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10 thoughts on “Sherwood (Sherwood, #1)

  1. Werner Werner says:

    Update note, Dec 24, 2012 That book mentioned in the first paragraph below, that I couldn t recall the author or title of when I wrote this review, was Robin Hood 1912 written by Henry Gilbert.My first literary introduction to the Robin Hood legend came as a seven year old kid, through a large, thick or so it seemed to me ...


  2. Michael S. Michael S. says:

    Quite simply one of the most thoroughly enjoyable books I have ever read I found this in a used book store and took a chance on it I really did not expect to like it because the cover art looked pretty cheesy sort of cartoonish, plus I had never heard of the author So I was expecting an unrealistic Robin Hood and his band of merry men type of tale This book is nothing like that This is an emotionally complex, richly detailed, historically realistic epic saga This is definitely not the Ke Quite simply one of the most thoroughly enjoyable books I have ever read I found this in a used book store and took a chance on it I really did not expect to like it because the cover art looked pretty cheesy sort of cartoonish, plus I had never heard of the author So I was expecting an unrealistic Robin Hood and his band of merry men type of tale This book is nothing like that This is an emotionally complex, richly detailed, historically realistic epic saga This is definitely not the Kevin Costner Robin Hood and you won t hear any Bryan Adams power ballads in the background I was thoroughly wrapped in this story I had touble putting it down I brought it to work with me every day just in case I found a few spare minutes I would highly recommend this novel to anyone who is even remotely interested in historical fiction However, my usual favorite genre is epic fantasy and I would recommend this to any fans of that genre as well This book has it a...


  3. Verity Brown Verity Brown says:

    I picked this up, not expecting anything special, but it turned out to be one of the better retellings of the Robin Hood story that I have ever encountered Most Robin Hood stories feellike fantasy than history Not this one Godwin deals in the gritty realities of the 11th century His Robin Hood is not a mythic hero, just a middle class Saxon farmer forester trying to hold onto the only small, yet complicated world he understands against a tide of Norman invaders who are determined to I picked this up, not expecting anything special, but it turned out to be one of the better retellings of the Robin Hood story that I have ever encountered Most Robin Hood stories feellike fantasy than history Not this one Godwin deals in the gritty realities of the 11th century His Robin Hood is not a mythic hero, just a middle class Saxon farmer forester trying to hold onto the only small, yet complicated world he understands against a tide of Norman invaders who are determined to run roughshod over the traditional rights of his people Godwin s other characters are cut from the same cloth realistic people with believable aims and desires of their own, clashing in the ways that real people do Above all, it s easy to believe that this Robin Hood neither unknown nor a great national hero could survive in under the radar oral tradition, finally appearing historically as a brief reference to rhymes of Robin Hood in a surviving manuscript a couple o...


  4. R.M. ArceJaeger R.M. ArceJaeger says:

    Absolutely excellent Definitely the best Robin Hood book I ve yet read and I ve read quite a few Everything about it is believable, and the author truly makes you feel like you are witness to these events I m so used to reading Robin Hood books that mention Normans vs Saxons without really delving into who they are or why they don t like ea...


  5. Bill Bill says:

    Now that Bernard Cornwell has become the historical novel author de jour, I often wonder if he would have existed at all without Parke Godwin Godwin often toils in the same literary field at Cornwell retellings of famous Anglo events and people and often to better effect than Cornwall manages Sherwood isn t a retelling of the Robin Hood tale, as much as a complete reimagining Godwin places Robin in an England quickly being subjugated by the Normans, following the Battle of Hastings Rat Now that Bernard Cornwell has become the historical novel author de jour, I often wonder if he would have existed at all without Parke Godwin Godwin often toils in the same literary field at Cornwell retellings of famous Anglo e...


  6. Cole Cole says:

    A fresh take on the Robin Hood legend set during the Norman conquest of England after the Battle of Hastings.It took me a while to get a feel for Godwin s writing style Having previously read him that was to be expected You re going to need a dictionary for this one though I learned a lot o...


  7. Arabesque Arabesque says:

    I didn t actually read this but I got it out from the library and decided to flip through it to see if it was worth my time In those few minutes I found two things about the book I very much disliked and therefore returned it unread First, the writing style is not my taste It s rather choppy and is not written very well Godwin s styl...


