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Hood by Stephen R. Lawhead
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Aug 06, 2008

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This version of the Robin Hood story is taken from the stand point that puts most of it happening on the welsh side not the English like the story is usually set in. Just one of the reasons I liked the book. The part of Hood is played by a man named Bran and how he started becoming the "Robin Hood" figure starts in this book as well the introduction of some of the characters we know. Bran, "the Robin Hood" character, is not the good guy at first but a womanizing, duty shirking prince. Kinda puts a different spin on the character. The way some of the characters is introduced is good, not all at once but as they come into the story in each their own way.
The only drawback I saw was that the names and some of the story lines like that with some of the barons was a bit much to handle but expected when using language we don't normally use. I found myself shortening names automatically as I read or just skipping over them.
The section(s) that captured my interest the most is is time in the forest with the old hag.
Overall a good read even with the length and trouble with the names.
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