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Robin and the King (1993) [Novel]
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Series: Sherwood
Part: 2

Summary :

A fascinating new aspect of the Robin Hood legend - the story of his later life and exploits as defender of the English people. Robin and the King continues the magic of this fabled epic in a drama richer, more powerful, and grander in scope than Sherwood, weaving two historical men into Robin's life: the friendship of the king's son Rossel and the dangerous enmity of Ranulf of Bayeux. The tale returns again to Nottingham and Sherwood Forest, now set later in the reign of William of Normandy, who had conquered the Anglo-Saxon peoples years earlier when Robin was a mere youth. A now older Robin has remained fiercely committed to freeing his fellow countrymen from absolute rule by any king, be he English or Norman. But this long-standing rivalry between Robin and the crown is soon overshadowed by a more dangerous enemy - a foe from the outside who threatens William's entire kingdom, including the way of life of Robin's own England, a life that was largely preserved under Norman rule. This foreign threat sets in motion an explosive set of adventures as Robin engages in fierce sea battles, secret undercover operations behind enemy lines, and bloody saber skirmishes with fresh troops from the French Army. And throughout it all, whether supporting him by his side or defending their home from the royal brutes back in England, his wife, Marian, emerges as a powerful ally, united with Robin in their last heroic efforts to save their people.

Original title: Robin and the King
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionHistoricalEuropeanMedieval
FictionFantasySaga, Myth, and LegendRobin Hood And Sherwood Forest

Edition #1: Robin and the King

Robin and the King (1993)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "Not just a first-rate adventure, this is also a fascinating account of everyday life in the 11th century, whose customs, beliefs, superstitions and fears are vividly evoked. Witchcraft, intrigue and betrayal lead to a shocking denouement. Deft characterizations, superb battle scenes and more than a little wit make this a worthy addition to Robin Hood lore." Publisher's Weekly
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Robin and the King (July 1994)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Avon
ISBN: 0380709961
Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.8 x 1.0 in
Pages: 384

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Robin and the King (June 1993)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN: 0688052746
Dimensions: 6.5 x 9.5 x 1.2 in
Pages: 366

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