Greenwode ePUB Þ Paperback

Greenwode ePUB Þ Paperback

Greenwode ❴Download❵ ➵ Greenwode Author J. Tullos Hennig – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Daring the old gods Defying the new
The making of a legend—and a truly innovative reimagining of Robin Hood
Rob of Loxley and his older sister Marion have been groomed from birth to tak Daring the old gods Defying the newThe making of a legend—and a truly innovative reimagining of Robin Hood Rob of Loxley and his older sister Marion have been groomed from birth to take their parents’ places within the Old Religion Despite this, when Rob finds an injured nobleman’s son in the forest, neither he nor Marion understand what befriending young Gamelyn could mean for the future of their beliefs Already the ancient spirits are fading beneath the iron of nobleman’s politics and the stones of Church subjugation More, the druid elders warn that Rob and Gamelyn are cast as sworn adversaries, locked in timeless and symbolic struggle for the greenwood’s MaidenInstead, in a theological twist only a stroppy dissident could envision, Rob swears he’ll defend the sacred woodland of the Horned God and Lady Huntress to his last breath—if his god will let him be lover, not rival, to the one fated as his enemyBut in the eyes of Gamelyn’s Church, sodomy is unthinkable and the old pagan magics are an evil that must be vanquished With a truly original take on the Robin Hood legends, this historical fantasy series sets Robin the outlaw archer as a queer, chaoticneutral druid; Marion as pagan queen who is sister but not wife, and their consort a Christianand thusly conflictednobleman.


10 thoughts on “Greenwode

  1. Shile Shile says:

    4.75 Aye Mi fell in love stars

    WARNING!! GUSHING AND QUOTES:

    description

    No spoilers, i hope?? Maybe unintentional ones.

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    Silence. Darkness. Only a charred lump of ash remains… and the horns, blackened. Then the lump… moves. Rises. Covered in ash, dark as the Horned Lord had been, the figure is tall, and hooded, and it reaches for him….

    First of all... GAAAAAAHHH!!!

    Second of all..... GAAAAAAAHHH!!!

    Now that that is out of the way.

    This book is incredible. Fantasy is not my go to genre because most of the time i don't understand half the shit that is going on. That said, i have found myself enjoying the ones i have read and this was no different. I was confused at the beginning didn't understand half of the shit going on, when i reached in the middle of chapter 4, i realized i was reading it wrong, i.e i was concentrating on not getting shit, instead of going with the flow, so i went back to the beginning and starting it all over again and let me tell you it was;

    description

    This story is the re-imagining of the legends of Robin Hood. I know nothing deep about Robinhood except the little the movie i watched showed me. While reading this i felt the passion the author has when it comes to this legend. The writing is stellar, very engaging and detailed. She gave me more that expected. She mixed this with old religion, i am not a fan of anything to do with religion. I find it so hypocritical and sometimes that takes me out of the story. Ms. Hennig did an amazing job with balancing. The religion aspects was not shoved in my face and i found myself feeling sorry for the some of characters instead of wanting to strangle them. Some i wanted dead.... Like torture-ry dead. GAAAAAHH!!

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    The characters are soo well developed. The author took her time developing each character.

    Our Main MCs:

    Rob - Robinhood and Gamelyn were two complete opposites. It's true what they say about opposites. They really do attract. From the moment Rob is introduced, i fell in love, it was instant. He is one stubborn character, resilient, knows what he wants and is not afraid of going after it. One who will do anything for those he loves. Gaaaahhhh!!! .. Mi loves Rob.

    So he concentrated on eating. And most abjectly did not notice Gamelyn’s hands, deft and economical with the knife as he trimmed the rind from the cheese and cut pieces of apple to dole out between them. Or the way his lashes brushed his cheeks, tipped with bronze not unlike the freckles scattered beneath them as he looked down at what he was doing.

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    Gamelyn! Gamelyn! milord Gamelyn!! Mmmhhhh!! This guy is complex, I wanted to smack him so hard sometimes and hug him at the same time. He is battling some inner demons that i wanted him to stop and shake off the demon on his shoulder. He brought out the Dr. Jekyll and Dr. Hyde in me. I love him too, like i love Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

    Gamelyn had fully intended to head straight to the library after the meal. Instead he had come as far as the door out into the courtyard, seen the commotion there—soldiers gathering gear and getting ready for their escort duty on the morrow—and parked his buttocks in the window next to that door to watch

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    Ok! You see that girl in the back? The one on the cover with long hair? Yeah that one!!! her name is MARION! She is Rob's sister and she is FREAKING AWESOME!!!! WE all LOVE MARION.

