“Robin Hood chronicles the live of an expert archer, previously interested only in self-preservation, from his service in King Richard’s army against the French. Upon Richard’s death, Robin travels to Nottingham, a town suffering from the corruption of a despotic sheriff and crippling taxation, where he falls for the spirited widow, Lady Marion, a woman skeptical of the identity and motivations of this crusader from the forest.
Hoping to earn the hand of Marion and salvage the village, Robin assembles a gang whose lethal mercenary skills are matched only by its appetite for life. Together, they begin preying on the indulgent upper class to correct injustices under the sheriff. With their country weakened from decades of war, embattled from the ineffective rule of the new king and vulnerable to insurgencies from within and threats from afar, Robin and his men heed a call to ever greater adventure.
This unlikeliest of heroes and his allies set off to protect their country from slipping into bloody civil war and return glory to England once more.”*
Robin Hood, the book, was released on April 27, 2010. Robin Hood, the movie, appeared in theaters beginning on May 14, 2010.
* This text from the book jacket and approved by NBC/Universal.
May 3, 2010: Robin Hood corrections! Yes, that's right. Not everything in the book came out just the way it was supposed to, which is not entirely surprising given the frenzied editing that took place near the end of the process. On p. 85, in the second paragraph, please ignore the reference to Godfrey. The sentence should read: "This was good land, their ride thus far had been uneventful, but Robin sensed that they were being followed, hunted." And on page 88 in the second full paragraph, please simply ignore the sentence that mentions Godfrey. Thank you!