Will in Scarlet
Will Scarlet is on the run. Once the sheltered son of nobility, Will has become an exile. While his father, Lord Shackley, has been on the Crusades with King Richard, a treacherous plot to unseat Richard has swept across England, and Shackley House has fallen.Will flees the only home he's ever... show more
Will Scarlet is on the run. Once the sheltered son of nobility, Will has become an exile. While his father, Lord Shackley, has been on the Crusades with King Richard, a treacherous plot to unseat Richard has swept across England, and Shackley House has fallen.Will flees the only home he's ever known into neighboring Sherwood Forest, where he joins the elusive gang of bandits known as the Merry Men. Among them are Gilbert, their cruel leader; a giant named John Little; a drunkard named Rob; and Much, an orphan girl disguised as a bandit boy.This is the story of how a band of misfit outlaws become heroes of legend - thanks to one brave 13-year-old boy.
Publish date: 2013-10-08
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
I adored absolutely everything about Will in Scarlet. That, my friends, is getting harder and harder for me to say. It's not often anymore that a book completely sweeps me off my feet. That it enchants me so wholly, that I'm saddened when it ends. Matthew Cody's brilliant reimagining of Robin Hood d...
This is a lively story, a twist on your typical version of Robin Hood; featuring the son of a lord who ends up deep in the woods, the prisoner of the Merry Men. “Rob”, is the least merry among them, but he grows on you just in time to live up to his hero’s reputation. This is mostly because, during ...
I really enjoy books about famous fictional heroes that aren't actually about the famous fictional heroes.Will in Scarlet is a Robin Hood story told first and foremost through the eyes of the young lord, William Shackley. Later, the voice of Much, the miller's daughter turned son, is added. Their st...
I started this book with no real expectations, given that the only Robin Hood adaptation I was familiar with was the 2010 movie starring Russell Crowe. While it started out slowly, Will in Scarlet easily commanded my full attention, making it an enjoyable read.The story is told from the perspective ...