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Hood

(Outlaws #4)

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4.41  ·  Rating details ·  49 ratings  ·  39 reviews
“We are probably going to die today,” said John.
“I’m aware,” Robin replied. “But then again, we’re constantly going to die.”
“So what you’re saying is,” Alis hissed behind them, “that you’re used to being about to die.”
“More or less,” Will Scarlet replied, rare laughter in his voice. “The excitement is gone.”

Meet Robin Hood's band of outlaws.
Robin Hood, the robber prince.
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Published January 7th 2020
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Gypsy Madden
Dec 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Novella-length

This was basically just Robin and his men doing what they always do: robbing from the king’s carriages and from the castle and giving it back to the people and the usual hanging out with the men in the forest camp. Where this story shone was the flashbacks with Robin and the girl who helped him. You could feel the emotion as he was giving up with being broken and starving in the dungeon, and the light of her helping him. And the loss of her not being with him now. I was bored with
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David Feliciano Echevarria
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2020
**I’m most grateful for the pleasure and opportunity given to me by M.C. Frank by letting me read an advanced copy of HOOD**

I am grateful to meet the merry men and Robin of Loxley in this new light. Though he is often placed as the King of Thieves, we see here another aspect of his life. We see Robin as a he truly is and not as he is depicted in the lore as some god-like hero; it was riveting. Nothing better than harmonizing and identifying yourself with a character, and who’d be better to feel
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Darque  Dreamer
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes novellas can be hit or miss.. They either add just enough to the already existing story without feeling like they should have been another full length book, or they are just another extra few pages to read that feel like they could have been left out. Hood is one of those novellas that adds an extra layer to the tale and feels like it holds its own place in the series.

I absolutely adored this novella! It gave me further insight to our favorite outlaws without adding extra weight to the
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Stephanie - Books Less Travelled
*I received an advance copy from the author. This does not affect my review. This review is voluntary.*

Yes! There's very few authors that I can say I've read all, or nearly all, of their published works, yet MC Frank is one of them! While I enjoy some of her story-lines more than others, that's to be expected, but I can easily say this is one of my current favorites! I like how all of her stories are loose retellings, or loosely based on classic works, and yet when she brings her artistic perspe
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Mervi
Nov 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a prequel story to Frank’s Robin Hood series.

“Hood” tells the story of how Robin Hood got his nickname and is set in the early days of our heroes’ outlaw life. This outlaw band has Robin, Little John, Will Scarlet, Friar Tuck, and a young woman called Alis. We get a few clues about how Alis and Robin met. Everyone in the group seems to be born nobility but are now outlaws. Robin himself is the son of the late Earl of Loxley. Even though he’s still insecure about this ability to lead, the
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Ashley Lewis
Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
⚫ Firstly, I would like to thank the author with providing me a free copy of this book in exchange for review. This does not affect my opinions
⚫ Since this was a relatively short novella, there isn't much for me to say other than I really enjoyed it😍
⚫ I got a little bit of an SOC vibe from this
⚫ I loved the little bit of banter between the characters 😂
⚫Perfect for fans of: Origin stories, ACOTAR, Six of Crows, group of boys who keep almost dying, enemies to lovers, assassin in love with victim,
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Jonathan  Valentin
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I’d like to start out by thanking the author, M.C. Frank, for providing me an advanced copy of this exhilarating novel.

When we think of Robin Hood, our mind goes directly to the same classic telling of the hero who steals from the rich and gives to the poor. But in reality, who is Robin Hood? How did his name come about? Who are his merry men? Well, in this retelling novella we get a different outlook on who Robin truly is. We see a brave young man, his band of friends, times of sadness, bouts
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Debbie Eyre
Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a great novella to a retelling of a story I’m sure you have heard many different versions of over the years. Meet Robin Hood and his band of merry men in this thrilling adventure as you follow the author in their interpretation which is gripping and emotional! I have yet to read the other books but I can’t wait!
Alina
Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever wondered where the alias Robin Hood came from? M.C. Frank has the answer for you, in her ‘Hood’ novella, which belongs to The Outlaws series. The first installment - ‘Everything I Do’, breathed new life into the character of the famous thief and his merry companion, and in ‘Hood’ we get the chance to get to know them a little better.

