Lord of Sherwood

Lord of Sherwood

by Laura Strickland

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BN ID: 2940149628421
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication date: 08/05/2014
Series: The Guardians of Sherwood Trilogy , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 302
File size: 305 KB

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Lord of Sherwood 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ReaderMollyD More than 1 year ago
Laura Strickland’s book Lord of Sherwood holds the magic of the old Robin Hood legends, but adds a new twist to these tales. Set during King Henry III’s reign, the descendants of Robin, Will Scarlet, and Maid Marion form a triad, carrying on the traditions of their ancestors. The three continue the fight against Norman tyranny and try to protect age-old rituals. The two male members of the triad, Curlew Champion and Heron Scarlet, are apparent as the book begins. But who is the maid to complete the group? ‘She is coming,’ everyone says. This becomes part of the story’s mystery. The novel revolves about the mystique of Sherwood Forest.  Depicted as a sacred site like Avalon, the place is more than a forest. It is magical; it is a state of being; it hides secrets and links to higher planes of existence. Its power communicates itself to the members of the triad and their forebears. “Dark green it was, the hue of fir needles, deep and fathomless.” There is a lot of beauty in this story, reminiscent of that found in Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Mists of Avalon. I thought the characters, especially the heroic ones, skillfully drawn. The plot is well thought out and laced with a few surprising twists. I enjoyed the love scenes, important parts of this romantic story, and would recommend Lord of Sherwood to anyone as a great escapist read.
DavidAndrewsDA More than 1 year ago
An imaginative retelling of the best-known legend of Sherwood Forest set in the reign of Henry III when the descendants of Robin, Marion, Will Scarlet, Little John and the others bond with the spirits of the forest and wrest power from the Norman overlords in the only way possible. All the original elements are there, even the archery contest, but the tale itself is entirely new. The writing is tight and the tension taut as a bowstring. I enjoyed this book from the first page to the last.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago