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Hood by Stephen R. Lawhead
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Feb 04, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: z2010, series
Recommended for: everyone
Read from January 31 to February 05, 2010 — I own a copy

Stephen Lawhead gives the Robin Hood myth a plausible historical background in Hood. Set primarily in what we now call Wales after the Norman invasion of 1066, Bran is the prince of a Welsh "province" who, through a series of unfortunate interactions with the French (Ffreinc) nobles who have taken over the country, becomes an outlaw and brigand and takes to the woods. The major elements of the Robin Hood myth are easily identifiable, and the setting and major conflicts make it incredibly easy to believe that this is the real story of Robin Hood.

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Jillian ... I kid you not, I started writing about the Robin Hood mythology a few years ago and after much research settled on Norman England as the most appropriate historical setting. I will still write that novel someday.

But I will read this one first :)

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