Afterblight Chronicles: Arrowland
by Paul Kane
Abaddon Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781907519130
Date: 16 September 2010 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
A new title in Abbadon's post-apocalyptic Afterblight Chronicles - Arrowland is the third such novel from Paul Kane to feature a futuristic and very bleak take on the legend of Robin Hood - check out the official web site of The Arrowhead Series.
"In the years since the Hooded Man emerged from the forest to defeat De Falaise, the new Sheriff of Nottingham, his reputation has spread – bolstered also by his stand against evil Russian dictator, The Tsar. Not only that, but Robert Stokes' peacekeeping force – The Sherwood Rangers – have been making their presence felt across the land, helping anyone who might be in trouble. However, new enemies are now gaining power in the north and the west, hampering the regional divisions of the Rangers.
Funded by overseas sources, the twin threat of The Dragon and The Widow must be tackled by Robert and his band, including Mary, Jack, Mark, Reverend Tate and Bill. But when an assassin is dispatched, just as skilled as Robert with a bow and arrow, the Hooded Man finds himself once more fighting to survive.
Because this time, not only do the fates seem to be against him, but also the spirits that dwell in his beloved Sherwood. Leading to a confrontation that will decide not simply the future of his own land, and all those he has come to care about, but of humanity itself."