Fictional Books

c. 1770 Robin Hood’s Garland: being a complete history of all the notable and merry exploits perform’d by him and his men on divers occasions: to which is added a preface, giving a more full and particular account of his birth, &c. then any hitherto published. London: R. Marshall, (1770?).

1792 Anecdotes of Archery; from the Earliest Ages to the Year 1791. With some curious Particulars in the Life of Robin Hood. York: E. Hargrove, 1792.

1783 The Sad Shepherd, or, A Tale of Robin Hood, written by Ben Johnson, a fragment London, (F. G. Waldron, Peter Whalley), printed for J. Nichols … and sold by C. Dilly, 1783. With a continuation, notes, and an appendix.

1812 The Adventures of Robert, Earl of Huntingdon, commonly called Robin Hood, the famous English archer : being a complete history of all the merry adventures and valiant battles, (Baltimore), printed and sold by William Warner, 1812.

c. 1822 The History of Robin Hood, Captain of the Merry Outlaws of Sherwood Forest (Alnwick: W. Davison), Hockliffe Collection, Polhill Library, University of Bedfordshire.

1822 Maid Marian (Thomas Love Peacock), London, T. Hookham, 1822, reprinted. According to Peacock, ‘This little work with the exception of the last three chapters, was written in the autumn of 1818′.

1840-1860 The Life and Death of Robin Hood, the renowned out-law: who lived and died A.D. 1198; being the ninth year of the reign of King Richard I, commonly called Coeur de Lion, (Falkirk: Printed for the booksellers, 1840–1860), a chapbook of the mid-nineteenth century.

1847 Robin Hood : a fragment (Robert and Caroline Southey), London, Edinburgh, William Blackwood, 1847.

1849, Maid Marian, the Forest Queen; being a companion to ‘Robin Hood.’ ( J. H. Stocqueler), London: G. Peirce, 1849.
 

1851 The last lay of the Forester, the death of Robin Hood, written by F. E. Lacy (George Arthur Barker), Leoni Lee & Coxhead, 1851.

1872 Le Prince des Voleurs (The Prince of Thieves) written by Alexandre Dumas (France) and published in 1872 (after his death in 1870) in an edition of his complete works containing 301 volumes (published and edited by Michel Levy, 1862-89). This novel was apparently the basis for the 1948 movie Prince of Thieves, starring Joh Hall (see Movies), and was inspired by Pierce Egan the younger, who wrote Robin Hood and Little John; or, The Merry Men of Sherwood Forest (1839-40, see Children’s Books).

1873 Robin Hood Le Proscrit (Robin Hood the Outlaw) the ‘sequel’ by Alexandre Dumas, and published in 1873 in the edition by Michel Levy (see above). 

1891 Maid Marian and other stories (Molly Elliot Seawell), New York, Appleton, 1891. Her earlier short story ‘Maid Marian’ was published in 1886, and later dramatized for actress Rosina Vokes.

1900? The life of Robin Hood, the celebrated outlaw; comprising an historical account of his birth, famous exploits, merry speeches, ballads, and gallant behaviour (London, Nicholson, 1900?).

1935 Robin Hood with Douglas Fairbanks (Austin Gilmour, Alex Gottlieb) The book of the silent film featuring Douglas Fairbanks (see Movies), with illustration, using stills from the film.
   
c. 1938 The Adventures of Robin Hood (Ward, Locke, & Co)  The text is based on the Warner Brothers production The Adventures of Robin Hood, starring Errol Flynn (see Movies). Includes many black and white plates of Errol Flynn. Eight Colour Plates and seventy Illustrations.
   
1948 The Good Yeomen (Jay Williams) A novel that tells the tale of Little John and his life as he escapes serfdom and joins the band of outlaws in Sherwood, led by Robin Hood.
   
1950 Rogues of Sherwood forest: A Story of the Son of Robin Hood (Ralph Bettinson) Robin Hood’s son, Robin, reprises his father’s adventures as he reunites the Merry Men in Sherwood to battle against King John’s unfair taxes, and win the hand of the fair Lady Marianne. Illustrated with stills from the Columbia Pictures’ technicolor film (see Movies). 
   
