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Robin Hood: The Story Behind the Legend
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Robin Hood: The Story Behind the Legend

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by David B. Coe
 

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Oscar® winner Russell Crowe stars as the legendary figure known by generations as Robin Hood, whose exploits have endured through out popular mythology. In 13th century England, Robin and his band of marauders lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world

power. And whether thief or hero, one man from humble beginnings will

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Oscar® winner Russell Crowe stars as the legendary figure known by generations as Robin Hood, whose exploits have endured through out popular mythology. In 13th century England, Robin and his band of marauders lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world

power. And whether thief or hero, one man from humble beginnings will become an eternal symbol of freedom for his people. Robin Hood chronicles the life of an expert archer, previously interested only in self-preservation, from his service in King Richard’s army. Upon Richard’s death, Robin travels to

Nottingham, a town suffering from a despotic sheriff and crippling taxation, where he falls for the spirited widow Lady Marion (Oscar® winner Cate Blanchett), a woman skeptical of the identity and motivations of this crusader from the forest.

Hoping to earn the hand of Maid Marion and salvage the village, Robin assembles a gang whose lethal mercenary skills are matched only by its appetite for life. Together, they begin preying on the indulgent upper class to correct injustices under the sheriff. With their country weakened from decades of war, embattled from the ineffective rule of the new king, and vulnerable to insurgencies from within and threats from afar, Robin and his men heed a call to ever greater adventure. This unlikeliest of heroes and his allies set off to protect their country from slipping into bloody civil war and return glory to England once more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765366276
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date:
04/27/2010
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

David B. Coe is the author of the Winds of the Forelands and Blood of the Southlands series. Children of Amarid and The Outlanders, the first two novels of his LonTobyn Chronicle trilogy, won the William L. Crawford Award for Best First Fantasy or Fantasy Series. Coe grew up in the suburbs around New York City. He received his undergrad degree from Brown University and his Ph.D. in history from Stanford University. In his free time, he is an avid birdwatcher and nature photographer. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Sewanee, Tennessee.

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Robin Hood: The Story Behind the Legend 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
the_general More than 1 year ago
Well, this wasnt the best book I have ever read, but it was sure the best Robin Hood book that i have ever read! David B Coe is a very good story teller, and he managed to do a good job of making the movie into a book. The scenes weren't as powerful as they could have been but it was still good. Would i keep it for a permanent library? ..Meh, if your a Robin Hood fan like me, yes, but if you just picked this up off the self at BnN, you may want to consider getting it from the Library, but thats up to you. Be sure to remember though, this isn't David's best book! He has three other series out that i noticed from the inside of Robin Hood. Currently i am halfway thru his first book ever that he wrote in the '90s, The Children of Amarid. So far its pretty spectacular so if you enjoyed this, and maybe even if you didn't, i'd recommened at least trying out his other books! Enjoy!!!
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Elinor_D_Ferrars More than 1 year ago
After watching the 2010 film, I was pleasantly surprised to find this novelization. Despite what some have said, I appreciated the fact that Robin was older and a bit jaded. In my opinion, it made the character more credible than the usual youthful portrayal, which seems to me like an impetuous boy playing hero. The plot was a far cry from the original tale, but I enjoyed it.
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Robin Hood was a good book. it kept me reading for a few hours. it had a great new twist on robin hood and how he became robin hood.
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