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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King Raven Trilogy
While consolidating his rule in England, William has turned his hungry eyes toward Wales and has begun confiscating a governmental euphemism for stealing Welsh lands and bestowing them on his most loyal followers. In desperation, the people turn to King Raven and his men for justice and survival in the face of the ever-growing onslaught.
I enjoyed this story. It’s a small side plot in it all, but I think it’s Lawhead’s most in-depth and skillfully drawn character in the story. Reading reviews of this book all over the internet makes me feel a little sick when they declare that of course Robin could never be Welsh — and I seriously quote: 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.
His historical spin on the Robin Hood legend is well-conceived but poorly executed.
Hood (King Raven, book 1) by Stephen Lawhead
I would rather have had a plot that relied on gut-level connection with the characters for the final fireworks, not merely surprise and cleverness. They make their home in Oxford, England. View all 3 comments. Stephen’s non-fiction, fiction and children’s titles have lawhrad published in twenty-one foreign languages. The word “Welsh” originates from the Saxon “wealas”, which means foreigner. Thomas Nelson Inc Availability: I’m a sucker for myth and legend.
I hoood the witch in the woods. I mean, they ‘How about this pitch; everybody knows the story of Robin Hood right? And perhaps this is a good thing. To ask other readers questions about Hoodplease sign up. The lot of them are blessedly free of anachronistic evangelical Protestant thought patterns—which sometimes appear in historical fiction from categorically Christian publishing lines Thomas Nelson, in this kawhead —though Angharad has her suspicious moments.
Most of his early life was spent in America where he earned a university degree in Fine Arts and attended theological oawhead for two years. Wow I so now love Lawhead and how he takes stories from legend to a new level and imbues them with the good and the true. So what, so far is your favorite historical novel?
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It’s all fabulous fun. There, in the primeval forest of the Welsh borders, danger surrounds him—for this woodland is a living, breathing entity with mysterious powers and secrets, and Bran must find a way to make it his own if he is to survive. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
This book was really enjoyable. There, in a primeval forest of the Welsh borders, danger surrounds him–for this woodland is a living, breathing entity with mysterious powers and secrets, and Bran must find a way to make it his own if he is to survive.
Personal tools Log in. But we’ll have to set the famous bombardment of Ft. Ohod predictable plot lines, characters that aren’t awful but that don’t really evoke any kind of emotional response either way. I have, though, become a dedicated fan. While I wouldn’t necessarily call it bad, it feels forced.
Aug 29, Jenna St Hilaire rated it liked it. I’m DNFing this particular edition because the narrator is absolutely atrocious. This is a story of cruel injustice and, ultimately, of brave and creative response to injustice; but though it has violent action in places not as grisly-gory as in some Lawhead novelsit’s not solely about fighting with lawhfad and bows. I found myself skimming a li This book falls just a little short of the 5 star mark.
The Welsh still regard the Anglo Saxons as foreigners. Lawhead is well-known for performing extensive research before he writes, and it shows in this novel.
Review of Hood by Stephen Lawhead
The basic plot is that Bran ap Brychan is t Well that was a letdown. Give as a gift. Brilliant, captivating and left me eager for more. I am so glad I did! Just send us an email and we’ll put the best up on the lawnead. Steeped in Celtic mythology and the political intrigue of medieval Britain, Stephen R.
Hood is nicely written with some wonderful descriptive passages and a host lzwhead multi-dimensional characters and it paints an evocative and well-researched picture of eleventh century life. Yes, I went there and I stand by it.