    I will not go into details about the other characters, because if i did, we might be here waiting for Dinosaurs to not become extinct. Because, i have rants and praises that rivals the book pages. Just know they are not one dimension.

    This is not your typical Romance driven story. That said, the relationship between Gamelyn and Rob develops at a pace that i love, so effortlessly, they just fit. Two opposite humans that just FIT!! GAAAAAAAAHHH!!!

    I believe i said something about the writing, if not, i will repeat it again, The writing is incredible, and this book shines in the humor department. I was loling so hard, you want my to won my reading heart give me humor, the good kind only! and you will have my reading heart, you can do with it whatever you want as long as you keep making me laugh until i feel like peeing. The humor is incredible, if you blink you miss it.

    But maybe Gamelyn did like Marion better. Which was also irritating, and for no good reason.
    “Aye, well then,” Will murmured with a wink. “Simon thinks you’re prettier. But he’s a tunic lifter, just like you—”
    “Sod you, Scathelock.”

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    Long story Long!!! AYE READ THIS BOOK!!!!

    Thank you to Cristina, Ele, Linda, Moony, Rosa, Teal and Xia for this epic buddy read. Let the adventure continue in book 2 and hopefully 3, 4 and 5.

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  2. Teal Teal says:

    Passionate and intense. Fantastic and fantastical. A lush and seductive sensory onslaught. Gorgeous, glorious, and one of the best things I've ever read. Taken in combination with Shirewode, as it must be to complete the story arc, this was the best reading experience I've had in the last 25 years.

    I can't imagine writing a review that could do it justice. This review by Jesse is what lured me in to reading it, so I'll refer you there. Yet I can't seem to move on from my immersion in this fictional reality without at least attempting to write about it. So:

    The story is peopled with vivid, multi-dimensional characters who seem organic to their era -- yet if they could walk off the page into the 21st century, they would be instantly recognizable and relatable. They vie with each other in a clash of cultures as the Christian/Norman ruling class exerts its dominance over the pagan/Saxon commoners of late 12th century England.



    And out of this struggle will emerge the mythic figure known as Robin Hood. But you need have no particular interest in Robin Hood to fall under the spell of these books. My own familiarity with the RH legend comes from having read and reread The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood as a child. (A version with NC Wyeth's gorgeous illustrations -- they made such an impression on me!) I've never seen a RH movie, or a single episode of a RH television series. It was never deliberate avoidance; in fact it rather shocked me just now to realize it. Yet I know the legend well enough, through childhood exposure and cultural osmosis, to enjoy a little jolt of recognition when for example the young Will Scathelock makes his appearance in Greenwode. But The Wode books stand on their own with absolutely no requirement for interest in the RH mythos.

    The risk with something this lush and intense is overwriting: that the prose will be florid, overwrought, self-indulgent. That isn't the case here. Yet I know these books won't be for everyone. Perhaps I wouldn't have been so utterly beguiled myself if not for having first encountered Robert Holdstock's marvelously atmospheric Mythago Wood. That was years ago, yet it conjured up an indelible vision of the wild and living forest, a vision that was evoked powerfully for me once again in the pages of Greenwode.

    Another resonance I felt was with The Greenwood Tarot. I collect tarot decks, and I when acquired the Greenwood it was for the sake of its rarity, not from any particular affinity for its artwork or its theme. But as I read Greenwode I felt compelled to pull out this deck and page through its images. Apparently the Robin Hood mythology was part of the inspiration behind its creation, so the resonance wasn't just in my imagination. This image in particular drew my eye:



    I have to admit I wondered What's with the horse? Where'd that come from? Well, in Book 2 it becomes obvious what's with the horse. ;) And speaking of Book 2, please wish me luck with reviewing it, because Shirewode builds on everything in Greenwode to create something even richer, deeper and more marvelous... There's no way I'll be able to do it justice.

