AD 1203: ROBIN HOOD MUST TURN THE TIDE OF WAR
AD 1203: England and France are locked in a brutal struggle for power. The fate of the embattled duchy of Normandy is in the hands of the weak and untrustworthy King John. Facing disaster, he calls for help from a former outlaw - Robin Hood.
The Earl of Locksley
As King Philip II's army rips through the Norman defences, Robin - the Earl of Locksley - leads a savage mercenary force into battle under the English banner, supported by his loyal lieutenant Sir Alan Dale. But defeat is only one castle away.
The Iron Castle
The most powerful fortress in Christendom, only Château Gaillard can resist the French advance. Robin and Alan must defend this last bastion against overwhelming force - for if the Iron Castle falls, Normandy will fall with it.
About the Author
Angus Donald was educated at Marlborough College and Edinburgh University. He has worked as a fruit-picker in Greece, a waiter in New York and as an anthropologist studying magic and witchcraft in Indonesia. For twenty years, he was a journalist in Hong Kong, India, Afghanistan and London. He now has two children with his wife Mary and he lives and writes in a medieval farmhouse in rural Kent.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The sixth book of Angus Donald’s Outlaw Chronicles is fittingly a sad tale, though masterfully written. Though the titular Iron Castle was doomed to fall to the French, Donald keeps readers on the edge of their seat through the eyes of Sir Alan Dale before and throughout the siege. Donald has kept me thoroughly entertained in all his stories of the infamous Robin Hood, and this one is no different.