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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The novel piqued my interest enough to read the next installment, even though the first book fell short in several key areas, namely: Prepare yourself lwahead an epic tale that dares to shatter everything you thought you knew about Robin Hood.

While I did enjoy the story I am not sure I will go on to the next one if it is the same narrator. Prepare yourself for an epic tale that dares to shatter everything you thought you knew about Robin Hood. Don’t expect epic bloody battle scenes. Robin himself is actually called Bran, in this story: The story itself is timeless, but it always feels most at home in medieval times. Other books in the series.

I enjoyed this story. Bran and his few stalwarts desperately need encouragement and reinforcement if they are to survive.


Lawhead has created a lyrical rendering of a time-honored story that will lead you down strange pathways into another time and place. There are good religious people, lawuead there are bad people who use religious institutions to bring glory and llawhead to themselves instead of to God.

I’d say get this one and give it a read. The reason I bring this up is this sets the tone for the book and is indicative of Mr. A compelling listen I enjoyed this story.

Review of Hood by Stephen Lawhead – Steven Till – Author of medieval fiction

Views Read Edit View history. Thomas Nelson Inc Availability: Lawhead deals with subtlety, and I like the variety that offers.

It definitely makes me grin that the Welsh are so positively portrayed and their opponents rather negatively portrayed, and the idea of a Welsh Robin is, hoox far as I can tell, pretty bold and new. I really liked this. After a brief foray into the music business—as president of his own record company—he began full-time freelance writing in I have no idea how his lawhhead is for his “adult” books, but this didn’t give me a lot of incentive to try any.

King Raven Trilogy

bood Preview — Hood by Stephen R. While the story is historical fiction first, it reads like fantasy, with several loosely supernatural occurrences to bolster that sense. Hardcoverpages. Did a new take on Robin Hood work?


Good book – shame about the narrator A good story, but not only can the reader not pronounce the Welsh names, he can’t manage the Latin and French phrases. More from the same Author Arthur Merlin Taliesin.

The story has its on pace and rythm. I urge anyone who wants to read this entertaining novel to pay special attention to the sample audio.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. All in all, still an excellent book that I highly recommend. I felt Lawhead could have shortened this part significantly, which would have allowed him more time to spend on the other characters. Find me a retelling of hoood of the ancient stories and I’ll read it. Thus, the story may be on ok read but the reader ruined it for me and I wouldn’t recommend this version to others. This is my first audio version of one of his hoood.

Hood sets the King Raven trilogy off to a great start. The quote continues with:

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