Hood (King Raven, #1)



The Norman Conquest Of England Is Complete But For One Young Man The Battle Has Only Just Begun.When Bran S Father Is Murdered By Norman Soldiers, He Flees To London, Seeking Justice The Journey Is Long And Hard And The Suffering Of Those He Meets Along The Way Fuels His Anger.With His Demands Dismissed, Bran Has No Choice But To Return Home, Where A Worse Fate Awaits Him His Lands Have Been Confiscated And His People Enslaved By A Brutal And Corrupt Regime.Should Bran Flee Or Protect His People By Surrendering To His Father S Murderers The Answer, Perhaps, Is Known Only To The Raven King A Creature Of Myth And Magic Born Of The Forest S Darkest Shadows.Hood (King Raven, #1)

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  • Paperback
  • 438 pages
  • Hood (King Raven, #1)
  • Stephen R. Lawhead
  • English
  • 15 November 2017
  • 1904233716

10 thoughts on “Hood (King Raven, #1)

  1. says:

    Robin Hood and Friar Tuck together once againbut not quite as all of us remember them Never fear HOODitesSir Daffy s oscar worthy portrayal notwithstanding, Stephen Lawhead s re imagining of the Robin Hood legend is among the best I ve come across and is praise deserving for both its realism and its fresh, unique interpretation of the familiar tale For the most part, I found this version very effective Rather than England s well trodden Sherwood Forest, Lawhead has transported his st Robin Hood and Friar Tuck together once againbut not quite as all of us remember them Never fear HOODitesSir Daffy s oscar worthy portrayal notwithstanding, Stephen Lawhead s re imagining of the Robin Hood legend is among the best I ve come across and is praise deserving for both its realism and its fresh, unique interpretation of the familiar tale For the most part, I found this version very effective Rather than England s well trodden Sherwood Forest, Lawh...

  2. says:

    Well that was a letdown I absolutely love Robin Hood, Wales, anything medieval, and Celtic mythology, so this retelling seemed like the best setup ever Unfortunately it s just dull the whole way through The writing was overly descriptive and could have easily been 1 3 of the length I couldn t even get into the action scenes There s just something weird about the writing that feels forced or like even the author couldn t bring himself to care much The basic plot is that Bran ap Brychan is t Well that was a letdown I absolutely love Robin Hood, Wales, anything medieval, and Celtic mythology, so this retelling seemed like the best setup ever Unfortunately it s just dull the whole way through The writing was overly descriptive and could have easily been 1 3 of the length I couldn t even get into the action scenes There s just something weird about the writing that feels forced or like even the author couldn t bring himself to care much The basic plot is that Bran ap Brychan is the king s heir, but has to flee to a forest on the Welsh border when the king and his warband are all killed The super handsome Bran was late to that massacre because he was busy trying to seduce Marien He meets up with the typical figures like Gysburne, Tuck, and the outlaws Bran takes the shape of a giant raven, so rumors start circulating about the phantom King Raven who protects the Cymru and won t be defeated So the story had potential, but the execu...

  3. says:

    DNF d at 35% I m just not feeling this The story is decent enough and I love the idea of a gritty, realistic, Welsh Robin Hood The execution is just falling flat, and there s too much out there I want to read to continue reading a book I don t care about.There s something off about this writing While I wouldn t necessarily call it bad, it feels forced Like the author is making a conscious effort to dumb down his narrative to make it YA It ends up reading about as flat as a poorly done tr DNF d at 35% I m just not feeling this The story is decent enough and I love the idea of a gritty, realistic, Welsh Robin Hood The execution is just falling flat, and there s too much out there I want to read to continue reading a book I don t care about.There s something off about this writing While I wouldn t necessarily call it bad, it feels forced Like the author is maki...

  4. says:

    Lawhead is one of my favorite authors, so I had a built in interest in his King Raven trilogy as soon as I heard about it This first volume didn t disappoint Unlike the author s Dragon King and Song of Albion fantasy trilogies, this one is a work of historical fiction like Parke Godwin in Sherwood, he s set himself to re imagine what the actual roots of the Robin Hood legend might have been like, and like the latter he locates Robin in the 11th century, not the 12th Lawhead, though, places Lawhead is one of my favorite authors, so I had a built in interest in his King Raven trilogy as soon as I heard about it This first volume didn t disappoint Unlike the author s Dragon King and Song of Albion fantasy trilogies, this one is a work of historical fiction like Parke Godwin in Sherwood, he s set himself to re imagine what the actual roots of the Robin Hood legend might have been like, and like the latter he locates Robin in the 11th century, not the 12th Lawhead, though, places the doughty outlaw later than Godwin, in the reign of William II and locates him in the Welsh marches, as a Celtic Briton fighting for his land and people in the face of creeping Norman conquest This, of course, reflects the writer s well known fascination wit...

