Book Review-THE HOOD GAME: Rise of the Greenwood King-J.P. Reedman | Miki's Hope

Book Review-THE HOOD GAME: Rise of the Greenwood King-J.P. Reedman

Monday, June 1, 2020

I've always been a fan of Robin Hood--steal from the rich and give to the poor!! This rendition is certainly different from any I had read before and I really enjoyed it! It tells how Robin began and how he ended up with his merry men. All outlaws--everyone--just because they hunted in the Kings Forest to help feed their families. It also goes into the life of Maid Marion and how she and Robin met and then stayed together for a while. There are plenty of the usual villains and all the trouble they caused!! This does not end on a happy note--however since this is the first in the series--maybe things get better!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

“The arrow swift to wound is already drawn from the quiver ; soon will the blow be struck ...”

Robin of Locksley joins the annual village games, signifying the ancient battle between the ‘Lord of the Hood,’ and The Dark.

A night of good cheer turns to terror as soldiers arrive to arrest Robin’s foster father, accused of poaching and witchcraft.

During a struggle between Robin and a Norman master, the lord is killed and Robin made “wolfshead” – a term for a hunted man with a price on his head. Joining with his cousin Scarlet, John Little and Much the Miller's Son, they must flee across the bleak moors of Derbyshire where Robin encounters St.Anne of the Well, who reveals the real meaning of the Hood Game ...

Seeking haven in the “Bright Forest,” others soon join Robin’s band, including the wild, drunken Irish bard, Alan of the Dale, Brother Tuck with his three wolfhounds, and the Lady Marion of Blidworth, rescued from the lecherous advances of Guy of Gisbourne.

Word then comes to Sherwood. The Devil is loose! King Richard Lionheart, freshly returned from captivity, retakes Nottingham back from the corrupt Sheriff, a supporter of Lackland. A chance encounter with Robin, and promises of pardons, brings the Lord of the Hood and his men into the Siege of Nottingham Castle ...
The Outlaws break free of the King's almost hypnotic hold, but Gisbourne is in pursuit using dark enchantments spun by the Witch of Papplewick.

( The Hood Game: Rise of the Greenwood King is the first in a three book series presenting a Robin Hood rooted in the primal legends of the Greenwood.)

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

Born to a Canadian soldier and English war bride, J.P. grew up in Victoria, British Columbia. but has lived in the U.K. for almost a quarter of a century.

Interests include anthropology, archaeology, folklore, fantasy, the Wars of the Roses era (Richard III in particular), Robin Hood, medieval life in general, Stonehenge and the megalithic culture.

Works include two novels set at the time of Stonehenge, Stone Lord and Moon Lord, and two popular works on Richard III (I, Richard Plantagenet parts 1 and 2) written from his first person point of view. Other works include a dystopian novel My Name is Not Midnight, which takes place in a post-Apocalyptic Canada, and a historical fantasy Sacred King which is about Richard III's 'return' in a Leicester carpark. Many short stories and collections are also available, the subjects ranging from high fantasy and horror to pure historical fiction.

Upcoming projects are a Complete Edition of I, Richard Plantagenet (revised, with new details), a novel on Eleanor Provence, Queen of Henry III, and a mystical version of the Robin Hood legend.

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Tamra Phelps said...

I've always liked that period of history. I bet this would be a really enjoyable read.

Linda Manns Linneman said...

This sounds like a good read. I can't wait to read this. I really appreciate all of your book reviews. God Bless

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