Hawksmaid: The Untold Story of Robin Hood and Maid Marian
Before she was Maid Marian, she was Matty....
Matty has been raised to dance well, embroider exquisitely, and marry nobly. But when Matty's mother is murdered before her very eyes and her father, a nobleman, is reduced to poverty, Matty's life changes.
As the daughter of Nottingham's most famous falconer, she finds a new destiny in the hawks her father keeps. She begi...more
There were NO POTATOES in 12th century England! Got that? THERE WERE NO POTATOES IN MEDIEVAL EUROPE! None. Nada. Not a one. No, no, no. Robin Hood characters and potatoes never, ever met! There were no French fries, no crisps, no chips, no mashed potatoes, no sweet potatoes, no baked potatoes, and if you needed somewhere to hide when there was an attack on the castle going on, there would certainly not have been a bag of ...more
I've reread this book many times and I forgot to put in on Goodreads. This book says that it is for 10 and up but I think that it is still okay for young adults looking for a quick read.
This book is about Matty who is the daughter of one of the best falconers in their time which is in the 1100's. she was growing up to be a typical young lady until there castle and whole town was attacked by men following orders from Prince John. His older brother is line for king but was away so John is try ...more
Matty is the daughter of an impoverished landowner, and a falconer. Fynn is her childhood friend, and Robin Hood. The book tracks them through a series of time ski ...more
Oh, and that plot. ARRRRGH THAT PLOT. I don't even know. I don't even know. What even happened? I got that Matty could talk to her hawks ...more
Maid Marian is some kind of hawk mastering master and surpasses even her father at a very young age. She is the most smart, clever, cunning, pretty, brave, fearless person ~ever~ and everyone loves her and if you don't ...more
I appreciated the writin ...more
I stumbled upon this book in the library, and checked it out because it looked intriguing. It's a juvenile book by an author that I'm familiar with, so I assumed it would be decent, and it was. But the story was absolutely horrible. My complaints could carry on as long as the book itself, but I shall narrow them down.
The untold ...more
As I kept on reading, I was pretty amused with Matty. She had a stubborn attitude ...more
Now let me tell you what it is.
I found this book in middle school and read in a half dozen times in the two weeks I had it from the library. The book completely revolutionized my idea on Robin Hood, which before had been only a mildly interesting character in my mind.
Four years later, having dee ...more
This is a different take on the tale of Robin Hood and Maid Marion which includes the art of falconry. It’s historical fiction set in the 1100s with a dose of fa ...more
Made me think of Sharon Kay Penman's book, "Dragoon's Lair!"
Enjoyed the most what she had to say about the use and art of Falconry.
Something I would like to do.
Interesting about what each bird is able to do and their strengths and weaknesses.
Was confused about the potato hole thing too and why kill the mother and not the father.
Oh, and as pointed out in another review, there were no potatoes in 12th century England. ...more
She was born June 24, 1944, and grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is married to Christopher Knight, with whom she lives in Massachusetts.
Book 15, The War of t ...more