  1975 The Last of the Greenwood (Sharon Whitby) Youthful Roger Gunberd, a noble’s son, is initiated to be ‘the Robin Hood’. Matilda Fitzwalter becomes his ‘Marion’ — the Green Man’s bride. Robin is outlawed by the treachery of his jealous and beautiful cousin, becomes leader of the forest coven, and deals with plots, perils, and personal conflicts that involve both followers of the Old Way and the New. An interesting twist to the Robin Hood tale. 
   
1976 Robin and Marian (James Goldman) The major portion of this book is Goldman’s original screenplay for the 1976 movie, starring Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn (see Movies). Also included in the volume are three short essays: Where Have All the Heroes Gone, What All the Singing Was About, and Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Screenplays and Were Afraid to Ask. 
   
1979 The Adventures of Robin Hood (Rudy Behlmer) Contains the script for the 1938 Warner Brothers production starring Errol Flynn. 
   
1981 The Death of Robin Hood (Peter Vansittart) An unusual collection of observations made by characters at various times in history, with the legend of Robin Hood, or “the Green Man”, lurking in the background, sometimes influencing the characters and their thought, interpretations, and actions.
   
1982 The Lion and the Unicorn (Gary L. Blackwood) A wandering minstrel (Alan-a-dale) shares his experiences in medieval England as he joins a band of outlaws hiding out in Sherwood Forest, led by a Robin. There is no Marian in the story, but Robin’s female cohort is named Hilary, who becomes unexpectedly drawn to Alan, as he is to her. Told in first person, with no chapter breaks.
   
  1983 Locksley (Nicholas Chase; a pen name used by Anthony and Christopher Hyde) Robert Godfrey Bouvier Atheling of Locksley assumes different identities including Robin Hood and Daniel Delore. The story is told from his perspective, a life that weaves through major historical events of the reign of King Richard I and King John, in a time of violence and political intrigue. 
   
  1986 Under the Wild Moon (Diane Carey) An historical romance novel, in which a spirited woman of Medieval England becomes involved with Robin Hood’s band of outlaws and falls in love with Robin’s dashing cousin, Will Scarlet. 
   
 

1988 Tales of Robin Hood (Clayton Emery) This novel was later republished as Robin Hood and the Beasts of Sherwood (2002, see below). A series of ‘Robin and Marian Mysteries’, or Robin Hood tales, have been published in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, including: Dowsing the Demon (1994), Grinding the Ghost (1995), A Loaf of Quicksilver (1995), Shriving the Scarecrow (1997), Flushing Scarlett (1998), Abjuring Justice (1998), Tilting the Tournament (1999), and Fathoming Fortune (2000). The ‘Robin and Marian Mysteries’, or Robin Hood tales, have also appeared in: Murder Most Medieval (Plucking a Mandrake, ed. Martin H. Greenberg & John Helfers, 2000), Murder Through the Ages, (Flyting, Fighting, ed. Maxim Jakubowski, 2000), Once Upon a Crime II (A Loaf of Quicksilver, ed. Janet Hutchings?, 1996), The Fantastic Adventures of Robin Hood (1991, see below), and Crimestalker Casebook  (Squaring the Circle, 199?); the complete collection has apparently been published in Mandrake and Murder: The Robin and Marian Mysteries (2009, see below). Some of the above tales are available in E Books, Podcast, and on Clayton Emery’s websites for free. Unpublished works by Emery appear to be: Robin Hood and the Pirates, Robin Hood and the Hobyas, and there is a Podcast, Floating Bread and Quicksilver, read by Susan Therriault. He has also procuced a concept screenplay of Beasts of Sherwood. Jesus and the Warlord was originally published in Tales of Robin Hood.

 

 

   
1989 The Lost Journal of Robyn Hood-Outlaw (David Stuart Ryan, editor) A ‘discovered’ journal of Robin Hood, told in first person of his adventures during the reign of the Edwards of England, with graphic accounts of the violence and horrors of the era. Other characters occasionally add their ‘journal entries.’ 
   
