After King John's men massacre all the other adults in her village, including her entire family, Lady Merry Ellison escapes into the forest, taking the orphaned children with her. Living on what they can find and stealing what else they need, including a shipment of gold meant for the king, Lady Merry and her little band become hunted enemies. Timothy Grey, the ninth child of the Baron of Greyham, wishes for a title of his own. When he spots the fugitives in the forest, he decides this is his chance. But when he meets the group's lovely and fearless leader, sparks fly between the two, and Timothy must decide which is more important, love or recognition. VERDICT Sleiman (Love in Three-Quarter Time) launches an action-packed, historical series of adventure and romance, starring a strong, intelligent female Robin Hood who lives up to the famous outlaw's reputation. This fun read makes a great adult-YA crossover for Robin Hood fans who enjoy a twist to a classic tale.