In old England, when the cruelty of the sheriff of Nottingham was met by the raw courage of a lone archer, the shire became a bloody battleground And as a handful of men joined with the archer in his crusade against tyranny, the huge dark forest became a source of fear for the sheriff, and for others in authority who had misused that authority The clash of iron wills moved the mortal enemies and toward clear lines of good and evil, and a final battle to decide the fate of the shire and of the men who fought for it


10 thoughts on “The Hooded Man

  1. Blair Hodgkinson Blair Hodgkinson says:

    This is a strange book as it seems to have a bit of an identity crisis Is it a novel Kind of, but it feelslike a series of episodes than a cohesive whole Is it written for adults, young adults, or children It has elements that could lead you to think one, then the other, then the other the book is told in a storybook kind of style reminded me of Robin Hood books by McSpadden and Roger Lancelyn Green , but then it doesn t hesitate to add brutality to the mix i.e rape and battle viol This is a strange book as it seems to have a bit of an identity crisis Is it a novel Kind of, but it feelslike a series of episodes than a cohesive whole Is it written for adults, young adults, or children It has elements that could lead you to think one, then the other, then the other the book is told in a storybook kind of style reminded me of Robin Hood books by McSpadden and Roger Lancelyn Green , but then it doesn t hesitate to add brutality to the mix i.e rape and battle violence Despite the difficulty in pinning the novel down to one of these forms, I enjoyed it because the author took some time and effort to really underpin his characters with medieval Christian philosophy and values which validated their behaviour There was some good consideration given to the difficulties and complications rising from life as a 13th century outlaw Also, the author dismissed some of theoutlandish factors in the storylines of the ballads and substituted logical events as he saw fit These were good choices for the most part.Without making spoilers, the writer s modification to the story s traditional conclusion is acceptable and suited the story