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Die Herrin von Sherwood Jennifer Roberson

Die Herrin von Sherwood

Jennifer Roberson

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ISBN : 9783442358519
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606 pages
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Roberson follows her popular Lady of the Forest with another excellent adventure about Marian and Robin Hood that combines aspects of the romantic, fantasy and historical novel. The action begins when Robin and his men, who are living with Marian atMoreRoberson follows her popular Lady of the Forest with another excellent adventure about Marian and Robin Hood that combines aspects of the romantic, fantasy and historical novel. The action begins when Robin and his men, who are living with Marian at her estate, Ravenskeep, learn of the death of King Richard the Lionhearted, who had pardoned the gang for their legendary thefts. The kings demise subjects them once again to persecution by the sheriff of Nottingham. Roberson cleverly interweaves this fictional crisis with the historical problems that surrounded the election of Richards successor. For sheriff William deLacey and Robins father, the Earl of Huntington, support opposite contenders in this political conflictAreviled Prince John and young Arthur of Brittany, respectively. Robersons tightly written plot paves the way for events that might have come off as coincidences or accidents in less skillful hands, and her characters are engaging. Particularly strong is her construction of Marian, portrayed as thoroughly independent but not burdened with anachronistic feminist ways. Her incorporation of historical detail, including the handling of bows and swords, is assured and lends an unobtrusive richness to the tale, while Marian and Robins tumultuous love should keep romance fans turning pages. Exciting and satisfying, Robersons genre-blending novel may be her best yet. (Nov.)Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.