Robyn Hood

Robyn Hood, the bold and brave outlaw of Sherwood…is a girl?

robynhood1A Girl’s Tale: The ballads lie. Robin Hood, the Bold and Brave Outlaw of Sherwood Forest, is cowardly, spineless, and a girl. Robyn unwittingly starts the Robin Hood farce when she is mistaken for a male while saving her friend, Marian, from two foresters. Forced into hiding, Robyn unwillingly collects “Merry Men” while grudgingly robbing from the rich fools that wander through Sherwood. What starts as small scale robbery blows up into complex heists when Little John and Will Scarlet join her team, and the idiotic Prince John and his legion of soldiers comes to town. However, Robyn can’t stop the theft—not when King Richard is being held ransom. Cowardly Robyn’s best chance to raise money for King Richard’s release is to rob his brother, Prince John. Will she survive the heist, or swing in the gallows?robynhood2

Fight for Freedom: Robyn has left her band of Merry Men after losing an archery contest against Little John. Fleeing, Robyn runs to the last place her men would look: the courts of Prince John. Robyn successfully masks her identity until Little John and Will Scarlet locate her with Marian’s help. Unfortunately the Merry Men are found out, and the Sheriff makes plans to hang them. Robyn must save her men and find a way out of the locked Nottingham Castle, or she will lose her trusted partners to the noose. The Merry Men aren’t the only friends Robyn is fighting for. Marian—Robyn’s childhood friend—will be unwillingly married to the persistent and violent Sir Guy of Gisborne if Robyn can’t stop the wedding. Can Robyn save her men, her closest friend, and finally pay King Richard’s ransom?

14 comments on “Robyn Hood

  1. Omg I love this series!!!!! Thank you so much for making them exist! My brother also loves it and that’s saying something as he’s usually a little prejudiced against females being the main character though I guess the fighting and merry men made it up XD. My top three characters are Marian, Robyn and Will Scarlet. In that order. I love all your books so thank you again for making them exist!!

    • Wow, I consider it high praise that you and brother like Robyn Hood so much! Also, I have to agree with your favorite characters. Marian makes the series, even if she isn’t featured as prominently as some of the other Merry Men in parts of the story. 😉

  2. This book series is so awesome!!!! I absolutely love it!!! If you ever have time, you should consider writing another book to this series!!I love that Robyn decided on Will Scarlet!!

    • I’m glad you enjoyed it! I love the characters in this series so much, it is tempting to think of revisiting their world. (Robyn was a real change of pace in heroines for me as she’s much more cowardly than brave, which was a lot of fun to create.)

  3. I really, really love all of your books, but these books I found interesting. First of all, you pulled off a love triangle. As a rule I HATE love triangles because they tend to completely ruin books (boys, girls! There’s too much stuff going on right now to deal with all of your whining and complaining and “I will always love you”‘s). But second of all, I was intrigued by how Robyn was convinced she was a coward, and no one ever corrected her. Robyn wasn’t a coward. She did things she was terrified of even though she was scared. THAT is what bravery is. Doing something that doesn’t scare you isn’t brave. Anyways, I love all of your books and I can’t wait for your next King Arthur & Her Knights book (November is so far away!) and any other books you write.

    • I also usually dislike love triangles for the exact reasons you cited, and also because the guy who loses always falls off the face of the planet! I was DETERMINED to make the loser a big part of Robyn’s life, and I was even more determined to show off that he was happily married, even though he “lost.” Anyway, yes, you are correct, Robyn can be quite brave–particularly when she was facing her fears for others. I attempted to portray that her men didn’t think she was cowardly by the way they treated her and the way they always attempted to pit her against potential rivals. Writing males can be really difficult as they DON’T TALK ABOUT THEIR FEELINGS!! (A problem that has caused me much pain in other books.) But based on your comments I feel like I might need to go through Robyn Hood books and tweak that reaction slightly. Anyway, I’m glad you liked the books!

  4. I have a question:
    Robyn often corrects people when they call her Robin, and she says that it is Robyn. Is there a difference in pronunciation? If so, what is it?

    • Hi Kiara,
      There can be a difference, but I believe it does matter where you’re from. I’m a Midwest gal, and I got the idea for the Robyn/Robin scheme because I knew a girl whose name was Robyn. In the Midwest we say Robin with a hard “in” at the end. Robyn said her name with more of an “en” as in “ben” sound. It is a very slight difference, but Robyn could hear the difference a mile away!

  5. I’m trying to find an age rating for this series as my 12 (going on 25!) year old daughter is very interested, but I have read about the love triangle element and am concerned it is inappropriate for her age. If you could give me some guidance I’d be grateful.

    • I am twelve as well, and I believe the book is appropriate for my age group. Although it is YA fiction, the book is clean, so there is no cursing and/or violence. As for the love triangle, although it is existent, the book is not centered around it, and there are alternate themes of friendship and adventure. There is one scene where they kiss, but the “romantic action” never goes further than that. Otherwise I would have kicked Kitty to the curb (I am twelve!).

      • This fabulous Champion is absolutely right, Nikki. I keep all my stuff clean–I would say rated G or PG if we were going by movie ratings. And romance wise kissing is as far as any of my characters get.

        The only ones you may want to be careful about are the Snow Queen books and the King Arthur series. Both of those series have war and some death–but nothing gory. Oh, The MBRC series has a swear word or two. (My mother reads all of my books, so you can bet your favorite pair of shoes I keep my stuff clean. The horror!!)

  6. Me again! I’ve also realised that the ‘King Arthurs’ series and various of the ‘Timeless Fairytales’ are on my daughter’s wishlist, so if you could also give me some advice on those it would be great.

    • I mentioned it in my above comment, but just in case you didn’t get notified, all my stories feature clean romance. The King Arthur Series and the Snow Queen books you may want to take a look at first as they do feature war and some death due to their plots, but it’s nothing gory. (Although I will be the first to admit that as I don’t have kids, I don’t have a great grasp on what is appropriate. That being said, my calling card as an author is to have family friendly books.)

      In fair warning though, Robyn Hood was the first set of books that I published through KDP, so my editing skills and writing skills were not on the level that they are now!

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