This novella takes place a few months before the events in EID, but I think it’s better to read it after, when you’re already familiar with Frank’s ve
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S.E. Anderson
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Taking place on Christmas (perfect timing!), not too long before the events of Everything I Do, we get the inside scoop on how the little band of Outlaws made a name for themselves. And speaking of names - why is he called 'Robin Hood', by the way? This is wonderful insight for those who have already started the Outlaws series, but also makes a great invistation into the series for those who are only just now discovering it. And clocking in at 90 pages, this isn't a short novella!

Unlike in Ever
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Chelsea Girard
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing

“I don’t plan on bringing anyone else in our midst. Or trusting anyone beyond you four idiots. You are my family.”
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Hood: An Outlaws novella
M.C.Frank takes a different approach to her latest Novella, Hood as Alis, Robin, Little, Tuck and John, is like watching a bounty of true outlaws make a name for themselves. I say this is a different approach by Frank as I could feel the victorian feel throughout her novel which really set my mind into the perfect era for this novella. Frank carefully leaves
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Martha
Apr 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
This retelling of the beginning of the legend of Robin Hood moves quickly and is engaging. My rating 4.25.

Robin is now an outlaw with a small group of followers: John, the big warrior, Tuck, the excommunicated monk, Will, the brother of his heart, and Alis, the lady who learned to fight to survive. The group has rallied around Robin even though he is still trying to figure out how to lead and what to do. His friends have aliases to protect their true identities when in the villages. Now they are
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Ellie
Wow-what a fantastic read!

This little novella is set shortly before the events happening in Everything I Do and is just as beautifully written.

If you loved Robin Hood's story already or after reading Everything I do, then you should definitely pick this one up too. It gives you even more insight into Robbie's head and some super interesting background information. Apart from being fun, heartwrenching, dark and intriguing.

Filled with adventure, romance, the darkness of the middle ages, torture
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Aisha Reads
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was very excited to have received the opportunity to read Hood: An Outlaws Novella by M.C. Frank because I absolutely loved Everything I Do. Btw, aren’t the titles great?

Although Hood is around 71 pages, it’s packed full of adventure, memories, and "the feels." M.C. Frank also presents a deeper understanding of the characters introduced in Everything I Do. The story is very immersive--I felt as if I was a part of the Outlaws on their latest adventure.

What I loved most about Hood (and something
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Kaytlen Pearson
May 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
With an exciting twist to the traditional Robin Hood fairy-tale, M.C. Frank starts off the story with some melodramatic humor, "So what you’re saying is,” Alis hissed behind them, “that you’re used to being about to die.” “More or less,” Will Scarlet replied, rare laughter in his voice. “The excitement is gone.” before the tone is changed to one of resolve and heroism as the ragtag team of outlaws goes to rob the rich and feed the poor.

This story takes the tale of Robin Hood and provides depth a
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Jan
Feb 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received a copy from the author which I voluntarily read and reviewed. All opinions are my own. Thank you so much to M.C. Frank for providing this copy.

It has been a while since I read a retelling of Robin Hood, and I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Hood is just a novella, so it does not go into great detail but gives some important background on the main characters. This is definitely a fast-paced read that you can devour in one sitting! The adventure was there from the start, so I was hooked f
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TNE Book Critic
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hood is an Outlaw novella written by M.C. Frank, as a homage to the English folklore’s legendary heroic outlaw, Robin Hood. Robin Hood is Robin Loxley, a young orphan mourning the loss of his father, title and land. Robin leads a gang of fellow orphans, whose loyalty to one another is overwhelming as they embark on several dangerous adventures. Robin and his “merry men” soon learn about the King collecting taxes and food from the poor on Christmas Day. Disguised by the King’s greed, Robin and hi ...more
Christina  G.
Dec 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
This novella was an enjoyable addition to the Outlaws series. This story takes a look at the origin of Robin Hood’s name which was interesting to read about. It also gives you some additional insights to Robin’s background and his state of mind before the first book in the series begins. I enjoyed Everything I Do so it for me any additional information about the characters was great.