  1991 Sherwood (Parke Godwin) This version of the Robin Hood legend is set in the time of William the Conqueror.  After the Saxon thane of Denby is killed at York, his son Edward Aelredson, nicknamed Robin, succeeds to the land located next to Sherwood Forest. The young thane is outraged by the blinding of one of his men in retaliation for poaching King William’s deer; when his attempt to reason with the sheriff of Nottingham turns to violence, Robin is outlawed. Before fleeing, Robin marries his love, Marian Elfrics, who is then sent to serve William’s queen. The story continues in the sequel Robin and the King (see below).  
   
1991 The Fantastic Adventures of Robin Hood (Martin H. Greenberg, Editor) A collection of widely diverse short stories by various authors that add various twists of fantasy, science fiction, and horror to the legend. Some of the authors are: Mike Resnick, George Alec Effinger, Nancy A. Collins, and Clayton Emery, who contributed Robin Hood’s Treasure (see his other tales on this page).
   
1991 Marian: The Robin Hood Story (Catherine J. Todd) From her convent room, the aging Marian tells her biography in first person; from her early years fostered at a convent, to her marriage to Sir Guy of Gisbourne, and how political intrigue and ethical conflicts drove her to Sherwood and to the outlaw band led by Robin Hood.
   
1991 Through a Dark Mist (The first of the Medieval/Black Wolf trilogy romantic Robin Hood style novels by Marsha Canham) While on her way to meet her betrothed, Lucien (The Dragon) de Gournay, the highborn Servanne de Briscourt and her party are attacked by a band of men and women led by the notorious Black Wolf, who would rather fight injustice than live under the heel of the ruthless Dragon. She and Black Wolf submit to their growing passion, and he claims to be the true heir to her future husband’s title. He turns her over to her betrothed, but upon reaching Bloodmoor Keep to wed the Dragon, she meets his vicious mistress and sees for herself his cruelty and treachery. Servanne realizes that she loves the Black Wolf, but is a pawn in the struggle between him and the Dragon. Servanne aids the Black Wolf and relives a nightmare in order to expose the traitors to the kingdom and help her true love reclaim his birthright.
   
1991 Robin Hood Prince of Thieves (Simon Green) ‘A novel by Simon Green, based on the story by Pen Densham and the screenplay by Pen Densham and John Watson’. The novelization of the Kevin Costner Robin Hood movie (see Movies).
   
1992 The Sheriff of Nottingham (Richard Kluger) This novel focuses on the customary villain who is identified with an actual 13th-century figure, Phillip Mark, sheriff of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire from 1209 to 1224. He is portrayed as an upright man fighting to retain his integrity and his loyalty to his king. Kluger’s novel attempts to show the age of corruption and conflicting loyalties that produced the Magna Carta.
   
1992 Lady of the Forest (Jennifer Roberson) Told mostly through Marian’s eyes, the author’s  tale of Robin Hood seems to have been inspired by the ‘Robin of Sherwood’ TV series, with a nearly identical character of Will Scarlet. Jason Connery could be her version of Robin Hood: Marian of Ravenskeep has recently been orphaned by her father’s death in the Crusades. She attends the celebration given by the Earl of Huntington to honor his son and heir, Robert of Locksley, who has recently returned from that same battlefield. While the other maidens hope to attract the eye of the Earl’s well-born son, Marian prays only that Robert might supply her with the details of her father’s last days. Marian finds him to be a ravaged victim of battle fatigue, robbed of peace by nightmares and violent visions. Despite these distractions, the pair fall in love on sight, but they must outmaneuver the likes of King Richard’s younger brother, Prince John; the Earl of Huntington, who wants Robert to wed the prince’s daughter; the Sheriff of Nottingham, who intends to marry Marian himself and wed his own daughter to Robert; and many anothers. The story continues in Lady of Sherwood (see below).
   
