Hood (King Raven Trilogy) [Steve Lawhead] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Presents a reimagining of the tale of Robin Hood in which. Summary: An interesting and entertaining first instalment giving a revisionist twist to the Robin Hood legend. Well written, and full of familiar. For centuries, the legend of Robin Hood and his band of thieves has captivated the Internationally-acclaimed author Stephen R. Lawhead has created a lyrical .

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Mispronunciations of British words by an american actor truly annoyed me but then he started mispronouncing american English words. There have been mediocre to poor TV shows about he who robs from the rich to feed the poor, but there has never really been an equivalent book series or trilogy about Robin Hood of a high caliber; until now. His people think him dead and have no hope for regaining their former way of life. He is married to Alice Slaikeu Lawheadalso a writer, with whom he has collaborated on some books and articles.

I didn’t care ,awhead the protagonist and I hkod love or hate anyone else in the story.

Classic TV show set in your hometown of Baltimore. Go ahead and do your Wales story. I have, though, become ohod dedicated fan. This woman not only restores his health but gives Bran to the courage and faith to ascend to his destiny and lead his kingdom out of Norman oppression.

Hood by Stephen R Lawhead – book review

Somehow the forests and waterfalls and rivers didn’t grab me this time. Also see his lawheaf at Myspace: So yeah, I don’t think this fails because it is YA. If that sounds a bit odd, Mr. King Raven 3 books. At heart, the tactics of Robin Hood seem similar to the tactics adopted by the Welsh.


Hood sets the King Raven trilogy off to a great start. As a friend said, “adult Christian fiction without being cheesy. He also puts new life into the stories of Robin Hood. Did I mention it’s set shortly after the Norman Conquest?

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I urge anyone lawheac wants to read this entertaining novel to pay special attention to the sample audio. Now the familiar tale takes on new life, fresh meaning, and an unexpected setting. The very basic premise, some of the characters, era and political landscape were much the same, though different enough I did not feel I could predict where the story might lead. Bran starts out as a womanizing, selfish, narcissist.

Well how about this then? Their merciless attack, the first of many to come, heralds a dark and desperate day for the realm of Elfael. Still, I liked it. There, in a primeval forest of the Welsh borders, danger surrounds him–for this woodland is a living, breathing entity with mysterious powers and secrets, and Bran must find a way to make it his own if he is to survive.

Review of Hood by Stephen Lawhead

Oct 26, Rebecca McNutt rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have the second in this series and will get oawhead it tomorrow. The author integrated a well loved story with rich history, excellent descriptions, a troubled but essentially lovable “Hood”, and a thread of magic that was both believable and a perfect addition to this great story.


All in all, still an excellent book that I highly recommend.

I’m dreading the narration so DNFing is my only option for saving the possibility of thoroughly enjoying this book. He is sentenced hood death by hanging—unless he delivers King Lawhea and his band of cohorts.

I mean, they’re culturally quite distinct that they stopped all attempts at English conquest for over a hundred years. He builds a solid, real-life case for his Bran ap Brychan, and since I’m excited about lawheqd resembling a historical mystery, I loved the way he pieced lawhewd the premise for his book.

Not that Bran, an irresponsible womanizing rogue, would have been considered a potential savior anyway, but after the Normans injure him severely, Bran is rescued and nursed back to health by a strange spiritual leader who recognizes his potential. Find me a retelling of any of the ancient stories and I’ll read it. Hood is the first novel in Stephen Lawhead’s latest series, the King Raven Trilogy, which is a historical fantasy based on the Robin Hood legend. Fairly predictable plot lines, characters that aren’t awful but that don’t really evoke any kind of emotional response either way.