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Robin and the King By Parke Godwin,

  • Title: Robin and the King
  • Author: Parke Godwin
  • ISBN: 9780380709960
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • With Sherwood, Parke Godwin reshaped the familiar story of Robin Hood to create his own unique version of the centuries old legend Taking the popular characters of Robin and Maid Marian, Little John and Will Scatloch, Godwin spun a tale of the adventures in Sherwood Forest vastly different from other renditions of the myth This latest volume from Parke Godwin reveals a fWith Sherwood, Parke Godwin reshaped the familiar story of Robin Hood to create his own unique version of the centuries old legend Taking the popular characters of Robin and Maid Marian, Little John and Will Scatloch, Godwin spun a tale of the adventures in Sherwood Forest vastly different from other renditions of the myth This latest volume from Parke Godwin reveals a fascinating new aspect of the Robin Hood legend the story of his later life and exploits as defender of the English people Robin and the King continues the magic of this fabled epic in a drama richer, powerful, and grander in scope than Sherwood, weaving two historical men into Robin s life the friendship of the king s son Rossel and the dangerous enmity of Ranulf of Bayeux The tale returns again to Nottingham and Sherwood Forest, now set later in the reign of William of Normandy, who had conquered the Anglo Saxon peoples years earlier when Robin was a mere youth A now older Robin has remained fiercely committed to freeing his fellow countrymen from absolute rule by any king, be he English or Norman But this long standing rivalry between Robin and the crown is soon overshadowed by a dangerous enemy a foe from the outside who threatens William s entire kingdom, including the way of life of Robin s own England, a life that was largely preserved under Norman rule This foreign threat sets in motion an explosive set of adventures as Robin engages in fierce sea battles, secret undercover operations behind enemy lines, and bloody saber skirmishes with fresh troops from the French Army And throughout it all, whether supporting him by his side or defending their home from the royal brutes back in England,his wife, Marian, emerges as a powerful ally, united with Robin in their last heroic efforts to save their people Robin and the King triumphs as a masterpiece of both history and legend Employing popular myth as well as historical detail, Parke Godwin has expertly placed the stor
    Robin and the King With Sherwood Parke Godwin reshaped the familiar story of Robin Hood to create his own unique version of the centuries old legend Taking the popular characters of Robin and Maid Marian Little John a

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    1. Impressively atmospheric and consistently enjoyable adaptation of the Robin Hood legend, displaced backwards in time from the commonest interpretation by some six score of years with Robin portrayed herein by Edward Aelredson, the best and the brightest of the native Saxon bucolic thanedom as set against both local Norman intrusion depicted by Ralf FitzGerald, Vicomte and Sheriff of Nottingham, initially Robin s arch nemesis as related in RTK s prequel, Sherwood but by the opening pages having e [...]

    2. Oh, Robin He s at it again This book covers quite a span of time, even than the first one which was longer It became rather difficult to discern how fast time was actually passing But on the plus side, there is only one mention of a lady drinking tea Progress I hope so The basic plot is Robin once again calls out William the Conqueror, and he gets mad Shocker Robin is banished from England, but saves William s butt from Danish Pirates on the crossing to Normandy William and Robin have a love ha [...]

    3. I ve read a lot of Robin Hood books, some good some not so good but this is probably the most boring one yet I usually give a book 50 pages before I decide I m not going to read it but this one, I read to page 61because I kept thinking it has to get better I even skimmed through to page 81 but it never did deliver nothing but boredom And I have too many other potentially good books to read on my list to waste time with this drivel.

    4. I found myself wondering throughout the book, what is the point of this I think that it is nice if you want of Godwin s Sherwood, however if you found the first book just ok then there is no real need to read the sequel.

    5. Wow This touching conclusion to a beautiful story was so endearing and touching I fell in love with Godwin s England and his characters in the first book I was worried the second book couldn t successfully continue such a poignantly epic story And it wasn t quite as gripping as the first but it was still brilliant These characters, Robin, Will Scatloch, Beorn, Marian, Judith, Edward Jr Much, Maud, Ralph, and others will stay with me for a long, long time These people came to life on the pages Th [...]

    6. Having read the first book I found this not quite as satisfying It was well written with believable characters that have some dimension to them What I liked Good introduction to the time period I did not know much about this time 1080 1090s As I said, good character development.What I did not like I felt that some of the plot concepts did not work because they introduced things that were not appropriate for the time period That might not bother most people but having authentic settings and props [...]

    7. So.Robin Hood dies I didn t like it and object for two reasons 1 I found it to be a little dramatic 2 Robin Hood dies Ha Just no whispers you live on, good Robin Ever will you ride the glen.And then there s the whole plot with Ranulf s wife and that bit with the enemy what s his name who Robin kills because of his base horribleness.In short this book wasn t for me and I much prefer Sherwood.

    8. Another great addition to Parke s Sherwood series I m sad that that this was the final book in this series but I m very glad to have read it The characters in this book are once again masterfully written with great dialogue and inner critics As in my other review, this is by far my favorite Robin Hood book series I recommend everyone to read this Still cant believe the ratings aren t higher and it looks as if this book hasn t been read a lot by people Parke is a diamond in the rough

    9. Parke Godwin s writing is wonderful the author attempts to be historically accurate with richly detailed characters and a feeling for the time and place Hated it to end

    10. Kind of a fun way to set up for Penman s Plantagenet series, which is what I m reading next It introduces the Domesday Book as well as the Charter of Liberties, precedent for the Magna Carta.

    11. A continuation of the emotional story begun in Sherwood, Godwin delivers on the original s promise The writing is superb.

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