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Initial post: 8 Apr 2012 01:57:30 BDT
Hi guys,
I've love anything related to the Robin Hood legend and was wondering if you could think of any books relating to this?
I have already read the Hood: The King Raven trilogy: Book One: King Raven Trilogy, Volume 1, Scarlet: King Raven Trilogy: Volume 2: King Raven Trilogy, Book 2 and Tuck: King Raven Book Three: King Raven Trilogy, Volume 3; and have recently read the newly published Scarlet by A. C. Gaughan (really recommend reading if you want a slightly different, more refreshing telling of the Robin Hood drama).
Anything you can think of would be much appreciated. Thanks

Posted on 8 Apr 2012 11:53:37 BDT
Last edited by the author on 8 Apr 2012 17:11:10 BDT
Well, there's Ivanhoe, by Walter Scott. Not a Robin Hood novel per se, but he's in it, and Scott's portrayal has a lot to do with the way we know the character today. And they're out of print now, but the four novelisations published to tie in with the Robin of Sherwood TV series in the 1980s are very good: Robin of Sherwood by Richard Carpenter, The Hounds of Lucifer by Robin May, The Hooded Man by Anthony Horowitz, and Time of the Wolf by Richard Carpenter again. You can pick those up very cheaply from the Amazon marketplace. (And actually I've just seen that there's an omnibus of all four).

Posted on 8 Apr 2012 16:49:42 BDT
Paul Tapner says:
Sherwood

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Apr 2012 11:46:25 BDT
Ooh! Hadn't come across that one before, Paul. Thanks!

Posted on 9 Apr 2012 21:37:10 BDT
What about Angus Donald (or McDonald, not sure) - the Outlaw chronicles. They are written from the viewpoint of Alan a Dale and are very gritty and realistic. I live in Sherwood Forest, Nottingham, and I love reading about our local hero:)

Posted on 10 Apr 2012 15:28:53 BDT
Hazel says:
And when you've read Sherwood by Parke Godwin, don't forget the sequel Robin and the King.
There is also Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves based on the Kevin Costner movie.

From my to-read list (so I don't know yet if they're any good):
Forbidden Forest: The Story of Little John and Robin Hood
Robin Hood and the Beasts of Sherwood: Clayton Emery?s Tales of Robin Hood

Posted on 11 Apr 2012 14:54:38 BDT
I quite liked "Lady of the Forest" by Jennifer Roberson, which features all the usual suspects (Marian, the Sheriff, Robin, etc.) and could sort of be considered a prequel to the actual Robin Hood events. I was rather less enamored of the sequel, "Lady of Sherwood", but it was still readable.

I have no idea what's up with the current cover of the U.S. version of "Lady of Sherwood". It is by no stretch of the imagination a bodice-ripper, or even a romance novel.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2012 18:22:36 BDT
LEP says:
Robin the Hoodie
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