An excellent retelling of the Robin Hood legend. The wealth of historical detail provides both form and flavor to the tale, which is set at the time of the Norman conquest rather than during King Richard's reign. Godwin's books are always richly gratifying, and this one is no exception.
I enjoyed both books of this series. An interesting glimpse into life in medieval times and a new look at the people involved in the Robin Hood fable. Robin is much more a person, rather than a larger than life hero. A historical novel rather than just entertainment.