1992 GURPS Robin Hood: Adventures in Sherwood Forest…and Beyond (Robert Schroeck, Peggy Schroeck, Jeff Koke) GURPS stands for Generic Universal RolePlaying System. Sold as a paperback, but also available in electronic format. In this role-playing game system from Steve Jackson Games, the legend comes to life in six different settings throughout time and space. (1) The Legend of Robin Hood: Begin your adventure in Sherwood Forest with the original Robin Hood and all his friends and foes. (2) The Ghost of the Moors: Dive into swashbuckling adventure with a Highlands rebel, fighting British oppression in 17th-century Scotland. (3) Splits Arrow: Journey to the Old West with Splits Arrow and his band of Sioux braves, striking back against the Cavalry. (4) Dark Justice: Face the dark justice of Librum, ruthless super-vigilante of the city night. (5) Cyber-Robin: Jack into the worldnet with Cyber-Robin while she rips off the greedy corporations that suck the country dry. (6) Asteroid Raider: Storm the starships of the corrupt Oratech Corporation with the fearless Asteroid Raider. Illustrated by Ruth Thompson.     

       
    1993 Robin and the King (Parke Godwin) In this sequel to Sherwood set eight years after his pardon from the king for his deeds in Sherwood Forest, Robin lives contentedly with his beloved Marian and their two children. However Edward Denby, otherwise known as Robin Hood, once again finds himself on the wrong side of the law as his conscience drives him to oppose royal tyranny. He argues in court against a plan to convert part of Sherwood into a royal hunting preserve for William I, who rules England from Normandy. 
       
      1993 The Assassin in the Greenwood (P.C. Doherty) One of a series of books about a mystery-solving clerk, Hugh Corbett, in service to the King. In this story, Hugh investigates a series of murders being blamed on Robin Hood. The plot sets the legend during the reign of Edward I. 
       
    1994 In the Shadow of Midnight (The second of the Medieval/Black Wolf trilogy romantic Robin Hood style novels by Marsha Canham) Eduard FitzRandwulf d’Amboise the illegitimate son of the Black Wolf, accompanies the fiery Lady Ariel de Clare to Wales from France as part of a plan to rescue Princess Eleanor of Brittany, who has been taken prisoner by King John. Niece to William, Marshal of England, Lady Ariel de Clare  has fled from the King rather than marry by decree. As they travel through the English countryside (meeting outlaws and the king’s menalong the way) the desire that develops between them turns to passion.
       
    1995 The Sherwood Game (Esther Freisner) A science ficion story set in the near future. Virtual Realtiy has become sophisticated and technology has allowed the development of robotic ‘mechbodies’ indistinguishable from humans. A computer programmer of one such ‘mech’ company has secretly created a VR game for his own amusement, unaware that his heroic program of Robin Hood has developed self-awareness. This artificial intelligence has been investigating the company computer network, making his own improvements and changes to the game, and blackmails his programmer into pouring his personality into a suitable mechbody, along with that of his companion programs. When programmer and program discover an unsavory sideline within the company, they find themselves and their friends trapped in a VR game that becomes dangerously real.
       
    1996 The Thief’s Mistress (Gayle Feyrer) A historical romance, set in the middle of various plots and political intrigue during the reign of Richard I. Marian, the featured character, is no innocent maid, but a woman who knows well what she wants and how to get it, be it revenge, self-defense, political manipulations, feelings for Sir Guy, or her feelings for the brazen outlaw, Robin Hood, who dared steal a kiss from her.
       
    1997 Lady Outlaw (Kathryn Kramer) A romance novel of a spirited lady who, disguised as a boy, joins Robin Hood’s band. She helps the forest outlaws battle their enemies, while she battles her feelings for one disinheirited knight who knows her secret and is determined to win her heart.
       
    1997 The Last Arrow  (The last of the Medieval/Black Wolf trilogy romantic Robin Hood style novels by Marsha Canham) Lady Brenna Wardieu, the daughter of the Black Wolf, has become a master of the longbow, a worthy rival of the land’s best archers. One day, she finally meets her match in Griffyn Renaud de Verdel, a mysterious man she’s caught trespassing on her father’s lands. Taken aback by her skill with the bow and arrow, Griffyn could have still overpowered Brenna. He allows her, instead, to capture him and bring him to face her family. She discovers that Griffyn and her brother Robin Wardieu d’Ambroise have already met. The two men jousted in the past at a tourney. Griffyn lost – the only loss he had sustained in many years. The consequences were tragic. He is intent on a rematch at the great upcoming tournament in Chateau Gaillard, Normandy. Griffyn and Brenna become attracted to each other and despite their differences and conflicting goals, they find themselves watching each other’s backs in battle after battle. Soon, it becomes clear their goal is the same and they end up working together to save her brother’s life, and finding the traitor in their midst.
       
