Robin Hood's Dawn: Book One in The Robin Hood Trilogy

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In this retelling of the Robin Hood legend, Robin is a nobleman in exile during the reign of Henry II and Richard I because he has been accused of a crime he didn't commit. Dark forces are at work as the French conspire to take over the English throne, and Robin becomes a pawn in their deadly game. Robin, Marian, and the Sherwood Forest outlaws begin their fight against the French in this first novel of a new trilogy.
I have been fascinated with the Robin Hood legend since I was little, so I was excited to read this book. I thought this book was very well done, and the historical connections made sense to me. Everything seemed to align well with the original legend, with a few...

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Blending real history with the key elements of the Robin Hood legend, revealing the man that went on to become the peoples hero Robin Hood himself. From his background story and his family to becoming the leader of a band of men fighting for king and country.
Robin Hood leads the fight in a battle of good verses evil for the future and the past.
It delves into the intrinsic value of all people, rich or poor, the moral imperative of defending the powerless against tyrannical government officials and shows the transformation of Lady Marian into a powerful female character who faces danger with an intrepid spirit.
Fans of Game of Thrones will love this book!
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Robin Hood's Dawn (The Robin Hood Trilogy #1) was not what I figure it was gonna be. I figure it would be the same old storyline that has been told several times before. To my surprise Olivia Longueville & J.C. Plummer changed the entire story line while still remaining true to the story. Olivia Longueville & J.C. Plummer has shifted things & moved the order around so much that it seems like an entire new story while at the same time remains true o the story just not the normal story line. There are all the "bad" & "good" characters in the story in their correct places but things have been moved around & has made it more interesting in my...

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A Swashbuckling Start to a new Robin Hood Trilogy?
I've been a fan of the Robin Hood legend since I was a child. And every so often a new novel pops up which prompts me to revisit that legend. "Robin Hood's Dawn", the first in a three part trilogy featuring the legendary hero, appealed to me.
This novel has a plausible central core of a plot and features much more realism than many books I've read on Robin Hood. The novel presents a realistic picture of King Richard the Lionheart who preferred crusading than Kingship thus leaving his useless brother, John, in charge whilst Richard sought glory in Outremer attempting to defeat Saladin and win back Jerusalem for...

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This book is definitely for those who are interested in a story about Robin Hood both before he became Robin Hood, when he met his gang of merry men, and afterwards. Readers will become acquainted with infamous characters from the Robin Hood saga and his gang of bandits from the Sherwood Forest to include Little John, Will Scarlet, and Allan-A-Dale. Robin Hood squares off against the Sheriff of Nottingham and Guy of Gisborne after being falsely accused of a crime and supports King Richard the Lionheart during the Crusades. The romance between Robin Hood and Maid Marian is also predominantly featured in this story. Because of this, Robin is portrayed as a man torn between his king and the...

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I adore this book! I absolutely love the story of Robin Hood and Maid Marian, and could not wait to dig into this story. I am pretty picky about re-tellings of well-known stories, so was a bit hesitant. But my curiosity won out in the end and my excitement got the best of me.

I was not disappointed.

The writing is absolutely superb, the story itself fast-paced. The characters are incredibly fleshed out and memorable. The story stayed with me, even when I had to walk away from the book to get back to real life. "Robin Hood's Dawn" was a perfect tribute to the marvelous story that we all know so well, bringing the characters to life for me in a way that I won't soon...

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Have you ever wondered how Robin Hood became who he was? Or why Robin of Loxley was called Robin Hood? How about how Will Scarlet got his name? This book answers those questions and many more. This story starts when Robin Hood's father was a soldier under King Henry and continues through his time fighting for the crusade. It tells the tale of him defying the sheriff, his love for Marion, and slowly adds all of my favorite Robin Hood characters (although Tuck doesn't come in until the end). This also shows a side of Robin Hood that no other retelling has shown. In this one, Robin Hood is mischievous and likes to banter playfully with Marion and irritate the sheriff and his men...

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Robin Hood has always been one of my favorite historical fiction characters. This was a great addition to the group.
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