Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Blog Tour: Lords of the Greenwood

Lords of the Greenwood
by Chris Thorndycroft

Publication Date: January 16, 2018
eBook; 469 Pages
ASIN: B07958RTQS

Genre: Historical Fiction/Medieval

 

 

Nottinghamshire, 1264.

England is on the brink of civil war. The barons are in revolt against King Henry III. Such times suit Roger Godberd, sergeant in the garrison at Nottingham Castle. After throwing in their lot with the barons who embark on a bloody campaign for control of England, Roger and his companions are betrayed and seek refuge in Sherwood Forest. There they begin their new lives as outlaws evading their old enemy, the High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire.

Yorkshire, 1320.

Wrongfully accused of murder, young Robert Hood of Wakefield finds himself outlawed with only his bitter enemy Will Shacklock for company. Taking to the woods of Barnsdale, Robert and Will agree on an uneasy truce and begin recruiting a band of robbers fleeing the chaos of the Earl of Lancaster’s rebellion against King Edward II. Eventually drawing the attention of the king himself, Robert and his band are given a choice; be hanged as common criminals or enter the king’s service as agents of the crown…

Blending real history with medieval ballads this is the entwined saga of two men, separated by a generation, united by legend, who inspired the tales of England’s famous hooded outlaw.

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Review:

I have always loved the story of Robin Hood, and I really enjoyed this historical retelling. Well written, and the setting and time period are well researched and transport the reader to Yorkshire, in the 13th century. I sometimes struggle to get into historical fiction, but this one was interesting from the start, and it wasn’t hard for me to understand who each of the characters were and what was happening. I loved the characters and the struggles this book presented. The plot was well paced, and managed to hold my attention without any confusion.

About the Author

 

Chris Thorndycroft is a British writer of historical fiction, horror and fantasy. His early short stories appeared in magazines and anthologies such as Dark Moon Digest and American Nightmare. His first novel under his own name was A Brother’s Oath; the first book in the Hengest and Horsa Trilogy. He also writes under the pseudonym P. J. Thorndyke.

For more information, please visit Chris Thorndycroft’s website. You can also find him on Twitter and Goodreads.

Blog Tour Schedule

Friday, March 30
Excerpt at Let Them Read Books

Saturday, March 31
Feature at Passages to the Past

Monday, April 2
Guest Post at What Cathy Read Next

Tuesday, April 3
Review at 100 Pages a Day

Wednesday, April 4
Review at Pursuing Stacie

Friday, April 6
Guest Post at Katie’s Book Cave

Monday, April 9
Excerpt at What Is That Book About

Wednesday, April 11
Interview at Donna’s Book Blog

Friday, April 13
Excerpt at Teaser Addicts Book Blog

Monday, April 16
Review at Katie’s Book Cave

Wednesday, April 18
Review at WS Momma Readers Nook

Friday, April 20
Review at Historical Fiction with Spirit

Giveaway

During the Blog Tour we will be giving away two eBooks of Lords of the Greenwood! To enter, please enter via the Gleam form below.

Giveaway Rules

– Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on April 20th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
– Giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY.
– Only one entry per household.
– All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion.
– Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.

Lords of the Greenwood

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