Legends chronicle Robin Hood and Guy de Gisbourne as the deadliest of enemies.
The reality is… complicated.
Home razed by Church edict, loved ones struck down by treachery, Rob is left for dead. Taken by the old druid master into the deeps, he emerges with a new name and purpose: leader of a band of tight-knit outcasts, claiming the ancient forest and wielding the Horned God’s vengeance with silent, deadly arrows. Also escaping the aftermath of Loxley’s destruction, noble-born Gamelyn has returned from Crusade with his own new identity and purpose--but no absolution.
When the two boyhood lovers next cross paths, a brutal, blindfolded game of foxes and hounds ensues, pitting Templar assassin against Heathen outlaw. And as Robyn discovers his sister Marion is still alive, the game turns.
Thwarted kings of a breaking realm, Robyn Hode and Guy de Gisbourne must restore the Maiden to her rightful place-- and manage to not destroy each other in the process.
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Publisher: Forest Path Books
Setting: medieval England, Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters
A Swimming Pool Library wrote:
“Hennig’s Wode series continues to reinvent the legend of Robin Hood… Thick with conflict and intrigue, this retelling turns a well-known legend into a fresh, earthy tale of human passions twisted by politics and ancient powers.”
“A complex, meticulously researched, and vividly realised re-imagining of the Robin Hood myth, which depicts Robin and Guy as lovers instead of sworn enemies.”