Friday, September 2, 2016

Book Review: King's Ransom by Tabitha Ormiston-Smith

This was a very enjoyable retelling with 'embellishments' of the Robin Hood legend. The story
centers on Prince John, a much more likable character in this story than he ever was during his lifetime. He has acquired a deerhound named Pansy who is integral to the story. Richard the Lionheart has just become king and is off to the Crusades leaving John to cope with the denizens of Sherwood Forest.
This is a very funny twisted story. The history is pretty accurate, but the author has managed to bring out different aspects in a very humorous manner.
A very entertaining book for a different view of the Third Crusade and what was going on back in Merrie Olde England.
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