    _______
    images from The Greenwood Tarot © Mark Ryan & Chesca Potter 1996


  3. Linda ~ they got the mustard out! ~ Linda ~ they got the mustard out! ~ says:

    Note: (view spoiler)[I cannot emphasize enough that this series is not Romance and is not M/M. However, these first two books are a complete duology and can be read as an M/M story. If you read beyond that, be aware that the remainder of the series goes in a different direction. (hide spoiler)]


  4. Optimist ♰King& Optimist ♰King& says:

    should i start the next one right now?

    i kinda want to but HOLY FECK are they all this long???

    i might could use a fluff break before tackling the next eleventy-seven bajillion page follow up.


  5. Moony Eliver Moony Eliver says:

    4.5 stars. Unbelievably good. I had high expectations, and it surpassed them.

    I'm going to put an RTC pin in this link to my book 2 review, which doesn't have any spoilers even for this first volume. But in case you need more than my vague ringing endorsement, go here. It even has pretty pictures. :D

    And then READ THIS BOOK, yo.


  6. Xia Xia Xia Xia says:

    Do. Not. Bloody. Touch. Me. Until. I've. Finished. The. NEXT. BOOK!

    My god, this was.... GAAAAAAAAAH! MY GOD!

    Best book of the year so far.
    ________________________________________________

    Thank you to my patient buddy reading friends. Real life was a bitch and it took me a long time to finish.


  7. MLE MLE says:

    I received this book as an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    I really enjoyed this book. The mythology was well developed, and felt true to the times, and the cultures. I liked that it wasn't a case of one group being the good guys and the other being the bad guys, but rather a meeting of different people, and cultures, and values. I liked how this book set the stage for what is to come. It let me understand the people involved, and the factors that shaped them into the figures that they become. I liked that it wasn't just about them as mythology, but them as people. People who make mistakes, and get things wrong. I appreciated the handling of the religious aspects, and how everyone's faith was treated with respect, and neither religion was treated as all good or all bad. I liked the progression of events, and I ended buying the next two books before I had finished this one. Always a good sign for me.


  8. Elena Elena says:

    29/08/2020 update, after finishing the series

    I can’t in good conscience let this review stand as it is. I loved the first two books, as it shows in my enthusiastic reviews, but after finishing the entire series, I need to add a warning to anybody reading this.
    Read this series, absolutely do it, it is worth it. BUT stop at the end of the second book. There will be some loose ends and things you’d like to see resolved, but it’s a good stopping point and my advice is to walk away from the series there because there are few answers given in the following books, especially the last two, and those that are given are insufficient and/or in no way coherent with the characterization of the first two books.
    Don’t stay around to see an amazing story get ruined, walk away with the good memories still intact.
    -------------------------------------------
    4.5 stars

    I’m giving up on writing a “proper” review for this book, for a lot of reasons, but especially because I can’t spare the brainpower to do it at the moment. I’m already thinking about the next book. Which I need to start. As soon as possible.

    A few things you need to know about Greenwode.
    Don’t get discouraged if you’re completely confused at first, I’m pretty sure you’re supposed to be.
    You’ll probably need to get used to the way some characters speak, but it’ll be worth it. SO worth it.
    Don’t get discouraged if you’re still confused after a while, I’m pretty sure you’re still supposed to be.
    At some point you may fantasize about a painful, slow death for some secondary characters. Don’t be ashamed, you’re not the only one.
    When you’ll stop being confused you may experience some mild (understatement of the century) anxiety. AKA you won’t be able to put the book down. Actually, that might happen even before you stop being confused. Still, it’ll be worth it.
    Be sure you’ll be able to buy the next book by the time you finish this one, you’ll need it.

    What else?

    Oh, yes, this book is great and I have a feeling this series will be great. I’m rounding down for now because I’m wary of throwing 5 stars at the first book in a series, but I’m tempted to round up and I may still change my mind.

    (ETA: I've decided to round up in the end. Any book that can keep me on the edge of my seat for hours and be still stuck in my head the day after I finish it deserves 5 stars.)

    If you are looking for a real review, check this one out.
    ----------------------------------------
    Sending a big thank you to my amazing buddy readers. I don’t know how I would survive some books without you. 😘