The only drawback for this is that it makes me want to read more of this series and I don’t want to wait to conti
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Emily
Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Hood is a fast paced novella that introduces the reader to Robin Hood and his band of merry men. It’s a quick an easy read, but very entertaining! We are dropped right into the action as Robin and his team prepare to take back money the sheriff of Nottingham has taxed the peasants to pay for his Christmas feast. Hood gives us insight into the backstories of the characters, especially Robin. It’s the prequel to the Outlaw series, and definitely makes me want to read Everything I Do (the first in ...more
Fiona Andrew
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
How did Robin Hood get his name? The tale gives us an insight into the authors interpretation of what makes a name. Robin is at the beginning of his career not sure of what he wants to do or even sometimes how do it. He wants to save the poor but is not always able. He robs the tax collector on Christmas Eve then gives back the money to those it was taken from. His deeds are celebrated and Robin remembers events that came before and how his life has changed. A very reflective storyline well writ ...more
Joey Paul
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I adore Frank's earlier works and I loved the first book in this series, so I had to pick this one up on pre-order and devoured it in one sitting. The memories that Robin has are so vividly painted in the words. The characters that you know and love are all there in their glory. Frank is an exceptional writer, and has a way of painting scenes and stories with a flourish of words. I very much enjoyed this book and am looking forward to more from this author. Highly recommended. ...more
Candy Smith
I truly enjoyed Everything I Do and was super excited to read Hood,as it gives more details into the characters' background. It gives more about Robin himself, what her suffered,how his band of thieves came to be and bit of his namesake. It has all the emotional feels of a novel in a shorter story version. I can't wait to see where the author takes this series! I feel in love with Robin Hood as a teenager and eminencely enjoying this retelling! ...more
sherri jones-teachout
Apr 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The beginning of Robin Hood and his Merry Men. This is the story of how Robin Hood and His Merry Men got their start, their pseudonyms, and the tragedy leading up to them becoming outlaws. They have created their own little family and are doing whatever they can to fight the injustices of the sheriff and giving back to the people. But Robin also has to save the King. I received a free copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Ksandra
May 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5/5 Stars

This was a fantastic short story about everyone's favorite outlaw, Robin Hood.

I thought the origin story of his name was rather inspired. It was a cute little game between two of his men. But I also loved how we got to see grief and heartbreak as well as the lighthearted side.

I cannot wait to read more of the series!

Disclaimer: I received a copy from the author in order to give an honest review
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Michelle
May 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-read, arc, 2020
This is a quick read and a great beginning to the Outlaw series. In this book we get introduced to the main characters and we learn so much about Robin and how he got his name. M.C. Frank packed a lot into this novella and created a fantastic world with amazing characters. I look forward to reading the rest of the Outlaw series and all about Robin and the outlaws adventures. I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this novella.
Roger
Oct 14, 2020 added it
Hood (Outlaws, #4), my fifth enjoyable read from author M.C. Frank. A short, well-written prequel with memorable characters. I was given a Kindle copy of Sleep Robin Hood (Outlaws #3) and upon discovering it was the third book in a series I went out & got the first two to read first and found this prequel as well. Now I'm voluntarily reading & reviewing it because every great book needs reviews. I look forward to reading more from this author. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018). ...more
Elizabeth O'Carroll
Oct 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a delight it was to read this book! It was a refreshing take on the classic Robinhood! I really enjoyed the two battles that Robin faced throughout the storyline; Robins inner battle with himself and the mission to distribute the bounty! A truly engaging read that will effortlessly draw readers to want to know everything about Robin. I know I am on my way to read all of M.C. Frank’s fabulous novellas!
Tahnia Ross
Dec 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this novelette. It reads just like I imagined it would be for Robin Hood's band of Merry Men. And I can actually picture him having a noblewoman as one of the "men", It's really hard to imagine that the so-called Tax Man would take the food that was earmarked for the Lord's day, let alone all the money. For what? Just so some rich guy can have more? Too bad something of the sort happens all too often today. Recommended for readers of all ages. ...more
Diana Ellis
Jun 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful!

This novella in the Outlaws series is fantastic! It gives a wonderful backstory to Everything I Do. It truly makes you appreciate what Robin and his “merry men” had to go through to get to where they are in the other two books. This is a very well written and captivating series and I highly recommend it.
Terry
Oct 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well written with heartfelt descriptions of Robin's memories of torture and loss while trying to do good in the here and now. The characters are likeable and each have there own tale of woe, although all is not quite revealed. A game is played to give Robin his pseudonym and how they became his 'Merry Men'. A short introduction into what could become an epic tale of adventure for them all. ...more
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