    1998 In a Dark Wood (Michael Cadnum) The story is told through the eyes of Geoffrey, the sheriff of Nottingham, who is presented as a believable medieval character. He finds his job on the line as he matches wits with the uncanny outlaws in Sherwood. Through their battle of wits, the sheriff and the outlaw develop an unexpected respect for each other. 
       
    1998 Robin Hood According to Spike Milligan (Spike Milligan) The majority of the material in this book parodies The Adventures of Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green. Robin Hood is short-tempered, Friar Tuck is a drunkard, and various other figures of the Robin Hood legend appear in bizarre yet humorous situations.
       

    1999 Lady of Sherwood (Jennifer Roberson) In Lady of the Forest, Robin Hood and Maid Marian came together, now their story continues: The king’s death in France seals the fate of Robert of Locksley, who has long fought the tyranny of the king’s weak and cruel brother Prince John. Now, as John battles his own nephew for the throne, and his power grows,Robert has no choice but to fight as the outlaw Robin Hood. Fearing she will be unable to bear Robert a child, Lady Marian of Ravenskeep refuses to marry him. Instead, she makes a dangerous choice. In the depths of Sherwood Forest, she is transformed from lady to warrior. Joining Robin Hood and his shadowy band of men, Lady Marian is swept up in a plot to steal Prince John’s gold, a plot that includes fighting the Sheriff’s army as a desperate battle for justice gets underway.

       
     
    2002 Robin Hood and the Beasts of Sherwood (Clayton Emery) Danger gathers in Sherwood Forest. A demon-boar ravages the countryside. Black-robed monks ride the king’s road.Witches weave spells in the night, and thugs rape, pillage, and murder in Robin’s name. Attacked on all sides, by sorcery and by sword, Robin Hood and His Merry Men and Women battle for their forest home. Too late they discover the trap laid against them, and Sherwood Forest explodes as enemies descend with fire, magic, and treachery. First in the historical-fantasy series Tales of Robin Hood. Originally published as Tales of Robin Hood in 1988 (see above). 

     

       
    2004 Maid Marian (Elsa Watson) Marian Fitzwater an orphan and heiressen, is wed at the age of five to an infant nobleman, Lord Hugh of Sencaster. When she is seventeen, Lord Hugh, whom she hasn’t in years, dies under mysterious circumstances. Marian is left alone again but she is made the ward of King Richard the Lionheart. Richard is away on Crusade, so Marian’s fate is in the hands of his mother, the formidable Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. Determined not to be sold into another sham marriage, she seeks out Robin Hood, the notorious Saxon outlaw of Sherwood Forest, the one man who can help uncover the queen’s intentions. Marian discovers that the ‘prince of thieves’ is helpful and handsome and sympahetic to her plight. Marian learns, to her horror, that she is to marry her late husband’s brother. On the eve of her wedding, Robin spirits Marian back to the forest. The Queen believes her to be dead, and Marian begins a new life with Robin Hood’s outlaws, who pledge to help her regain her fortune and expose the treachery of her enemies.  
       
    2005 Ronin Hood of the 47 Samurai (Jeff Amano, Craig Rousseau, Wayne Faucher) This graphic novel is a fictionalized account of the true events that happened in 1701 in Japan. A group of samurai were left leaderless (becoming ronin) after their daimyo (feudal lord) Asano Naganori was forced to commit seppuku (ritual suicide) for assaulting a court official named Kira Yoshinaka, whose title was Kōzuke no suke. The ronin avenged their master’s honor after patiently waiting and planning for two years to kill Kira. In turn, the ronin were themselves forced to commit seppuku for committing the crime of murder. With much embellishment, this true story was popularized in Japanese culture. Amano attempts to blend the legend of Robin Hood, with the Forty-seven Ronin, also known as the Forty-seven Samurai. The American studio Universal Pictures is producing a movie adaptation. The film stars Keanu Reeves and an ensemble of Japanese actors. Filming started in Budapest in March 2011; it moved to Shepperton Studios in London and will conclude in Japan. The film is scheduled to be released in November, 2012.
       
