David P P itibaren Bereket Köyü, 15000 Bereket Köyü/Burdur Merkez/Burdur, Türkiye
Lawhead has taken the Robin Hood of legend (well, not the Disney version or the “Men in Tights” version) and placed him in Wales in the time of King William Rufus (William the Conqueror’s son). The story is begun in Hood which tells the story of Bran, a Welsh king who is driven to outlawry by the Normans who have invaded Wales, becoming the famous Robin Hood (Rhi Bran y Hud, in Welsh). Scarlet is the sequel to Hood, and tells how Will Scarlet is forced from his forest home in England and joins Bran’s band of outlaws in Wales. The story is mostly told from Will’s point of view, and he is a funny, likeable narrator. All of the characters, in fact, seem very real (it doesn’t hurt that some of them are drawn from history) and the Welsh setting is vividly drawn. I quite enjoyed the book.