Tuesday, July 5, 2011

-drum roll- Book review: Lady of the Forest by Jennifer Roberson!

Woo, it's a book review! It's about time right? So lets get to it.

Ok to start off this book review, I give this book......
Five star!!!
 Ok you know the drill, here's what it says on the back of the book:
"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 embark on a dangerous quest for justice in an England torn apart by treachery, betrayal and war.

She is Lady Marian of Ravenskeep--the proud, defiant knight's daughter who leaves her sheltered life behind to join a shadowy band of outlaws who follow no law but their own.

Robin Hood and Maid Marian--Their love has belonged to legend for centuries, and now it belongs to us all, stunningly brought to life by the masterful pen of a truly gifted storyteller. Against a medieval tapestry of color and pageantry, Jennifer Roberson has woven a rich, sweeping tale of a woman whose courage and passion could forever alter the destiny of that mist-shrouded land of lore we know in our hearts and see in our dreams..."

So just like it says, this book is a retelling of the Robin Hood legends. She did an excellent job making it her own but still keeping with the overall theme.  The writing was great, and the characters were likeable. But this book goes into the overall story of Robin Hood and not just the acts of stealing and him becoming an outlaw. But she did it in a way where she made it her own and not totally ruining the original story. This was a big book, it's almost 600 pages long but it's worth every minute. And despite what the cover looks like it's not all about the romance. (I actually really like the cover, it's very pretty.) Although there is some in it. It's more of a action, adventure book. I liked it a lot. I would recommend this book to people who like historical fiction, some romance, and action... (a lot of action), and want to be kept on the edge of their seat through the whole book. The only thing I don't like about this book is how many perspectives it changes through... It never stays on one person too long and sometimes the perspective you want to read more about is too short and you don't get to read a lot... That is the only thing that bothered me about this book but don't let the change in perspectives stop you from reading this book. Once you get around that one little flaw, the whole book is great. I think I'll read it again some day..........


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