    2006 Hood (The King Raven Trilogy, Book 1, Stephen R. Lawhead) Hood tells the story of an alternative Robin Hood, a rebel in the deep forests of Wales in 1093. Son of a king, a young man named Bran is made homeless when his father is killed and the kingdom of Elfael becomes a pawn to squabbling Norman factions. A long and fascinating time in the wilderness, in which Bran’s faith and health are restored by an old woman of mystical origins, brings him at last to his destiny: leading a band of dauntless archers against the kingdom’s usurpers. Robin Hood is born, along with Maid Marian, Friar Tuck, and Little John.
       
    2007 Scarlet (The King Raven Trilogy, Book 2, Stephen R. Lawhead) After losing everything he owns, forester Will Scarlet embarks on a search for none other than King Raven, whose exploits have already become legendary. After fulfilling his quest, and proving himself a skilled and loyal companion, Will joins the heroic archer and his men, but ends up in prison for a crime he did not commit. His sentence is death by hanging unless he delivers King Raven and his band of cohorts. Wales is slowly falling under the control of the invading Normans, and King William the Red has given his ruthless barons control of the land. In desperation, the people turn to King Raven and his men for justice and survival in the face of the ever-growing onslaught. From deep in the forest they form a daring plan for deliverance, knowing that failure means death for them all.
       
    2007 My Lady Robin Hood (Maren Smith) Penelope is driven to help her aunt who does charitble work among London’s poor. She knows where her hat ribbons and lace embroidery come from–and the plights of those who make them. She steals from the rich to give to the poor, but her air of mystery soon appeals to the Earl of Granville who is determined to discover all her secrets. Penelope is a sort of female Robin Hood who is spanked several times in this soft core erotic tale.
       
    2008 Inside Robin’s Too Tight Tights (Tim Desmondes) This  take on the Robin Hood legend is set in the 1180′s when Henry and Eleanor of Aquitaine are still on the throne. The familiar storyline has Robin branded as an outlaw, living in the forest with the Merry Men and his true love Maid Marian. This ’Adults Only’ book has sexual activities and explicit language.
       
    2009 Robin Hood and Friar Tuck: Zombie Killers – A Canterbury Tale (Paul A. Freeman) This novella appears to be an attempt to duplicate the Canterbury Tales with it’s poetic prose: Friar Tuck is on crusade, a member of Sir Guy’s entourage that felled a man that was both evil and wealthy; he had been using a zombie army to protect himself and his riches, but the Englishmen manage to defeat him. This set the zombies free to eat people. Lady Clair, Sir Guy’s wife, was unfortunately infected and returns to England before she dies of the zombie virus. Friar Tuck swiftly enlists Robin Hood and his merry men to stop the evil being before it is too late for England and the world.  
       
    2009 Robin Hood and the Bells of London (Clayton Emery) Little John is lost, a slave in the streets of London, an outlaw city. Robin Hood and His Merry Men, Women, and Children have vowed to free him or die. As the city simmers with heat and hatred, the fighters of Sherwood Forest battle alchemists, assassins, and aldermen in tournaments, pitfights, palace balls, fetid prisons, and cathedral steeples. Robin Hood finds his band melting away as the outlaws adapt to the new city ways. Beaten, betrayed, and bedeviled, the hero fears he’ll have no followers left by summer’s end. Then plague wracks the city and pogroms wreak havoc. The legendary outlaws rally to bring justice to the streets – while the city burns to the brazen tolls of the Bells of London. The sequel to Robin Hood and The Beasts of Sherwood. 
       
    2009 Mandrake and Murder (Clayton Emery) A witch is strangled by a hanged man. A mad dowser tracks demons and monsters. A miller’s ghost haunts his mill. A drowned fisherman speaks through the cry of seagulls. A scarecrow stalks its killer. Virgins are sold into slavery. A tournament charge leaves many knights dead and one murdered. A kidnapped girl vanishes into the forest… From Sherwood’s Greenwood to the fetid streets of London, Robin Hood and Marian use logic and superstition, muscle and pluck, and fire and steel to track the darkest killers of the Dark Ages.  
       

