The Outlaws of Sherwood Author:Robin McKinley The eternally engaging story of Robin Hood has been re-imagined here with very real, appealing characters moving through a fast-paced tale of drama and intrigue set in 12th-century England. Young Robin is a sub-apprentice forester, alone in the world but for his friends, Marian and Much. Getting a rare day off to enjoy the treats of the Nottingh... more »am fair, Robin finds en route that he has become a criminal fugitive. Taking to the forest to escape his pursuers, Robin is joined by a roster of familiar characters. THE OUTLAWS OF SHERWOOD is a vivid recreation of the adventure, romance, and action of this timeless tale.« less
No surprises in this retelling of the traditional Robin Hood tale, but the characters are full-bodied and real, and McKinley will transport you into the heart of Sherwood Forest for a while. Enjoyable read.
This is a good Robin Hood story, but not a great one. Robin isn't really a hero in this book- just a guy who kind of falls into 'happenings' of the day. He doesn't rub elbows with great people or affect great events, he just kind of floats through the book reacting (instead of being proactive) to whatever happens...
It's an ok read- more of a character study-, but if you're looking for an adventure, I'd look elsewhere.