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- Print Length: 273 pages
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00C18N8N0
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #868,249 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
This, I am pleased to say, is not the case here. This has a very believable twist on the famous tale which is told so well I can but tip my hat to the author on a job well done. I loved this book, the story, the reinvented characters and the twist.
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**A neat premise. I have read a few takes on the Robin Hood story over the years, including one where Robin was female, but hadn't previously run across one where Robin Hood was made up by the Sheriff to cover his own misdoings.
**Attention to detail. The historical setting felt very real, from the physical setting to the way the culture and politics worked at the time.
**Good mix of action and humor within the overall story. I'm not sure if the author intended this, but I kept having a vision of the book as a movie and picturing it as having action scenes interspersed with almost slapstick comedy as the sheriff keeps digging himself deeper as he is trying to extricate himself from the situation.
**I was at college with the author. Okay, I guess that may not be a reason for you to read the book, but it is so cool to find that someone you actually know is now a writer.
The only thing that gave me pause was something that is probably due to my unique way of looking at things, and that was the pace of the writing. I could have used a lot more complex sentences, or at least longer ones. You know how they teach you in school that a period makes you stop? Well, I felt like I was being stopped when I wanted to keep going. If I had been editing this book, I probably would have replaced half of the periods with commas or semicolons or some other punctuation that doesn't make you keep starting and stopping all the time.
I know, that is probably a really strange thing to notice. But that's just the way I am - I react to patterns and details that most people don't seem to pay attention to, and they can become very distracting without a concerted effort to stop focusing on them.
All in all, I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fantasy and retellings of classic stories. It's a good addition to the Robin Hood legacy.
I really liked the main character Robert, the Sheriff of Nottingham . Mr. Harp does not get bogged down in description and history and yet I could see the action quite easily in my "minds eye" How the townsmen created an outlaw out of whole cloth and caused the people around then to see the picture they painted is pure genius. It reminded me that we tend to all see what we want or expect to see.
My complaint, if it could be called that, are editing and grammar errors that showed up from time to time. The good news was that many of them were toward the end and I was so immersed in the story that I could gloss over them. But they were there.
I would recommend this to readers of all types. It is not deep but not froth either. There is not violence but people do get killed. There is not a lot of sex even though there is a love interest.
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