"Will you ever tell me how you got that scar?" he asked. I covered it with my hand. Why did he think of that? "Not if I can help it," I told him. "But it's old. From a whole different life."
Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love retellings of the classics, fairy-tales, legends and mythology. Every time a new one is released I do a happy dance, and twirl and spin!! I LOVE THEM!!!
SCARLET is a retelling of the Robin Hood legend. Most of Nottinghamshire knows Will Scarlet: a quick and clever thief that sticks to the shadows and protects the band without question, but even those that know Scarlet’s really a girl don’t know the secrets of her past, like how she got the scar on her cheek. Guy of Gisbourne may be the one person who does: and he was just hired to bring Robin Hood and his gang to the gallows.
Posing as one of Robin Hood's thieves to avoid the wrath of the evil Thief Taker Lord Gisbourne, Scarlet has kept her female identity secret from all of Nottinghamshire. Only Robin and his band know the truth. As Gisbourne closes in, helping the people of Nottingham could cost Scarlet her life, but her fierce loyalty to Robin-whose quick smiles have the rare power to unsettle her-keeps Scarlet going and makes this fight worth dying for.
So Who Was Robin Hood?
The stories of Robin portray him as a fearless outlaw leading his band of "merry men" (and women) against the tyranny of Prince John, The Sheriff of Nottingham and Sir Guy of Gisbourne. A brilliant archer, Robin lived a life of adventure - poaching the King's deer from the outlaws' retreat in Sherwood Forest.
Stories about the adventures of Robin have been told and retold for over six hundred years. In Robin's time, few people could read or write and consequently little was written down about the exploits of our hero. Instead, people learnt about Robin and his band through the ballad and song of wandering minstrels who weaved a patchwork of fact and fiction into the contemporary culture of the time.
*(Information gathered from www.robinhoodthelegend.com)
My Short & to the Point Review:
I love how Scarlet can hold her own. She can punch out the biggest of men, out run them too and she is skilled with a knife. Think Katniss Everdeen with a blade! Yup she is that good! (She leaves the bow to The Hood)
There is a love triangle but Scarlet isn’t all swoony over Rob so it isn’t really mushy. But it is sweet. Move over Maid Marion there is a new girl in town!
I’ll keep your heart, Scar,” he whispered. “If you keep mine.”-Robin
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