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Shirewode

by J Tullos Hennig

Shirewode - J Tullos Henning - The Wode
Editions:Paperback - 3rd edition: $ 21.99
ISBN: 978-1-951293-01-7
Size: 8.50 x 5.50 in
Pages: 382
ePub - 3rd edition: $ 6.99
ISBN: 978-1-951293-00-0
Audiobook - 1st edition: $ 25.99
ISBN: 978-1-951293-12-3

Legends chronicle Robin Hood and Guy de Gisbourne as the deadliest of enemies.
The reality is… complicated.
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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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Setting: medieval England, Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters
Reviews:Publishers Weekly 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 Swimming Pool Library wrote:

“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.”


About the Author

J TULLOS HENNIG likes big books.

Active in genre literature and conventions in the 70s/80s/90s, she returned to the authorial fold with the publication of a series of historical fantasy novels, and was chosen to receive the Speculative Literature Foundation’s juried Older Writers Grant.

Her award-winning historical fantasy series, The Books of the Wode, is a truly innovative re-imagining of the Robin Hood legends, with Robyn the outlaw archer as a queer, chaotic-neutral druid.