Saturday, April 25, 2009

Hood by Stephen R. Lawhead

Hood by Stephen R. Lawhead is the classic story of Robin Hood with a celtic twist. For centuries, the legend of Robin Hood and his band of merry men has captivated the imagination. Now, the old familiar tale takes on new life, fresh meaning, and an unexpected setting.
Hunted like an animal by Norman invaders, Bran ap Brychan, heir to the throne Elfael, has abandoned his father's kingdom and fled to the greenwood. There, in the forest of the Welsh borders, danger surrounds him--for this woodland is a living, breathing entity with mysterious powers and secrets, and Bran must find a way to make it his own if he is to survive.

This book is steeped in Celtic mythology and the political intrigue of medieval Britain and conjures up an ancient past that holds a mirror to contemporary realities. Prepare yourself for an epic tale that dares to shatter everything you thought you knew about Robin Hood.

I am a HUGE Robin Hood fan, and this is one of the best tellings of the story I have ever read. I can't recomend this book highly enough.