By Stephen R. Lawhead
Lawhead (Byzantium), recognized for his ancient and myth fiction, reimagines the story of Robin Hood in his most up-to-date novel, the 1st within the King Raven Trilogy. in accordance with designated study, Lawhead locations the people hero (whom he names Bran) in Wales in 1093, at a time whilst the land used to be less than consistent attack from the recent Norman rulers of britain. while Bran's father, the king, is killed in an ambush in addition to approximately all his warriors, the land of Elfael is overtaken and its voters subjected to nice oppression. although Bran could be king, he has misplaced religion (in either himself and no matter what God he as soon as knew) and makes a decision to escape in its place. via affliction and event, aided by way of a ragtag workforce of colourful characters, his feel of justice grows, with his dedication to prime the folks of Elfael and his artistic concepts for facing the enemy.
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