"A rip-roaring tale . . . full of twists and turns...A fast-moving, thoroughly enjoyable yarn." —Kirkus Reviews on King's Man
Robert, Earl of Locksley, returns in Warlord, the latest in Angus Donald's compelling historical novels, reimagining one of the most indelible figures in folklore—Robin Hood.
King Richard I, the Lionheart, is engaged in a bloody war to drive the French out of Normandy. Using the brutal tactics of medieval warfare—siege, savagery and scorched earth—the Lionheart gradually pushes back the forces of King Philip of France. By his side in this epic struggle are the erstwhile outlaw Robin Hood, and Sir Alan Dale, his loyal friend.
But while the battles rage, Alan is preoccupied with discovering the identity the man who ordered his father's death ten years earlier—a mystery that leads him towards to Paris, deep into the heart of the enemy's territory.
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Warlord by Angus Donald
Warlord is a brilliantly written extension of the Robin Hood tale. Alan Dale or Alan-a-Dale, one of Robin's Merry men is the main character who goes of to war in France with Richard the Lionhearted and Robin of Loxley. The plot thickens when Alan finds out who had his Father executed and why he was killed. Donald's writing style is very easy to read and the plot moves along at a good pace. There are many battle scenes which are fully researched and elegantly described. using a clever combination historical fact and mythical fiction this tale is a winner. Alan's character is complex and this complexity adds many dimensions to the story line. I now want to read more of Angus Donald's work.
This had three stories in one. The book is really made up in three parts each with its own different story. I find this to be one of my favorite series on the take of Robin Hood. Even though the books are not centered around Robin Hood is the main character it is the overall theme