Hood (King Raven Trilogy)
by Stephen R. Lawhead
ATOM Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 1904233708
Date: 03 August, 2006 List Price £12.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
A big name writer in the historical fantasy part of the market, Stephen Lawhead (author of the Pendragon and Dragon King series) targets younger readers with this reinterpretation of the evergreen Robin Hood story. Hood, a smart hardcover released by Atom, shifts the tale's geography a little by relocating it to Wales.
"A new reign of terror has brought fear and hatred to the land, while an ancient legend stirs in the heart of the wildwood. When Bran ap Brychan's father is murdered by Norman soldiers, his lands are confiscated and his people subjugated by a brutal and corrupt regime. Should Bran flee for his life or protect his people by surrendering to his father's murderers? The answer, perhaps, is known only to the Raven King - a creature of myth and magic born of the darkest shadows in the forest."