Forget everything you've ever heard about Robin Hood.
Robin Loxley is seven years old when his parents disappear without a trace. Years later the great love of his life, Marian, is also taken from him. Driven by these mysteries, and this anguish, Robin follows a darkening path into the ancient heart of Sherwood Forest. What he encounters there will leave him transformed . . .
The first book of a trilogy, Shadow of the Wolf is a breathtakingly original--and utterly compelling--retelling that will forever alter the legend of Robin Hood.
In his work as a journalist, Tim Hall has written for various national newspapers and magazines. Most recently he spent two years in Bermuda, reporting for the Bermuda Sun
. He has traveled widely in other parts of the world, including Asia and South America. Shadow of the Wolf
was his debut. He lives in Gloucestershire, England with his family.
- From SHADOW OF THE WOLF:
Robin drew a short-feathered flight arrow. The soldiers
were three hundred paces away
- ! " if he was going to do it he would have to do it now. He nocked the arrow.
he did so a creeping sensation began in his bow hand--the way cold liquid seeps
through your chest, or when fear makes your blood run cold. The feeling grew more
intense and began to spread.
\tSomething was moving across his skin--no, beneath
his skin. Black threads, thin as the veins in a leaf, were spreading upwards from
his left hand. He felt them flow quicker, up past his elbow, twining around his
shoulder--he heard them making a splintering noise, the way an iced lake cracks
before it gives way beneath your feet.
\tRobin thought he had discarded the shadow
weapon, but now he understood a shard of it remained. It had seeped inside and lurked
there, waiting . . .
\tThe shadow veins continued to spread, at first gossamer
thin, but then beginning to pulse and swell, like rootlets drinking in the rain.
They rippled across his chest, down his right arm. He felt them leak deeper, into
his muscles and his bones.
\tThey tugged tight--a puppet master pulling strings--Robin's
bow rose. His right arm drew the bowstring. He took aim at Will Scarlett."