Shadow of the Wolf, Hardback Book
3 out of 5 (1 rating)


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, and this anguish, Robin follows a darkening path into the ancient heart of Sherwood Forest.

What he encounters there will leave him transformed, and will alter forever the legend of Robin Hood...


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 450 pages
  • Publisher: David Fickling Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Adventure
  • ISBN: 9781910200001

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This should have pushed several of my like buttons, a slightly more pagan version of the Hooded Man, bring it on, but this just didn't do it for me.We start with Robin as a youngster being left in the forest by his father. He goes a bit feral but eventually meets with Marion, who is easily distracted but also holds his interest and the two of them run riot in a ruin near her family home, with a vague eye kept on them by her family servants, but then a day comes and Marion is taken and Robin is alone again.He goes through adventures which include losing his sight and finding the gods of the forest. What happens to him will change many lives.This could be a great book but instead it just didn't work for me. The Sheriff was quite campy and made me think of the more cartoonish Sheriff by Alan Rickman; I couldn't see any real motivation for what he did other than psychopathy.Overall not bad but didn't really impress me.

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