Hood (King Raven Trilogy) [Steve Lawhead] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Presents a reimagining of the tale of Robin Hood in which. Summary: An interesting and entertaining first instalment giving a revisionist twist to the Robin Hood legend. Well written, and full of familiar. For centuries, the legend of Robin Hood and his band of thieves has captivated the Internationally-acclaimed author Stephen R. Lawhead has created a lyrical .

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They don’t all join the story in the traditional way, but the plot remains pretty close.

I’ve always enjoyed Lawhead’s complex characters. Wales is a land of oawhead and resetting the Robin Hood myth there is nothing short of brilliant.

Hood This book was an excellent read. He writes as if this could have been a personal history. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I wasn’t even going to stop you but for Pete’s sake no more blasphemies. His people think him dead and have no hope for regaining their former way of life.

Review of Hood by Stephen Lawhead

This book had me from the beginning. To ask other readers questions about Hoodplease sign up. I liked the new approach to this story. In the beginning of the book it wasn’t that hard to get into. Enough happens and is resolved to be happy finishing the book, but there’s enough going on to be able to look forward to the next one.


No Reviews are Available. Instead of taking up his rightful position and defending his kingdom, Bran flees, and the Normans pursue him across Lawhesd.

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But as she goes on and meets different characters in the cast, she finds herself struggling with feelings she never expected. I was not sure what to expect. I found myself rolling my eyes in the middle of the story, missing parts of it due to being pulled out of the story by mistakes by the terrible reader. If you like audiobooks, you’ll enjoy this one.

Furthermore, through the points of view of the religious people, we see that there are many gray moral areas. Hood is an intriguing story, full of action and interesting character development. Added by 2 of our members.

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

Lawhead places his story in Wales after the conquest of Britain by the Normans and during the reign of William the Red. You have to keep up with all of them, what land they own, what land they are trying to get, and how they lwahead planning to get it.

I smiled a little to read the Welsh calling themselves Cymry. I found this extremely irritating and it constantly distracted me. An interesting and entertaining first instalment giving a revisionist twist to the Robin Hood legend.

For the most part, I found this version very effective. I have to say that it didn’t come together into a whole very well for me, unfortunately. Trivia About Hood King Raven, He builds a solid, real-life case for his Bran ap Brychan, and since I’m excited about anything resembling a historical mystery, I loved the way he pieced together the premise for his book.


So yeah, I don’t think this fails because it is YA. Most of his early life was spent in America where he earned a university degree in Fine Arts and attended theological college for two years. Mar 08, R. The reader was enthusiastic, well-paced, and had a generally pleasant voice. This book was a delight to listen to and the prologue was fascinating.

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He’s already introduced a powerful women who provides deep counterbalance to gender roles in the story. One review that I found on Amazon said laehead the reader could plausibly imagine everything except the raven costume Bran had going; he said he just couldn’t see it lawyead realistic, and that if Bran was actually transforming instead of using a costume, it should have been labeled a fantasy rather than histfic.

Arthur has an entire bookshelf of history and fiction written about him, and many of those fiction books profess to be as accurate as the possible truth, even though it is still not fully known if there ever was such a living person.

I really enjoyed how it was not dumbed down to perfection and happily ever after. Bran starts out as a womanizing, selfish, narcissist.