter spending lengthy sojourns across the Channel in Normandy, attending to his ailing wife and Queen.When Flambard executes a capital sentence upon one of these Saxon thanes and seeks to expand the king s rights into the local commons, Robin challenges the act in a shire moot and brings the wrathful eye of the king down upon him This serves as an excuse for Robin to be exiled from England and spend a considerable amount of time in the presence of both the king himself and his son, Prince William, colloquially referred to by his nickname of Rossel With Robin saving the life of the king from an attempted raid by Danish brigands during their Channel crossing, and subsequently assisting the prince in his efforts to combat incursions into the disputed fief of the Vexin by the demesne vassals of Philip, the cocky young King of France, he becomes well placed to work his honour honed and liberty loving Saxon political philosophy upon his Norman lieges, who come to respect this crazy man from the vast island now under their rule and his witty remonstrations, while yet unable to comprehend their source nor endure the impertinence they present to their attempt to reduce the entire stubborn realm beneath the iron bonds of feudalism.Godwin here takes the Robin Hood mythology, well known to all and sundry, and gives it a twist that appealed deeply to that fascination I harbour for the Conquest of 1066 Godwin s Saxons, ill resigned to being ruled by such a stringently tiered society as that of the Norman French, nevertheless have sworn their fealty to the king, and they are depicted as a people who take matters of bond and oath as seriously as they do the individual liberties and freedoms promised to them through custom and common law Robin is quite prepared to fight the Normans and the French at their own game and the scenes where Robin deftly uses the intricacies of feudal law to achieve satisfaction substituting guile for the brawn that will be required later are some of the best even leaving aside Godwin s one unnecessary inclusion, the implantation of the modern trope of the child predator into the otherwise loathsome enough chief baron of France s Vexin invasion army Robin s wife, Marian a former serving girl to the Norman Queen and his band of Merry Men are relegated to the background for a goodly portion of the story This is Robin s show, and he is mostly partnered to the Norman father and son who desire the riches of the English realm while chafing at the insufferable and irrepressible spiritedness of its stubborn subjects Rossel, ill treated in the histories written by the clerics that he held in contempt, is given ameasured appraisal starting out as a brave but dissolute youth bedding woman and man with abandon, cynical and blasphemous and estranged from his dying mother who must gradually accept the responsibilities of the throne of England and Robin s efforts to persuade him to be a just and fair ruler And in the razor witted and tongued Flambard, Godwin crafts a murderously suave lawyer whose lusts for power and riches are hidden behind, and dependent upon, his efforts to expand the demesne of his conquering sovereign It makes for a departure from the usual fare, but a welcome one as far as I was concerned.Godwin s attention to the details of medieval legalities, the intricate rituals of aristocratic life, the chaotic energy of hand to hand combat, and the grimy, sweaty, ill kempt condition of life in the camp of a traveling feudal levy were adeptly tailored to his fast moving story and only added to my enjoyment of the whole especially in that I read this book immediately upon finishing Marc Bloch s epic two part series on feudal society There is little of romance or chivalry, boisterous merriment and pennant bedecked jousts, corrupt sheriffs or cowardly, placeholder kings hiding behind castle walls this is legend presented with all of the realism of a narrative chronicled as it unfolded in history s pages Frankly, the story is the better for it

  2. Kate Kate says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Oh, Robin He s at it again This book covers quite a span of time, eventhan the first one which was longer It became rather difficult to discern how fast time was actually passing But on the plus side, there is only one mention of a lady drinking tea Progress I hope so The basic plot is Robin once again calls out William the Conqueror, and he gets mad Shocker Robin is banished from England, but saves William s butt from Danish Pirates on the crossing to Normandy William and Oh, Robin He s at it again This book covers quite a span of time, eventhan the first one which was longer It became rather difficult to discern how fast time was actually passing But on the plus side, there is only one mention of a lady drinking tea Progress I hope so The basic plot is Robin once again calls out William the Conqueror, and he gets mad Shocker Robin is banished from England, but saves William s butt from Danish Pirates on the crossing to Normandy William and Robin have a love hate relationship, which extends to William s son, whom is also called William, but for the sake of clarity thank you, Godwin , is referred to as Rossel In Normandy, Robin endears himself to Rossel, and eventually, Rossel takes the crown, usurping his older brother at the Conqueror s final will Robin also drunkenly sleeps with the wife of his enemy This mistake will cost him The enemy Rouche is a churchman they did marry back then who hates Robin This leads to bad news for our hero and his family And ultimately, it leads to Robin s death The Death of Robin and Marian you will be happy to note that the two go down fighting Seriously It s rather poetic, and really, there is no other way Godwin could have realistically ended the story It s not unheard of for Robin Hood to die at the end of his story He was past middle age, and he was survived by a son and a daughter, whom his friend the Sheriff promises to protect The reader can feel the peace that Robin and Marian no doubt feel And the ending, about the English lawyers, completely ties in with Robin Hood legends that are set in the Plantagenet reign

  3. Sonny Sonny says:

    I ve read a lot of Robin Hood books, some good some not so good but this is probably the most boring one yet I usually give a book 50 pages before I decide I m not going to read it but this one, I read to page 61because I kept thinking it has to get better I even skimmed through to page 81 but it never did deliver nothing but boredom And I have too many other potentially good books to read on my list to waste time with this drivel.

