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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This book should have everything going for it, and yet parts lots of parts of it made me want to bang my head against a wall because it was just mind-numbing. I go to a Welsh university where I’m going to be studying the Robin Hood tradition next lzwhead

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Most impressive is Lawhead didn’t leave me with a cliffhanger; he didn’t so much as end this first part of hkod trilogy as pause it. I thoroughly enjoyed this but my teenage boys found it a bit slow. It is not always as historically accurate as you have been led to believe. What’s the level of fantasy in this book? Best of luck to your daughter in her writing. 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.

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All over, a good listen for anyone with a rich imagination: King RavenBook 1 Length: It will seem strange to many readers, and perhaps even perverse, to take Robin Hood out of Sherwood Forest and relocate him in Wales; worse still, to remove all trace of Englishness, set his story in the eleventh century, and recast the honourable outlaw as an early British freedom fighter.

I wanted to like this more than I actually did. After Rosemary Sutcliff, I admit I’m spoiled for anything, but I thought the descriptions were bland and would have liked a more vivid connection with the deep forest Bran enters.

Oct 30, Schuyler rated it really liked it. Hood by Stephen R Lawhead. I didn’t really fall for Bran – he was a little bit too reluctant a hero for me, but as Hood is the first of a trilogy, Lawhead has the time yet to allow him to chisel his way into the reader’s heart. Discover what to read next.


Stephen Lawhead’s rendition made for a mostly fun summer romp on my TBR stack. The story itself was an interesting shift to the traditional Robin Hood stories I have heard in the past.

ONly then can the hero do heroic things. Like the forest itself, Hood is deep, dark, and at times lawhfad brutal—yet full of enchantment and hope.

Thus, the story may be on ok read but the reader ruined it for me and I wouldn’t recommend this version to others. There are a whole bunch lahead other characters that you have to keep up with throughout the whole book too.

The French and the Welsh are the most active during the course of the book but the British are presented often enough. But I had a hard time caring about any of the characters Tuck is the only one I whole-heartedly enjoyed and most of the political intrigue turned into political blah-blah-blah.

A more realistic retelling of Robin Hoodit’s steeped in a shockingly brutal moment in history as a young boy tries to find his way through it all. It’s told primarily from the protagonist’s aka Bran Bendigedig, the Hood perspective and uses the etiquette, pacing and milieu of the day for dialog, action and relationships of the day.

I like the research Lawhead does lawhrad the history and lore of the characters he chooses, like Merlin, Hood, King Arthur and so on. One of the characters is portrayed as being able to see or predict the future, but very subtle. I found the storyline and characters enjoyable and liked the setting of the Robin Hood story. Ultimately unsuccessful tactics, obviously. He meets up with the typical hopd like Gysburne, Tuck, and the outlaws. They eventually catch him and wound him, and for the greater part of the novel, Bran spends his time in the wilderness recovering from his injuries under the care of an elderly woman mystic.

I think it fails because the author isn’t writing YA well.

Review of Hood by Stephen Lawhead

Stephen Lawhead’s new trilogy about Robin Hood, the King Raven trilogy, is pretty unusual in its portrayal of Robin Hood as a Welsh prince in the time of William II rather than a dispossessed aristocrat during Richard the Lionheart’s crusades. You learn the whole history of Great Britain to the present.


Taliesin, Merlin, Arthur, Pendragon, and Grail. Lawhead places his story in Wales after the conquest of Britain by the Normans and during the reign of William the Red. This, of course, reflects the writer’s well-known fascination with all things Celtic; but as might be expected from his penchant for thorough research, it isn’t without arguable historical justification some of which he sketches in the fascinating “Robin Hood in Wales?

Steeped in Celtic mythology and the political intrigue of medieval Britain, Stephen R. Hood provides a whole new look into the Robin Hood legend. I did not care for the narrator, almost made me stop listening in the beginning until the story picked up.

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Which doesn’t surprise me, knowing how English people lawheqd reacted in the past to me pointing out that the first Arthur stories were Welsh. We’ll see where this story goes. Robin Hood possible spoilers for Hood. The Legend Begins Anew For centuries, the legend of Robin Hood and his band of thieves has captivated the imagination. He has written nine children’s books, many of them originally offered to his two sons, Drake and Ross. As far as I can lahead, Lawhead’s hypothesis is reasonable.

I found this extremely irritating and it constantly distracted me. So the story is exciting but the narrator totally freaking sucks. I kept skimming and skimming, waiting to get sucked in and it just wasn’t happening. This just did not interest me at all. One thing I particularly like about this book is that it’s a more full-blooded kind of fiction that I’d love to see more Christian publishers dealing with. Lawhead treats history with deep respect, and publishing house aside, this book is simply fiction without the need for the word Christian preceding it.