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Hood by Stephen R. Lawhead
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Jul 26, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: christianfiction, own, thomas-nelson, sc-fi-fantasy, medieval, 400-1600-medieval-earlyrenaissanc
Recommended for: people who like fairy tales and historical fiction
Read in August, 2007

This book was really enjoyable. It was my first Lawhead book and I think I will look for the sequels and possible other series of his as well. Every once in a while there was a monologue of a character's thoughts on their past and I hated it and love it at the same time. Part of me would just want to get past it so I could get back to the action and events in the story, while at the same time it was interesting and fairly important to understanding the character, the events, and to find empathy. This is a more realistic version of the fantasy Robin Hood than most others you find and I love it. I really enjoyed how it was not dumbed down to perfection and happily ever after. There is strife, and religion, and ignorance, and love, and family, and happiness goals. I was taken aback at the setting at first because it does not have many of the places and names that I'm familiar with, but in the end of the book, after the novel, it has his explanation of why, and it is fabulous. I'm a history buff and to get this short history lesson on the true tales of Robin Hood was fascinating to me. I really enjoyed this book.
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You should read his Celtic trilogy The Paradise War. It's outstanding.

Annie I really loved his King Arthur books, starting with Taliesin. I was unaware of the other series--I too will start looking for them. I LOVED this book.

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