  8. Dana Dana says:

    I was told before reading this story that I would either love this author, or not care for him in the slightest I somehow have defied this and have landed in between.Parke Godwin I feel has a good grasp on the character of Robin and even wrote a very pleasing Marian Because of this, I thought for certain that I would love this tale because this characterization seems to be what most Robin Hood authors lack Godwin s pro s overshadowed his characterization, however I found myself with blurry e I was told before reading this story that I would either love this author, or not care for him in the slightest I somehow have defied this and...


  9. Kate Kate says:

    Typically, we see Robin Hood set during the Plantagenet era of England sometimes Henry II s reign, but usually during Richard the Lionheart s crusade Godwin set his during the Norman conquest, highlighting the tumultuous transition from English Kings to French ones namely, William the Conqueror It s a fascinating comparison to legends set later in the time period because the Plantagenets were also French This Robin is decidedly not loyal to his King Marian is also different she is wel Typically, we see Robin Hood set during the Plantagenet era of England sometimes Henry II s reign, but usually during Richard the Lionheart s crusade Godwin set his during the Norman conquest, highlighting the tumultuous transition from English Kings to French ones namely, William the Conqueror It s a fascinating comparison to legends set later in the time period because the Plantagenets were also French This Robin is decidedly not loyal to his King Marian is also different she is well off, but not necessarily high born Typically we see a Marian that is of equal rank or higher to Robin This is not the case here I like her, though She curses and damns the Normans in every other breath, but given her back story, it makes perfect sense The Sheriff He actually had redeeming qualities I normally never say this of the of the Sheriff character, but he wants to make things work before Robin is out...


  10. Lohra Lohra says:

    I really liked this origin story Very gritty Very real Took me a little bit to get into Godwin s writing style but in this tale Robin isn t some mythic good you have to accept He s a man fighting for his idea of country You understand him and you understand the people he s fighting against In that light, the Sheriff of Nottingham isn t wholly evil either He s just fighting for a different cause Loved the little insights into a world transitioning between earthy Norse mysticism and Chri I really liked this origin story Very gritty Very real Took me a little bit to get into Godwin s wri...


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Sherwood (Sherwood, #1) ✈ [PDF / Epub] ✅ Sherwood (Sherwood, #1) By Parke Godwin ✸ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Forced From His Home By Norman Invaders, Young Edward Aelredson, Thane Of Denby, Takes Refuge In The Forest Sherwood, Where, With Sword And Bow, He Bedevils The Usurping King And Comes To Be Called Ro Forced From His Home By Norman Invaders, Young Edward Aelredson, Thane Of Denby, Takes Refuge In The Forest Sherwood, Where, With Sword And Bow, He Bedevils The Usurping King And Comes To Be Called Robin Hood Reprint.

10 thoughts on “Sherwood (Sherwood, #1)

  1. Werner Werner says:

    Update note, Dec 24, 2012 That book mentioned in the first paragraph below, that I couldn t recall the author or title of when I wrote this review, was Robin Hood 1912 written by Henry Gilbert.My first literary introduction to the Robin Hood legend came as a seven year old kid, through a large, thick or so it seemed to me ...

  2. Michael S. Michael S. says:

    Quite simply one of the most thoroughly enjoyable books I have ever read I found this in a used book store and took a chance on it I really did not expect to like it because the cover art looked pretty cheesy sort of cartoonish, plus I had never heard of the author So I was expecting an unrealistic Robin Hood and his band of merry men type of tale This book is nothing like that This is an emotionally complex, richly detailed, historically realistic epic saga This is definitely not the Ke Quite simply one of the most thoroughly enjoyable books I have ever read I found this in a used book store and took a chance on it I really did not expect to like it because the cover art looked pretty cheesy sort of cartoonish, plus I had never heard of the author So I was expecting an unrealistic Robin Hood and his band of merry men type of tale This book is nothing like that This is an emotionally complex, richly detailed, historically realistic epic saga This is definitely not the Kevin Costner Robin Hood and you won t hear any Bryan Adams power ballads in the background I was thoroughly wrapped in this story I had touble putting it down I brought it to work with me every day just in case I found a few spare minutes I would highly recommend this novel to anyone who is even remotely interested in historical fiction However, my usual favorite genre is epic fantasy and I would recommend this to any fans of that genre as well This book has it a...

