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Robin: Lady of Legend (The Classic Adventures of the Girl Who Became Robin Hood) Kindle Edition
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The story line is great and true to the classic, obviously with the gender change there are a couple of different twists. In this incarnation Robin is tomboy, who is continually reminded she will never be a boy with the rite that gender offers. This is never more apparent as when she is forced into an arranged marriage to the Sheriff of Nottingham. With no back up from her family, Robin runs away to Sherwood Forest, where she lives in the disguise of a man and change the course of historical fiction earning the title of Robin of the Hood.
The story is very fast passed. I especially like the fact that Robins skill in archery come from possible a natural talent that she work for year to learn, but other skills she such as sword fighting and cudgeling (the Seven foot long wooden staff), she has to work longer to learn and through hard work there is gradual improvement to the point where she is at high level with them. She is not afraid to put in hard put in hard work. The only part of the story I did not like was the last 2 chapters the battle was were a little too rushed, the escape was a bit too easy. However as she managed to keep the character true to his/her core fighting for the injustice done to the commoner I can live with this.Read more ›
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Forget what else you may think you know about the legend of Robin Hood, because this book turns the myth completely on its head in a new and original way. In this instance, Robin is actually an eighteen year old girl- raised in a wealthy household, though not particularly ladylike given the times, and more concerned with slightly more tomboyish pursuits, including archery and sword fighting. Headstrong and fiery, she is appalled when she is told her hand has been promised in marriage to the utterly repellent Sherrif of Nottingham and makes immediate plans to escape. Whilst dressed as a boy and hiding in Sherwood Forest, she accidentally shoots one of the sheriff's foresters, and that is when her life as an outlaw really begins and the legend of `Robin o' the Hood' is born...
I have to admit that I initially approached this novel with a bit of concern. There have been many retellings of the myth of Robin Hood across the years (and I loved the BBC programmes, including the CBBC version years ago), so I did wonder what else the author could do to make this story stand out as new and exciting. Thankfully, I needn't have worried one jot. As with most fantasy novels I did have to suspend my belief on a couple of occasions during this story, but I had anticipated that- and after all, this is a story of a mythical character- and one who has been re-imagined as a woman in this instance, nonetheless!
The character development in this book is solid and infinitely readable: having Robin as a teenage girl and with all of the issues that come with it makes for a very interesting story and I really felt I knew who she was and what she stood for.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoyed this retelling of the Robin Hood legend and read it pretty much in one sitting - easily done thanks to the author's fluent and easy going style of writing. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mr. T. Anderson
Read it in one day. A different slant on Robin hood. Won't give away the story only that Robin was really a girl who ran into the woods when she was to marry the sheriff of... Read morePublished on 5 May 2014 by Mrs. R. Fitzgerald
I read this off the back of Wolf's Head (The Forest Lord), which put me in the mood for another take on this classic story. So here I was. Read morePublished on 14 Nov. 2013 by simon211175
I enjoyed this retelling of the legend of Robin Hood with the portrayal of a female Robin, a great read,try it yourselfPublished on 22 Aug. 2013 by Mr P J Carpenter
Loved how this story was written with Robin being a girl. Action packed and well written, with great characters, a really enjoyable read.Published on 31 May 2013 by Shirazee
The author has brilliantly added a whole new concept to the classic tale of Robin Hood. Written well, and kept me turning the pages.Published on 10 Mar. 2013 by Pussyfoot
Refreshing, robin hood as a woman, even 18 year old son found the idea perplexing & what he perceived as 'feminist'!! Not understanding like many what feminism means!! Read morePublished on 1 Mar. 2013 by LG
This is a great twist to Robbin Hood!!! i would recommend this book to all my friends and everyone who loves a great twist to a classic tale!! Read morePublished on 16 Feb. 2013 by Paramorefan<3