  5. says:

    Hood is an intriguing story, full of action and interesting character development Arealistic retelling of Robin Hood, it s steeped in a shockingly brutal moment in history as a young boy tries to find his way through it all.

  6. says:

    10 8 2015 Addendum I just got an email that someone liked this review and it took me a moment to even remember that I had read it Usually I don t have a problem remember a book I ve read, even years later With this one, however, I cannot even remember anything about the plot Could be relevant Original review I m not any sadder for reading this book, but I m certainly not anyenriched or anything His historical spin on the Robin Hood legend is well conceived but poorly ex 10 8 2015 Addendum I just got an email that someone liked this review and it took me a moment to even remember that I had read it Usually I don t have a problem remember a book I ve read, even years later With this one, however, I cannot even remember anything about the plot Could be relevant Original review I m not any sadder for reading this book, but I m certainly not anyenriched or anything His historical spin on the Robin Hood legend is well conceived but poorly executed It s got plenty of action and the dialogue isn t awful, but there was just something missing for me I didn t care about the protagonist and I didn t love or hate anyone else in the story It was just one of those books that I had no problem finishing, but when I was done just sort of shrugged, scratched my nose and took it back to the library Didn t re...

  7. says:

    Stephen Lawhead s new trilogy about Robin Hood, the King Raven trilogy, is pretty unusual in its portrayal of Robin Hood as a Welsh prince in the time of William II rather than a dispossessed aristocrat during Richard the Lionheart s crusades Stephen Lawhead includes an epilogue, Robin Hood in Wales , in which he explains his reasoning It will seem strange to many readers, and perhaps even perverse, to take Robin Hood out of Sherwood Forest and relocate him in Wales worse still, to remove all Stephen Lawhead s new trilogy about Robin Hood, the King Raven trilogy, is pretty unusual in its portrayal of Robin Hood as a Welsh prince in the time of William II rather than a dispossessed aristocrat during Richard the Lionheart s crusades Step...

  8. says:

    When I discovered a relatively new series of books based on the Robin Hood legend, I was immediately interested It began when I saw an ad here on Goodreads.com for Tuck, the recently published last installment of the trilogy It was one of those flashing ads that for the most part are simply annoying, but advertising works and I finally clicked on it and discovered a treasure Stephen Lawhead is an internationally known Christian writer who, I am somewhat ashamed to say, I had not heard of unti When I discovered a relatively new series of books based on the Robin Hood legend, I was immediately interested It began when I saw an ad here on Goodreads.com for Tuck, the recently published last installment of the trilogy It was one of t...

  9. says:

    4.5 starsThis is the start of a phenomenal trilogy, I can tell already This was my first Lawhead book, and I can t wait to readRobin Hood has been one of my favorite legends since I was little and first saw this version That fox was sexy Ahem, anyway I LOVED seeing these characters reimagined closer to how they would have been, were they real The story itself is timeless, but it always feels most at home in medieval times And setting them down in Wales rather than England was an in 4.5 starsThis is the start of a phenomenal trilogy, I can tell already This was my first Lawhead book, and I can t wait to readRobin Hood has been one of my favorite legends since I was little and first saw this version That fox was sexy Ahem, anyway I LOVED seeing these characters reimagined closer to how they would have been, were they real The story itself is timeless, but it always feels most at home in medieval times And setting them down in Wales rather than England was an inspired choice I haven t read much of Welsh history, but everything was handled fantastically and although I missed the forest being that of Sherwood, it was still the epic story we ve all come to know I ve read a bit about why Lawhead decided to change the setting and I agree with all of his points I would love to list them if I could find them again, but sadly they elude me I don t really...

  10. says:

    I m DNFing this particular edition because the narrator is absolutely atrocious Mispronunciations of British words by an american actor truly annoyed me but then he started mispronouncing american English words.But I must must must actually read the book It s set somewhere between 1066 post Norman Co...

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