Lady of Sherwood

Lady of Sherwood

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by Jennifer Roberson
     
 

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"Exciting and satisfying." --Publishers Weekly

Robert of Locksley, the handsome son of a respected earl, has long battled the tyranny of Prince John--a man as weak as he is cruel. Now that power has shifted even more firmly into John's hands, and Robert has no choice but to fight as an outlaw--as Robin Hood.

Lady Marian of Ravenskeep has fled into the

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"Exciting and satisfying." --Publishers Weekly

Robert of Locksley, the handsome son of a respected earl, has long battled the tyranny of Prince John--a man as weak as he is cruel. Now that power has shifted even more firmly into John's hands, and Robert has no choice but to fight as an outlaw--as Robin Hood.

Lady Marian of Ravenskeep has fled into the depths of Sherwood Forest. There, amid wild woods, she will be transformed from lady to warrior--as Robin Hood's partner in stealing John's gold. But all who breathe know the penalty for such theft is hanging. As the Sheriff's army pursues them, Robin Hood and Marian face danger at every turn. . .and discover a shared passion that will join their hearts forever.

"Fans of historical fiction and period fantasy should enjoy this rousing story." --Booklist

"Roberson's genre-blending novel may be her best yet." --Publishers Weekly

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Roberson follows her popular Lady of the Forest with another excellent adventure about Marian and Robin Hood that combines aspects of the romantic, fantasy and historical novel. The action begins when Robin and his men, who are living with Marian at her estate, Ravenskeep, learn of the death of King Richard the Lionhearted, who had pardoned the gang for their legendary thefts. The king's demise subjects them once again to persecution by the sheriff of Nottingham. Roberson cleverly interweaves this fictional crisis with the historical problems that surrounded the election of Richard's successor. For sheriff William deLacey and Robin's father, the Earl of Huntington, support opposite contenders in this political conflict--reviled Prince John and young Arthur of Brittany, respectively. Roberson's tightly written plot paves the way for events that might have come off as coincidences or accidents in less skillful hands, and her characters are engaging. Particularly strong is her construction of Marian, portrayed as thoroughly independent but not burdened with anachronistic feminist ways. Her incorporation of historical detail, including the handling of bows and swords, is assured and lends an unobtrusive richness to the tale, while Marian and Robin's tumultuous love should keep romance fans turning pages. Exciting and satisfying, Roberson's genre-blending novel may be her best yet. (Nov.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Library Journal
The death of Richard Lionheart, King of England, leaves the succession of the throne in question and bodes massive changes for Robin of Locksley and his lover, Marion. Roberson's sequel to Lady of the Forest continues the tale of the legendary noble outlaws and their quest for justice. Caught up in political intrigues and betrayals, Marion and Robin strive to hold onto their love without sacrificing their honor. Fans of historical fiction and period fantasy should enjoy this rousing story. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780758292193
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
06/25/2013
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
646,770
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author


Jennifer Roberson is the author of the Sword-Dancer Saga and the Chronicles of the Cheysuli, and collaborated with Melanie Rawn and Kate Elliott on the historical fantasy The Golden Key, a finalist for the World Fantasy Award. She has also published three historical novels, and several in other genres. An exhibitor and breeder of Cardigan Welsh Corgis, she lives on acreage in Northern Arizona with eight dogs and two cats. She is currently working on the third Karavans novel, with prologue available at her website, http://www.cheysuli.com/author/Index.html.

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Lady of Sherwood 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story was well-written and very entertaining. After reading LADY OF THE FOREST, I was very excited to read this sequel. However, I enjoyed the first one more because it is told in greater detail. LADY OF THE FOREST is told from the perspective of Marian, Robin, Guy of Gisbourne, William DeLacey, Alan of the Dales, and so on, and I feel that it provided a richer reading experience. However, this is still a great story that's worth reading and difficult to put down.
Cyrille More than 1 year ago
This book a fantasy, that fact is even admitted by the author, is one heck of an adventure story. Particularly if you read the "prequel." "Lady of the Forest." The last two hundred or so pages were, for me, a real pot-boiling page turner. The sheriff of Nottingham in this book is a real skunk, clever, cruel and utterly without scruples. Prince John is a menace albeit far from Nottingham but none the less real. Robin Hood is... well Robin Hood but to me anyway, a bit more human and less fantastic. The "Merrie Men" are limited to Much, the Miller's son, Will Scarlet, Little John and Friar Tuck. There are other outlaws in Sherwood but they are not part of Robin Hood's "Merrie Men". If you enjoy the Robin Hood Mythos or just like a rip-roaring adventure tail do not pass on the book or the other mentioned in this review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Samantha Rivera for Readers' Favorite The variety of stories detailing the lives and tales of Robin Hood, the love of his life Maid Marian, and his ‘Merry Men’ have been told for generations. The story woven by Roberson takes that familiar story and twists it slightly into something new. The men (and women) are the same throughout, yet the story has a new spin that will keep you completely intrigued and uncertain of what will happen next. The Lady of Sherwood tells the tale of Marian as well; and it tells the story of Robin's upbringing and life outside of being an outlaw. Robin was not, after all, born a peasant and he was not forced into outlawry. Rather, it’s a profession he has chosen for himself. You may have read a dozen versions of this familiar story. You may know the traditional ones backwards and forwards but you do not know this story. There is more to Robin and more to his ambition in life than simply to rob from the rich and give to the poor. The Lady of Sherwood gives more information on the characters that make up his ragtag group of bandits. You’ll see them for what and who they are through this story -- a group of men and women who are simply that.  This is a story of real people driven to extremes by the circumstances in which they find themselves. You’ll be rooting for Robin and for Marian, laughing at the Sheriff, and cursing the stubbornness of men as you flip from one page to the next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was very disappointed in the plot of this story. It just can't measure up to the first book, Lady of the forest.