  3. Verity Brown Verity Brown says:

    I picked this up, not expecting anything special, but it turned out to be one of the better retellings of the Robin Hood story that I have ever encountered Most Robin Hood stories feellike fantasy than history Not this one Godwin deals in the gritty realities of the 11th century His Robin Hood is not a mythic hero, just a middle class Saxon farmer forester trying to hold onto the only small, yet complicated world he understands against a tide of Norman invaders who are determined to I picked this up, not expecting anything special, but it turned out to be one of the better retellings of the Robin Hood story that I have ever encountered Most Robin Hood stories feellike fantasy than history Not this one Godwin deals in the gritty realities of the 11th century His Robin Hood is not a mythic hero, just a middle class Saxon farmer forester trying to hold onto the only small, yet complicated world he understands against a tide of Norman invaders who are determined to run roughshod over the traditional rights of his people Godwin s other characters are cut from the same cloth realistic people with believable aims and desires of their own, clashing in the ways that real people do Above all, it s easy to believe that this Robin Hood neither unknown nor a great national hero could survive in under the radar oral tradition, finally appearing historically as a brief reference to rhymes of Robin Hood in a surviving manuscript a couple o...

  4. R.M. ArceJaeger R.M. ArceJaeger says:

    Absolutely excellent Definitely the best Robin Hood book I ve yet read and I ve read quite a few Everything about it is believable, and the author truly makes you feel like you are witness to these events I m so used to reading Robin Hood books that mention Normans vs Saxons without really delving into who they are or why they don t like ea...

  5. Bill Bill says:

    Now that Bernard Cornwell has become the historical novel author de jour, I often wonder if he would have existed at all without Parke Godwin Godwin often toils in the same literary field at Cornwell retellings of famous Anglo events and people and often to better effect than Cornwall manages Sherwood isn t a retelling of the Robin Hood tale, as much as a complete reimagining Godwin places Robin in an England quickly being subjugated by the Normans, following the Battle of Hastings Rat Now that Bernard Cornwell has become the historical novel author de jour, I often wonder if he would have existed at all without Parke Godwin Godwin often toils in the same literary field at Cornwell retellings of famous Anglo e...

  6. Cole Cole says:

    A fresh take on the Robin Hood legend set during the Norman conquest of England after the Battle of Hastings.It took me a while to get a feel for Godwin s writing style Having previously read him that was to be expected You re going to need a dictionary for this one though I learned a lot o...

  7. Arabesque Arabesque says:

    I didn t actually read this but I got it out from the library and decided to flip through it to see if it was worth my time In those few minutes I found two things about the book I very much disliked and therefore returned it unread First, the writing style is not my taste It s rather choppy and is not written very well Godwin s styl...

  8. Dana Dana says:

    I was told before reading this story that I would either love this author, or not care for him in the slightest I somehow have defied this and have landed in between.Parke Godwin I feel has a good grasp on the character of Robin and even wrote a very pleasing Marian Because of this, I thought for certain that I would love this tale because this characterization seems to be what most Robin Hood authors lack Godwin s pro s overshadowed his characterization, however I found myself with blurry e I was told before reading this story that I would either love this author, or not care for him in the slightest I somehow have defied this and...

  9. Kate Kate says:

    Typically, we see Robin Hood set during the Plantagenet era of England sometimes Henry II s reign, but usually during Richard the Lionheart s crusade Godwin set his during the Norman conquest, highlighting the tumultuous transition from English Kings to French ones namely, William the Conqueror It s a fascinating comparison to legends set later in the time period because the Plantagenets were also French This Robin is decidedly not loyal to his King Marian is also different she is wel Typically, we see Robin Hood set during the Plantagenet era of England sometimes Henry II s reign, but usually during Richard the Lionheart s crusade Godwin set his during the Norman conquest, highlighting the tumultuous transition from English Kings to French ones namely, William the Conqueror It s a fascinating comparison to legends set later in the time period because the Plantagenets were also French This Robin is decidedly not loyal to his King Marian is also different she is well off, but not necessarily high born Typically we see a Marian that is of equal rank or higher to Robin This is not the case here I like her, though She curses and damns the Normans in every other breath, but given her back story, it makes perfect sense The Sheriff He actually had redeeming qualities I normally never say this of the of the Sheriff character, but he wants to make things work before Robin is out...

  10. Lohra Lohra says:

    I really liked this origin story Very gritty Very real Took me a little bit to get into Godwin s writing style but in this tale Robin isn t some mythic good you have to accept He s a man fighting for his idea of country You understand him and you understand the people he s fighting against In that light, the Sheriff of Nottingham isn t wholly evil either He s just fighting for a different cause Loved the little insights into a world transitioning between earthy Norse mysticism and Chri I really liked this origin story Very gritty Very real Took me a little bit to get into Godwin s wri...

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