Robin Hood



A Hermit Finds An Outlaw, Who Gives His Name Only As John, Dying At The Forest S Edge He Nurses John Back To Health And In Return, John Tells Him Robin Hood S True Story Cursed By Chance, He Hunts The King S Deer As A Wolf When The Full Moon Rises, And Leads A Pack Of Shape Changers Like Himself Who Worship The Goddess Of The Woodlands He Wins Marian S Love When She Escapes Prison, Shoots In The Great Archery Contest Where The Prize Is A Werewolf Killing Silver Arrow, Struggles With The Vengeful Sheriff Of Nottingham And The Berserker Guy Of Gisbourne, And At Last Diesonly To Be Reborn But One Question Remains Who Is John, And What Dark Enemy Still Watches Him From The Forest, Waiting For A Chance To StrikeRobin Hood

Eric Tanafon writes software by day and fantasy fiction by the light of the moon He lives in New Hampshire with his lovely wife and children in an old house, which unfortunately isn t haunted.

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 298 pages
  • Robin Hood
  • Eric Tanafon
  • English
  • 05 January 2018

10 thoughts on “Robin Hood

  1. says:

    If I could give it than five stars, I would Every now and then, as a reader, I experience an incredible moment of revelation when I take in an expression or image of something that is so powerful, it takes my breath away No sooner had I started reading this book than I had to stop and catch my breath I had just read an extraordinarily beautiful sentence The forest clearing was a web of moonlight and shadows What perfect imagery It is simple and direct, but powerfully evocative at the same time In that moment, I was there I had been transported to that forest clearing and drawn into the world of the story, even before I knew anything else about it This is the magic a writer works when wielding the wand that is their pen Tanafon continues to cast these spells with magnificent imagery throughout this book As tales are told and the various storylines develop, the author provides the reader with a feast of sensory morsels that both satisfy and delight the reader At times, such images can be consumed at speed Others, like this one, demand thoughtfu...

  2. says:

    Robin Hood Wolf s Head is a clever retelling of the familiar tales of Robin Hood and his merry men, but with a supernatural twist My favorite aspect of the book was the author s ability to turn a phrase here are some of my favorites a rude wattle and daub structure, roughly thatched, that looked as if it had sprouted from the earth like a mushroom in the spring rains his dark hair and mustache was thin as grass in December the westering sun sent shafts of light through the trees, like heavenly arrows gone astray the fir trees were of a Saturnine humor, addicted to gloom, and preoccupied with their own secrets but the arrow gleamed in the dusk, as though it were a needle made for stitching stars to the sky with a thread spun from light itself Just a small sampling, but there is great imagery throughout.The characters were well rounded, though I d like to have felt connected to Robin and Marian The story was not told from their point of view, however, so there is a natural limitation to how close the reader can feel to them That said, I found myself most attached to the hermit, to whom all of these tales are told by a convalescing member of Robin s forest dwelling family, who finds himself under the hermit s care It s always nice to sink into a character s internal dialog deep POV, and...

  3. says:

    A delicious, highly imaginative alternate version of the legend Robin Hood and his merry men a pack of werewolves But there was nothing forced or Hollywood cheesy about the werewolves these creatures were natural, respected life, and beloved by the commoners The twists and turns of the complex, multilayered story were a constant delight, every tale retold with an unexpected surprise Tanafon s descriptive language of the forests, the hunts, the relationship of the creatures and the land was imagistic, almost poetic It was easy to suspend disbelief and accept that this was what really happened.Well rounded, complex characters are often the difference between a good book and an outstanding one Robin Hood Wolf s Head is filled with them The Sheriff of Nottingham redeemed Who da thunk it And Marion pl...

