Genre: Historical Romance written in a lighthearted style.
The authors says, “I’m giving you Robin and Marian alright, but differently from all the cliched similar renditions your have read and seen over the years. I hope you enjoy a refreshing take.
Young Robert of Loxley, later known as Robin Hood, romps through Sherwood Forest while his dearest childhood friend Marian returns from Queen Eleanor’s Court of Love all grown up and seeking him with desire and marriage in mind and a cup of mead or two or three to strengthen her will. She finds Robert all right, more interested in his wolf friends than her. The return of King Richard compels them to work together to save the king’s life.
Unique points separating this tale from others:
1. Presents a young Robert and Marian before he became the infamous outlaw Robin Hood. Since Prince John’s full malignant force was not felt until he became king in 1199, a rebellion of merry men would not likely have formed around 1194. You shall meet some of Robin’s men in the life they led before turning outlaw.
2. Uncovers the never before told story of Robert’s protectors, the prolific wolves of Sherwood Forest.
3. Interprets Sir Guy, John Little, Will, Bess, as well as the world’s most famous couple in a refreshing new light.
4. Offers how Robin got his name.
5. Offers how he got his hood.
1. Hike through Sherwood, if you dare, hounded by the superstitions and fears of Anno Domini 1194. (See Aberdeen Bestiary – wolves).
2. Enjoy Will’s lyre and song, a few times.
3. Immerse into the culture, bravado, and dress of castle, hamlet, and forest.
For those interested in history:
The story covers, in the main, from March 13th, 1194 when King Richard lands in England to a couple of weeks later when Nottingham Castle falls. The author’s most fascinating and highly recommended source is, “The Siege of Nottingham Castle in 1194,” by Trevor Foulds, whose exhaustive research covers so much more than the title suggests by detailing events over time related to the struggle between John Lackland and his brother, the Lionheart.
If you’d like to see more of Marian and Robert, perhaps more of when they were growing up, or this in a full length novel in paperback as well please do write to the author or publisher, and for any other reason. The author is a member of and adheres to the Romance Writers of America guidelines. A readers’ group study guide is available on request. (erapacrwr at Hotmail dot com)
Thank you for purchasing my story. I hope you will have as much fun reading the tale as I did penning it.
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