Book Review: Lady of the Forest by Jennifer Roberson

14022331_1032518310177734_6754787136506514918_nAnyone who grew up with Errol Flynn knows the story by heart, the robbing the rich to feed the poor, the green cloak, the long bow, Maid Marion. This book takes the fictional story of Robin Hood and fleshes it out into a 600 page story accurate to the time period. The characters are portrayed with warts intact, vices reveled and all players with good and bad traits. The hero is suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from the Crusade, Marion has a sexual appetite, Friar Tuck is troubled by the crimes he is witnessing, and Alan of the Dale the minstrel is an outlaw because he bedded the Sheriff’s daughter. I did enjoy this book, but if you are looking for a quick read, this is not the one. She fills the book with so much detail that if you read to fast you will miss something important.

Review by Leslie B.

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