Best Robin Hood Fiction

Top 10 Best Robin Hood Fiction : The Outlaws of Sherwood, Scarlet, Hood, Sherwood, Lady of the Forest, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, The Forestwife, Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood, Hawksmaid: The Untold Story of Robin Hood and Maid Marian

The Outlaws of Sherwood
AuthorRobin McKinley
3.5 stars. I've owned a paperback copy of The Outlaws of Sherwood, a retelling of the Robin Hood folktale, for ages, dating back to the days when I was auto-buying everything Robin McKinley wrote. It's a very different type of book for her: a straightforward historical novel - no fantasy elements at all...
AuthorA.C. Gaughen
Will Scarlet is good at two things: stealing from the rich and keeping secrets - skills that are in high demand in Robin Hood's band of thieves, who protect the people of Nottingham from the evil sheriff. Scarlet's biggest secret of all is one only Robin and his men know...that she is posing as a thief; that...
AuthorStephen R. Lawhead
Robin Hood

The Legend Begins Anew

For centuries, the legend of Robin Hood and his band of thieves has captivated the imagination. Now the familiar tale takes on new life, fresh meaning, and an unexpected setting.

Steeped in Celtic mythology and the political intrigue of...
AuthorParke Godwin
Update note, Dec. 24, 2012 --That book mentioned in the first paragraph below, that I couldn't recall the author or title of when I wrote this review, was Robin Hood (1912) written by Henry Gilbert.

My first literary introduction to the Robin Hood legend came as a seven- year old kid, through...
AuthorJennifer Roberson
As the gates of Ravenskeep swing open and a young woman flees into the primeval depths of Sherwood Forest and into the arms of the man she loves, a saga of exceptional power and remarkable passion begins...

He is Sir Robery Locksley--the heroic nobleman who has turned his back on all he knows to...
The Adventures of Robin Hood
AuthorRoger Lancelyn Green
Robin Hood is champion of the poor and oppressed against the cruel power of Prince John and the brutal Sheriff of Nottingham. He takes refuge with his Merrie Men in the vast Sherwood Forest, emerging time and again to outwit his enemies with daring and panache. This classic version brings sense and clarity...
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
AuthorHoward Pyle
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood of Great Renown in Nottinghamshire is an 1883 novel by the American illustrator and writer Howard Pyle. Consisting of a series of episodes in the story of the English outlaw Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men, the novel compiles traditional material into a coherent...
AuthorTheresa Tomlinson
Mary, 15 years old and an orphan, must flee into Sherwood Forest to avoid an arranged marriage. There her life truly begins, for she finds a community of heroic outlaws that includes a woman with seemingly magical healing powers and a young man who is bravely leading the fight against tyranny. This man...
AuthorTony Lee
The year is 1192.

Prince John is getting fat and wealthy on blood money while the king fights in Jerusalem. When Robin of Loxley returns home from the Crusades, he soon discovers that things are not as they should be. The sheriff now governs Nottingham with an iron fist.

In the haunted...
AuthorKathryn Lasky
Before she was Maid Marian, she was Matty.... Matty has been raised to dance well, embroider exquisitely, and marry nobly. But when Matty's mother is murdered before her very eyes and her father, a nobleman, is reduced to poverty, Matty's life changes. As the daughter of Nottingham's most famous falconer,...
AuthorAngus Donald
Now, unusually, the Iron Castle has been out a week before I’ve got my review up. Why? Simple: I have had a plethora of books and manuscripts to read all arriving in a short time and most of which will never see the light of review day, but all had deadlines. And shuffling them around, one thing was clear…...
AuthorNancy Springer
What a strange feeling to read a book and feel like it was written with me in mind. I picked this one up on a whim. I love stories with mediaeval settings, have a soft spot for tales of Robin Hood, and the title character shares my name -- my chosen name. To be honest, I wasn't expecting much. I had never heard...
AuthorElsa Watson
An irresistible reimagining of the Robin Hood legend, Maid Marian brings to life the rollicking—and romantic—world of the Middle Ages.