  9. Rosa Rosa says:

    Loved it! I'm not sure I can do justice to The Wode. This Greenwode was a perfect introduction of characters and world, and what introduction this has been!
    I'm not into Robin Hood myths, the only thing I knew about it was what I remembered about Errol Flynn's 1938 movie which was one of my favourites when I was little. I've watched that film countless of times because I just couldn't get enough of all those duels and castles and evil lords.
    In this retelling there isn't many duels, but there're lots of magic, and nature, and old rites. There're old Gods walking the Earth feeling that their time is getting short because a new one is trying to take their place.There're also marvellous characters, some of them who think their believes are supperior and if you don't follow those believes, you must be erradicated.
    At first the dialect Rob and his family used was a bit difficult to follow not being an English native speaker, but then, I got used to it and the reading got smoother.
    I also liked how the characters and the world they are into is shown to us, little by little, unraveling all those layers and the web that tie them together. And how we are shown their struggles between want and duty. The story builds up to a major explosion at the end which I was dreading since eary in the book, when we met certain character and learn more about them. So, after finishing book 1 I had to go right away to book 2 for REASONS. Thank you everyone for the awesome BR, Cristina, Ele, Linda, Moony, Shile, Teal and Xia!


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10 thoughts on “Greenwode

  1. Shile Shile says:

    4.75 Aye Mi fell in love stars

    WARNING!! GUSHING AND QUOTES:

    description

    No spoilers, i hope?? Maybe unintentional ones.

    description

    Silence. Darkness. Only a charred lump of ash remains… and the horns, blackened. Then the lump… moves. Rises. Covered in ash, dark as the Horned Lord had been, the figure is tall, and hooded, and it reaches for him….

    First of all... GAAAAAAHHH!!!

    Second of all..... GAAAAAAAHHH!!!

    Now that that is out of the way.

    This book is incredible. Fantasy is not my go to genre because most of the time i don't understand half the shit that is going on. That said, i have found myself enjoying the ones i have read and this was no different. I was confused at the beginning didn't understand half of the shit going on, when i reached in the middle of chapter 4, i realized i was reading it wrong, i.e i was concentrating on not getting shit, instead of going with the flow, so i went back to the beginning and starting it all over again and let me tell you it was;

    description

    This story is the re-imagining of the legends of Robin Hood. I know nothing deep about Robinhood except the little the movie i watched showed me. While reading this i felt the passion the author has when it comes to this legend. The writing is stellar, very engaging and detailed. She gave me more that expected. She mixed this with old religion, i am not a fan of anything to do with religion. I find it so hypocritical and sometimes that takes me out of the story. Ms. Hennig did an amazing job with balancing. The religion aspects was not shoved in my face and i found myself feeling sorry for the some of characters instead of wanting to strangle them. Some i wanted dead.... Like torture-ry dead. GAAAAAHH!!

    description

    The characters are soo well developed. The author took her time developing each character.

    Our Main MCs:

    Rob - Robinhood and Gamelyn were two complete opposites. It's true what they say about opposites. They really do attract. From the moment Rob is introduced, i fell in love, it was instant. He is one stubborn character, resilient, knows what he wants and is not afraid of going after it. One who will do anything for those he loves. Gaaaahhhh!!! .. Mi loves Rob.

    So he concentrated on eating. And most abjectly did not notice Gamelyn’s hands, deft and economical with the knife as he trimmed the rind from the cheese and cut pieces of apple to dole out between them. Or the way his lashes brushed his cheeks, tipped with bronze not unlike the freckles scattered beneath them as he looked down at what he was doing.

    description

    Gamelyn! Gamelyn! milord Gamelyn!! Mmmhhhh!! This guy is complex, I wanted to smack him so hard sometimes and hug him at the same time. He is battling some inner demons that i wanted him to stop and shake off the demon on his shoulder. He brought out the Dr. Jekyll and Dr. Hyde in me. I love him too, like i love Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

    Gamelyn had fully intended to head straight to the library after the meal. Instead he had come as far as the door out into the courtyard, seen the commotion there—soldiers gathering gear and getting ready for their escort duty on the morrow—and parked his buttocks in the window next to that door to watch

    description

    Ok! You see that girl in the back? The one on the cover with long hair? Yeah that one!!! her name is MARION! She is Rob's sister and she is FREAKING AWESOME!!!! WE all LOVE MARION.

    I will not go into details about the other characters, because if i did, we might be here waiting for Dinosaurs to not become extinct. Because, i have rants and praises that rivals the book pages. Just know they are not one dimension.

    This is not your typical Romance driven story. That said, the relationship between Gamelyn and Rob develops at a pace that i love, so effortlessly, they just fit. Two opposite humans that just FIT!! GAAAAAAAAHHH!!!

