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King's Man

A Novel of Robin Hood

The Outlaw Chronicles

Angus Donald

St. Martin's Press

“A rip-roaring tale...inspired by but not slavish to historical events of the Dark Ages, this book is full of twists and turns...A fast-moving, thoroughly enjoyable yarn.” —Kirkus Reviews on King's Man

In 1192 A.D., with the Third Crusade over, Richard the Lionheart is headed back home to England, only to be betrayed, captured, and held for ransom.  Now with the princes of Europe lining up against him, the fate of the greatest warrior in Christendom lies in the hands of a renegade earl and former outlaw:  Robin Hood.
 
The mission is deadly and the enemies are powerful and numerous.  But for king and country, Robin and his loyal lieutenant Alan Dale will face great risks—from battles on blood-soaked fields to deadly assassins—in a heroic bid to restore the Lionheart to his rightful throne.
 
A brilliant novel of the dark ages, one that brings some of the best-known figures in history to wondrous, vivid life.

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I can hear the sound of singing floating across the courtyard from the big barn, thin and faint yet warmly comforting, like the last wisps of a happy dream to a man waking from deep slumber. I have left the remnants of the wedding party to their pleasures, leaving the bride, Marie, and her new husband, Osric, and dozens of their friends and neighbors to carouse long into the dark night. I have provided ale and wine, more than they could ever drink at half a dozen nuptials, and I slaughtered two of my sheep and a great sow, and all three carcasses spent the afternoon roasting
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REVIEWS

Praise for King's Man

"Donald is a masterful storyteller, creating complex plots full of intrigue, treachery, color, and authentic battle scenes of medieval warfare with spear, sword, mace, and axe, where prisoners and the wounded are shown no mercy....This is convincing historical fiction." —Publishers Weekly on King's Man

"A rip-roaring tale...inspired by but not slavish to historical events of the Dark Ages, this book is full of twists and turns...A fast-moving, thoroughly enjoyable yarn." —Kirkus Reviews on King's Man

"Makes everyone's favorite outlaw a lot more interesting.  Outlaw is as fast-paced as a charging war-horse. Superb!" —Nelson Demille

"A glorious, gritty, violent, fast-moving recreation of an English legend." —The Times (London)

"An old-fashioned romp… true to the Hood tradition." The Times (UK) on Outlaw

"Lively and enjoyable." —The Daily Mail on Holy Warrior
 
"A rousing yarn!" —Publishers Weekly on Outlaw 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Angus Donald

  • ANGUS DONALD was born in 1965 and educated at Marlborough College and Edinburgh University. He has worked as a fruit-picker in Greece, a waiter in New York and as an anthropologist studying magic and witchcraft in Indonesia. For the past fifteen years, he has been a journalist in Hong Kong, India, Afghanistan and London.
  • Angus Donald
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King's Man

A Novel of Robin Hood

The Outlaw Chronicles

Angus Donald

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St. Martin's Press

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