An orphan and heiress to a large country estate, Marian Fitzwater is wed at the age of five to an equally young nobleman, Lord Hugh of Sencaster, a union...
AuthorAntonia Fraser
This was a surprising find. Antonia Fraser is well known today for her well researched biographies of 16th and 17th century British royalty – so it was quite unexpected to find she had written a fanciful version of the Robin Hood legend back in the early 1970’s.

Fraser’s Robin Hood borrows...
The Rise of Robin Hood
AuthorAngus Donald
This is the first in a trilogy of short stories from Angus Donald that tell tales of the early life of the heroes of his Outlaw series.

This first one, as the title might rather suggest, takes us back to the beginning and the first foray of Robin in his outlaw days, when he was green in more ways than...
AuthorWalter Scott
Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name.

Sir Walter Scott was born on August 15, 1771 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Scott created and popularized historical novels in a series called the Waverley Novels. In his novels Scott arranged the plots and characters...
Lady Of Sherwood
AuthorJennifer Roberson
National bestselling author Jennifer Roberson brought the legend of Robin Hood and Maid Marian to life in Lady of the Forest -- a story so beautifully told that it lives on in our imaginations. Roberson, renowned in the fantasy world for two successful and award-winning series, has a devoted following...
AuthorNancy Springer
Ever since the Sheriff of Nottingham killed his father, Rook has run wild in Sherwood Forest, dreaming of his day for vengeance. Finally, he has found his chance. Not with the sheriff himself, but with the evil man's son, snared by one of the mantraps his own father planted to catch outlaws such as Rook....
AuthorNancy Springer
Guy Longhead. Jasper of the Sinister Hand. Hurst Orricson. Holt, also Orricson, brother of Hurst.To anyone else, just four names. But to Rowan Hood, the gentle healer who has waited two long years to put names to the men who murdered her mother, they are fuel to feed her desire for revenge. And so she leaves...
AuthorLouis Rhead
A comprehensive, well-researched, clearly written and beautifully illustrated collection of the original Robin Hood tales. Rhead sticks very close to the canonical ballads- perhaps too close, resulting in a few too many tales that follow the eventually tedious pattern of Robin meeting someone,...
Shadow of the Wolf
AuthorTim Hall
A world of gods and monsters. An elemental power, rising. This is Robin Hood, reborn, as he has never been seen before…

Robin Loxley is seven years old when his parents disappear without trace. Years later the great love of his life, Marian, is also taken from him. Driven by these mysteries,...
In a Dark Wood
AuthorMichael Cadnum
This is no glorious Technicolor romp with dashing men, a greedy, dastardly villain and courtly romance. It is so much more, and after reading you may suddenly feel that all the other portrayals of the Robin Hood mythos are lacking in details and depth.

This is the story of the Sheriff of Nottingham,...
Robin's Country
AuthorMonica Furlong
One of the worst robin hood books I have ever read all the way through. And I've read a lot! Worse than "hawksmaid" and "the baron" put together! I dont think I would have even bothered finishing it if I weren't trying to get through my entire stack of books I need to read by next Friday. (Its a big stack and I...
The Adventures of Robin Hood
AuthorJoseph Walker McSpadden
The classic story of the man who robbed from the rich to give to the poor comes alive with vibrant illustrations from celebrated artist Greg Hildebrandt. Escape to Sherwood Forest and join the jolly Fellowship of the Greenwood with these rollicking tales of the celebrated archer and gentleman thief....
The Adventures of Robin Hood
AuthorJohn Burrows
Following Sterling's spectacularly successful launch of its children's classic novels (240,000 books in print to date), comes a dazzling new series: Classic Starts.

The stories are abridged; the quality is complete. Classic Starts treats the world's beloved tales (and children) with...
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