     

    2009 Royal Hunt: A Robin and Marian Mystery (Clayton Emery) In a forest verging on Stonehenge… The Wild Huntsman and his Hellhounds ride the night, chasing down innocents and snatching their souls – and their heads. Forced to serve as Royal Forester, Robin Hood and Maid Marian hunt for the truth behind kidnappings, arson, forgery, rape, and betrayal. 
       
    2009 Tuck (The King Raven Trilogy, Book 3, Stephen R. Lawhead) Tuck is Stephen Lawhead’s third and final instalment:  King Raven has brought hope to the oppressed people of Wales, and fear to their Norman overlords. Along the way Friar Tuck has been the stalwart supporter of King Raven, bringing him much-needed guidance, wit, and faithful companionship. Deceived by the self-serving King William and hunted by the treacherous Abbot Hugo and Sheriff de Glanville, Rhi Bran is forced to take matters into his own hands as King Raven. Aided by Tuck and his small but determined band of forest-dwelling outlaws, he ignites a rebellion that spreads through the Welsh valleys, forcing the wily monarch to marshal his army and march against little Elfael.  
       
    2009 Immortal Outlaw (Immortal Brotherhood #2, Lisa Hendrix)  The second book in the Immortal Brotherhood series is about Steinarr the Proud, cursed by a wicked sorceress for over four hundred years, along with the rest of his Viking crew, to live for eternity as half man, half beast. By day Steinarr is an ordinary man, but when night falls he becomes a lion. He has taken refuge in the woods of thirteenth century Nottinghamshire, and there he encounters two young travelers, Robin and Marian. He is aware of the danger he presents when the moon rises, and initially refuses to help them search for the key to Robin’s inheritance. Then a kiss from Marian awakens his desire. Driven to protect the maid he so desperately wants to possess, Steinarr joins their quest, while the sorceress Cwen gathers her dark magic to destroy them. As a legend spreads of an outlaw in the woods, their band is joined by others. But it is Steinarr who has the most to gain and the most to lose, if he is ever to be free of the curse and free to love as a man.
       
    2009 Hodd (Adam Thorpe) The author explores the theory that the legendary Robin Hood is the mythologized creation of the narrator based on his time spent with the real outlaw. It concerns a medieval document rescued from a ruined church on the Somme, and translated from the original Latin. The testimony of the monk Matthew, it describes life with the half-crazed bandit Hod in the greenwood, following the thirteenth-century principles of the ‘heresy of the Free Spirit’, believes himself above God and beyond sin.
       
    2009 Robin the Hoodie: An ASBO History of Britain (Hans Christian Asbosen) Features witty tales of so called Anti-Social Behavior Order including King Harold and William the Conqueror, Henry VIII and his six wives, Henry the Sly, Francis Drake, and many more. Robin Hood appears as a young troublemaker in modern-day Nottingham.
       
    2009 Stay the Night (Lynn Viehl) The seventh and final book in the Darkyn series has Robin Hood as a vampire. Darkyn Lord Robin of Locksley has evaded authorities for hundreds of years. Outlaw, immortal vampire, and art thief, he falls for undercover federal agent Christina Renshaw who is tracking down art thief Robin, known as ‘The Magician’. When the artifact Robin stole is stolen from him, he joins forces with Chris and they face some difficult decisions as the danger escalates. Along with the romance between Chris and Robin, is the story arc that spans all seven books; in Stay the Night the mystery surrounding the Brethren is revealed.
       
    2010 Robin Hood: The Story Behind the Legend (David B. Coe) The novelization of the movie, also available on Audio, CD, Cassette, Audiobook, MP3 CD, MP3 Audio, and Preloaded Digital Audio Player (reader/narrator Robin Sachs). The writing style of the book is close to the movie although Little John is more of a standard character and some children of Nottingham are probably modelled on the Lost Boys from Peter Pan. 
       

    This page contains information found in several online sources including Amazon, Goodreads, Robin Hood Bibliography, Wikipedia, Robin Hood Booklist (rec.arts.books), Project Gutenberg, Barnes and Noble, Shadows of Sherwood, The Robin Hood Project at the University of Rochester, and AbeBooks.