Good book, interesting twist on the Robin Hood myth. Robin Hood is not a do gooder, but instead slits throats, cuts limbs off as punishment, and is just a overall badass. This is book 2 of a trilogy, I will go buy the third book when it comes out (but not on its release date) and I will be a little sad when I finish the third book. I can not sing this books praises to highly, as it is exactly what you can expect from histoical fiction. There is war, betrayal, poison and forbidden love. I enjoyed the book, but it does not stand out from my the bookshelves that I have packed full of historical fiction. I am going to watch Angus Donald on the shelves though, if this is his first trilogy he will be an author to watch in the next couple years.