  4. Stuart Schneider Stuart Schneider says:

    High fantasy I absolutely adored this book and I am so glad I saved reading it for so long This was the best meld of reality and fantasy that I have read in a long time and the fact that it was written years ago says something for the genre and it s progression over time and how far away it has moved from reality fantasy tosci fi fantasy, which I rarely read these days Think of Butcher as a modern comparison to how well written this is, incorporating reality with fantasy and now you ha High fantasy I absolutely adored this book and I am so glad I saved reading it for so long This was the best meld of reality and fantasy that I have read in a long time and the fact that it was written years ago says something for the genre and it s progression over time and how far away it has moved from reality fantasy tosci fi fantasy, which I rarely read these days Think of Butcher as a modern comparison to how well written this is, incorporating reality with fantasy and now you have a strong comparison with authors I am only sorry that this author went on to other pursuits, but this duology is a prized part of my collection and memory forever I just love the story of the legend too, especially all the Showtime episodes of him

  5. Hannah Cohen Hannah Cohen says:

    I found myself wondering throughout the book, what is the point of this I think that it is nice if you wantof Godwin s Sherwood, however if you found the first book just ok then there is no real need to read the sequel.

  6. Michael S. Michael S. says:

    Wow This touching conclusion to a beautiful story was so endearing and touching I fell in love with Godwin s England and his characters in the first book I was worried the second book couldn t successfully continue such a poignantly epic story And it wasn t quite as gripping as the first but it was still brilliant These characters, Robin, Will Scatloch, Beorn, Marian, Judith, Edward Jr., Much, Maud, Ralph, and others will stay with me for a long, long time These people came to life on the Wow This touching conclusion to a beautiful story was so endearing and touching I fell in love with Godwin s England and his characters in the first book I was worried the second book couldn t successfully continue such a poignantly epic story And it wasn t quite as gripping as the first but it was still brilliant These characters, Robin, Will Scatloch, Beorn, Marian, Judith, Edward Jr., Much, Maud, Ralph, and others will stay with me for a long, long time These people came to life on the pages They were such real people with real motivations, real shortcomings, etc The setting will definitely reserve a spot on my all time favourites shelf Sherwood and Denby are such achingly vivid realms I found myself longing to stroll through the forest and fields, to reach down and feel the earth of this place I thoroughly loved Godwin s different take on the historical period of Robin and the character himself Robin Hood a hero but a simple farmer, and an early English lawyer whose precedence led to the Magna Carta Wow From here on out this is Robin Hood for me Another thing about these two books that I loved was Godwin s Saxon language Absolutely wonderful I learned so many new words, phrases, cultural terms Being an admitted Anglophile lover of all things English I loved hearing the way these characters spoke Godwin s writing enables the reader to HEAR these characters, accents and all Another very interesting part was seeing the intermingling of Celtic and Saxon paganism with Christianity The characters really demonstrated how the people of England accepted the new religion of Christianity but found it so difficult to completely relinquish their old ways, the ways of their ancestors I m really surprised to see so few reviews on this book here on Goodreads I see only two other written reviews This is an astonishingly touching epic I know it will stay fresh in my mind for a long time It s one I will definitely want to read again years from now More people should read this

  7. Dawson Dawson says:

    Having read the first book I found this not quite as satisfying It was well written with believable characters that have some dimension to them What I liked Good introduction to the time period I did not know much about this time 1080 1090s As I said, good character development.What I did not like I felt that some of the plot concepts did not work because they introduced things that were not appropriate for the time period That might not bother most people but having authentic settings an Having read the first book I found this not quite as satisfying It was well written with believable characters that have some dimension to them What I liked Good introduction to the time period I did not know much about this time 1080 1090s As I said, good character development.What I did not like I felt that some of the plot concepts did not work because they introduced things that were not appropriate for the time period That might not bother most people but having authentic settings and props is important to me.Overall, if you read the first one I would read this one

  8. Ness Kingsley Ness Kingsley says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here So.Robin Hood dies I didn t like it and object for two reasons 1 I found it to be a little dramatic 2 Robin Hood dies Ha Just no whispers you live on, good Robin Ever will you ride the glen.And then there s the whole plot with Ranulf s wife and that bit with the enemy what s his name who Robin kills because of his base horribleness.In short this book wasn t for me and I much prefer Sherwood.

  9. Phil Phil says:

    Another great addition to Parke s Sherwood series I m sad that that this was the final book in this series but I m very glad to have read it The characters in this book are once again masterfully written with great dialogue and inner critics As in my other review, this is by far my favorite Robin Hood book series I recommend everyone to read this Still cant believe the ratings aren t higher and it looks as if this book hasn t been read a lot by people Parke is a diamond in the rough

  10. Robert Robert says:

    Parke Godwin s writing is wonderful the author attempts to be historically accurate with richly detailed characters and a feeling for the time and place Hated it to end

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