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First class short story introducing the 'horrid' Hanno.
on 30 June 2013
THE HOSTILITY OF HANNO (OUTLAW CHRONICLES) Angus Donald Kindle Edition
I have been an avid collector of books and films about Robin Hood for close to sixty years and believe that at some point I have probably read every book, fact or fiction about the legendary English hero, including juvenile fiction and some offerings that have been immediately consigned to the waste paper bin.
I bought Mr.Donald's first book `OUTLAW' as soon as it was published and have awaited each new addition to the series, which I personally believe is one of the best modern series of novels to feature Robin Hood as the central character.
It was however, with some trepidation that I ordered the two recent additions to the series `THE RISE OF ROBIN HOOD' and `THE BETRAYAL OF FATHER TUCK' as I am not overly fond of short stories. I need not have been concerned; both of these short narratives are add-on prequels to previously published full volumes and are of the same quality of writing and as gripping as the major novels of this excellent series.
THE HOSTILITY OF HANNO is the third of these short offerings and introduces the reader to the character of Hanno, the bad tempered Bavarian cutthroat who is befriended by Alan in the Holy Land. The story in placed chronologically immediately prior to the start of the full length novel WARLORD.
All of these recent short stories are well worth the reading and fine additions to the `Outlaw Chronicles' and I look forward to more teasers of this type between the major volumes.
The Kindle download contains a short excerpt from the following novel.
The Kindle editions are professionally produced as I found no flaws or editing issues. 5/5