- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1512 KB
- Print Length: 196 pages
- Publisher: Authonomy (6 Dec. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00A61ZTWW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #643,839 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
Erasmus Hobart and the Golden Arrow was a brilliant book in many respects--I learned more about the legend of Robin Hood than I originally knew before reading and the book made a very important point--history is the perception of those who write it.
Think about it... how do we know Robin Hood really stole from the rich and gave to the poor? We don't... it's someone else's legend. And that's exactly the subject matter in Fish's novel. Erasmus Hobart (I freaking love that name) goes back in time via a kitted out wooden privy (think Tardis!) to see what Robin Hood was really like. And boy is Erasmus shocked at what he finds. I won't say much more than that because I'm not one to publish spoilers, suffice to say the truth Erasmus finds is a lot more interesting than legend.
The book itself is quite clever and easy to ready, even if it's something that's been done before--and for 99p on the Kindle you really can't say no! I enjoyed the romp through Sherwood Forest with Erasmus and look forward to seeing what Fish has in store next for the kooky time travelling teacher. You can count me in as a fan if it branches into a series!
This is a crackingly good romp. Robin Hood is a bit of a twonk and it is Maid Marian who wears the trousers. Erasmus keeps getting into trouble as he tries to find out the truth about Robin and undo the changes he's probably made to history.
This book has some gentle humour to it and is a nice easy entertaining read.
What we get in Fish's tale is a funny, entertaining look at time travel and its consequences, because of course Erasmus' arrival in Sherwood Forest complicates matters and changes the Robin's legend forever. In fact, Fish emphasises that even if we don't interact, just our being there can change things. The characters are quite entertaining if a bit droll at times. I especially loved Maude, Erasmus' medieval love interest, or perhaps it's more correct to say he was her love interest. She was funny and capable and I love that she's the one who saves him every time he gets himself into a mess. A pair that made me laugh every time they made it on page were the two information brokers at the inn. Not only were they hilarious, but they had a very cool part in the story. Also, the inn made me think of the Snuggly Duckling, the inn from Tangled, which made me chuckle.Read more ›
Great sense of humour, great story. Very likeable characters.
The beginning had me chuckling constantly then blossomed into a a full blown adventure.
I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it!
Andrew Fish' treatment of the Robin Hood legend was refreshingly different, and I have no doubt he'll have pleased the feminists by his treatment of Maid Marian's band of outlaws, efficient, every one - although I'm not sure they'd approve of the one tidying the stones from the clearing (too reminiscent of domestic drudgery, perhaps). Robin Hood's band, however, are a different matter, while the Sheriff of Nottingham is much more astute than I remember in the legend, while poor Guy of Gisborne really suffers more than his share of calamities. The two local yokels in the inn are superb, and the incident of the lute and lyre is great fun, but best of all, even better than Maude, are the squirrels...
By the end of the adventure, I was a total fan of Erasmus, whose experiences have made him grow in confidence and stature, and I do hope that he'll be back for some more time travel.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm afraid I didn't finish this book. As a fan of time-travel stories I thought the premise interesting. Read morePublished 23 months ago by forlang
You know it was really good. Sometimes could get a little exasperated with the main character but a good historical? fun read. Well worth a look!!!Published on 2 Aug. 2014 by keith
This is an excellent premise for a story, not just your standard time-travel stuff, and is very well written. Read morePublished on 12 May 2014 by DAVID
Although I quite enjoyed reading this book about a time travelling teacher, its literary merits are somewhat limited. Read morePublished on 3 Feb. 2014 by D. Howlett
I really enjoyed this book - quite unusually for me, it had me chuckling out loud. The idea of time travel is taken in a fun way and applied to Robin Hood's times in a novel way. Read morePublished on 19 Jan. 2014 by A. TAYLOR
This had some interesting historical references that had me reaching for Google and it was an entertaining, easy read with some humour That said I felt much of this book was... Read morePublished on 28 Dec. 2013 by ValinKent
Great book, intelligent and witty- jumps around a bit (like the titular character) but really very fun to read and well written.Published on 7 Dec. 2013 by E. Williams
This is a good fast read full of funny and thought-provoking pages. It reminds me of "The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England", which so wonderfully draws you in to a... Read morePublished on 28 Feb. 2013 by Patrik
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