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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I loved the witch in the woods.

So Bran sets about getting the money the only way he knows how: Hood by Stephen R Lawhead. It will seem strange to lawheadd readers, and perhaps even perverse, to take Robin Hood out of Sherwood Forest and relocate him in Wales; worse still, to remove all 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.

It was my first Lawhead book and I think I will look for the sequels and possible other series of his as well. No one else knows how deeply grief wounds her heart when Bran disappears.

Oct 26, Rebecca McNutt rated it it was amazing Shelves: Aug 08, Stargazer R.

Hood (King Raven, book 1) by Stephen Lawhead

It definitely makes me grin that the Welsh are so positively portrayed and their opponents rather negatively portrayed, and the idea of a Welsh Robin is, as far as I can tell, pretty bold and new. A lot more could be written favorably about this book; but suffice it to say that it’s a worthy addition to literature’s Robin Hood canon. Jun 10, Valerie rated it liked it Shelves: And I would suggest that the publisher be more careful with the description – and Borders might want to reconsider where they put the book in the store!


This woman not only restores his health but gives Bran to the courage and faith to ascend to his destiny and lead his kingdom out of Norman oppression. In a way, that’s good, because we now have a good and solid background, with the different political situation laid out for us. He writes as if this could have been a personal history.

Jun 28, Jeff Miller rated it it was amazing. I may try Scarlet in the future, per your suggestion.

King Raven Trilogy

Did a new take on Robin Hood work? Want to Read saving…. Yes, that’s the catch. Archived from the original PDF on 24 January Trivia About Hood King Raven, I feel like my taste for Paul Murray Kendall’s complex historical characters carried over here into hold liking of Lawhead’s Norman characterizations. The end of this book did get a bit more interesting The super handsome Bran was late to that massacre because he was busy trying to seduce Marien.

Steeped in Celtic mythology and the political intrigue of medieval Britain, Stephen R.

Your email address will not be published. Internationally-acclaimed author Stephen R. 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 yood it his own if he is to survive.

Read more Stephen Lawhead book reviews at Fantasy literature. You get to know a lot about former life in Wales. Most of us know the tale of Robin Hood who spent a lot of time in Sherwood Forest. The legend of Robin Hood is re-shaped in this historical fiction novel by Stephen Lawhead. Lawhead is well-known for performing extensive research before he writes, and it shows in this novel.

I personally like reading about historical figures outside of their normal setting. The story itself is timeless, but it always feels most at home in medieval times. For more information please look at: It could completely just be me and my mood at the moment, but I feel no regret leaving it.


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Review of Hood by Stephen Lawhead

It doesn’t help that the portrayals are quite one-sided — the Normans are grasping, greedy, the Welsh are the beleaguered peasants.

You don’t get a lot of Bran though. The execution is just falling flat, and there’s too much out there I want to read to continue reading a book I don’t care about.

But it only gets 4 stars because of my expectations. The boring details take forever and consume almost half the book. Watching him do that is as fascinating as hoox action scenes!

The lawheaf drawback I saw was that the names and some of the story lines like that with some of the barons was a bit much to handle but expected when using language we don’t normally use. Furthermore, through the ohod of view of the religious people, we see that there are many gray moral areas. I do want to get hold of a hard copy of the book just so I can lwahead how all these names are spelled — the old woman who mentors Bran in particular. Lawhead himself is an American Evangelical Protestant of some type, and I would have guessed that he was at least High Anglican and I had thought him also to be British by his style.

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