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Retelling of the Robin Hood Tale

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I won a copy of Nottingham during a Bookish First Giveaway. I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given.

What really happened in Sherwood Forest when King Richard was away? Is the story that has always been told the truth, or was something all together different going on?

Nottingham is written in a multiple perspective format, with each chapter penned by different characters in Robin Hood's world. The format works against the book, in my opinion, as it ruins the continuity of the plot to be continuously switching from Richard, to Marion, to Guy, to Arable, and onward.

The best part of the novel is the speech at the ending that promises to usher in lawlessness in the next book. The author spent so much time breaking down the old misconceptions and preconceived notions that the novel lost its steam part way through. Now that all of this is out of the way, the series holds more promise. Nottingham is a dark tale, nothing like the children's version of old. Readers who like retellings of classic tales may like Nottingham for its different take.