Knight of Sherwood
Series: Outlaw’s Legacy, Book 2
Author: N.B. Dixon
Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing
Cover Artist: Natasha Snow
Release Date: September 14, 2017
Romance Genre(s): Historical, LGBT
About the Book
Robin returns to England after four years fighting in the holy land. On arriving at Locksley, he discovers that Guy of Gisborne, his most hated enemy, has been made Sheriff of Nottingham. Forced to flee into Sherwood, Robin sets himself up as champion of the poor.
But Robin has a secret. His feelings for his friend Will Scathelock have deepened, but to acknowledge the truth would mean facing up to his past. Meanwhile Lady Marian Fitzwalter, heiress to the vast Huntingdon estate is determined to claim Robin for her own.
When I first learned of the first book in this series, Heir of Locksley, I was truly intrigued, thoroughly enjoyed that story, and couldn't wait for Knight of Sherwood to come out. What I found here was more fascinating Robin Hood legend deftly brought to life with the ever subtle hinting at Robin and Will being more to each other.
With this story taking place several years after the first book ends, much has happened while Robin and Will have been away fighting in the Crusades. Things are falling apart back home with the return of Guy of Gisborne and the terror he's been wreaking on the villages of Nottingham--not to mention atrocities closer to Robin's heart. With Robin and Will's return home, the fight begins to take back what has been lost...or more rightly labeled as stolen.
As with the first book, there's action and tension aplenty here in book two along with conniving characters conspiring to seize power and wealth while doing away with those who oppose them. Robin tops the list for most wanted, and the further into the story I read, the deeper into it I was drawn as the suspense continued to mount.
The flickers of want between Robin and Will do show themselves, but they are not the main focus of the story (no matter how much I wanted it to take center stage). Don't go into this series expecting a sweeping M/M romance set within a Robin Hood tale...the author's interpretation of the Robin Hood legend is the foremost concentration of the story, with his and Will's connection an interesting side twist (though one I hope will receive more attention as the series continues).
With plenty of drama, action and more to keep me totally focused on the story, Knight of Sherwood was a 4.5-star read for me, and the author continues to have my interest piqued for more. Fans of Robin Hood lore who like a bit of an M/M touch will really enjoy this series. And while I suppose you could read this book on its own, I would strongly recommend reading this series in order to get the backstory as it will be much more enjoyable that way...and you'll be getting some excellent reading in too ;-)
About N.B. Dixon
N.B. Dixon is an author of historical fiction. Her love for the Robin Hood legend began in a neglected corner of the school library and has continued ever since. She is a self-confessed bookworm and also a musician.
She began work on the Outlaw's Legacy series in 2013, and was accepted by Beaten Track Publishing in 2016. Outlaw's Legacy is a historical series based around the Robin Hood legend. The author describes it as Exciting Historical Adventure with GLBT romance.
To celebrate the release of Knight of Sherwood, the second novel in the Outlaw’s Legacy series, N.B. Dixon is giving away an e-copy to 3 lucky winners. For your chance to win, simply enter via the Rafflecopter below. The contest closes at midnight EST on September 29, 2017, and is open to entrants worldwide.
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