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Angus Donald
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23 July 2009 Outlaw Chronicles (Book 1)

When he's caught stealing, young Alan Dale is forced to leave his family and go to live with a notorious band of outlaws in Sherwood Forest.

Their leader is the infamous Robin Hood. A tough, bloodthirsty warrior, Robin is more feared than any man in the county. And he becomes a mentor for Alan; with his fellow outlaws, Robin teaches Alan how to fight - and how to win.

But Robin is a ruthless man - and although he is Alan's protector, if Alan displeases him, he could also just as easily become his murderer....

From bloody battles to riotous feast days to marauding packs of wolves, Outlaw is a gripping, action-packed historical thriller that delves deep into the fascinating legend of Robin Hood.


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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere (23 July 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0751542083
  • ISBN-13: 978-0751542080
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,433 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Angus Donald was born in 1965 and educated at Marlborough College and Edinburgh University. He has worked as a fruit-picker in Greece, a waiter in New York and as an anthropologist studying magic and witchcraft in Indonesia. For the past 15 years, he has been a journalist in Hong Kong, India, Afghanistan and London. He is married to Mary, with whom he has a baby daughter, and he now writes full time from home in Tonbridge, Kent.

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A lively and enjoyable book (Daily Mail)

A tale well told via the thoughts of a flawed hero...not a read for the squeamish (Nottinghamshire Today)

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An historical epic in the vein of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden

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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A familiar story from an original perspective 5 Sep 2009
Format:Paperback
I happened to pick up Outlaw by chance and I'm thoroughly grateful that I did. There are very few people in Britain that don't know the Robin Hood legend, and it seems everyone wants to tackle it lately with books cropping up all over the place and a new film on it's way. So, I wasn't sure what to expect from Outlaw - perhaps a jolly jaunt through the traditional myth.

What Angus Donald has actually done with his first book, is write a story which at it's heart is a coming of age tale. The reader follows the story of Alan, a young boy just beginning to approach manhood, who lives day to day on what he can snatch with his own two hands. It only takes one ill-fated instant for his entire life to take an entirely different turn, and Alan finds himself under the protection of Robin, the outlaw lord of Sherwood. As the story develops the reader is confronted with the same conflicting notions of Robin as Alan, a boy who is both in awe of a man who has already become a folk hero and horror at the violent brutality of a man who will shy at nothing to achieve his goal.

Donald handles the Hood myth with care, introducing all of the traditional characters respectfully but in a historically believable way. He conveys the hardships of life at the time, the political turmoil and the rarefied notions of nobility despite the day to day squalor of life.

All in all, an exciting and enjoyable read. Full of vicious battles, poignant moments and a well written historical setting. It's a good début and I think both the writing and the story will improve from here. I look forward to the next instalment.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Original Take on Robin Hood 17 July 2009
By Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
With Robin Hood currently being back in vogue with many authors tackling the famous outlaw, few seek to strike out on their own as well as Angus Donald as he tells the tale from Alan Dales old age as he looks back on his past as a cutpurse and soon to be outlaw. The tale is not only well written but told with a freshness that has a sense of history injected as the tale clearly shows. You can't help but be drawn into this world through the characters eyes as the brutality of the age meets the cunning of well matched chess opponents. Add to the mix a realistic sense of adventure and the promise of more to come and its definitely a book that could be used to help the Young Adult in your home cross to the world of Historical Fiction in one easy step. I'll look forward to Angus' next novel Crusader currently scheduled for a 2010 release date.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story - well told 24 Sep 2013
By Mark Shackelford TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
I found this thanks to an Amazon recommendation (when looking for something completely different!)

I have now read the first four in this series (Outlaw, Holy Warrior, King's Man and Warlord) with delight.
The author takes a realistic view of the life and times of one of England's more colourful legends, and imbues his stories with well written descriptions of the places that our hero visits.
There is a splendid sequence in one of the books, where the narrator (Alan Dale) is going down the Thames in a little boat and describes the various "little villages and open fields" around places like Battersea... great insights!

Plenty of historical events to hang the stories on - whether the Crusades, or the struggle between King Richard and his "dastardly" brother John (... segue into A A Milne... "King John was not a good man, he had his little ways, and sometimes no-one spoke to him, for days and days and days", sorry - don't know where that came from (!)).

This Robin is a little bit of a super-hero, always managing to escape from certain death, and having a "Hustle" [TV] style way of always having a cunning plan, which is never outlined before it happens... which adds to the fun of the stories - how WILL he manage to escape this time!

If you have enjoyed Bernard Cornwell's Authurian series then this is for you
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping from start to finish 6 Sep 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
What a wonderful swashbuckling read! Gruesome and nasty in places a brilliant story of battles song love and loyalty. Written at a frenetic pace, I found I read it at that pace too. Can't wait to get on to the next book in the series and yo follow the story of Alan Dale and Robin.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Debut 21 July 2011
By Parm TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
I have always been a fan of Robin Hood, i suppose it has something to do with being named after him and then eventually ending up living in the back yard of the exploits of the Man/ Myth.

When this series started it was with a part groan part apprehension that i picked it up, so many times i have read the tale and its been awful prancing Nancy's in tights, and then there are the movies, inc the recent Russell "where the hell is that accent from" Crowe version.

But All of that gets thrown to the wind with Angus Donald's books, this is a different Robin Hood, this is a man who protects the poor, but at a price, this is a Robin Hood where there is still mystery and Awe, but also fear, in the same way that Pacino gave mystery and Awe to Michael Corleone and he was still feared.

Angus Donald's writing its self is excellent, tight, fast paced, descriptive without drowning in it and detracting from the plot, and the pace so well set you have finished the book before you know it.

This is a book as with the whole series you simply must buy: Its An offer you can't refuse.

Highly recommended

(Parm)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars what a great book.
A good read . a lot of action from start to finish. A different story about Robin Hood . very enjoyable. I have got to read book 2 now .
Published 1 month ago by alan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
Great read if you like high adventure in the Cornwell style ,you will not be disappointed ,buy it, what more can i say!
Published 1 month ago by Forrester
4.0 out of 5 stars A very good read....
As with any series it takes a short while to introduce the characters and setting but it was a very good read and I'll be getting the second book soon.
Published 1 month ago by Maxwelldog
5.0 out of 5 stars An Old Tale Given New Life
A compelling read. Probably closer to the truth than even the author set out to deliver. Great start to the series.
Published 1 month ago by Anthony J Wallis-Eade
5.0 out of 5 stars Read in one day on holiday
I really enjoyed this book. The pace and story held me fast, I'm sure I will re-read it later; but for now I'm going to download the next book.
Published 1 month ago by Revd D. W. Bouskill
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow
Love this, it should be the basis for a Robin Hood film men in tights nah not what you'd expect
Published 3 months ago by Rich Gee
5.0 out of 5 stars Book
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finished at last!
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars New author for me.
I had never read a book of Angus Donald and was put on to him by a friend from work," a new spin on the Robin Hood legend" he said . Read more
Published 3 months ago by Kevin Johnstone
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
I have really enjoyed this whole series. Its been like a breath of fresh air to read about Robin Hood and the rest without Robin actually being the main character. Read more
Published 4 months ago by alimabel
4.0 out of 5 stars fun
Enjoyed this book but.... No real depth, but gosh sometimes that's just what you want! Just a kick back and get lost read
Published 4 months ago by Mr. Paul M. Clarke
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