    I believe i said something about the writing, if not, i will repeat it again, The writing is incredible, and this book shines in the humor department. I was loling so hard, you want my to won my reading heart give me humor, the good kind only! and you will have my reading heart, you can do with it whatever you want as long as you keep making me laugh until i feel like peeing. The humor is incredible, if you blink you miss it.

    But maybe Gamelyn did like Marion better. Which was also irritating, and for no good reason.
    “Aye, well then,” Will murmured with a wink. “Simon thinks you’re prettier. But he’s a tunic lifter, just like you—”
    “Sod you, Scathelock.”

    description

    Long story Long!!! AYE READ THIS BOOK!!!!

    Thank you to Cristina, Ele, Linda, Moony, Rosa, Teal and Xia for this epic buddy read. Let the adventure continue in book 2 and hopefully 3, 4 and 5.

    description

  2. Teal Teal says:

    Passionate and intense. Fantastic and fantastical. A lush and seductive sensory onslaught. Gorgeous, glorious, and one of the best things I've ever read. Taken in combination with Shirewode, as it must be to complete the story arc, this was the best reading experience I've had in the last 25 years.

    I can't imagine writing a review that could do it justice. This review by Jesse is what lured me in to reading it, so I'll refer you there. Yet I can't seem to move on from my immersion in this fictional reality without at least attempting to write about it. So:

    The story is peopled with vivid, multi-dimensional characters who seem organic to their era -- yet if they could walk off the page into the 21st century, they would be instantly recognizable and relatable. They vie with each other in a clash of cultures as the Christian/Norman ruling class exerts its dominance over the pagan/Saxon commoners of late 12th century England.



    And out of this struggle will emerge the mythic figure known as Robin Hood. But you need have no particular interest in Robin Hood to fall under the spell of these books. My own familiarity with the RH legend comes from having read and reread The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood as a child. (A version with NC Wyeth's gorgeous illustrations -- they made such an impression on me!) I've never seen a RH movie, or a single episode of a RH television series. It was never deliberate avoidance; in fact it rather shocked me just now to realize it. Yet I know the legend well enough, through childhood exposure and cultural osmosis, to enjoy a little jolt of recognition when for example the young Will Scathelock makes his appearance in Greenwode. But The Wode books stand on their own with absolutely no requirement for interest in the RH mythos.

    The risk with something this lush and intense is overwriting: that the prose will be florid, overwrought, self-indulgent. That isn't the case here. Yet I know these books won't be for everyone. Perhaps I wouldn't have been so utterly beguiled myself if not for having first encountered Robert Holdstock's marvelously atmospheric Mythago Wood. That was years ago, yet it conjured up an indelible vision of the wild and living forest, a vision that was evoked powerfully for me once again in the pages of Greenwode.

    Another resonance I felt was with The Greenwood Tarot. I collect tarot decks, and I when acquired the Greenwood it was for the sake of its rarity, not from any particular affinity for its artwork or its theme. But as I read Greenwode I felt compelled to pull out this deck and page through its images. Apparently the Robin Hood mythology was part of the inspiration behind its creation, so the resonance wasn't just in my imagination. This image in particular drew my eye:



    I have to admit I wondered What's with the horse? Where'd that come from? Well, in Book 2 it becomes obvious what's with the horse. ;) And speaking of Book 2, please wish me luck with reviewing it, because Shirewode builds on everything in Greenwode to create something even richer, deeper and more marvelous... There's no way I'll be able to do it justice.

    _______
    images from The Greenwood Tarot © Mark Ryan & Chesca Potter 1996

  3. Linda ~ they got the mustard out! ~ Linda ~ they got the mustard out! ~ says:

    Note: (view spoiler)[I cannot emphasize enough that this series is not Romance and is not M/M. However, these first two books are a complete duology and can be read as an M/M story. If you read beyond that, be aware that the remainder of the series goes in a different direction. (hide spoiler)]

  4. Optimist ♰King& Optimist ♰King& says:

    should i start the next one right now?

    i kinda want to but HOLY FECK are they all this long???

    i might could use a fluff break before tackling the next eleventy-seven bajillion page follow up.

  5. Moony Eliver Moony Eliver says:

    4.5 stars. Unbelievably good. I had high expectations, and it surpassed them.

    I'm going to put an RTC pin in this link to my book 2 review, which doesn't have any spoilers even for this first volume. But in case you need more than my vague ringing endorsement, go here. It even has pretty pictures. :D

    And then READ THIS BOOK, yo.

