Robin Hood was not a good guy. Got that?
Toby Venables has explored the fullest extent of this idea in his Hunter of Sherwood series, in which Guy of Gisburne is the hero, hunting down the rogue insurrectionist that is Robin of the Hood.
The third and final instalment of the trilogy, Hood, is out today – and it will knock your socks off.
Read on to find out more about Hood and this awesome series…
By Toby Venables
The vendetta with Robin Hood has cost too much: blood shed, lives lost, friendships severed. Guy of Gisburne, knight and agent of Prince John, has had enough, and wishes to enjoy a little quiet on his own land.
But Hood grows ever more troublesome, and if the barons of the North will not convince Guy to resume the hunt – nor even the rightful King Richard, returned from long imprisonment – then perhaps the simple plea of a missing daughter’s father, and a promise to restore a good man’s name, will.
Hood has gathered an army – among them the insidious Took, the giant John Lyttel, the cutthroat Will the Scarlet, the brilliant but bitter Alan O’Doyle. Guy must now recruit an army of his own, calling upon some familiar old friends – and one all-too-familiar old enemy…
The stage is set: Sherwood, long a home to both men. The final confrontation begins…