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message 1: by Mandy (last edited Oct 26, 2015 04:32PM) (new)

Mandy Webster | 2 comments Very excited to announce I just released the first novel in a new series of middle grade books. Young Marian A Viper in the Forest

WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR: ‘A Viper in the Forest’ is ideal for any young reader looking for a female role model who stands strong in the face of adversity. This brave young woman holds her own in a medieval world of cruelty, injustice and corruption.

WHAT IT IS: The first book in the Young Marian Series, ‘A Viper in the Forest’ by Mandy Webster is a prequel to the classic Robin Hood legend. Often portrayed merely as Robin Hood’s love interest or a member of his troupe of merry men, ‘A Viper in the Forest’ reimagines Marian as a hero in her own right. Young Marian will inspire readers with her fearless attitude and strong sense of loyalty and honour.

Marian and Robin’s carefree childhood in Sherwood Forest takes a dark turn when the arrival of a sadistic new lord sets off a series of intrigues including robbery, kidnapping and murder.

WHY YOU WANT TO READ IT: The history of Maid Marian has long been shrouded in mystery. ‘A Viper in the Forest’ takes the reader on a journey to the root of the Marian story, exploring the forces that shaped the woman at the heart of the classic adventures. Readers will be inspired by the heroism and courage that have made her so integral to the Robin Hood legend.

There is a shortage of feminine heroines in Middle Grade Literature who challenge the issues of social inequality, yet in this cruel medieval setting in which women are so often overlooked and oppressed Marian stands out as a heroine unwilling to accept the restrictions society wants to set on her.

Part Katniss – capable and fearless; part Hermione – smart, sensible, and a grounding influence on her more impulsive friends; Marian combines these qualities with humour and warmth. Young Marian is an inspiration for any female reader who is searching for role models and leaders as she navigates the often challenging obstacles that teen life brings about.

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Madeline Reynolds | 214 comments Mod
This sounds great :)

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