  6. Xia Xia Xia Xia says:

    Do. Not. Bloody. Touch. Me. Until. I've. Finished. The. NEXT. BOOK!

    My god, this was.... GAAAAAAAAAH! MY GOD!

    Best book of the year so far.
    ________________________________________________

    Thank you to my patient buddy reading friends. Real life was a bitch and it took me a long time to finish.

  7. MLE MLE says:

    I received this book as an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    I really enjoyed this book. The mythology was well developed, and felt true to the times, and the cultures. I liked that it wasn't a case of one group being the good guys and the other being the bad guys, but rather a meeting of different people, and cultures, and values. I liked how this book set the stage for what is to come. It let me understand the people involved, and the factors that shaped them into the figures that they become. I liked that it wasn't just about them as mythology, but them as people. People who make mistakes, and get things wrong. I appreciated the handling of the religious aspects, and how everyone's faith was treated with respect, and neither religion was treated as all good or all bad. I liked the progression of events, and I ended buying the next two books before I had finished this one. Always a good sign for me.

  8. Elena Elena says:

    29/08/2020 update, after finishing the series

    I can’t in good conscience let this review stand as it is. I loved the first two books, as it shows in my enthusiastic reviews, but after finishing the entire series, I need to add a warning to anybody reading this.
    Read this series, absolutely do it, it is worth it. BUT stop at the end of the second book. There will be some loose ends and things you’d like to see resolved, but it’s a good stopping point and my advice is to walk away from the series there because there are few answers given in the following books, especially the last two, and those that are given are insufficient and/or in no way coherent with the characterization of the first two books.
    Don’t stay around to see an amazing story get ruined, walk away with the good memories still intact.
    -------------------------------------------
    4.5 stars

    I’m giving up on writing a “proper” review for this book, for a lot of reasons, but especially because I can’t spare the brainpower to do it at the moment. I’m already thinking about the next book. Which I need to start. As soon as possible.

    A few things you need to know about Greenwode.
    Don’t get discouraged if you’re completely confused at first, I’m pretty sure you’re supposed to be.
    You’ll probably need to get used to the way some characters speak, but it’ll be worth it. SO worth it.
    Don’t get discouraged if you’re still confused after a while, I’m pretty sure you’re still supposed to be.
    At some point you may fantasize about a painful, slow death for some secondary characters. Don’t be ashamed, you’re not the only one.
    When you’ll stop being confused you may experience some mild (understatement of the century) anxiety. AKA you won’t be able to put the book down. Actually, that might happen even before you stop being confused. Still, it’ll be worth it.
    Be sure you’ll be able to buy the next book by the time you finish this one, you’ll need it.

    What else?

    Oh, yes, this book is great and I have a feeling this series will be great. I’m rounding down for now because I’m wary of throwing 5 stars at the first book in a series, but I’m tempted to round up and I may still change my mind.

    (ETA: I've decided to round up in the end. Any book that can keep me on the edge of my seat for hours and be still stuck in my head the day after I finish it deserves 5 stars.)

    If you are looking for a real review, check this one out.
    ----------------------------------------
    Sending a big thank you to my amazing buddy readers. I don’t know how I would survive some books without you. 😘

  9. Rosa Rosa says:

    Loved it! I'm not sure I can do justice to The Wode. This Greenwode was a perfect introduction of characters and world, and what introduction this has been!
    I'm not into Robin Hood myths, the only thing I knew about it was what I remembered about Errol Flynn's 1938 movie which was one of my favourites when I was little. I've watched that film countless of times because I just couldn't get enough of all those duels and castles and evil lords.
    In this retelling there isn't many duels, but there're lots of magic, and nature, and old rites. There're old Gods walking the Earth feeling that their time is getting short because a new one is trying to take their place.There're also marvellous characters, some of them who think their believes are supperior and if you don't follow those believes, you must be erradicated.
    At first the dialect Rob and his family used was a bit difficult to follow not being an English native speaker, but then, I got used to it and the reading got smoother.
    I also liked how the characters and the world they are into is shown to us, little by little, unraveling all those layers and the web that tie them together. And how we are shown their struggles between want and duty. The story builds up to a major explosion at the end which I was dreading since eary in the book, when we met certain character and learn more about them. So, after finishing book 1 I had to go right away to book 2 for REASONS. Thank you everyone for the awesome BR, Cristina, Ele, Linda, Moony, Shile, Teal and Xia!

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