  4. says:

    A member of Robin s band of merry men sits down with a hermit to set the record straight about the legends of Robin Hood.I m a big fan of all things Robin Hood, so I was already predisposed to liking this book Where this story differs greatly from other Robin Hood re tellings at least the one s I ve read is that it introduces the idea that Robin and his men and women were werewolves And they aren t the overdone, Hollywood type werewolves that honestly get on my nerves These are werewolves who operate under their own rules among the forest, true to the spirit of Robin Hood I ll admit, adding such a paranormal element could have gone very wrong, and I was a little skeptical at first But it only took me a few pages to jump on board with this, and it worked out surprisingly well.The writing throughout is top notch The author doesn t dwell on descriptions, rather adding them in an almost casual way The narrative flows easily, and I felt fully immersed at the hermit s home as well as in the greenwood The dialogue is also fantastic The banter between John and the hermit, and between Robin and his men, is incredibly natural Having one character tell stories while ...

  5. says:

    This is a good book entertaining, fluently told and easy to read Robin s character really jumped off the page and was easy to visualise I m thinking David Oakes , and both John MC narrator and the Hermit were likeable and engaging with good chemistry The prose in this book was very detailed and visual, and very immersive for the scenarios that John was describing it was really affecting I really enjoyed the tale within a tale aspect and felt that the author handled this well I loved the combination of werewolves and the traditional tales of Robin Hood it really made the story linger in my mind even when I wasn t reading it The plot twists were certainly unexpected, and I feel they d have benefitted from a few indicative seeds prior to the big reveals this would have given greater power to the villains as well Sometimes the similes the author used s...

  6. says:

    It was the moon The moon that called to me, that drew me in to her reflection, so bright her silver light in the wolf s eye I entered a land of shadows, where the stories that I knew walked again, but not as I knew them It was not the stories that were strange, but I, the stranger wandering in otherland I remember, I opened a book, and readRobin Hood Wolf s Head is a masterful creation of an otherland Stories that one thought one knew, of Robin and his merry, er, men, flow past in a stream of strange swirls and unexpected eddies The collection of tales is in itself a tale, beautifully framed The language is carefully constructed to fit the setting, the pace likewise leisurely but not slow The story within a story is cleverly crafted, and creeps from its camouflaged lair to sink its teeth into the reader with tender determination Some passages are the finest of their kind I have yet read view spoiler for example, the first hand experience...

  7. says:

    I was intrigued by the premise of Robin Hood as a werewolf and was pleased to find that the author meticulously crafted a story that exceeded my expectations I found the characters to be engaging and well written I was particularly struck by the level of detail throughout the story Passages such as Fireflies showed their flickering lights in the air, and the full moon had risen, filling the clearing with a pale silver glow made me feel as if I were in Sherwood forest I e...

  8. says:

    Robin Hood his merry men as werewolves fun, if not really life changing I liked the twists on the traditional tales, especially the ways in which Marion got to be a bit important to the story The episodic nature of the framing device was interesting, but maybe kept it from ...

  9. says:

    After I got this gist of the story, I first thought, but Why I could quickly forget my bewilderment, because the story works unbelievably well I really enjoyed the stories within stories format I think it is the natural way of listening reading to stories for the humankind the book has a flow to it Of course the flow also comes from the talent of the writer I like the pagan vibe going on, and the tale takes you with it It does not exaggerate the gore or violence either I like when I feel myself carried into the place of happening, as in this book It is an enchanting, entertaining, and touching tale and offers few gig...

  10. says:

    Reviewed for Readers FavoriteEveryone has heard the stories of Robin Hood, but what if there was to the tale than what was told, what if there was something paranormal or supernatural going on in the Sherwood Forest An old hermit finds a man at deaths door, and nurses him back to relative health In the evenings he tells the hermit the true stories of life with Robin Hood, who in reality is a werewolf Robin Hood Wolf s Head is the classic story of Robin Hood with the twist of making he and his band of merry men werewolves, and not only the men, but a number of women moving along with them Author Eric Tanafon explains so much of what Robin Hood was able to do with the twist of the paranormal.Werewolves are all the rage and so much fun to read about, and we are used to reading them in modern tales, but what if they have been around much longer What if some of our grea...

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